Carolina Material Technologies
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Flexible Tubing Sleeves and Connectors

Flexible Sleeves and Connectors

Carolina Material Technologies offers Flexible Sleeves and Flexible Connectors in several different materials, including Clear Polyurethane, EPDM, Pure Gum Rubber, Rubber Coated Nylon, Silicone, and Neoprene. We offer the flexible connectors in different styles, including straight sleeve, bellowed shape (silicone only), BFM Fittings, and Tri-Clamp Connectors.

Our FDA approved flexible connectors are CLEAN, SAFE, and EFFICIENT for the following industries: Food, Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Mineral

BFM Fitting Tubing Sleeves and Connectors
Clear Polyurethane Tubing Sleeves and Connectors
EPDM Tubing Sleeves and Connectors
BFM Fittings
Clear Polyurethane
Pure Gum Rubber Sleeve Tubing Sleeves and Connectors
Rubber Coated Nylon Sleeve Tubing Sleeves and Connectors
Silicone Bellow Tubing Sleeves and Connectors
Pure Gum Rubber
Rubber Coated Nylon
Tri-Clamp Flexible Connectors
Tri-Clamp Flexible Connectors
Product Details

Silicone Weighing Flexible Sleeves

This Silicone Weighing Flexible Sleeve features a molded flexible connection in black static conductive silicone rubber (also available in FDA acceptable translucent silicone rubber). This flex sleeve is very flexible, and is designed for the use in weight systems. Our flex sleeves have low axial and lateral force. Silicone weighing flexible sleeves do not affect the weighing process.

Material in the Silicone Flexing Sleeve:

- Silicone Rubber, black conductive

- Temperature -40 tot +200 degrees C

- Air and Powder Tight

- Flexible Sleeves for Easy Fitting

- Approved According to FDA 177.2600

Silicone Bellow
Silicone Bellow
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Pure Gum Tubing Flexible Sleeves

CMT provides pure gum tubing for your specific application. Pure Gum Tubing Flex Sleeves are specially made for weather and ozone resistance. This flex sleeve has excellent tensile, elongation, tear resistance and resilience. It has good abrasion resistance and excellent low temperature flexibility. The flex sleeve has poor resistance to solvents and petroleum products. This flex sleeve is a best seller for dry materials processing. Gum rubber flexible sleeves have excellent abrasion and tear resistance.  The pure gum flexible sleeve is the most commonly used tubing utilized in practically every industry.

- Offered in white and tan. Both meet FDA requirements.

- Temperature range is -40 F to +180 F

- Offered in 1/8” - 3/16” thickness.

- Compounded for weather and ozone resistance.

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Pure Gum Tubing Flexible Sleeves
Pure Gum Tubing Flexible Sleeves
FDA Approved
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BFM Fittings

The BFM® fitting is a revolutionary, snap-in, flexible connector and spigot that eliminates the problems associated with traditional hose clamp systems.

BFM®s patented connectors provide superior performance:

  • 100% sealed, no mess, no leaks
  • Seals tighter under pressure
  • No product build-up means better hygiene
  • No tools required for fitting
  • Snap-in design makes installation easy
  • Standardised connector sizes mean you need to keep less stock.
BFM Fitting
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What are BFM® Connectors made from?

BFM® fittings manufacture a range of patented products available in a variety of materials:

How are BFM® Connectors used?

BFM® fittings are used in a wide variety of applications involving dry dust or powders to supersede old hose clamped systems:

  • Clear Polyurethane USDA Dairy Equipment Approved - Seeflex 040E/020
  • Breathable Polyester for high-temperature installation - LM4
  • Breathable Polypropylene for low-temperature installation - LM3
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) for very high temperatures, caustic or acid - Teflex
  • Kevlar flame retardant covers for over-pressure and potentially explosive applications
  • Polypropylene light blocking Black Out covers for light-sensitive applications
  • End caps, blanking socks and breather bags are also available
  • Vibrating & oscillating sifters
  • Conveyors & Feeders
  • Fans
  • Baghouses
  • Silos & bin inlet & outlets
  • Cyclones
  • Blenders
  • Vibro tubes
  • Rotary valves
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EPDM Tubing Flexible Sleeves

CMT offers black EPDM tubing flex sleeves among many other types of rubber tubings. EPDM is a terpolymer of ethylene, propylene and a diene monomer making EPDM tubing  resistant to oxygen, ozone, and sunlight. EPDM Rubber flexible sleeves are excellent at handling acids, oxygenated solvents and wet or dry abrasive materials. This flex sleeve is suitable for outdoor exposure. The flexible sleeve can withstand temperatures to 300F.  It is resistant to polar materials such as phosphate esters, many ketones and alcohol. However, its resistance to petroleum products is poor.

- Temperature range is -60F to +300F.

- Resistance to oxygen, ozone, and sunlight.

- Offered in 1/8” - 3/16” thickness.

- Good electrical properties, low temperature flexibility,

- Excellent heat, water and steam resistance

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Rubber Tubing EDPM Flexible Sleeves
Black Rubber Tubing EDPM Flexible Sleeves
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Rubber Coated Nylon Sleeves

Rubber Coated Nylon flex sleeves are an industry standard, but RCN is only one of many fabrics available to you. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our associates if you would like assistance with your selection and design.

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Rubber Coated Nylon Flexible Sleeves
Rubber Coated Nylon Flexible Sleeves
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Clear Polyurethane Tubing Sleeves

The Clear Polyurethane Tubing Flex Sleeves and Polyurethane Flex Sleeves offer many advantages over traditional socks, boots and sleeves. Our tubing flex sleeves can be cut to exact length, allows for product viewing and in most applications it offers superior abrasion and chemical resistance. The tubing compounds to meet your individual application specifications.

.In addition to the extruded sizes, non-standard diameters or tapered boots can be fabricated. They are built using the PerfectSplice. The splice is virtually invisible and no loss of material strength occurs in the process. The boots / tubing can be made in 30 or 60 mil wall thickness. The spliced boots are available with FDA food contact clearance and anti-stat as well.

- Diameters from 2" ID through 12" ID

- Tensile strength: 6000+ psi
- Temperature range: -40 to 180 F
- Elastic shock cords and or rings can be added to meet specific application demands.
- Complies with FDA regulations for direct food contact per CFR sections 175.105 and 177.2600.

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Clear Polyurethane Tubing Flexible Sleeves
Clear Polyurethane Tubing Flexible Sleeves
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Tri-Clamp Flexible Connectors

These BFM alternative connectors are easy to assemble and breakdown, making them ideal for short term process lines and equipment. Due to the high quality material these types of fittings are often seen in pharmaceutical and chemical plants. Filcoflex offers a variety of flexible connections that are Tri-Clamp fitted.

Tri-Clamp Flexible Connectors
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Product information
This Flexible Connector is equipped with a pressed on Tri-clamp coupling. Pressing stainless steel 316(1.4571) ferrules onto the flexible connection makes the entire connection airtight and gives it a smooth flow profile. These connectors are used in many different applications, including applications with weighing and batching systems.

The Tri-Clamp coupling is extremely simple to apply. Pressure-resistance is guaranteed with the use of robust Tri-Clamps. The seal  is available in many different materials. These flexible connectors are also available with quick release clamp rings.

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- AG Spray
- Air
- Chemical Transport
- Composite Thermoforming
- Chemical
- Steam
- Food Handling

- Oil
- HVAC Equipment
- Fluids Handling
- Water Purification Tubing
- Material Handling
- Water Suction and Discharge

- Electronics Seals
- Window and Architectural Seals
- Food Processing Industry
- Electrical Washers
- Fluids Handling in Dairy Industry
- Fiber-Optic Equipment
- Water Purification Tubing
- Electrical Connector Seals
- Automotive Electrical Enclosures

- Military and Aerospace
- Medical Equipment Seals Tubing
- Peristaltic Tubing
- High Voltage Insulation
- Wastewater Sampling Tubing
- Small Appliance Tubing
- Chemical Transport
- Composite Thermoforming

- HVAC Equipment

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