Venair, working in engineering and manufacturing silicone hoses, has unveiled at the PPMA Show in Birmingham the first conformable silicone hose in the market, able to maintain its shape under extreme operating conditions.
The new VenaMF/MF-L is the result of a completely new research. The product has been developed by Venair’s R+D team to meet the most demanding needs of the sector.
The main advantage of this product is its moldability. The VenaMF/MF-L hose has the capability to acquire a certain shape and maintain it, even in extreme operating conditions. This eliminates the need to create silicon hoses of a specific shape. According to Javier Sigler, R+D manager at Venair, “The main advantage that VenaMF-L provides is that it allows us to reduce the amount of time and resources spent developing prototypes and hoses with special shapes drastically. Simply by shaping the VenaMF-L with our own hands, we have a hose that is totally adaptable to the position of the connection and the design of the installation.”
VenaMF-L is smooth both on the inside and the outside and works successfully in temperature ranging -60ºC to 180ºC, with peaks up to 200°C. The sleeves are double reinforced to prevent breakage or indentation in the silicone during installation. Sigler also added, “In the development of VenaMF-L, we have taken in consideration not only its resistance, in order to avoid tearing during the instalment, but also its excellent durability and resistance to hardening produced by thermal action and deformation by compression.”
This product is both suitable for food and pharma and industrial applications with uneven connections, which require customised parts, as well as for prototyping.