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Silicone Hose Products: Parts and Applications

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Flex Tech has silicone hose parts and pieces to streamline your business!

Silicone hose products are used across a variety of industries — from breweries and coffee shops to agriculture and yachting — to make modern life more convenient and accessible.

It’s the small parts and pieces of silicone that transport fluids, ingredients, and other materials that are behind the scenes delivering your favorite beers, crucial pharmaceuticals, and moving your car from point A to point B.

Flex Tech is the leader in silicone hose products — helping industries thrive through high-quality silicone hoses with an emphasis on innovation and solving problems where other materials, such as rubber, can’t. Get an overview of the different silicone hose parts and pieces below.

Silicone: Results Beyond Rubber

Silicone is regarded as the material of choice because it solves application demands where other rubber and plastic materials can’t, as a result of its unique properties that can handle temperature extremes while staying supple and flexible.

While some industries require a standard silicone hose, Flex Tech is able to craft silicone hoses with specialized liners and reinforcements to enhance their performance. Common materials that are used to improve silicone are Nomex (aramid), polyester, and fluoro. Both Nomex and polyester heighten high-burst resistance and flexibility, while fluoro allows silicone hoses to carry oil and fuels.

Silicone Straight Hose

Silicone straight hoses from Flex Tech feature the highest quality of raw fabrics and materials that provide unrivaled flexibility and excellent bend radiuses. These hoses are used for breathers, heater matrixes, water connecting, and more.

Silicone straight hoses are odorless and tasteless (great for the food and beverage industry), do not produce conductivity, and have exceptional wearability properties such as UV-, ozone-, and water-resistance.

Applications include:

  • Coolant hose for individual equipment and machinery
  • Connecting hose and pipes for food and beverage processing
  • Adhesive and chemical filling components
  • Medical equipment

Silicone Coupling Hose

Silicone coupling hoses are composed of a high flame-resistant silicone rubber that can be customized with reinforced polyester fabrics. Couplings are used to join two rigid pipes to better secure their connections and prevent them from coming apart.

Silicone couplings are superb for extreme temperatures and varying pressures.

Applications include:

Commercial transportation (trucks, buses, boats, agriculture, etc.)

High-performance racing vehicles

Manufacturing

Silicone Vacuum Hose

Silicone vacuum hoses have both low chemical reactivity and thermal conductivity, are resistant to oxygen, ozone, and UV, and have high thermal stability to withstand extreme temperatures.

Applications include:

  • Hoses in the engine bay
  • Turbo parts including wastegate, blow off valve, boost gauge, etc.
  • Vacuum lines in vehicles

Silicone Reducer Hose

Silicone reducer hoses are used as a transition part between two parts that are different sizes, oftentimes with intercooler turbo and intake pipes and components.

Silicone reducers have a wide variety of applications amongst many industries including aerospace, high-performance vehicles, boats and ships, general manufacturing, and more.

Applications include:

  • Air intake connections
  • Supercharger connections
  • Intercooler connections
  • Radiator and heater connections

Silicone Elbow Hose

Silicone elbow hoses come in a variety of bend sizes — 45° and 90° — and are used for basic replacements in factory hoses, custom turbo piping setup, and beyond.

Applications include:

  • Transportation
  • Telecommunications (radio, electrical)
  • Aviation
  • Household appliances
  • Lighting
  • Medical
  • Beauty salons

Silicone Hump Hose

Silicone hump hoses are similar to silicone reducers, with the exception of a “hump” or larger expanded ring in the middle that allows the joint to flex. A hump hose provides expansion between two pipes and allows for movement, giving a little more flex to prevent connections from coming loose. There is also less stress placed upon the piping system, and the overarching design can accommodate slightly misaligned pipes.

Applications include:

  • Commercial building
  • Residential
  • Manufacturing

Silicone Heater Hose

Silicone heater hoses are used for their high temperature and pressure tolerance, chemical resistance, and low-maintenance qualities. They’re preferred over rubber for their ability to remain flexible and malleable while avoiding cracking and dry rot.

Applications include:

  • Household appliances (rice cookers, kettles, toasters, water heater, etc.)
  • Medical equipment
  • Electronics
  • Food and beverage

Other Types of Silicone Hoses

Beyond lined and reinforced silicone hoses, there are a group of specialized hoses built for specific industries.

Food Grade Silicone Hose

Food grade silicone hoses are used in the food and beverage industry and are a specific grade of silicone that has a high transparency, are odorless and tasteless, and come with anti-yellowing, and anti-frost capabilities.

These hoses have a great elasticity and high structural integrity that doesn’t degrade over time making them suitable for a wide range of applications in the food and beverage industry.

Silicone Braided Hose

Silicone braided hoses are reinforced with polyester strands, making them extremely strong and long-lasting. Industries rely on silicone braided hosing for its pressure resistance, making it the top choice for labs, ultra-pure liquid transmissions, food transmissions, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Braided silicone is great for sanitary environments in addition to applications that require a high heat and compression resistance.

Medical Silicone Hose

Medical silicone hoses are used in the medical industry where strength and durability are pillar and non-reactivity to bodily fluids and skin are key. They have a standard temperature range and are a non-toxic material.

Premier Silicone Hoses at Flex Tech

A silicone hose isn’t just a silicone hose at Flex Tech! We provide a comprehensive selection of silicone hose products including silicone straight hoses, silicone coupling hoses, silicone vacuum hoses, silicone reducers, silicone elbow hoses, silicone hump hoses, silicone heater hoses, and food and medical grade hoses.

For more information on hose customizations, liners, and reinforcements for silicone hose products in your industry, connect with Flex Tech today!