NewAge® Industries’ Vardex® Turns 60

NewAge® Industries’ Suction Hose, Vardex®, Turns 60

Milestone Proves the Product’s Durability & Reliability

NewAge Industries’ steel reinforced, transparent PVC suction hose, was introduced in 1956. Since then it’s been the protective conduit for millions of gallons of fluids and has transported air and other gases. It’s a heavy-duty product that has been reliably moving fluid from point A to point B for decades.


NewAge’s first product was Nylobrade® braid reinforced PVC hose. Vardex® was the second and, with its spiral steel wire reinforcement, provided important new benefits: kink and crush resistance and  vacuum capabilities. These benefits are still a key reason why customers choose Vardex® over other hoses for their fluid transfer needs.

“The design of Vardex® has remained constant over the years,” stated Stephen Kuhns, National Sales Manager. “It’s a solid performer that offers users a tough hose they can see into and check fluid flow. You can’t do that with opaque, multi-layered suction hoses.”

Vardex® is suitable for applications such as chemical transfer, air supply, floor cleaning equipment, material handling, water feeds and discharge, vacuum lines, and food and beverage supply. The clear hose handles pressure and full vacuum (29.9 in./Hg.), and its steel reinforcing wire allows it stand up to harsh environments and rough treatment without complete collapse.

For 60 years Vardex® has offered, and continues to provide:

Flexibility with durability
The chemical resistance of PVC with the strength of steel
Non-toxic ingredients
Spiral reinforcement completely contained within the walls of PVC – no I.D. or O.D. contact
Smooth inner and outer surfaces
Light weight compared to similarly-sized rubber hose

Vardex is well stocked in sizes from 1/4” to 2” I.D. Fabricated hose assemblies with permanently crimped-on fittings are available, along with a variety of other fittings and clamps in both plastic and metal.

About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.8%, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.

The AdvantaPure® division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, Single-Use process manifolds and systems, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biopharma, biomedical, food, beverage and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics® division.

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