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Do you know there are many different ways of getting your products delivered?

Masterflex use a wide variety of couriers for the best results and the prices are as follows:

Standard next day delivery = £14 per box (standard order)

(If you place your order before 2:30pm, we will ship using a next day service on all stock items, and often on made-to-order items too, if placed early enough)

Oversized orders / multiple boxes = £20

Standard before midday = £20

Before 10am = £30

Pallet= £40

These prices are for Monday – Friday delivery.

For more information on our product range contact Masterflex UK

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 – 2:30pm

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

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St George the Brave, England’s Patron Saint.

St George the Brave, England’s Patron Saint.

For details of Masterflex Food hoses, please, continue to the end of the article or visit http://masterflex-uk.com

With tea and rain, there is the trusty white steed and dense suit of armour of St George; as one of the most recognisable symbols of England.  Historically very little is known about, England’s Patron Saint, the real St George.

St. George, was a very Brave Man

He born into a noble Christian family, in Cappadocia (now part of Turkey), around the year 280.

It is widely known that he followed his father’s profession of a soldier.  When his father died, he and his mother started living in Palestine (her homeland) and later George became one of the advisors of the Roman emperor Diocletian.

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Diocletian, – He was probably the first to wear the gold crown and forbade anyone to wear purple except the emperor. A religious conservative, he promoted the idea that the emperor is a logical extension of the gods and claimed that he himself was a descendant of Jupiter, the alpha Roman God.

George refused to take orders from Diocletian, and abandon his religion, for the systematic persecution of Christians.  As a consequence, anticipated trouble, he freed his slaves and gave his property to the poor.

He was tortured and then beheaded on 23rd April 303, in Nicomedia (Palestine), as a consequence of his act; becoming an early Christian martyr.

He started earning his reputation, at the start of the 4th Century, as a protector of Christianity and helper of the poor; and it wasn’t until 494AD that he was canonised by Pope Gelasius.

England and the St George’s Cross

The relationship between St. Georg’s Cross and England goes back to the Middle Ages. A holy day in St. George’s honour was declared, by a meeting of bishops in Oxford in the year 1222, to be celebrated in England.

King Edward 1, in the 1270s, used the red cross to distinguish his army from the white crosses used by rebel barons at the Battle of Lewes.  King Edward 1, is believed to have, introduced the cross as the national emblem.

The most widely recognised symbol of St Georg’s Day, In England, is the St George’s cross; a red cross on a white background. England’s national flag is derived from St George’s Cross.

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The flag of Genoa is also derived from St George’s Cross, this is identical to the flag of England. The flag used to be the imperial war flag of the Holy Roman Empire. The symbol is used in many other European regions, most notably in the flag of Milan, which is also identical to the flag of England (England’s flag developed in the late 18th century, following the American and French Revolutions).

St. George the Patron Saint of England

King Edward III, reigning from 1327-1377, decided to make him the Patron Saint of England.  King Edward III was influenced by the stories of returning crusaders telling of Saint George’s bravery.  So, when King Edward III founded the Order of the Garter, England’s order of knights, he made Saint George its patron.  Such has been the power of St George’s story that many other nations and capital cities had adopted him as their patron saint.  St George is not the just the patron saint of England, but a number of other places: including Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Portugal, Russia and Genoa. He is even remembered among the Gorani people, living in mountainous areas in the Balkans, who were converted to Islam many centuries ago.

By the 14th century, Saint George was viewed as a special protector of the English.

England’s National Football Team

As a special protector of the English, Saint George’s symbol has now been invigorated, as a national symbol by fans of the English National Football, cricket and rugby teams.  Flags, scarves and painted faces all bear this cross at international matches.

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Celebrating St. George’s Day

Even today, 23rd April (St Georges Day) is believed to be the day of St. George’s martyrdom and the day of celebration in England.

St George’s Day was once celebrated as widely as Christmas, in England, becoming a national holiday in the early 15th century; but by the end of the 18th century, after the union of England and Scotland (1 May 1707), the celebrations waned and was no longer England’s a public holiday.

A village celebrating the kermesse of Saint George

A village celebrating the kermesse of Saint George

A custom on Saint George’s Day is to wear a red rose in your lapel. The more popular custom, these days, is to fly the Saint George’s Cross Flag; often seen in English pubs adorning their establishments with flags.  In cathedrals, churches and chapels, on St. George’s Day, the Jerusalem hymn is sung with traditional English food to be enjoyed later in the day.

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Traditional English food, to celebrated St. George’s Day, is also enjoyed at the Mayor of London’s annual Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square.  Trafalgar Square is decorated in red and white lined with stalls selling English food, inspired by St George’s Days 13th-century origins, as a national feasting day.

St. George, his example, as a man of courage in defence of his religion and a helper of the poor had spread throughout the globe,

His example, as a man of courage in defence of his religion and a helper of the poor, spread throughout the continents.  Saint George is a great example, which is why we are delighted, that after so many years we still rejoice his special position these days.

Our hoses are available for a variety of application: including in the food industry. The materials used comply with the relevant EC and FDA directives. 

If you’d like to learn more about our Food Industry Hoses, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or call us on 0161 626 8066

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Friday the 13th & Dust Control

Friday the 13th & Dust Control

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Friday the 13th, in western superstition, is considered an unlucky day.  It befalls when the 13th day of the month, in the Gregorian calendar, falls on a Friday; and this day can occur up to three times in the same year!  In 2018, it is occurring tomorrow and July 13.

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the scientific name given to the fear of Friday the 13th.  It is born (or transmitted) after learning that Friday the 13th is the day of the bad luck and the learning of the terrible events that took place on this day.  It is easy to catch this illness if a family member or someone close dies on Friday the 13th; it will be assumed, by the victim, that the next Friday 13th or the one after could be their last day.

Hose Scared

There are many sufferers that stay in their beds, on Friday the 13th, trying to sleep for that whole day; but fail to do so, in case they would die in sleep.  Other people travel to remote places and away from society and avoid driving.

Hose Accident

How would you know if anybody is suffering or you?  If a person, on this day feels fear, have heart palpations or are feeling separated from reality, then this is a sign of this dreadful disease!

Sick Hose

But Friday the 13th is no an unlucky day, statistically, where death is not more likely come on that day; but what about the victim’s family, later on? Perhaps we should learn to be safe every day without being fearful of accidents:

Dust Control

It’s always wise to keep safe every day.  Using the right suction hose, in the industrial workplace, death can be avoided.  In an industrial work environment, dust control is an extremely important aspect of health and safety.

Without ducting, for dust or even emission extraction, a workplace can lead to serious health problems to workers.  A proper air extraction hose is important to have, go extract both micro and larger harmful particles away from the workplace.

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Dust from vehicle exhausts, cutting or sanding, of various materials, for example, wood, can be very hazardous health leading to permanent health respiratory issues like asthma or even slow death. For example, many species of wood are known to contain toxins which can lead to nasal cancer and shorten a person’s lung capacity.  A quality air extraction hose, such as Masterflex BF, Master Clip HT for high-temperature gasses, that efficiently collects these harmful particles, will create a safe workplace.

For more details on Masterflex hoses, please visit: http://www.masterflex-uk.com/

A Young Girl has been Spotted using Ingenious Way Of ‘Escaping’ From British Storms, on her Camping Trip, Using Length of Flexible Ducting Pipe!

Camping is an enjoyable way of spending time in nature, absent from the noise and strains of day to day life. However, setting up a tent can allow you to think twice about packing and unpacking your tent and other belongings. It takes at least two people to pitch most tents easily while having to deal with the wind, cold, rain and the possibility of running into possibly unsafe animals.

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Girl Camping

Thanks to Valentina, Campers have praised her ‘ingenious idea’, of using a length of Flexible ducting pipe and hoped the method would be a success for them after more than 100 people viewed her ‘flexible hose camp’ while she was camping at Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly.

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Beach Camping

Is this the hilarious way ever, or is it the most ingenious way, to escape out to the countryside, enjoy the snow and hide from the storm; all so cheaply?

We do all love comfortable camping or doing anything to make camping a low-cost hobby in the first place, this girl’s humorous camping ideas is definitely worth a watch!

A picture of what truly looks like an aircraft air-conditioning ducting / hose shows a yellow shelter on a camping ground the perfect way to escape from the cold.

Valentina can be seen, smiling, on the beach, looking at her flexible vinyl ducting pipe, often used in heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems.

As she gets ready for home, Valentina compresses her ‘flexible tenting hose’ and simply places it onto her beetle’s roof.

As if by magic, the ingenious Valentina disappears from the campsite, in less than a minute, with other people around her smiling in amusement.

Since the news was shared on Twitter, yesterday, it has been twitted more than a million times.  One user complimented her “impressive girl” while another hoped to the see the ingenious method featured used as an “agile military shelter” and a third declared: “This is what Camping should be.”

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Extreme Camping

Some tweets even suggested the insulating quality of the material, portability and speed of putting up the tent, could stop unexpected extreme weather conditions, such as one found on the north pole.   We don’t think business would find this an April Fool’s Joke, and we’re sure they’d soon be in ‘hot’ pursuit of Valentina’s idea.

Master Clip Hoses

(As used by Valentina)

Flexible hoses / ducting with an external helix. Size range 50mm to 900mm. Temperature range -260°C to +1100°C.

Master Clip Flexible Spring Hoses / Ducts

Master Clip Flexible Spring Hoses / Ducts

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Easter Nests, Eggs & Facts – Hoses for the Food Industry.

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” Janine di Giovanni;

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Easter chocolate eggs

The first chocolate egg was born in 1873, in the UK, by. J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd of Bristol. This was a British chocolate company owned by Joseph Storrs Fry and his family.

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J. S. Fry & Sons, Ltd of Bristol

In 1847, Fry’s produced the first solid chocolate bar. The company also created the first filled chocolate sweet, Cream Sticks, in 1853. It became a division of Cadbury in the early 20th century. The original Somerdale Factory was closed, after 2010, where the first chocolate egg was born!

  • People traditionally roll painted eggs down steep hills, as a game, on Easter Sunday. In the UK, children compete to see who rolls their egg the farthest.
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Easter Monday Egg Roll

  • Easter Eggs are a symbol of new life and the gesture of giving eggs, at Easter, has been traced back to the Ancient Egyptians, Gauls, Persians and Romans.
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Easter Eggs – Symbol of New Life

  • Every child in the U.K on average, according to a survey, receives £56 worth of chocolate eggs or presents; and 8.8 Easter Eggs, on average, are received per year by every child in the UK.
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Child With Easter Egg

  • The first Easter baskets looked like bird’s nests. The Easter Basket ritual has its origins in the German folklore of the Easter Hare. According to a German legend, for kids to come and gorge on them on Easter morning, a white hare would leave Easter baskets filled with candies, brightly coloured eggs and other goodies.
Easter Eggs Nest - Food Industry Hoses

Easter Eggs Nest

 

Masterflex Flexible Hose and Duct

Flexible Hose and Flexible Ducting manufactured from clear polyurethane, PU material, for applications in the food industry. The materials used comply with the relevant EC and FDA directives.

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Important Facts About Farming & Agricultural Spring Hoses, by Masterflex Technical Hoses, That You Should Know!

Important Facts About Farming & Agricultural Spring Hoses, by Masterflex Technical Hoses, That You Should Know!

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For further details of Masterflex agricultural hoses please visit: http://www.masterflex-uk.com/

SPRING: March 21 – June 20

Spring Farming Hose

Spring Farming

Spring has still had been a very exciting time for most of us, with all that snow, sledging and it has been very hectic for farmers this year!  Numerous cold blasts have been hit, recently, from the Beast from the East, Storm Emma and most recently the Mini Beast from the East. Now another blast of cold is expected across the nation and the country could remain cold and wintery up until the second half of April!  The good news for farmers is that the worst of weather conditions have gone.  Farmers, throughout the UK, have been praised for their efforts to help stranded motorists and clear roads after the “Beasts of the East”.

Sheep Farming - Climate System Hoses

Sheep Farming – Climate System Hoses Can Be Provided

Below are some more interesting facts, that British farmers, should be praised upon:

  • In the UK, there are nearly 280,000 farms.
  • 30 million football pitches are equivalent to 20 million hectares of UK’s farmland.
  • British Farms produce 60% of all food eaten in the UK.
  • 20 million eggs are supplied by British farms, to make none million loaves of bread.
  • Wheat, the most common crop grown in the UK, is planted on two million hectors of land.
  • Half a million tonnes of potatoes are produced every year, by farms, enough to cover 120,000 football pitches.
  • More sheep are produced, in the UK, than any other country in Europe.
  • 60 million pints of milk is produced, in the UK, which is enough to fill over 15 Olympic swimming pools!
  • A tractor, in a whole week, can do work of 100 men.
  • To produce one tonne of paper, two tons of timber is required.
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Wood Cutting

All the above applications require Agricultural Hoses and many of them can be provided by Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd.

Hoses are used in farming machinery for achieving important tasks, such as drilling, spraying plants, seed preparation, clenching, liquid manuring, milking and more.

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Grass Machine Hose

Masterflex provides a number of different types of hose, that can be used for various agricultural tasks, for example:

  • Feeding & seeding systems
  • Air /stable climate system

In farming, there are many applications, such as the transportation of seeds, animal feeding, stable ventilation and cooling, pneumatic machinery, where spring hoses are required.

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Grain & Feed is one such application – at Masterflex Technical we recognise that things can get complicated for the farming community, with more diverse ways of creating earnings than traditional methods of farming. Two of our best-selling products, in agriculture, are Master Pur L Trivolution and Master Pur H Trivolution. These are just some of the types of hoses, for farming and agriculture, you may require.  We have other made to order hoses and custom hoses for both suction and delivery with properties including, water resistance, smooth bore, excellent abrasion resistance, microbe, chemical resistance, crush resistance, kink resistance and more!

If you require more information on what kind of hoses for farming / agriculture we can, then get in touch on 01616268066, email us or visit our website: http://www.masterflex-uk.com/

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

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Did you know Mothering Sunday, sometimes known as Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday, and this year Mothering Sunday falls on 11th March.

What have you bought your mum? Flowers, chocolates or something a bit more personalised.

Whether you are relaxing or you have made plans, Masterflex would like to wish every Mum, Step-Mum, Grandma and Nana a great day.