The original version of the brochure contained twelve tips. It was developed to educate and remind engineers, purchasing agents, and anyone who buys tubing and hose of often-overlooked details and the factors to consider during the selection process. It was expanded to The Top 20 Tubing and Hose Buying Tips – abbreviated as The Top 20 – after the company realized that buyers could use more advice on certain critical aspects of tubing and hose selection.
The Top 20 includes tips relating to ingredients, temperature, corrosion resistance, flexibility, hardness and softness, pressure and vacuum requirements, reuse, clarity, quality, flammability, and packaging options. For example, knowing what temperature the tubing or hose can handle is usually important in an application. But what must also be considered is the temperature of the environment in which the tubing or hose will operate. Will it be used indoors at room temperature?
Another example is chemical resistance. Substances like solvents and corrosives will react poorly with certain tubing materials. Fluoropolymers, on the other hand, are known to better handle these chemicals. A tubing material’s ability to resist specific chemicals must be weighed with its other performance characteristics in order to match the tubing properly to the application.
The brochure reminds readers to investigate and ask questions before making the final decision and placing an order. It helps avoid choosing the wrong tubing for the application and the subsequent inconvenience of order returns.
For a complimentary copy of The Top 20, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists(
About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure(
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.7%, provides extensive custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use systems, manifolds, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. RFID systems, including gamma-irradiatable tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s new Verigenics(TM)
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