When it comes to a food-grade silicone hose vs. a food quality EPDM rubber tube, there is much to consider. For some time now, there has been considerable debate over which material is better. However, at Cedarstone Industry, we pride ourselves on having mastered what will get clients the best results.
Our company is based in Houston, Texas. With over 20 years in the industry, we consider ourselves experts. Cedarstone Industry has been fortunate enough to serve many different well-known brands such as Bluebell, Heineken, Coca-Cola, and more. Our clients are confident in our knowledge of what we do.
We specialize in manufacturing superior quality processing equipment that you can count on. Our team is hands-on and dedicated to making sure you are satisfied with Cedarstone Industry products. Furthermore, we go above and beyond by servicing existing equipment and even installing new ones.
Clients will find that our customer service is second-to-none. We are a company that always prioritizes customers at every step of the process and even after completion. Cedarstone Industry is confident that we can fulfill your commercial business needs. Not to mention, we lead in the industry for competitive pricing and extensive customization. We know that you will not be disappointed with what we can offer.
Food Grade Silicone Hose
Although silicone tubing is popular in its own right, it is essential to understand both the pros and cons of silicone and rubber tubing. The main uses of food-grade pipe are the washing down and sterilization of products in the food industry and for plant manufacturing.
Cedarstone Industry uses a food quality EPDM rubber tube that is suitable for the delivery of potable water hot water, steam, and detergents. Not to mention, our tubes have a cloth-impression EPDM rubber cover for abrasion, ozone, and weather resistance. Additionally, our hoses meet FDA title 21 for aqueous foods.
If you are worried about the hoses having a smell, don’t be! Our tubes are odorless, tasteless, and inert. They are durable enough to withstand high temperatures as well. Because we have sent over two decades in this field, we were able to perfect our materials and technique. We can assure you that you will love our hoses and see a major difference in using them.
We understand that, as a business owner, educating yourself and locating proper tubing can be tricky. However, Cedarstone Industry is here to make the job simple. Our technicians and contractors are some of the best in the state. They will be more than happy to help you through the process of defining the proper tube and choosing the appropriate hoses.
How Is A Silicone Hose Different From Rubber?
Silicone hoses are becoming increasingly popular. However, they too have their own pros and cons. Depending on what you plan to utilize them for, they could have a more beneficial effect. However, in the case of food-grade usage, here are some of the reasons why they may not be the best option for you:
It Could Be More Expensive
This could perhaps be the biggest downside to silicone hoses. Silicone is a more expensive material than rubber, even if it is a peroxide cured silicone hose. If you are a business owner trying to keep costs down, then this may not be the best route for you.
Poor Sealing Ability
Silicone does not fit quite as snuggly around the metal surfaces of vents and ports. Thus, it can be unlikely that your hose will have a completely tight and fluid seal for liquids. This can result in your machine not feeling or performing as efficiently as it could.
Permeable to Water Molecules
Silicone is watertight, but water vapor can escape very slowly through the walls of the hose. Similar to a balloon that you blow up with air and leave on a table for a week. The air escapes very slowly through the walls of the balloon. There’s a similar effect with silicone.
Permeable to Oil and Fuel
The molecular structure of silicone disallows for it to mesh well with oil and fuel. For this reason, we do not encourage that you use silicone hoses if they have to be in contact with either substance.
Learning More About Food Grade Hoses
Before you begin the use of your food-grade hose, it is vital that you first flush it out thoroughly. This will guarantee a clean hose that is ready for use. Our food-grade steam hoses and suction hoses are reinforced with high strength synthetic plies. Should clients have any questions, our customer service representatives will gladly assist you by addressing your concerns.
We hope to give you everything you need for a smooth process. If you are curious about the difference in a hose that you are already using and ours, just give us a call. We will happily show you why we are the better choice. We can promise that you will not find a better company with better products than us.
Finally, we stand out because we work with clients from beginning to end. Our team is deeply passionate about our field, and it reflects in our work.
Upgrade Your Hoses Today!
We are proud to provide some of the most higher food-grade hoses in the state. They are highly accessible and extremely durable for any of the aqueous food or drink services that you plan on serving. Our equipment is all commercial grade so that it can be utilized at any scale based on your company.
Either way, you will see the results working for you. If you desire to purchase a hose for your venture, or you need to ask about any of our other wares, you can contact our customer service to get connected to the right representative. If you are someone who wants to learn more about the different hoses we offer and how to use them, reach out to us today.
Our friendly representatives are always ready to answer questions and concerns regarding our services and products. You can reach Cedarstone Industry by calling (281) 397-3700 or contacting us online. Disappointment is not an option when it comes to what our customers receive. Moreover, you can learn more about our food grade silicone hose and other equipment by checking out our products and services page.