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09/30/2013

QuickConnect: October 2013

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Saint-Gobain Performance PlasticsSaint-Gobain Performance Plastics is pleased to announce its new flexible, high-purity hose, PureGard® Plus-HP that is used in applications such as liquid filling lines, load cells, product transfer, steam-in-place and clean-in-place. The PureGard® Plus-HP hose was developed for customers that want a high-purity offering but one that is more flexible than the traditional Teflon® hoses that have been offered in the industry.

PureGard Plus by Saint GobainThe hose is constructed with multiple layers of polyester reinforced platinum-cured silicone, a 316 stainless steel helical wire reinforcement and an extruded FEP liner, which is bonded to the silicone hose to give a high-purity fluid path while maintaining fluid integrity. The smooth inner bore surface ensures both optimal flow and ease of cleaning for complete sanitization. Saint-Gobain targets the product for personal care uses such as shampoos, creams and lotions. PureGard® Plus-HP is constructed using only materials compliant to Food and Drug Administration standards to reduce potential contamination of sensitive fluids.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics also introduces Chemfluor® Convoflex™ BCSR anti-static and Chemfluor® Convoflex™ WCSR multi-purpose chemical transfer hoses. The BCSR hose is made with an anti-static and chemical resistant PTFE inner core. It is reinforced with an acid-resistant, anti-static EPDM outer cover and a high tensile strength type 304 stainless steel mechanical braid. This design eliminates electrostatic discharge that can build up in the inner core of the hose, as well as offering the increased flexibility.

BCSR-WCSR by Saint Gobain

The WCSR multipurpose hose is made with an EPDM rubber covered 304 stainless steel braided low profile, helically convoluted PTFE inner core. Chemfluor® Convoflex™ BCSR and WCSR hoses meet the most demanding requirements for both vacuum and pressure applications and are ideally suited for many critical chemical processes and fluid transfer applications. These hoses are engineered for use in chemical, steam or adhesive transfer, acid, steam-in-place, clean-in-place or chemical filling lines. The BCSR hose can be also used for solvent transfer applications.  Both BCSR and WCSR are compliant with FDA21CFR.1550 standard and are the ideal hoses to transfer corrosive chemicals.

Located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics designs and manufactures fluid handling systems consisting of hose assemblies, fittings, piping systems and containers for a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, food and beverage and high purity water. For further information, please contact 1-800-435-3992.


HYDEHyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS), a leading manufacturer of industrial knives and blades, today announced that Steve Foskett has been appointed to the role of Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Foskett will be responsible for managing and training sales representatives in the Eastern United States, expanding the distributor network and providing end-user support.

Industry veteran Steve Foskett joins Hyde IBS as Regional Sales Manager.“We are excited to have Steve join the Hyde IBS sales team,” states Eric Pfeiffer, Director of Marketing for Hyde IBS. “With his previous industry and hands-on experience with machine tools of many types, Steve can provide real-world, practical advice to manufacturers on productivity increasing cutting and processing techniques and assist distributors in training their staffs.”

Foskett has worked across all levels of the industry including manufacturing, distribution and sales providing him with insights into how all the links in the channel work together. Following a stint as sales manager at Barrett Centrifugals, he served as regional manager for Amada America, and as an account manager for both Northeast Precision Machine and the Robert E. Morris Company. Foskett also was a sales representative for Able Machine Tool Sales.

A graduate of Worcester State College, Foskett resides in Worcester, MA, with his wife, Debbie.

For more information, contact Hyde IBS, 54 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA 01550. Phone: 800-872-4933. Or visit our website at www.hydeblades.com.


TributeTribute, Inc. announces the availability of TrulinX Software Release, 13.3. Based on industry trends and customer requests, the latest version of the Windows SQL-based industry-specific solution features the ability to set up pricing/discounting rules for items shared through the DistraNet and WarehouseTWO inventory sharing networks, and more. This feature gives customers a quick and easy way to price all of their shared items using special discounting schedules.

Release 13.3 also provides customers more flexibility on what appears on packing lists and fabrication pick tickets/purchase orders. TrulinX allows the customer to control backorder lines by customer, by customer ship-to, by quote, or by sales order and allows comments to be printed on fabrication pick pickets and purchase orders. Release 13.2 provided customers with the ability to print comments on each page of a pick ticket configured by branch, useful for printing a quality statement or other messages to customers. Also included in Release 13.2, TrulinX customers have the ability export purchase orders directly to Dixon Valve. For more information, call 1-800-874-2883.


GHXRichard Harrison, President of Houston, TX-based GHX Industrial, LLC announces the recent establishment of a new facility in Texas City, Texas. The 4,000 square foot location will provide value added services such as hose kitting, vendor managed inventories and custom fabrication of hose facilities.

GHX, a subsidiary of the United Distribution Group, now operates 46 branches in 16 states and provinces throughout the US and Canada.


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