Bowie, MD - Flexible hoses are commonplace in biopharm applications: WFI/HWFI, load cell, process liquids, reagents, steam, and delivery systems, to name a few. In contrast to rigid tubing systems, these hoses allow for equipment movement and/or removal for sterilization. Most biopharm hoses are extruded from silicone, but Coreflex offers the first hose of Teflon® dedicated for biopharm applications… loaded with all the bells and whistles!
Historically, hoses of Teflon® have not been prevalent in biopharm facilities due to past design flaws. In a tube design, Teflon® becomes rather rigid and hard to bend. Even though Teflon® is the most favorable material in terms of purity, clean-ability, longevity, & chemical resistance, the drawback was lack of flexibility which would prove to be too much. Subsequently, Teflon® was forced to take a backseat to silicone, as the hose material of choice, in high purity applications. Silicone provided the needed flexibility with high/low temperature rating and offered validation certificates, tracing back to the original materials. These certificates have now become mandatory for hoses installed in biopharm processes. Unfortunately, the Teflon® suppliers did not have the ingenuity to compete with silicone and never truly understood the validation and certificate requirements of the industry…until Coreflex engineered S-COR!
What if there was a hose of Teflon® that offered both the flexibility of silicone hose and the validation? Coreflex has revolutionized the high purity hose industry with its hose of Teflon®, S-COR. This hose offers a smooth tube PTFE Teflon® innercore with a variation of braid reinforcements offering superb flexibility. S-COR offers the flexibility of silicone hose designs, with limiting tube collapse at the bend of the arch. The hose is constructed with a full-size inside diameter (i.d.), optimizing flow rates. The Teflon® inner surface is non-stick, assuring nothing will adhere to it and also allowing for complete clean-ability, with no material hold- up. The second patented non-metallic braid process gives the hose superb flex characteristics. Additionally, Coreflex fixated a lot of emphasis on S-COR's outer-cover. The smooth white silicone cover prevents bacteria growth and braid fray which is usually associated with hose of Teflon®. Moreover, the cover also protects users and surrounding equipment during the process of hot media transfer with biopharm material acceptance. S-COR is available with Coreflex's unique tagging system (Perma-Tag™) vulcanized to the silicone cover, displaying seven (7) color variations and multiple lines of text for hose identification and tracking.
S-COR should be in your applications!
In terms of an all-purpose biopharm hose, there is no comparison to S-COR!