Easter is nearly here

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Here at Masterflex, we are getting ready to enjoy the long weekend.

Relaxing, eating Easter treats and visiting family and friends is something we are all looking forward to.

Have you got any plans? Maybe an Easter egg hunt, baking, or time away for a couple of days?

Don’t forget Masterflex will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, but open as normal from Tuesday 5th April.

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

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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.

How have you spent your day?

How have you spent your day?

The 29th February, also known as leap day or year in the Gregorian calender, only occurs every four years. This means that we gain an extra day in the year.

In the Chinese calender, leap years will only occur in the years of the Monkey, Dragon and Rat.

A leap day is observed because a complete revolution around the Sun takes slightly longer than 365 days. It compensates for this lag, realigning the calendar with the Earth’s position in the solar system; otherwise, seasons would occur in a different time than intended in the calendar year.

The Gregorian calendar repeats itself every 400 years, including 97 leap days, which is exactly 20,871 weeks. Over this period, February 29 falls on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday 13 times each; 14 times each on Friday and Saturday; and 15 times each on Monday and Wednesday. The order of the leap days is: Thursday, Tuesday, Sunday, Friday, Wednesday, Monday, and Saturday.

A person who is born on February 29 may be called a “leapling” or a “leap-year baby”. In non-leap years, some leaplings celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while others only observe birthdays on the authentic intercalary date, February 29.

How have you spent your day?

Here at Masteflex, we are all hard at work to make sure we get your orders out on time.

If you have an questions about our products, visit our website or give the office a ring, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

 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 www.masterflex-uk.com

We need you!

We need you!

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Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited is a leading UK manufacturer of high-tech flexible ducting, hoses and connecting systems.

Today, our products are in use throughout industry, helping to solve our customers many different application requirements.

The Quality Policy is to ensure that the manufacture and supply of our flexible hose and ducting products is carried out to a standard that exceeds our customer’s expectations.

So here at Masterflex, we would like to know what you think of our products, services and overall experience.

Did you get the right item for your industry?

Were you pleased with the delivery time?

Could we do any more to help you?

If you use Masterflex regularly, you could let others know why you prefer us.

Simply send us your reviews via email, Facebook or call the office and we can put the comments on our website.

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 www.masterflex-uk.com

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We are mobile friendly

We are mobile friendly

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Masterflex are mobile friendly

Here at Masterflex, we have made some small alterations to our website, making it easier for you to contact us using your mobile phone.

These changes will allow you to view www.masterflex-uk.com on any mobile device.

What does this mean for Masterflex customers?

Whether you are out shopping, at home or at work and need flexible hoses and ducting,

simply search ‘Masterflex UK’ through Google on your mobile phone and the information you need will be right in front of you.

If you find something that doesn’t work as expected, or just doesn’t seem right with the site,

we would be very interested to hear about it, so please contact Simon on 0161 626 8066 or email simon@masterflex-uk.com

There are other ways to 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: marketing@masterflex-uk.com or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Happy birthday Karl!

Happy birthday Karl!

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One of our skilled production operatives is celebrating his birthday here at Masterflex today.

Karl Summerscales (also known as Taz) has turned 33 today.

He has worked at Masterflex for 10 years.

On a daily basis you can hear Karl singing to the radio, whilst setting the equipment up ready for the hoses to be made.

He enjoyed an eventful night out in Manchester with his friends over the weekend but is now hard at work making the hoses.

Give Masterflex a call, place an order and Karl maybe the one who manufactures your product.

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- 2.30 pm

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

Antistatic and Electroconductive Hoses

Antistatic and Electroconductive Hoses

Masterflex provides a wide range of Antistatic and Electro-conductive Hoses, for preventing the danger of ignition through electrostatic charges.
With high flexibility, microbe-resistance, and
multifunctional capabilities, the Master-PUR range of hoses provides safety and durability.

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If safety in your working environment is a high priority, due to the need for Antistatic and Electro-conductive hose, have you been introduced to the range of hose, specifically designed and manufactured to meet your requirements?

Masterflex Technical Hoses is an established and trusted supplier of hose for danger zones in the workplace.Our Master-PUR range of hose, allows you to work with confidence in even the most challenging environment.

Master-PUR L is a PU suction and transport hose that is light duty, extremely flexible,highly abrasion resistant with high tensile strength. The mostly smooth inner lining facilitates optimum flow characteristics.

It is oil / petroleum-proof, gas tight, has good chemical resistance, and a temperature range from -40ºC to +90ºC (with Peaks to 120ºC)

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Other hose in the Master-PUR antistatic and electro-conductive range are;

Master-PUR H-EL

Master-PUR L-EL

Master-Clip Vinyl EL

Master-Clip PTFE H EL

Master-Clip PTFE S-EL

To discover more about these our any other hose from Masterflex, go to our website.

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: Sales@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

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Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

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What is the definition of Pharmaceutical?

The definition of pharmaceutical is something related to prescription drugs or pharmacies.

What are pharmaceutical drugs used for?

A pharmaceutical drug is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Drugs are classified in various ways. One of the key divisions is by level of control, which distinguishes prescription drugs from over-the-counter drugs. Another key distinction is between traditional small molecule drugs, usually derived from chemical synthesis, and bio pharmaceuticals, which include recombinant proteins, vaccines, blood products used therapeutically, gene therapy, and cell therapy. Other ways to classify medicines are by mode of action, route of administration, biological system affected, or therapeutic effects. An elaborate and widely used classification system is the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System.

What hoses do we provide to handle pharmaceuticals?

Here at Masterflex, we can provide the Master PUR L Food to handle any pharmaceutical products.

The Master PUR L Food is a clear Polyether polyurethane hose, Reinforced with embedded stainless steel wire helix and a PU thickness of 0.7mm.

Properties

• Extremely flexible
• Highly abrasion resistant
• Nearly smooth bore
• Light/medium duty
• FDA approved

Applications

• Transportation of solid, liquid and gaseous media in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

Size Range: 32mm to 200mm.

Temp Range: -40ºC to +90ºC (intermittent to +125ºC).

We also provide the Master PUR H Food, which is a clear  Polyether polyurethane hose, Reinforced with embedded stainless steel wire helix and a PU thickness of 1.4mm.

Properties

• Very flexible
• Highly abrasion resistant
• Nearly smooth bore
• Medium/heavy duty
• FDA approved
• Improved pressure and vacuum characteristics vs Master-Pur L Food

Applications

• Transportation of solid, liquid and gaseous media in the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry.

Size Range: 20mm to 200mm.

Temp Range: -40ºC to +90ºC (intermittent to +125ºC).

Other lengths are available on request for both hoses. Also both hoses can be made with an antistatic variant known as the Master PUR L Food A and the Master PUR H Food A.

What hoses do we provide to remove pharmaceutical waste?

At Masterflex, we can provide the Polderflex hose to remove any pharmaceutical waste.

The Polderflex is a clear PVC hose, Reinforced with embedded high tensile steel wire helix.

Properties

• Smooth inside and outside
• Good resistance to oils, alkalis and acids
• Good chemical resistance (see compatibility chart on our website)
• Non-toxic

Applications

• Suction and discharge of liquid media
• Granular transportation
• Suitable for foodstuffs

Size: Range 13mm to 102mm.

Temp Range: -15ºC to +70ºC (intermittent to +80ºC).

If you have any enquires about our products, please contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.

If you don’t work in this industry but know someone who does then please share our post.

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: marketing@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

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‘Tis the Season to be jolly’

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The start of December can only mean one thing – The count down to Christmas.

It is the only month of the year when you can enjoy a daily surprise that hides behind the numbered doors on the advent calender.

Here at Masterflex, everyday has it’s own surprises, as each order is specifically manufactured to customers requirements.

Whether you are self employed, work for a company who use flexible hoses on manchinery or distributor then contact our office to discuss your hose needs in more detail.

Masterflex manufacture hoses and ductings to suit a wide range of applications for industries including Construction, Chemical, FoodPharmaceutical, Heating, Air conditioning and Ventilation, plus many more.

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

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

Are you from Lancashire?

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When is Lancashire Day?

 Today is Lancashire day and it is held annually on 27 November to commemorate the day in 1295 when Lancashire first sent representatives to Parliament, to attend the Model Parliament of King Edward I.

Curated by the Friends of Real Lancashire, it is observed with the loyal toast to “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster”, and is celebrated from everywhere within the county Palatine.

The day is marked throughout the historic county by town criers announcing the Lancashire Day proclamation which declares the historic regions boundaries of the county, and finishes with “God bless Lancashire, and God save the Queen, Duke of Lancaster”

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Lancashire Day allows us the opportunity to declare that we are proud to be Lancastrians.

Us northerners are renowned for our fabulous dialect and amazing food, Lancashire hotpot, Morecambe bay shrimps, Lancashire Cheese, Blackpool tower, Ribble Valley, great pubs and great walks!

Here’s a selection of words and phrases you might hear when you come to Lancashire:

Saying/ word: Put wood in th’ole

Meaning: Shut the door

Saying/ word: It’s cracking flags

Meaning: it is so hot outside that stone pavings are breaking

Saying/ word: I’m spitting feathers here

Meaning: I am thirsty

Saying/ word: He’s not as green as he’s cabbage looking

Meaning: He’s not as stupid as he looks

Here are some facts about Lancashire:

  • Lancashire was established in 1183
  • The county covers an area of 3,075 sq km – making it one of the largest shire counties
  • Dunsop Bridge in the Ribble Valley is the centre of the British Isles
  • Preston is one of England’s newest Cities and in 2012 it celebrated the Preston Guild, which only happens every 20 years and is England’s oldest festival
  • The Leeds Liverpool Canal – Britain’s longest – flows through large parts of the county
  • The mill towns of Blackburn and Burnley were the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century
  • You can see Blackburn and Burnley from the famous Pendle Hill. The hill is only 165ft shy of also being called a mountain
  • Bashall Town, near Clitheroe, is England’s smallest town
  • Blackpool Illuminations comprise an amazing one million lamps in various types and styles and cost £2.4 million to stage
  • Lancaster Castle belongs to the Queen and still has prisoners and a sitting court
  • In Garstang in October 2007, the world’s biggest hotpot was created to help launch Taste Lancashire 08. It is in the Guinness World Records.

Did you know Masterflex is based in Lancashire but can deliver to all areas of the UK and Ireland?

For more information about the products Masterflex manufacture then have a look online.

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: hayley@masterflex-uk.com  or www.masterflex-uk.com

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