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

Quality, Reliability and Availability from Masterflex Technical Hoses Ltd

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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Good luck Hayley

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This week is the last week at Masterflex for Hayley, our Marketing Co-Ordinator.

Hayley starts her new role as Commercial Assistant with a different company at the start of December.

Over the last 18 months, she has worked on the E-shots that are sent out on a monthly basis, visited many different exhibitions,  and blogged regularly though social media.

We would like to thank Hayley for her work and commitment during her time with us and wish her all the best for the future!

It is back to work as normal for the rest of Masterflex manufacturing flexible hoses and ducting to suit a wide variety of industries.

If you use hoses in your job but are unsure what type of hoses or ducting is best for you, contact us and we can help you choose the right product.

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

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

GOOD BYE MASTERFLEX

Are you 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 Dave

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Masterflex would like to wish David Collier a Happy Birthday for today.

David is the company’s Managing Director and has been at Masterflex for 19 years.
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Over the years he has helped Masterflex to grow into a leading UK manufacturer of high-tech flexible hose, ducting and connecting systems.

Today, our products are in use throughout industry, helping to solve our customer’s many different application requirements. Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited can also design and manufacture a hose or ducting product to a customers’ specific requirement.

The Quality Policy of Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited 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.

Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited has a policy of continuous research and product development, ensuring that the latest materials technology and production processes are used.

If you use hoses in your job, but are unsure which type you use, contact us and we can help you in choosing the right product.

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

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

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Happy Diwali

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Masterflex would like to wish everyone a Happy Diwali.

What is Diwali?

The term Diwali means Festival of Lights and is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in Autumn. The five-day festival of Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in the Indian culture.

Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil. The preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Did you know before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up lamps and candles, inside and outside their home, participate in family prayers.During Diwali, families and friends share sweets, dried fruit and gifts, and many give food and goods to those who are less fortunate and in need.

For many Indians, Diwali honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and people will start the new business year at Diwali and some will say prayers to the goddess for a prosperous year ahead.

After the prayers, fireworks follow, then a family feast including mithai (sweets), and an exchange of gifts between family members and close friends. Deepavali also marks a major shopping period in nations where it is celebrated.

Diwali is an important festival for Hindus. The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras in Northern & Western part of India, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.

Masterflex continually manufacture flexible hoses and ductings throughout the year, allowing you to keep your stock levels high for any busy times.

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.

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

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Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Sunday is approaching. Have you got your Poppy?

What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states and some other countries, since the end of the First World War to remember the members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the United States) is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning.

“At the 11th hour” refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.

The memorial evolved out of Armistice Day, which continues to be marked on the same date. The initial Armistice Day was observed at Buckingham Palace, commencing with King George V hosting a “Banquet in Honour of the President of the French Republic during the evening hours of 10 November 1919. The first official Armistice Day was subsequently held on the grounds of Buckingham Palace the following morning.

Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (UK) honours the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars. The main observance is on the second Sunday in November, but 2 minutes of silence is also made on November 11. Remembrance Day is an observance and not a public holiday in the UK, though many businesses may temporarily pause activity at 11am for 2 minutes of silence on November 11.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”.  These poppies, the seeds of which can lie dormant for years, until the ground is disturbed, bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Artificial poppies were first sold in Britain in 1921 to raise money for the Earl Haig Fund in support of ex-servicemen and the families of those who had died in the conflict. They were supplied by Anna Guérin, who had been manufacturing the flowers in France to raise money for war orphans. Selling poppies proved so popular that in 1922 the British Legion founded a factory – staffed by disabled ex-servicemen – to produce its own. It continues to do so today.

Other charities sell poppies in different colours, each with their own meaning but all to commemorate the losses of war. White poppies, for example, symbolise peace without violence and purple poppies are worn to honour animals killed in conflict.

The poppy continues to be sold worldwide to raise money and to remember those who lost their lives in the First World War and in subsequent conflicts.

Here at Masterflex, we will be wearing our poppies while continuing to manufacturer high-tech flexible hose, ducting and connecting systems.

Today, our products are in use throughout industry, helping to solve our customer’s many different application requirements. Masterflex Technical Hoses Limited can also design and manufacture a hose or ducting product to a customers’ specific requirement.

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

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

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Ready, Set.. Scare

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Did you know Halloween is also known as All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve?

What does Halloween mean?

Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe.

At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin.

This meant weird creatures with strange powers could wander about on Earth.

The Celts had a big party. It was all about scaring away the ghosts and spirits and celebrated the day because it was when animal herders would move their animals into barns and pens and prepare to wait out the winter.

Later, with the Christian religion, the day became known as All Hallows’ Eve – the day before All Saints’ Day on 1 November.

The word Halloween is derived from the term, “All Hallows Eve,” which occurred on Oct. 31st. “All Saints Day” or “All Hallows Day” was the next Day, Nov. 1st. Therefore, Halloween is the eve of All Saints Day. Some say that the origins of Halloween can be traced back to ancient Ireland and Scotland around the time of Christ. On Oct. 31st, 

Halloween is celebrated by millions of people in multiple countries.  For most it is a fun time for kids who put on costumes and going door-to-door to get candy. But it is also known as a time of witches, ghouls, goblins, and ghosts.

It’s in America that Halloween has really taken off.

Irish immigrants to the United States raised the popularity of Halloween during the 19th century.

During the 20th century it became more and more popular, with traditions like pumpkin carving and trick or treating becoming part of TV shows, books and movies.

On 31st October there are loads of Halloween traditions. If you go to a party, expect stuff like:

  • Scary fancy dress
  • Making pumpkin lanterns
  • Trick or treating
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Telling ghost stories

But not everyone likes celebrating Halloween.

Some religious people believe that making a game out of evil spirits and witches is wrong.

In Lancashire, ‘Lating’ or ‘Lighting the witches’ was an important Halloween custom. People would carry candles from eleven to midnight. If the candles burned steadily the carriers were safe for the season, but if the witches blew them out, the omen was bad indeed.

In parts of the north of England Halloween was known as Nut-crack Night. Nuts were put on the fire and, according to their behaviour in the flames, forecast faithfulness in sweethearts and the success or failure of marriages.

Halloween was also sometimes called Snap Apple Night, in England. A game called snap apple was played where apples were suspended on a long piece of string. Contestants had to try and bite the apple without using their hands. A variation of the game was to fix an apple and a lighted candle at opposite ends of a stick suspended horizontally and to swing the stick round. The object was to catch the apple between the teeth whilst avoiding the candle.

Here at Masterflex, we have no ghosts or ghouls interfering with the manufacturing of flexible hoses and ducting.

If you use hoses in your job, but are unsure which type you use, contact us and we can help you in choosing the right product.

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

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

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Shaken not stirred…

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Will you be watching the new James Bond film Spectre?

The new film had it’s premier on Monday 26th October. The spy thriller, starring Daniel Craig featuring Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall as the theme music.

SPECTRE gets its name from the acronym for “Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.” Ever since its foundation, its main goal has been to undermine the governments of the world, in hopes of one day ruling it. Some of their most infamous plots have involved the attempted radiating of Fort Knox’s gold supply, the ransom of two nuclear warheads found off the coast of the Bahamas, as well as various plots involving the sabotage of the space program.

Did you know that…

  •  SPECTRE is on track to be one the most expensive films ever made, costing over $300 million.
  • SPECTRE establishes a link between all of Daniel Craig’s Bond movies up to this point, as it features both documents from Bond’s childhood found in the ruins of Skyfall Lodge and the return of Mr White. Skyfall had no apparent link to both plots of Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale before.  
  • Directors Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates, Danny Boyle, Shane Black and Christopher Nolan were being considered to direct the film until Sam Mendes decided to come back after Skyfall.
  • Sam Mendes confirmed SPECTRE will be his last Bond film.

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Here are some more facts about the film.

 1. While shooting in Rome, the Mayor allowed producers to shut the busiest road in the country off so that crew could film the high-speed car chase scene.
2. The crew of Spectre travelled to Morocco, Austria and Mexico to shoot the film.
3. Not just a road, but even a plaza in Mexico was shut for four days to shoot huge sequences in the film. The opening scene in Mexico shows the Dead Festivities, and it took six months to make costumes for the thousands of people involved.
4. Lucia, the character played by Monica Bellucci, is the James Bond’s oldest love interest at 50.
Bond is known for using many gadgets throughout the film in order to succeed at the task, and here at Masterflex we have our own set of gadgets, specialised tools and machinery to manufacture hoses and ductings for individual requirements.

Why not increase your stocks of flexible hoses and ducting from Masterflex?

Simply let us know what is passing through the hose, the size and length you need, and your order could be with you the next day on stock items.

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

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

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