How to Choose the Right Hose Material
When selecting a hose material for a particular application, it is important to consider its performance in the short-term and long-term. For example, the ideal material should accommodate the environmental and operating conditions (e.g. heat, extreme cold, etc.) now and in the future. Below we outline how PVC, TPR, and PU measure up in these capacities. We provide many PU products.
PVC Hose: The Good Option
PVC hoses are an economical option for general-purpose applications. They are typically used in ventilation, woodworking, and other operations that do not involve exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, UV radiation, or abrasive materials.
Polyurethane (PU) Hose: The Best Option
Compared to PVC and TPR hoses, PU hose serves as a superior solution for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. In addition to being the most versatile hose because of its manufacturing capabilities–Flexaust has the ability to manufacture five wall thickness and static dissipative hose versions–PU hoses have great abrasion and chemical resistance, higher tear strength, better vacuum and pressure ratings, and good flexibility in low temperatures.
The plastic reel made at Anderson Forest Products are lightweight and durable packing alternative to wooden and plywood reels. The top five industries that use plastic reels are:
Industrial and residential wire manufacturers
Low-voltage outdoor wire manufacturersPU sheet is a pure white, soft, and flexible synthetic sponge with a mechanical strength and abrasion resistance equivalent or even superior to other sponge materials. Our study indicates that the blood absorption power of the polyurethane sheet is equivalent to that of the cotton gauze even after repeated use, and it has the potential to decrease the total amount of sponge usage. Further, accurately identifying the bleeding point might be easier with the polyurethane sheet.
PU wheel is a popular wheel tread for use on industrial wheels, whether it is in a caster application or drive wheel applications. From noise reduction to their resistance to corrosion, there are many great reasons to choose polyurethane tires for specific caster applications. Here are the most compelling reasons:
PU gasket provides outstanding resistance to abrasion, excellent resilience to deformation under load and perform well against chemicals, oils, weathering and ultraviolet light. The polymer is highly resistant to tear and is often applied on flanges that are subject to vibration, contraction and expansion (dependent on the hardness). Our range of PU gaskets are available in a selection of colours including black, blue, natural, red and yellow and can be manufactured in shore hardnesses ranging from 35 to 90 (°A) that are either soft and flexible or offer plastic-like rigidity.
At PAR Group, we utilise advanced CNC profile cutting machinery and have the capability to manufacture gaskets to almost any size you require. We convert polyurethane sheet into standard flange, picture frame and dovetail gaskets and are able to fulfil both low and high volume requirements. For information on how to accurately measure your gasket, please see our guide on 'How to Measure a Gasket'.
Commonly used in applications that require an abrasion resistant gasket that offers high resilience to deformation under load.
PU scraper and belt cleaners are used in a variety of applications. Mining, construction, material handling, and food processing are a few industries in which they are used. There are multiple urethane compounds available to tailor the scrapers’ specific performance, whether it is high temperature, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, or FDA approval, Pleiger has a polyurethane compound to fit any need. Our polyurethane scraper and belt cleaners offer the durability needed on automated conveyors and belts to clean and scrape material off the surface. Polyurethane scrapers offer a longer life and better performance than rubber or other materials. Polyurethane is also resilient, and therefore absorbs impacts and conforms to the surface without causing damage to the belt or clipper splices. A wide range of durometers are available whether you are removing large aggregate or water from your surface.Wheel chocks represent critical safety equipment in industrial, mining and aviation settings. Their proper and sustained use ensures that lives are protected, and such use is required by the DOT, NFPA, SAE and MSHA. There are multiple wheel chocks on the market, including those constructed of aluminum, wood, rubber and urethane,such as PU wheel chock and so on. Federal guidelines do not generally specify the type of material that must be utilized for industrial applications; however, rubber and urethane are the two most commonly selected by safety managers.