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.

  

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural andpolitical achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. International Women’s Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for over a century – and is growing annually from strength to strength.

International Women’s Day timeline journey.

1908 – 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909 – The first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

1910-1911 – More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women’s rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic ‘Triangle Fire’ in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants.

1914 – Further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women’s solidarity. For example, in London in the United Kingdom there was a march from Bow to Trafalgar Square in support of women’s suffrage on 8 March 1914. Sylvia Pankhurst was arrested in front of Charing Cross station on her way to speak in Trafalgar Square.

1917 – On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for “bread and peace” in response to the death of over 2 million Russian soldiers in World War 1. Opposed by political leaders, the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.

1996 – The UN commenced the adoption of an annual theme in 1996 – which was “Celebrating the past, Planning for the Future”. This theme was followed in 1997 with “Women at the Peace table”, and in 1998 with “Women and Human Rights”, and in 1999 with “World Free of Violence Against Women”, and so on each year until the current. More recent themes have included, for example, “Empower Rural Women, End Poverty & Hunger” and “A Promise is a Promise – Time for Action to End Violence Against Women”.

2016 and beyond – The world has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation may feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy.

So make a difference, think globally and act locally!
Make everyday International Women’s Day.
Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

Silicone based high temperature ducting

Silicone Hoses and Ducting

Silicone is a very versatile product to work with, offering excellent resistance from a wide range of chemicals and extremes of temperature. Its rubbery nature makes it liquid resistant, and it has good pressure handling capabilities.

Hose manufacturers often use materials coated in silicone to create materials with multiple complementary characteristics, with silicone coated glass fibre fabric material being integral to most high temperature hoses and ducting.

Master Sil 1 and Master Sil 2

Sprung steel wire internal support, allows the hose to be very flexible, whilst the sprung steel helps prevent the hose from sagging.

Silicone coated glass fibre material gives excellent temperature resistance from -70°C up to 250°C and above. These ducting will continue working with temperatures that intermittently reach 300°C

Used across a range of applications, from air / brake ducts in car engines, railway carriage HVAC systems, steam vents on industrial washing machines, chemical solvent and toxic fume venting, anywhere where temperature, both hot or cold, can be an issue, where dust and toxic fumes need to be handled.

Available in 4m lengths

Master Clip Silicone

Silicone coated glass fibre material gives excellent solvent, chemical and temperature resistance from -60°C up to 300°C and intermittently up to 350°C

External galvanised steel wire external support helps protects the hose from scuff damage, for example dragging on the floor, or against a wall.

The external helix and soft fabric hose material makes this hose extremely flexible, allowing it to collapse lengthwise by up to 3 to 4 times.

Available in custom lengths up to 25m

 

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Do you use suction hoses for gases up to 500ºC ?

Did you know ...that Masterflex UK manufactures a range of temperature resistant Master-Clip HT 400, Master-Clip HT 500  hoses from -20ºC to 400ºC or  -20ºC to 500ºC respectively?

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The Master-Clip range of hose is highly flexible to fit your application, even in confined places.

The hose is also suitable for vehicle exhaust extraction on test benches in the automotive industry.

Keeping the air ventilated and safe for those working in the proximity, and ensuring aggressive gases, at high temperatures are safely extracted.

Resistant to heat and flames the hose is also suitable for use as wiring conduit, and multiple cables passing through will remain contained, with the surrounding area heat protected, within the flexible hose.

With applications including; smoke extraction, steam hot air, exhaust systems, automotive and engine manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, defence technology and machine making, the Master -Clip range is THE suction hose for gases, and temperature resistance.

These hoses are manufactured on site, normally within 3-5 days and ready for delivery – with service you can rely upon.
Also available to support your needs for installation and use, are: symmetrical hose reducer, screwable clip-grip hose clamp, clip-grip quick action clamp and hose connector.
Untitled-1Check out our website for more information at masterflex-uk.com or simply email our Sales team sales@masterflex-uk.com or telephone 0161 626 8066.  We are happy to help!

Happy Chinese new Year!!!

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Today Celebrations will be taking place around the world to welcome the Chinese New Year, the year of the Dog.  Those born in 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018 are also known as Dogs.

  • Dog: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart.

People decorate their houses with red lanterns, red couplets and New Year paintings to carry out best wishes, creating a happy and prosperous Spring Festival atmosphere.

The Children are given red envelopes to wish the heath, growth and good studies within the coming year.  Red envelopes always have money in, which is believed to bring good luck.
I personally, love to watch the Dragon Parade which takes place in our local China Town.
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How will you celebrate the Chinese New Year?
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 – Thursday: 8 – 5pm Friday 8-2.30pm
  • Email: sales@masterflex-uk.comor masterflex-uk.com

 

 

 

Love is in the air!

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 It’s that time of the year again, when shops are filled with red roses, chocolates and gifts for your loved ones.

Have you already bought that special present, or are you planning a surprise?

Here at Masterflex, creating the perfect match is easy,

as every product we manufacture is made to suit each persons specific requirements.

If you are a new customer and would like to know what products we manufacture then call us on 0161 626 8066

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

Monday – Thursday 8-5pm  Friday 8-2.30pm

or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Pancakes all day!

Pancakes all day!

Get your pans ready for Tuesday 13th February.

Pancake Day has been celebrated by Britons for centuries.  Known also as Shrove Tuesday, its exact date, rather confusingly, changes every year, because it is determined by when Easter falls. But it is always the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), and always falls in February or March. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent because they were a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent.

The most famous pancake race, at Olney in Buckinghamshire, has been held since 1445. The contestants, traditionally women, carry a frying pan and race over a 415-yard course to the finishing line. The rules are strict: contestants have to toss their pancake at both the start and the finish, as well as wear an apron and a scarf. Traditionally, when men want to participate, they must dress up as a housewife (usually an apron and a bandanna). The race is followed by a church service.

How to make the perfect pancakes.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy

Do you have a favourite topping or maybe take turns on flipping the mixture?

Here at Masterflex, jam, sugar, lemon juice or maple syrup are some of the more popular choices to have with pancakes.

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

Monday – Thursday: 8 – 5pm.  Friday 8-2.30pm

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