PTFE-Lined Silicone Hose suits pharmaceutical applications.

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Available in sizes from 0.5-2 in. diameter, STRATUS(TM) Hybrid Hose features natural smooth bore Teflon® PTFE liner, which is flared through platinum-cured stainless steel wire and fabric-reinforced silicone shell. Liner enables hose to endure intense cleaning temperatures and corrosive properties of detergents and solvents. Ensuring zero entrapment potential, hose eliminates contamination in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing, utilities, and cleaning applications.

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Crane ChemPharma Flow Solutions Introduces First Teflon® PTFE-Lined Silicone Hose for Pharmaceutical & Biopharmaceutical Applications

Hybrid hose eliminates entrapment potential, maximizes service life

Marion, N.C. - Oct. 9, 2008 - CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions has introduced the STRATUS(TM) PTFE-lined silicone hose-the first hybrid hose of its type created for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications. Designed to ensure zero entrapment potential, the new hose maintains maximum purity for the delivery of product.

The latest innovation from CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solution's ResistoPure(TM) brand, the STRATUS(TM) hose's construction eliminates potential contamination in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing, utilities and cleaning applications.

The hybrid hose's natural smooth bore Teflon® PTFE liner is flared through a platinum-cured stainless steel wire and fabric reinforced silicone shell.

"The STRATUS(TM) hose combines the benefits of Teflon® with those of silicone, including light weight and flexibility," said Josh Gravley, product manager, ResistoPure(TM). "The innovative hybrid hose is as flexible as a silicone hose, yet suited for a much wider range of services."

The Teflon® PTFE liner greatly increases the hose's ability to endure intense cleaning temperatures or corrosive properties of detergents and solvents, dramatically extending its service life and reducing overall cost of ownership compared to silicone hoses.

"The STRATUS(TM) hose continues the ResistoPure(TM) brand's tradition of advancing products to meet the strict demands of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries," said Gravley.

"These sectors require a hose that offers improved service as well as exceptional protection of valuable product."

Effectively eliminating the hose as a potential contributor to contamination, the STRATUS(TM) hose's design ensures zero entrapment potential by replacing the crimped end of standard silicone hoses with the flare, which provides uninterrupted product contact surface.

The construction of the STRATUS(TM) hose also provides maximum drainability and minimal absorption of product.

The STRATUS(TM) hose, available in sizes ranging from 0.5 to 2 inches in diameter, is now available nationwide for shipment. For more information or to request the product brochure, visit or call 828.724.2408.

About Crane

Crane Co. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered industrial products, traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CR). One of its segments, Crane Fluid Handling, provides highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide.

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: sleeved plug valves, lined valves, high performance butterfly valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, actuation, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps. Our trusted brands Saunders®, XOMOX®, DEPA®, ELRO®, Revo® and Resistoflex® offer our customers complete and innovative fluid handling solutions designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive and high purity applications within the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

About ResistoPure

ResistoPure(TM) is a brand of Teflon® and silicone hose products for the biopharmaceutical market. ResistoPure products and processes are designed to meet the critical needs of the sanitary and aseptic market. More information is available at

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