NewAge Industries” kink- and crush-resistant Vardex hose is designed for both pressure and vacuum applications. Made of clear PVC with steel wire reinforcement, the hose is suitable for either fluid or air transfer. Applications include chemical lines, material handling, medical appliance components, cleaning equipment, water feeds and discharge, vacuum lines, shop air supply, conduit, food and beverage supply, and environmental suit air feed. The hose is as strong as steel, while at the same time providing corrosion and abrasion resistance, clarity, rubber-like flexibility, and solid flow characteristics. Wire reinforcement allows the hose to resist kinking, crushing, and collapse, even at full vacuum (29.9 in./Hg.). This makes the hose especially useful in applications where bends and turns are involved. The hose also eliminates the need for extra attachments involving fittings, clamps, separate pieces of hose, and the labor to assemble and install them. Based on proprietary construction, the hose”s spiral steel supporting wire is completely encased within the tubing and never contacts the inside or outside of the hose. Manufactured from non-toxic ingredients that conform to FDA standards, the hose has a mirror-smooth inner surface to permit maximum flow. Available from stock in nine sizes ranging from 1/4” to two inches I.D. Custom options include fabricated hose assemblies with permanently crimped-on fittings, cut-to-length pieces, special sizes, formed shapes, and thermal bonding to other PVC tubing and hose.