NewAge DEHP-Free Reinforced TubingNewAge Industries' Nylobrade braid-reinforced PVC hose is manufactured from a PVC compound that is free of DEHP and other plasticizers. The compound also meets California Proposition 65 and helps customers meet regulations involving DEHP and other known cancer-causing chemicals. DEHP (Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) is a plasticizer, a chemical agent added to resin to increase its workability during processing and to impart flexibility in the finished product. DEHP and other plasticizers such as BBP, DBP, DnHP, and DIDP are included on lists of carcinogens from both the federal government and the state of California. Their use in food processing equipment and medical devices has caused great concern, and products containing these chemicals over a certain concentration must display a warning label. Nylobrade requires no such label. In addition to being free of DEHP and the other plasticizers mentioned above, Nylobrade is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation for use with food equipment materials (NSF-51) and potable water (NSF-61). The hose’s ingredients are non-toxic and conform to FDA and USP Class VI standards. Nylobrade offers a mirror-smooth interior surface for improved flow and higher pressure capability than unreinforced PVC tubing. The hose provides corrosion, abrasion, and chemical resistance, along with flexibility and a longer life than similar hoses made from rubber. Manufactured at the company’s headquarters in southeastern Pennsylvania, Nylobrade is stocked in 12 sizes ranging from 1/8-inch through 2 inches I.D. Three options are available: thin wall, standard wall, and a high-pressure version.