Seamless convoluted PTFE hose with a flame-resistant fabric braid has a texture that resembles nylon. The assemblies are flexible, allowing them to route through tight areas and eliminate RFI issues seen in many applications with stainless steel reinforcements. They are also less susceptible to cracking from stress or flexing than metal hose assemblies. The hose is extremely lightweight, about 40% lighter than a typical stainless steel braided hose. With nearly the same temperature resistance, up to 400°F, the hose is a much cooler reinforcement allowing operators to handle hoses without the risk of a burn.
Parker Page International Hose