Tigerflex Voltbuster is a lightweight, thermoplastic material handling hose that safely dissipates static charge in extremely high-static applications. The Voltbuster hose solves the problem of industrial hose propagating brush discharge, otherwise known as “hose arcing,” which occurs when the static generated inside the hose overloads the dielectric strength of the hose tube. The consequences of electrostatic discharges range from personnel experiencing serious physiological shock to potentially fatal dust cloud explosion. The hose can be used at any facility handling powders, plastics, or other granular materials, offering a lightweight alternative to cumbersome metal and industrial rubber hoses. The hose can be used without workers’ fear of getting “shocked,” while at the same time being lightweight and flexible enough to maneuver without worker strain. Voltbuster is successfully in use at prominent processing companies such as DuPont, Monsanto, and Glaxo Smith Klein.
Kuriyama of America Inc., Schaumburg, IL 847-755-0360 www.kuriyama.com
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