Food and Beverage Handling Hose


Download PDF

Champion Vol-U-Flex® Twin-wire helix-reinforced.
Corrugated design with smooth bore.

The hose technology specialists at Salem-Republic Rubber Company, with over 30 years of handmade hose experience, have created the ultimate kink-resistant hose. The Champion Vol-U-Flex® construction provides longer service life than conventional hose. Kinking not only restricts flow, it also makes a permanent fatigue and wear point within the hose. Custom-engineered for each application, this proven Vol-U-Flex® design is manufactured with a variety of FDA grade compounds. The Champion Vol-U-Flex®is the best kink-resistant food hose on the market.

Milk & Edible Fluids

Hose for milk and edible fluids meet tough FDA sanitation requirements. FDA grade white latex rubber is used for lining and cover, offering a service temperature range of -20° F through 180° F. An optional high-temperature white chlorobutyl lining can be supplied for temperatures to 300° F for steam or chemical cleaning.


Dry Bulk Food Products

Abrasive dry bulk materials such as grains, flour, sugar, beans, dry pharmaceuticals, and food starch, require a high-grade FDA pure gum rubber tube. Tube lining and cover meet FDA sanitary standards and assure easy cleaning. Our Dry Bulk hose offers superior resistance to abrasion for lasting performance.

Edible Oils

This hose with white FDA grade nitrile tube handles the transfer of all types of oil-based food products, including tallow, olive oil, palm oil, peanut, sunflower, and soybean oil. The Vol-U-Flex® construction with nitrile/PVC cover provides superior flexibility, oil resistance, and low drag coefficient.

Other Uses

  • Brewery / Winery / Distillery
  • Dry Bulk
  • Edible Oils
  • Flour Handling
  • Milk, Juices, Meat Handling – FDA accepted.
  • Molasses
  • Sauerkraut

Hose Customization Capabilities

Salem-Republic Rubber manufactures Food and Beverage Handling Hose in almost limitless variations based on customer-specific needs.

To learn more about some of the customized hose manufacturing capabilities we offer,
click on a heading below:

Custom Lengths

We can produce heavy-wall hose and high-flexibility tubes up to 50 feet in length, with custom-engineered diameters to match existing process pipe I.D.’s or O.D.’s up to 42 inches.

Custom Tube Linings

Based on the types of materials that you will transfer via the hose, Salem-Republic will help you determine the best use of natural and synthetic rubber including quality custom blends.


Custom Wall Thickness

Internal tube and supporting carcass wall thickness is determined based on the nature of specific compounds being handled, total hose diameter, and your service conditions. Salem-Republic’s engineers help make these determinations after getting a description of your hose working environment.

Reinforcement Options

Whether allowing for bends and turns in your process lines, or reinforced to prevent kinking, multi-ply synthetic fabrics and helically wound steel assure maximum tensile strength and ability to withstand movement and vibration in the hose made to your specifications.

Custom Cover

From wear-resistance to chemical resistance, your hose will be manufactured to meet your specific operating situation based on the nature of specific chemical compounds being handled, and your environment. If required for simple visual identification, hose can be provided with color-coded exterior. Color coding can also include stripes to customize identification tied to your plant safety requirements.