Marion, N.C. ‚â€“ CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions has introduced the STRATUS‚â„¢ PTFE-lined silicone hose‚â€”the first hybrid hose of its type created for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications. Designed to ensure zero entrapment potential, the new hose maintains maximum purity for the delivery of product.
The latest innovation from CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solution’s ResistoPure‚â„¢ brand, the STRATUS‚â„¢ hose’s construction eliminates potential contamination in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical processing, utilities and cleaning applications.
The hybrid hose’s natural smooth bore Teflon‚Â® PTFE liner is flared through a platinum-cured stainless steel wire and fabric reinforced silicone shell.
The Teflon‚Â® PTFE liner greatly increases the hose’s ability to endure intense cleaning temperatures or corrosive properties of detergents and solvents, dramatically extending its service life and reducing overall cost of ownership compared to silicone hoses.
Effectively eliminating the hose as a potential contributor to contamination, the STRATUS‚â„¢ hose’s design ensures zero entrapment potential by replacing the crimped end of standard silicone hoses with the flare, which provides uninterrupted product contact surface.
The construction of the STRATUS‚â„¢ hose also provides maximum drainability and minimal absorption of product.