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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Roses are red…

Roses are red…

 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?

Hayle Bishop Valentine whose day this is

All the Ayre is thy Diocese
And all the chirping Queristers
And other birds ar thy parishioners
Thou marryest every yeare
The Lyrick Lark, and the graue whispering Doue,
The Sparrow that neglects his life for loue,
The houshold bird with the redd stomacher
Thou makst the Blackbird speede as soone,
As doth the Goldfinch, or the Halcyon
The Husband Cock lookes out and soone is spedd
And meets his wife, which brings her feather-bed.
This day more cheerfully than ever shine
This day which might inflame thy selfe old Valentine.

— John Donne, Epithalamion Vpon Frederick Count Palatine and the Lady Elizabeth marryed on St. Valentines day

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 – Friday: 8 – 5pm

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

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Today is the celebration of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Monkey.

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. It is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 21 January and 20 February. This year the celebrations take place on the 8th February.

The personality of the Monkey

People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterised as quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous, but it is also believed to be one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.

The general image of people in this zodiac sign is of always being smart, clever and intelligent, especially in their career and wealth.

They are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile. In addition, their gentleness and honesty bring them an everlasting love life. Although they were born with enviable skills, they still have several shortcomings, such as an impetuous temper and a tendency to look down upon others.

  • Strengths: sociable, innovative, enthusiastic, self-assured
  • Weaknesses: suspicious, cunning, selfish, arrogant, jealous

Lucky Signs for the Monkey

  • Lucky numbers: 1, 7, 8
  • Lucky colours: white, gold, blue
  • Lucky flowers: chrysanthemum, alliums
  • Lucky directions: north, northwest, west

Famous people born under the monkey sign

Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Celine Dion, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Halle Berry, Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Elizabeth Taylor, Alice Walker, Michael Douglas, Owen Wilson, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gisele Bundchen, Kim Cattrall, Nick Carter, Patricia Arquette, Alyson Stoner, Christina Ricci, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez.

The Chinese Zodiac

What does your Chinese zodiac sign mean?

In Chinese astrology, the 12 animal zodiac signs each have unique characteristics.

  • Rat: Intelligent, adaptable, quick-witted, charming, artistic, sociable.
  • Ox: Loyal, reliable, thorough, strong, reasonable, steady, determined.
  • Tiger: Enthusiastic, courageous, ambitious, leadership, confidence, charismatic.
  • Rabbit: Trustworthy, empathic, modest, diplomatic, sincere, sociable, caretakers.
  • Dragon: Lucky, flexible, eccentric, imaginative, artistic, spiritual, charismatic.
  • Snake: Philosophical, organized, intelligent, intuitive, elegant, attentive, decisive.
  • Horse: Adaptable, loyal, courageous, ambitious, intelligent, adventurous, strong.
  • Sheep: Tasteful, crafty, warm, elegant, charming, intuitive, sensitive, calm.
  • Monkey: Quick-witted, charming, lucky, adaptable, bright, versatile, lively, smart.
  • Rooster: Honest, energetic, intelligent, flamboyant, flexible, diverse, confident.
  • Dog: Loyal, sociable, courageous, diligent, steady, lively, adaptable, smart.
  • Pig: Honorable, philanthropic, determined, optimistic, sincere, sociable.

 

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 – 5pm

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

Pancakes all day!

Pancakes all day!

Get your pans ready for Tuesday 9th 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 – Friday: 8 – 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

What does Masterflex do?

What does Masterflex do?

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Here at Masterflex, we manufacture hoses and ducting to suit many different industries.

Do you work in Construction or Woodworking and require flexible hoses, on a next day delivery?

We can send all stock items out for delivery, if the order has been received before 2:30pm.

If you can’t see your industry, then call us and we can give you some advice on a suitable product.

Alternatively, if you need a sample to see how the hose is constructed, bore and durability, then contact our office directly.

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

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

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

 

Clinical Medical Waste

 

Music icon, David Bowie!

Music icon, David Bowie!

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R.I.P David Bowie

On the 10th January 2016, David Bowie sadly passed away after his battle with cancer. Bowie was a figure in popular music for decades and entetained thousands. He was a great English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor that will be missed by all.

David Bowie’s first hit song, “Space Oddity”, reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969. After a three-year period away from music, he came back with the hit single “Starman” and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie’s impact at that time, as described by biographer David Buckley, “challenged the core belief of the rock music of its day” and “created perhaps the biggest cult in popular culture”.

Graduating from his plastic saxophone to a real instrument in 1962, Bowie formed his first band at the age of 15. Playing guitar-based rock and roll at local youth gatherings and weddings, the Konrads had a varying line-up of between four and eight members, Underwood among them. When Bowie left the technical school the following year, he informed his parents of his intention to become a pop star. His mother, Margaret Mary “Peggy”, from Kent, worked as a waitress, while his father, Haywood Stenton “John” Jones, from Yorkshire, was a promotions officer for Barnardo’s.

Before his death, David Bowie released his last album on Friday 8th January and has been set to top the charts.

R.I.P David Bowie!

What industry do you specialise in?

What industry do you specialise in?

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Here at Masterflex, we manufacture hoses and ducting to suit many different industries.

Do you work in Construction or Woodworking and require flexible hoses, on a next day delivery?

We can send all stock items out for delivery, if the order has been received before 2:30pm.

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 orders)

(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 mid day = £20

Before 10am = £30

Pallet= £40

These prices are for Monday – Friday delivery.

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If you can’t see your industry, then call us and we can give you some advice on a suitable product.

Alternatively, if you need a sample to see how the hose is constructed, its durability and if it will fit, then contact our office directly.

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

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.

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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

Monday – Friday: 8 – 5pm

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

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