Time For Change, Its Spring!

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Spring – Time for a change

It is that time of the year when we all move the clocks forward.

 We can start to enjoy the lighter evenings, see flowers start to bloom and look forward to warmer temperatures.

There is always one clock & a hose you may miss out by accident. Did you forget to change your clocks & hoses for Spring?

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Masterflex – Change your hose

Here at Masterflex, all our clocks have been altered, ready for a busy week ahead.

Don’t forget Masterflex are open Monday – Friday: 8 -2:30pm

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

 

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.

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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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

Time to gain an hour!!!

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Clocks go back Sunday 29th October

What is the one thing people want more of?????

Well if it is Time that you are wanting then you are in luck!, as we will all be gaining an extra hour on Sunday. Yip Pee!!!!

The clocks should be put back 60 minutes at 1am on Sunday October 29. When the clocks go back, the UK will be back onto Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Mobile phones and other devices connected to the Internet should change automatically. Other devices, like cookers and ovens will need to be changed manually.

Clocks then move forward again on March.  The reason for changing the clocks twice a year is known as Daylight Saving Time and was brought in from 1907 to get people out of bed earlier during summer when it gets light from 4 to 5am even when the clocks have gone back. But there have been calls to scrap it entirely because of the adverse impact of nights drawing in earlier during winter.

So don’t forget Sunday 29th Oct to turn your clocks back 1 hour!

It’s back to work for everyone at Masterflex (hopefully everyone will turn in on time) manufacturing hoses and ducting to suit your individual requirements

Give the office a call to get a quote, sample or to make a purchase.

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: 8am – 5pm – Friday 8am – 2.30pm

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

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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

Email: Sales@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

Quality, Reliability and Availability from Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd

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).

Should you wish to know more about our products, please contact our office.

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

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