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Saint-Gobain Introduces PTFE-based Multipurpose Hose for Transferring Corrosive Chemicals

SpecialChem / Jun 21, 2011

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) has introduced a high-performance solution for transferring bulk corrosive chemicals. A superior flexible and kink-resistant hose, Chemfluor® Convoflex™ WCSR Multipurpose Chemical Transfer Hose is designed to solve the issue in bulk chemical transfer process where corrosive chemicals such as acids may damage the stainless steel braid commonly used as a cover on transfer hoses. Saint-Gobain's solution provides a longer service life while enhancing plant and worker safety.

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Chemfluor® Convoflex™

Chemfluor® Convoflex™ WCSR is the newest addition to Saint-Gobain's growing portfolio of versatile critical connections solutions for chemical applications. These solutions are engineered to maintain safety during chemical processes, while reducing total systems cost.

From solvents to bulk chemical transfer, Chemfluor® Convoflex™ WCSR can withstand highly aggressive chemicals during chemical processing. Its highly engineered low profile helical convoluted inner core design provides superior flexibility while maintaining the productivity of plant operations by preventing kinking, a common cause of downtime for such demanding applications.

Chemfluor® Convoflex™ WCSR is constructed with a chemically- resistant, high-purity Chemfluor® PTFE inner core, and is reinforced with 304 high tensile strength stainless steel braids and an acid-resistant Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) outer-cover. Extremely hard-wearing and durable, the vulcanized EPDM outer cover protects the integrity of the hose when acid or other corrosive chemicals are accidentally exposed to the outer surface.

"We are pleased to introduce this new product to our critical connections solutions portfolio, which is aimed at connecting our customers' processes, operations, and products to what matters to them most: safety, performance, and brand assurance," says Lily Lei, Global Market Leader, Chemicals, Process Systems division at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world and one of the leading producers of construction products, flat glass, high-performance materials and packaging. The process systems division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics produces critical connections solutions for the aerospace, chemical and food & beverage industries.

Source: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics


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