New Age Industries: Heavy Duty Cam Operated Couplings Available in Four Materials

Solutions for Both Industrial and Food Applications

Southampton, PA — Tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries is pleased to offer its line of cam operated couplings in four materials: glass-fiber-reinforced nylon, industrial-grade glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene, PVDF, and food-grade polypropylene. The couplings compliment the company’s tubing and reinforced hose products that are well suited to a wide variety of applications.

All four materials offer similar performance properties, such as high impact strength and resistance to acids and solvents. One of their biggest advantages over metal counterparts is their lighter weight. Heavy metal couplings can greatly affect the overall weight of a hose assembly, hindering its maneuverability.

Each coupling material has particular benefits, such as:

•Nylon, which is yellow in color, resists corrosion and handles working pressures up to 175 psi.
•Industrial-grade polypropylene (black) offers a higher degree of acid resistance than nylon and, like nylon, is electrically non-conductive.
•PVDF, or polyvinylidene fluoride, (translucent) is made from FDA-approved ingredients, handles temperatures as high as 300°F (149°C), and will self extinguish. PVDF couplings withstand sterilization by autoclave, ethylene oxide or gamma radiation. They are also UV resistant and offer good acid resistance.
•Food-grade polypropylene (white) resists animal, vegetable, and mineral oils; salts; alkalis; and alcohols. It, too, may be sterilized.

NewAge’s cam operated couplings (which are also known as cam and groove fittings) are made to MIL-C-27487 dimensions and are fully interchangeable with other materials made to the same standard. Couplings feature EPDM gaskets, handles of 304L stainless steel, and pins of 302 stainless steel. Types include A, B, C, D, E, F, DP, and DC, and they’re available in sizes ranging from 1/4” through 4”. NewAge stocks a variety of hoses and clamps that work well with the fittings and make ordering a complete assembly easy.

For more information on NewAge Industries’ cam operated couplings, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists® at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-50-NEWAGE (800-506-3924) or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: info@newageindustries.com: online at http://www.newageindustries.com/camop.asp.

About NewAge Industries and AdvantaPure®
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures and fabricates thermoplastic and thermoset tubing and hose. The company offers one of the broadest product lines of tubing, hose, and fittings in the U.S., and its custom extrusion and fabrication services are unrivaled. NewAge Industries maintains an inventory of over ten million feet of tubing and hose and prides itself on same-day shipment of 98% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

The AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries specializes in clean products for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, chemical, and cosmetic industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity.

NewAge®, AdvantaPure®, and “Fluid Transfer Specialists®” are registered trademarks of NewAge® Industries, Inc.

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