Who’s looking forward toWimbledon 2017?????

Did you know the Wimbledon Championship started on 9 July 1877 (140 years ago) and the Gentlemen’s Singles was the only event held? I never realised that this is actually the oldest Tennis Tournament in the World!

Today is the first day of the 2017 Tournament  with British ladies hopeful, Laura Robson, who shot to fame when she won the Junior Girls’ Singles title at Wimbledon in 2008, she is set to play on Court 18 today at 11.30, against #97 ranking, Beatriz Haddad Maia a 21 year from Brazil.  Let’s hope Laura does well today!

Later, sees the British Mens Singles get on the way with our very own #1 ranking ……..Sir Andy Murray!!!! …..taking Centre Court at 1.00pm.  He is due to play Alexander Stanislavovich Bublik  a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player.  Ranking #134.

Masterflex Technical Hoses LTD wish them all the very best of luck!!

Masterflex Technical hoses have several customers who manufacture for the sports sector, from pool tables and sporting equipment to sports cars and engine tuning.

The Flamex range of lightweight PU Polyurethane hoses are designed for sawdust and wood shavings, whilst the Master PUR L and Master PUR H can handle larger more abrasive media.
High Temperature Hoses and Ductings such as the Master Clip Silicone, HT450, and HT650 can handle high temperature exhaust from engines, furnaces and ovens, and we have a whole range of Master Clip products to cover a multitude of uses.

For more information on any of our products, or to discuss your requirements, please do get in touch.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066 Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

Email: sales@masterflex-uk.com or visit masterflex-uk.com

This weekend sees the Monaco Grand Prix.

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What a Circuit!!!! ……..…it consists on the city Streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine, which include the famous harbour.  The Circuit has many elevation changes and tight corners and the narrow course makes it one of the demanding tracks in Formula One racing.  It has been named as an exceptional location of glamour and prestige!!!

The first “Grand Prix Automobile do Monaco” was by invite only and was held on the 14th April 1929.  The first ever winner was William Grover-Williams, driving a Bugatti.

Graham Hill was known as “Mr Monaco” due to his five Monaco victories back in the 60’s, however this record was beaten by the late Ayrton Senna, a record of six times back in 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993.

Let’s hope Lewis Hamilton MBE, last year’s winner, can excel to victory once more!!!!

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited is able to provide hoses for Exhaust extraction from vehicles. Size range 38mm – 900mm.  Temperature range up to +1100°C.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine!!!

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In 1967, 50 years ago, Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest with “Puppet on a String” for the United Kingdom …………can Lucie Jones, this year’s representative,  go on to win the 2017 Eurovision Contest with her song “Never Give Up on You” or will the favourites, from Italy, take the title??

The last Eurovision Contest the United Kingdom won was back in 1997 with “Love Shine a Light” by Katrina and the Waves.  Prior to that, in 1981 we saw a fabulous and unforgettable routine from the Eurovision winners, Buzz Fizz and “Making Your Mind Up”………. who can forget the ripping off the skirts!!.  Whilst back in 1976, Brotherhood of Man invented a catchy dance to “Save all your Kisses for Me”, and in 1969, Lulu shot to the winner’s pole with a “Boom Bang-a-bang……..”

In 1956 we saw the birth of the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland on Thursday 24 May, Where Switzerland won the Contest.  The first ever winner was Lys Assia with her song “Refrain”

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited wishes all the Contestants, the best of luck!!.

Did you know that Masterflex hoses are also used for Stage Productions?  We have recently supplied Master PVC LFL for conveyance of smoke to the stage of “Bat Out Of Hell” and “Cats”. Other hose are available – please see our website or feel free to telephone us, for further information.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

Roger Bannister………the first man ever to run a mile in less than four minutes!!!!!

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Breaking the four minute barrier was first achieved on the 6th May 1954 at Oxford University’s Iffley Road Track, by Roger Bannister at the age of 25 years old.  The actual time was 3.59.4 minutes – that’s an average running speed of 15mph………………The track was later named after him!!

In 1975 he was quite rightly knighted for his legendary achievement and he became Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister.  He became the first Chairman of the Sports Council (now call Sport England) and went on to become a Neurologist and Master of Pembroke College in Oxford, before retiring in 1993.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,

Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

Clinical waste and waste incineration

Clinical waste and waste incineration

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What is clinical waste and waste removal?

Definition:

Clinical waste consists of medical waste that could pose a threat to public health unless properly disposed of. It is a category of hazardous waste, and has to be collected under tightly controlled conditions and disposed of by incineration. It cannot be put with normal rubbish. The process is legally enforced by strict government regulations.

Clinical waste is defined in the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992. Any other waste arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment, care, teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it.

It refers to any waste that consists wholly or partly of:

  • Human or animal tissue, blood or bodily fluids,
  • Dressings or swabs,
  • Unwanted medicines and other pharmaceutical products,
  • Used syringes, needles and blades (‘contaminated sharps’),
  • Excretions.

How should clinical waste be removed?

Clinical waste should be placed in secure clinical waste bins, Domestic Waste Bins, Sanitary Bins, Nappy Bins and Recycling Bins. There are various companies that manufacture products to suit this industry and take the contents of the bin away to be incinerated.

How can we help you remove your clinical waste?

Masterflex manufacture a range of durable hard wearing hoses that can can be used in the incineration process. If you are in the incineration industry and have requirements for flexible hose and ductings, we will be happy to hear from you.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited

Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park, Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER

Tel: 0161 626 8066     Fax: 0161 626 9066

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Happy 100th Birthday to Vera Lynn…. The forces “Sweetheart”…!!!!

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Vera Welch was born on 20 March 1917 in East Ham, part of east London.  By the age of seven, Vera was singing in working men’s clubs.  When she turned 11, Vera took her grandmother’s maiden name of Lynn as a stage name.

In 1936, when she was 19, she had her first solo record – called Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire. By the age of 22 she had sold more than a million records.  However, it was during World War Two that her reputation was made. She frequently sang to the troops at morale-boosting concerts, becoming known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart”. One off her most popular songs was “We’ll Meet Again” which was released in 1939.

She was appointed OBE in 1969, made a Dame in 1975, and a Companion of Honour in 2016.

What an amazing life this Lady has had.  Happy Birthday Dame Vera Lynn from Masterflex

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited, Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park, Vulcan Street, Oldham.    OL1 4ER

Telephone Number 0161 626 8066

Fax Number 0161 626 9066

Email: info@masterflex-uk.com

or visit our Website @Masterflex

 

 

Happy Halloween from Masterflex

The name ‘Halloween’ is a contraction of ‘All Hallows Eve’, and is the night before ‘All Saints Day’.
Also known as Hallowe’en and All Saints Eve, Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October.
It begins the three day observance of ‘AllHallowTide’, a time dedicated to remembering the Saints (Hallows), Martyrs and faithful departed.

It is widely believed that Halloween is a Christianised version of Samhain, the Gaelic festival celebrating the end of the harvest, and the beginning of winter, though some academics disagree.

Halloween activities revolve around dressing up, usually in scary costumes to go ‘Trick-or-Treat’ing, where children go door to door collecting sweets and Treats, under threat of a Trick if the home owner isn’t forthcoming.

At home, people decorate their homes, carve pumpkins into grotesque faces, bob for apples, tell scary stories, watch horror films and hold Halloween fancy dress parties.

On a less commercial note, Christians will visit the graves of dead relatives to light candles of remembrance and attend church services. Some abstain from eating meat on this day, choosing instead seasonally traditional foods such as apples, potato pancakes and ‘Soul Cakes’, a simple sweet cake, or Soul, that is given out to the children and poor of the parish.

 

It’s easy to see where the more commercial activities come from. Apple bobbing from the traditional eating of apples, children Trick or Treating from the distribution of Soul Cakes.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited
Units G & H, Prince of Wales Business Park,
Vulcan Street, Oldham, OL1 4ER
Tel: 0161 626 8066 Fax: 0161 626 9066
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Email: marketing@masterflex-uk.com or visit masterflex-uk.com