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When Would You Need Custom Silicone Hoses?


It’s true that in today’s market, there are off-the-shelf silicone parts available that meets the requirements of many industries. However, there are instances when you would benefit from having custom silicone hoses made for your specific design. Here are some examples of when that would be beneficial.

In High-Temperature Environments

Standard parts exist that are able to work well even in high temperatures, but you still may need some level of customization in high-temperature industrial, pharmaceutical, or food processing environments.

For example, you may need heat-resistant tubing that will stand up under hot temperatures, while preserving the quality of the liquids or other materials flowing through. You may need hoses for temperatures that may fluctuate. You also may need highly customized silicone tubing for sensitive medical purposes as well. When off-the-shelf high-temperature parts aren’t good enough, customization is a viable option.

One popular form of customization is to take premium silicone hoses that are already able to withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and then add integrated heat shields to protect the hose sections from temperature extremes. This can be useful in manufacturing environments or under the hood of your car, where the temperatures can soar.

When You Need Nonstandard Diameters, Lengths, And Other Measurements

Hoses come in standard lengths and diameter widths, but what if you need a piece that’s a few millimeters longer or shorter than the norm? What if you need a smaller or larger opening for your materials to flow through? In these cases, customization will get you what you need for your particular application.

Odds And Ends

Do you need a single odd-shaped, nonstandard piece that serves to connect the rest of your standard silicone hoses? In many applications, there’s that one piece needed to complete the whole in a way that a standard piece simply cannot. Single-piece details can be customized to meet your industrial needs.

In Hygiene-intensive Applications

Silicone hoses already are a great choice for pharmaceuticals, biomedical applications, food processing, water purification, and other hygiene-sensitive applications, because these hoses are not very reactive and can maintain the purity of the contents flowing through. However, in applications that require even higher degrees of purity, custom hoses can be made that are even less reactive.

Multi-piece Assemblies

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or a custom-fit designer, you’ll probably need parts you can’t find off-the-shelf to meet your very specific needs. Entire multi-piece assemblies can be custom-made to fit your unique, proprietary designs.

For All Your Silicone Hose Requirements

Turn to Flex Technologies for all your silicone hose needs, from standard parts to full-custom solutions, and hybrid designs as well. We supply major industries around the world, including automotive, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, sanitation, and much more.

If you need high-temperature silicone tubing products, we’ve got you covered. If you’re in industries that require an extremely high level of hygiene to be maintained at every step of the process, we have the parts that you need, and we have the technical know-how to create custom solutions for you.

We’ve been in business since 2003, supplying essential silicone hose products to a wide range of industries for numerous applications. Companies trust us to deliver the pieces and the customizations they need. Our products meet industry standards, and we do ongoing testing for your peace of mind. If custom 3D shapes are needed, we can do that for you. If you need specific connectors, liners, end fittings, or other features, we’ll work with you to make sure your design is sound and you’re getting the parts you need.

Bring us your specifications, and we’ll work closely with you to create the designs and assemblies you need. Whether you’re here in California or anywhere in the United States, we are ready to help you with your customized silicone hose needs!