Silicone Hose offers anti-wick seal option.

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Made from platinum-cured silicone with braided polyester yarn between walls, APSH Hose is available with anti-wick seals to prevent liquid absorption within hose walls. It is suitable for fluid or air transfer in temperatures from -100 to 400°F. Hose resists compression set, chemical attack, ozone, radiation, moisture, and environmental exposure, and imparts no taste or odor to critical streams. Available in 25 and 50 ft coils, hose features nominal ID from .063-1 in.

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New Anti-Wick Seal Option for Platinum-Cured Silicone Hose

Hose is Braid Reinforced for Added Pressure Capabilities

Southampton, PA - Available from AdvantaPure, the sanitary products division of tubing-and-hose manufacturer NewAge Industries, is flexible braid-reinforced, platinum-cured silicone hose with a new treatment for the hose ends. Called APSH, the hose is now available with anti-wick seals to prevent liquid absorption within the hose walls. This detail can be of critical importance in industries such as pharmaceutical, bioprocess, food and beverage, chemical, and in other clean applications.

The new anti-wick seal option involves molding silicone material to the cut end of a length of hose to seal in the polyester yarn braid and prevent liquid absorption (wicking). It is especially helpful in applications where the hose is used as dip tubing, as it prevents fluids from becoming trapped within the hose walls. Reinforced hose such as APSH is frequently used in dip tubing applications, because flexible unreinforced tubing often cannot withstand any vacuum conditions, however slight.

In addition to its anti-wick seal option, APSH is available with color tracer braid in red, blue, yellow, green, and purple and in a white-color, double-braid style for added durability. AdvantaPure manufactures all variations of APSH in HEPA-filtered clean rooms with key emphasis on cleanliness and validations. The hose is made from low volatile grade, platinum-cured silicone with braided polyester yarn between the hose walls to enhance its pressure and light-duty vacuum capabilities. It has undergone extensive physical, chemical, and biological testing and meets USP Class VI, FDA CFR 177.2600, ISO 10993, European Pharmacopoeia 3.1.9, and 3-A standards and is certified to be free of animal-derived ingredients. The core material of APSH is also NSF 51 listed.

APSH hose is suitable for either fluid or air transfer in a wide range of temperatures: -100°F (-73°C) to 400°F (204°C). It resists compression set, chemical attack, ozone, radiation, moisture, environmental exposure, and imparts no taste or odor to critical streams. It's documented lot traceable with identification on bags and boxes and offers documented quality control as well. APSH may be sterilized by autoclave, SIP, CIP, or gamma radiation.

Twenty-five and fifty foot coils are stocked for same-day shipment. Nominal I.D. sizes range from .063" through 1". Custom options include special coil lengths, sizes, cleaning, and/or packaging, and Nomex® braid.

For more information on APSH Silicone Hose, the new anti-wick seal option, and other APSH variations, contact the team at AdvantaPure, 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 888-755-4370 or 215-526-2151; fax 888-258-4293 or 215-526-2167; e-mail:; product-specific web site:

About AdvantaPure and NewAge® Industries
AdvantaPure, a division of NewAge Industries, specializes in ultra-clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

In business since 1954, NewAge Industries is a manufacturer and fabricator of thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose, and a private-brand master distributor of fittings and clamps. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines.

NewAge®, and AdvantaPure® are trademarks of NewAge® Industries, Inc. o Purity in Fluid Flow Systemssm is a service mark of NewAge® Industries, Inc.

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