Aflex FaBLINE hose for Food and Beverage Processing
Food and beverage plants can now maximize production line profitability with FaBLINE, a new food-grade flexible hose from Aflex, part of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS). Developed to meet the latest hygiene standards, the patented PTFE-lined hose with standard 316 stainless steel braid ensures efficient product transfer and handling while simultaneously offering longer life than rubber hose alternatives. In addition to the benefits such as increased service life, reduced maintenance, less CIP downtime and lower processing costs, FaBLINE offers excellent liner flexibility in a kink-resistant design that requires less force to bend than competitor smooth bore products. Furthermore, the product carries up to twice the flow of similar-sized convoluted delivery hoses, providing a faster, more efficient processing solution. Operating performance is also elevated. For example, traditional rubber hoses can block or burst in applications that involve the transfer of highly viscous media; FaBLINE’s low-friction construction minimizes back-pressure to avoid downtime and material losses. Eliminating the potential for any product entrapment or bacterial build up, FaBLINE’s smooth bore is one of many inherent hygiene design features. Moreover, as its construction is free of internal adhesives, the hose will not absorb product or cleaning chemicals that can leach into and taint subsequent product batches.
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