kuraray


News Releases 2005

Kuraray Launches Sales of Lightweight and Flexible, Colorful Hose Resistant to Heat and Cold

November 15, 2005
Kuraray Plastics Co., Ltd.
(The Kuraray Group)

Heat and Abrasion Resistant Hose Heat and Abrasion Resistant Hose

Kuraray Plastics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka, President: Katsuhiko Kishi) has recently developed a new line of combination rubber and plastic hoses, and will launch full-fledged sales on November 28, 2005 for applications related to vacuum and other cleaners, polishing machinery, powder conveying, etc.

Kuraray Plastics has previously engaged in the business of abrasion resistant hoses for use in shipbuilding, steel and other industries. Leveraging the features of its hoses, including plasticity, low-temperature and heat resistance, abrasion resistance, antistatic properties and a colorful array of tones, Kuraray Plastics developed and will launch sales of the new hoses in response to user demand for lightweight and flexible hoses for use in vacuum and other cleaners, polishing machinery, powder conveying and other applications.

The spiral brace material used in the series of products is polypropylene, colored green, with a thinly designed rubber portion for lighter weight and greater flexibility. Abrasion resistant rubber is employed, and the rubber portion folds to the outside when bent, making it structurally difficult for the interior surface to be worn away.

This sort of hose outperforms polyvinyl chloride hoses in terms of lightweight and abrasion-resistance properties, and it can be used in a wide range of temperatures from -30℃ to 80℃, retaining superior flexibility without becoming hard even during the winter season.

Heat and Abrasion Resistant Hose (Lightweight and Flexible Type)

1. Characteristics

  • (1) Superior abrasion resistance due to use of wear-resistant specialized rubber in the flexible portion (tube wall)
  • (2) Excellent low-temperature and heat resistance, can be used in a wide range of temperatures from -30℃ to 80℃
  • (3) Incorporates conductive rubber for antistatic effects
  • (4) Lightweight due to use of polypropylene for spiral brace material
  • (5) Colorful, attractive appearance (green spiral core)
  • (6) Slides easily, allowing for user-friendliness

2. Standard Dimensions

Four sizes with inner diameters of 38mm, 50mm, 65mm and 75mm

3. Sales Price

38mm 50mm 65mm 75mm
¥2,000 / m ¥2,800 / m ¥3,600 / m ¥4,000 / m

4. Sales Targets

First year ¥20 million
Three years later ¥100 million

Kuraray Plastics Co., Ltd.

1. Headquarters 1-12-39, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8611, Japan (Shin-Hankyu Building 9F)
2. President Katsuhiko Kishi
3. Capital ¥180 million
4. Number of employees 200
5. Business Manufacturing, processing, and sale of rubber and plastic hoses and molded products, water and sewage pipes, laminated products, functional coating products, and SEPTON compounds and molded materials.