Food grade hoses

Food grade hoses are hoses that are used to transfer food products and semifinished food products. Food grade hoses are built from materials that must not contain any substances that migrate into food, endanger human health, or impair the taste and quality of the transferred food. Therefore, the inner layer of the hoses is made of high-quality rubber materials and plastics that are chemically inert and comply with EU and FDA regulations.

Food grade hoses work well in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. However, when choosing the right hose, it is important that it is resistant to the cleaning method used in the installation (e.g., various types of cleaning agents or sterilization by hot steam).

read...

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE RUBBER HOSE MULTI CHEM UPE ATEX FDA INPART24

MULTI-CHEM UPE ATEX-FDA SD HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

16

Burst Pressure [bar]

64

Inner Wall

UPE

Conductivity

Yes

Suction and discharge hose | Reinforcements: two textile reinforcements, steel spiral | Inner wall: UPE | Outer wall: EPDM | Working Pressure: 16 BAR | Temp. Range: -35 to +100 °C

Available

from 213.89zł
vat excluded

UNIVERSAL TRANSPARENT PVC HOSE FOR COMPRESSOR WATER CRISTAL RD FOOD INPART24

CRISTAL RD FOOD PVC HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Burst Pressure [bar]

Inner Wall

EPDM

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 4-20 BAR | Temperature Range: -20°C to +60°C

Available

from 4.64zł
vat excluded

MULTI WATER PVC HARD SPIRAL HOSE FOR FOOD TRANSPARENT MULTI POMP FOOD PVC INPART24

MULTIPOMP FOOD PVC HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

3.5-6

Burst Pressure [bar]

10.5-18

Inner Wall

PVC

Conductivity

No

Suction and Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Rigid PVC spiral | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 3.5-6 BAR | Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C

Available

from 18.46zł
vat excluded

SILICON HOSE FOR DRINKING WATER FOOD LIQUIDS UBA CERTIFICATE SILCO AQUA D KTW INPART24

SILICON HOSE SILCO AQUA D KTW - Inpart

Working Pressure [bar]

10-20

Burst Pressure [bar]

30-60

Inner Wall

Silicon

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: Silicone | Outer Wall: Silicone | Working Pressure: 10-20 BAR | Temperature Range: -60°C to +200°C

Available

from 164.31zł
vat excluded

TRANSPARENT PVC FOOD HOSE WITH SPIRAL FOR WATER JUICE MILK ALIMFOOD SD PVC INPART24

ALIMFOOD SD PVC HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

1.2-5

Burst Pressure [bar]

3.6-21

Conductive

No

Food

Yes

Suction and Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Steel wire spiral | Inner Wall: PVC | Outer Wall: PVC | Working Pressure: 1.2-5 BAR | Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C

Available

from 9.00zł
vat excluded

CLEANING HOSE FOR HOSE REELS CLEAN FOOD 80 BAR INPART24

CLEANING HOSE CLEAN-FOOD 80 BAR

Working Pressure [bar]

50-80

Burst Pressure [bar]

240

Conductive

No

Food

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: two polyester reinforcements | Inner wall: VINYL | Outer wall: VINYL | Working pressure: 80 BAR | Temperature range: -10 to +70 °C

Available

from 32.95zł
vat excluded

RUBBER CLEANING HOSE TO HOT WATER WITH FDA FOOD CERTIFICATION BLUE FOOD D EPDM 110 INPART24

BLUE-FOOD D EPDM 110 HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Burst Pressure [bar]

30

Conductivity

No

Food

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: strong textile reinforcement | Inner wall: EPDM | Outer wall: EPDM | Working pressure: 10 BAR | Temperature range: -30 to +110 °C

Available

from 35.63zł
vat excluded

RUBBER HOSE FOR MILK ALKOHOL DRINKING WATER TRANSPORTATION MILKER BR 10 SD INPART24

MILKER-BR 10 SD HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10

Burst Pressure [bar]

30

Conductivity

No

Inner Wall

Butyl/IIR

Suction and discharge hose | Reinforcement: strong textile reinforcement, steel spiral | Inner wall: Butyl/IIR | Outer wall: Butyl | Working pressure: 10 BAR | Temperature range: -40 to +120 °C

Available

from 161.75zł
vat excluded

Pharmaceutical hose with a stainless steel spiral. Hose is dedicated to transport food, drinking water, alcohol. Pharma Press TPE SD INPART24

PHARMA PRESS TPE SD HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10-13

Burst Pressure [bar]

30-39

Conductivity

No

Food

Yes

Suction and discharge hose | Reinforcement: textile reinforcement, stainless steel spiral | Inner wall: TPE-S | Outer wall: TPE-S | Working pressure: 10-13 BAR | Temperature range: -30 to +100 °C

Available

from 192.26zł
vat excluded

Steam Food low-pressure Hose made of EPDM rubber. STEAM FOOD LP 165 INPART24

STEAM FOOD LP 165 HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

7

Burst Pressure [bar]

70

Inner Wall

EPDM

Food

Yes

Discharge hose | Reinforcement: strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: EPDM | Outer Wall: EPDM | Working pressure: 7 BAR | Temperature range: -40 to +165 °C

Available

from 81.21zł
vat excluded

Smooth White Teflon PTFE FDA Tubing Hose INPART24

SMOOTH TEFLON PTFE FDA TUBING HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

10-45

Construction

smooth PTFE

Conductivity

No

Discharge Hose | Construction: smooth, calibrated | Inner Wall: PTFE | Outer Wall: PTFE | Working Pressure: 10-45 BAR | Temperature Range: -190°C to +260°C

Available

from 17.12zł
vat excluded

Ragno PU FOOD hose for air pressure Inpart24

RAGNO POLIURETANO (PU) FOOD HOSE

Working Pressure [bar]

20

Inner Wall

PU

Conductivity

No

Food

Yes

Discharge Hose | Reinforcement: Strong textile reinforcement | Inner Wall: PU (Polyurethane) | Outer Wall: PU (Polyurethane) | Working Pressure: 20 BAR | Temperature Range: -15°C to +60°C

Available

from 27.60zł
vat excluded

Food grade hoses - Sanitary tubing

How are food grade hoses built?

PVC, EPDM, NBR rubber, or a PVC-rubber hybrid solution are most commonly used to produce food grade hose. As for the structure of the hose itself, it consists of three layers:

  • inner layer - is very smooth, thus preventing contamination and biofilm settling. In addition, it does not adversely affect the quality of the food being shipped; 
  • reinforcement - usually comes in the form of a textile braid. Its main purpose is to provide the hose with resistance to working pressure; 
  • outer layer - is resistant to abrasion and weather conditions, thus increasing the life of the hose.

It is worth noting that some hoses for the food industry have additional reinforcement in the form of stainless steel spiral wire.  It provides greater durability and also allows for negative pressure work.

What distinguishes food grade hoses?

Food grade hoses are a specific product group because they come into contact with food. They have to meet a number of special requirements, which is why they are distinguished from other hoses by several important characteristics.

Consideration of standards

The European Union and national institutions strictly define which materials can be used in the food industry. Above all, they must be chemically inert so that they do not have a detrimental effect on the health of consumers. Standards are created for both food grade hoses and food grade fittings.

Furthermore, they must not affect the quality of the food, i.e., change its taste or smell, for example.

Each of these issues is regulated by standards, and food grade hoses meet them.

Food grade silicone hoses are a good example of chemically inert hoses.

Resistance to a specific medium

A food grade hose is divided into different types because of the medium it will work with. Therefore, not each one is suitable for universal use in the food industry.

For example, a drinking water hose will not work if you need a milk hose. This is because the latter must feature oil and grease resistance.

The wrong hose material can cause substances to migrate from the inner layer of the hose into the medium to be transported.

Special inner layer

Another important point in the construction of food grade hoses is their inner layer. It should not impede the flow of the medium in any way.

This is why it is very smooth and pore-free. This ensures that the food product does not adhere to the hose wall or penetrate the hose structure. What’s more, cleaning the hose becomes much easier.

Resistant to cleaning methods

As sterility is important when working with foodstuffs, the food hose should be resistant to the cleaning methods used in the plant. This includes, in particular, various cleaning agents (acids, bases, and alkalis), as well as sterilization, where hot steam is passed through the hose.

Make sure that the hose also meets your requirements in this respect.

FAQ

What are food grade hoses?

arrow-up

Food grade hoses are hoses that are used to transport a variety of products and semifinished foodstuffs by suction or compression. It is made of materials that are not capable of contaminating or affecting the quality of the transmitted medium.

What is the difference between food grade hoses and normal hoses?

arrow-up

The difference between food grade hoses and normal hoses is that the latter carry a risk of food contamination if you were to use them to transport food products. The former, on the other hand, are chemically inert and therefore do not endanger the health of consumers or affect the quality of food.

Do I need a food grade hose?

arrow-up

If you are planning to transport drinks or other food products, you need a food grade hose. Remember that products used in the food industry must meet the relevant standards.