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.

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

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)

master PUR  L

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

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

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.

electricity

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)

master PUR  L

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

Quality, Reliability and Availability from Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd

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: info@masterflex-uk.com

 or www.masterflex-uk.com

Clinical Medical Waste

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.

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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, bore and durability, 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