“Urethane Flex Medium-Duty”

$252.13$2,250.75
Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, & 24

“Urethane Flex Light-Duty”

$152.88$1,977.00
Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“Urethane Flex Heavy-Duty”

$338.13$2,908.25
Some Colors are Out of Stock Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, & 24

“PVC Flexduct Light-Duty Clear”

$66.25$1,819.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“Urethane Flex Static Dissipative”

$502.90$4,636.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct Medium-Duty”

$131.50$1,158.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“Urethane Flex Extra Heavy-Duty”

$519.40$3,101.25
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“Thermoplastic Flex White”

$190.50$1,570.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -40°F to +250°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct Heavy-Duty”

$170.50$2,172.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.25, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

“PE Flex Translucent”

$152.25$518.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Some Sizes Out of Stock Temperature Range: -40°F to +140°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, & 4

“Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma”

$412.50$2,788.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +325°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

“Acrylic Flex 325 Air Handler”

$208.30$1,688.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks
Temperature Range: -20°F to +325°F
Sizes I.D. (in.): 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

Aluminum Connectors

$21.15$69.99
Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

Stainless Steel Connectors

$30.27$50.59
Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

Screw Clamps

$9.20$435.97
Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20

Bridge Clamps

$8.29$21.19
Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

J-Lock Connectors

$46.20$70.91
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20

What Are Food Grade Hoses?

Food grade hoses are flexible ducts that are specifically designed to handle the movement of dry bulk food materials hygienically and without contamination. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), a food grade tube must adhere to strict, specific guidelines to avoid deterioration and potential contamination during daily usage. Contamination that could impact the quality, taste, aroma, and overall purity of food products can pose a health risk to consumers, and if the quality does not meet standards, it can lead to regulatory violations and devastating legal action. As such, agricultural facilities and farms must utilize an FDA-approved hose to ensure the safe transfer and production of food. This includes using translucent and white-colored flex hoses because a translucent food grade duct will allow operators and inspectors to detect clogs, blockage, and possible contaminations. Meanwhile, white ducts are made from plastics with greater purity and indicate that they do not contain any dyes or recycled materials. Another essential factor that facilities check for is if the food grade hose is appropriately designed for their specific application because some applications that require alcohol or acidity resistance require a durable chemical-resistant flex duct to ensure that some of the plastic materials don’t leak into the product as it is being transferred from one point to another. By following these standards and regulations, food processing facilities will be able to rely on a flexible duct design that is universal throughout the industry and will not have to worry if they are using a non-compliant food grade pipe.

“Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma”

Acryllic Flex 325 Pharma white laid out from right to left
Acryllic Flex 325 White laid out in U shape

What Is Considered a Food Grade Hose?

For a flexible hose to be considered a food grade hose, it must meet the standards and codes set by the FDA. For a type of material to become an FDA hose, it must mean that the material must be durable enough not to undergo any physical changes when exposed to temperatures, must not leach any chemicals onto the food, and must hold up through rigorous cleaning and sanitizing cycles. With that in mind, a food grade hose must be made from non-toxic materials such as PVC, thermoplastic rubber, and polyurethane because plastics and rubbers offer inherent resistance to chemicals, moisture, and extreme temperatures. An FDA-approved duct must also exhibit excellent durability and pressure capacity to handle all the daily rigors of food processing and transferring. However, most importantly, all food grade hoses must feature an odorless and tasteless design to ensure that the integrity of food materials is preserved and that they are being transferred in their most natural states. Food manufacturers can appropriately incorporate the correct food grade hoses for their specific application by complying with these rules and regulations.

“PE Flex Translucent”

  • Ideal for insulation blowing applications
  • Easy to handle
  • Translucent walls offer easy monitoring of material flow & blockage

The “PE Flex Translucent” material transfer hoses are a medium weight hose recommended for light bulk material handling applications. The clear hose material is constructed using translucent medium strength polyethylene. The flex duct wall has been reinforced with a translucent integral polyethylene helix, designed for moving dust and other light materials. The translucent flex duct walls are crush resistant and make it easy to monitor material flowing through the inside. The translucent coloration also makes finding clogs and blockages easy. The hose material is manufactured with FDA acceptable food grade materials.

Polyethylene is a preferred plastic that is used throughout the food packaging industry for its purity and non-toxic properties. It has a very simple molecular structure that does not require chemical additives (as opposed to vinyl/PVC and polyurethane material transfer hoses). The convoluted interior of this extraction ducting product creates efficient airflow that helps to aerate insulation materials. Material transfer hoses with this feature can increase machine efficiency with regard to coverage and density. The hose material is easy to handle and remains extremely flexible when used in both hot and cold working conditions.

“Urethane Flex Extra Heavy-Duty”

$519.40$3,101.25
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“Urethane Flex Light-Duty”

$152.88$1,977.00
Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“Urethane Flex Medium-Duty”

$252.13$2,250.75
Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, & 24

“Urethane Flex Static Dissipative”

$502.90$4,636.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -65°F to +225°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 12

Should an FDA Hose Be Static Dissipative?

An FDA hose should be static dissipative if the transferred materials are flammable and abrasive by nature. As food grade hoses transfer large volumes of dry foods and grains, the abrasive nature of the dry materials can create a static buildup. Static dissipative flex hoses are designed to allow electrostatic energy to discharge and escape through the hose’s walls. If the flexible ducting does not dissipate any electrical charges, it can create a spark that can either send energy currents to the machine’s central system or ignite the material and cause a massive fire and explosion. Considering how much flammable materials surround most agricultural facilities, static-related explosions can devastate the facility and workers within. With that in mind, there is a reason why agricultural processing plants such as grain handling facilities take as many precautionary measures as possible to control the flow of grain dust. If a single electrical spark were to be generated throughout a facility’s flexible ducting, it could ignite grain dust and create a massive incident. As such, agricultural facilities must reduce the possibilities of static-related incidents by utilizing food grade static dissipative hoses and eliminating as many ignition sources and exposures as possible.

“Urethane Flex Static Dissipative”

  • Great abrasion resistance & high tear strength
  • Ideal for clean room and material plastic processing applications
  • Surface resistance level: 108 – 1010 Ohms/Square

The “Urethane Flex Static Dissipative” material handling hose is a medium-weight wall hose featuring an electrostatic discharge resistant surface. The electrostatic resistant surface allows this product to reduce static buildup when handling materials. This is especially useful in applications when static buildup can result in explosions or accidents. In addition to the static resistant surface, the polyurethane used in this product gives it excellent chemical and abrasion resistance and high tear strength. The spring steel wire helix provides extra support and durability. These flex hoses are built with a medium weight construction, making it ideal for medium-duty applications with abrasives, dust, and materials. This flex duct is great for woodworking and grain handling applications.

The “Urethane Flex Static Dissipative” material ducting hose is constructed to work in a wide range of temperature applications. This product is designed to work in temperatures ranging from a low of -65 to a high of +225 degrees Fahrenheit. The high temperature tolerance, electrostatic discharge resistance, chemical resistance, and tear strength qualities given by the hose materials make this a great flex duct for most abrasive environments.

“Urethane Flex Heavy-Duty”

Urethane Flex HD tan in color coiled

“Urethane Flex Medium-Duty”

Urethane Flex MD U shaped
Urethane Flex MD light tan in color double hose pointing right down

Are Clear Urethane Hoses FDA Approved?

“Clear Urethane Flex” hoses are one of the best options for an FDA-approved hose due to the material composition and overall durability. As polyurethane is an approved FDA material used for food grade hoses, Clear Urethane Flex hoses come in different weight classes, such as light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy. This gives users a range of flexible hose options for their applications, and no matter what kind of weight class they pick, they are choosing one of the best and strongest hoses for food grade ductwork. As a material, polyurethane is one of the most resilient and can last for years, no matter what kind of environment it is in. From exhibiting superior resistance to extreme temperatures, chemicals, and abrasive materials, a Clear Urethane Flex hose is suitable for various agricultural and grain handling facilities requiring long-lasting flexible ductwork. While clear polyurethane flex ducts are a more expensive option compared to their cost-effective alternatives, they are undeniably the best option for all your food grade ducting needs and applications. On top of what Clear Urethane Flex hoses already offer, these flexible hoses can also come with additional features such as static dissipation, which is ideal for reducing static buildup in material handling applications.

Urethane flex LD clear hose in a coil

“Urethane Flex Light-Duty”

“PVC Flexduct Heavy-Duty”

$170.50$2,172.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.25, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct Light-Duty Clear”

$66.25$1,819.00
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: -20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, & 18

“PVC Flexduct Medium-Duty”

$131.50$1,158.50
Lead Time 4-6 Weeks Temperature Range: +20°F to +160°F Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 8, 9, 10, & 12

“PVC Flexduct Light-Duty Clear”

“PVC Flexduct Heavy-Duty Clear”

Which Kind of PVC Flex Ducts Are FDA Approved?

While PVC Flex Ducts are used for a variety of applications such as moving air, dust, and fumes, clear-colored PVC Flexible Ducts are FDA-approved hoses that are a viable, cost-effective option for any food grade ducting. Similarly to the Urethane Flex hose, the PVC Flex Ducts also come in different weight classes: Light, Medium, and Heavy-duty. Every PVC Flex Duct is reinforced with a spring steel wire helix and has a working temperature range from -20 to +160 degrees Fahrenheit, making them ideal for several applications involving food processing, pharmaceutical, and healthcare applications. These flexible ducts also offer great abrasion, chemical, and moisture resistance, which makes them particularly fantastic as a food grade hose. Additionally, the clear, translucent color allows operators to spot any clogs or blockages should they ever occur, and this feature alone will significantly reduce maintenance downtime and impromptu repairs. However, while PVC Flex Ducts are not as resilient when compared to other flexible hoses, such as polyurethane and thermoplastic flex ducts, PVC is a significantly affordable alternative for those looking for a general-purpose FDA-approved hose.

“PVC Flexduct Medium-Duty”

  • Construction allows for value packaging by reducing the box size, reducing warehouse space & shipping costs
  • Ideal for dust and woodworking applications
  • Manufactured with FDA acceptable materials

The “PVC Flexduct Medium-Duty” flexible hose is a medium-weight clear PVC wall hose reinforced with a spring steel wire helix for industrial air movement and light bulk material handling applications. PVC hose materials provide good compressibility and offer good chemical and moisture resistance. In addition, the spring steel wire helix featured on these duct materials provides extra protection. This flexible hose is great for applications where positive pressure will be present, as well as providing the user with an FDA or food grade acceptable material.

The “PVC Flexduct Medium-Duty” ducting has a working temperature range from -20 to +160 degrees Fahrenheit. The duct materials on this flexible duct hose allow it to be used in environments where the temperature range is slightly above ambient. This flexible duct hose also has great durability in outdoor environments. This medium-duty hose provides a great solution for industrial dust control and light bulk material handling. Also, the hose materials used in the construction of this product allows for great compressibility with little flex fatigue. This medium-duty hose has up to a four to one compression ratio.

“Acrylic Flex 325 Air Handler”

Acryllic Flex 325 Entry shot yellow duct from top left to bottom right laid down
Acryllic Flex 325 air handler U shaped upsidedown

What Is the Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma Hose?

The “Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma” hose is an FDA-approved material handling flex hose specifically designed for food processing and transfer applications. Made from a double-ply acrylic-coated polyester fabric hose and reinforced with a spring steel wire helix, the “Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma” follows all FDA rules and regulations, and it is reflected in its white abrasion-resistant design. The hose serves an excellent food grade hose that can withstand temperatures from -20 to +325 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it ideal for harsh environments with extreme temperatures. Due to the white duct’s spiral spring, the acrylic hose can maintain its shape when flexed and applied, making it great for tight spaces and applications requiring precise ductwork. The hose is available in a wide range of inside diameter (I.D.) sizes and standard 25-feet lengths. However, it is important to note that every “Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma” hose is custom-made to order and has a 2–4 week lead time, but that also means these food grade hoses can be customized to any particular length upon request.

“Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma”

  • Designed for applications with wide temperature ranges
  • Ideal for clean room applications

The “Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma” high temperature hose is recommended for industrial air movement, dust control, and light bulk material handling applications. These white flexible hoses are manufactured with FDA approved materials, making for a food grade hose that is designed for applications with wide temperature ranges. Some unique properties of this product are: the hose is food grade, it is able to withstand up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and is available in a large diameter flexible hose size.

The “Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma” is available in a wide range of internal diameters. Otherwise known as I.D., internal diameter refers to the straight-line segment that passes through the center of the circle (i.e. the hose entry.) This hose can be purchased in I.D. sizes from 1.5 inches to 24 inches. Each high temperature hose is custom made to order and has a 2-4 week lead time. The white flexible hoses are sold in standard lengths of 25 ft, although custom lengths are available upon request. This high temperature hose has a plain cut end, but sewn end-cuffs are also available.

“Acrylic Flex 325 Pharma” high temperature ducting is useful for a variety of applications such as: abrasion resistant applications, dryers, food grade material movement, fume exhaust, HEPA, high temperature medical applications, pharmaceuticals, pollution control and even welding.

Aluminum Connectors

$21.15$69.99
Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, & 24

J-Lock Connectors

$46.20$70.91
Sizes I.D. (in.): 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20

Screw Clamps

$9.20$435.97
Sizes I.D. (in.): 1.5, 1.75, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, & 20

Stainless Steel Connectors

$30.27$50.59
Sizes I.D. (in.): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, & 12

“Thermoplastic Flex White”

U shaped thermoplastic Flex White in Color
Acryllic Flex 325 Pharma white laid out

Thermoplastic Flex White- A Food Grade Hose You Can Trust

The “Thermoplastic Flex White” hose is another material handling FDA-approved duct that is great for food processing plants and manufacturers due to its material composition and durability. Thermoplastic as a material is one of the most used within the industrial sector because it is a sturdy all-purpose rubber that can handle any material transfer, and it is among the list of approved materials by the FDA. As thermoplastic rubber possesses both rubber and plastic qualities, it is a superior alternative to most standard rubber and plastic products in the industrial sector. In fact, thermoplastic rubber rivals top-class materials such as polyurethane due to its sturdy material composition, and as a result, thermoplastic rubber serves as a cost-effective alternative to polyurethane. The “Thermoplastic Flex White” hose also offers quality resistance against chemicals, moisture, U.V. rays, and abrasion, which makes it ideal in rough and unforgiving environments. On top of all that, the Thermoplastic Flex White” hose comes in a white color, which provides operators excellent visibility for food grade applications, and the smooth interior allows materials to be transferred effectively with minimal friction.

“Thermoplastic Flex White”

  • Designed for applications with wide temperature ranges
  • Great moisture & UV resistance
  • Smooth interior assures minimal friction loss & efficient air flow

The “Thermoplastic Flex White” is a medium-weight material handling hose that is great for abrasive, dust, and material collection applications. This product is specifically made from FDA acceptable hose material, which makes it suitable for food and drug-related applications. The thermoplastic rubber used in this product provides good chemical and heat resistance, and is also able to withstand higher temperatures than ordinary rubber products. Thermoplastic rubber refers to a class of copolymers that are made from a mixture of plastic and rubber. This combination results in a material that offers good chemical and UV resistance. This thermoplastic hose is also reinforced with a spring steel wire helix for added protection and stability. This resilient quality is important when using the food grade hose in rough and unforgiving environments. The smooth interior of this hose material allows for minimal friction loss and provides efficient airflow.

The “Thermoplastic Flex White” can be used as a dust collection hose in both high and low temperature environments. This thermoplastic hose has an operating temperature range of -40 degrees to +250 degrees Fahrenheit and is intended for environments that ordinary hoses cannot withstand. This product comes in a white color, which provides good visibility for food grade applications.

Short Length Hoses Interchangeable
Overstock Inventory Interchangeable