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Diesel Hose

What are 7 Benefits of Diesel Hose?

Reinforced PVC hoses are strong, multi-purpose, and durable braided hoses which are specifically designed to transport both pressurised and unpressurised.

These fuel hoses are constructed with a 3 layer process which consists of a specially formulated blend of PVC and nitrile compound, which is then strengthened by 24 polyester braid reinforcement.

This special blend of PVC, is then heated and chemically bonded to create an extremely strong and reliable hose solution...

What are the benefits of Nylon tubing

What are the Benefits of Reinforced PVC Hose?

Reinforced PVC hoses are strong, multi-purpose, and durable braided hoses which are specifically designed to transport both pressurised and unpressurised.

The fact it is specially designed to transport these substances therefore makes it a popular solution for food and drink distribution.

Due to reinforced PVC hose being ideal for conveying air and liquids, this makes this type of tubing highly flexible, with a minimum toxicity level, and have been specially designed to...

How do we Manufacture our Hose and Tubing?

How do we Manufacture our Hose and Tubing?

As a UK manufacturer of hose and tubing we have invested in the machinery needed to efficiently manufacture and extrude custom hose and tubing to a high standard and efficiently here in the UK.

Our hose and tubing goes through 7 main steps. These being: The extrusion process begins by feeding pellets of...

UK Manufacturer

The Benefits from Sourcing Direct from a Hose and Tube Manufacturer in the UK

As expert plastic tube manufacturers, we are able to extrude different materials for a range of different industries and applications. The benefits of buying directly from us are that it is more cost effective.

ith all products that require a constant supply, faith in your supply chain is utterly crucial. If your supply falls down then...

Nylon Spiral Cut Hose Guard

What are the benefits of Nylon Spiral Cut Hose Guards?

Nylon Spiral cut hose guards have many benefits. These include: improving the efficiency of the hose they are protecting, reducing the chance of both damage and leakages, along with many health and safety considerations.

Due to the hose guard protecting the hose and tubing inside from damage this means that: You reduce the overall cost of replacements as the hose and tubing inside the guards are protected far betters from external abrasions and wear & tear that will mean the internal tubing needs to be replaced to continue operating the equipment. Improved efficiency of...

PVC Tube

What is Unreinforced Polyethene Tubing and what are the Benefits of Using it?

Unreinforced polythene tubing is ideal for low pressure applications. As a result, these low-density polythene tubes are chiefly used in the pneumatic machinery, the brewing and food industries. It is completely approved by REACH, RoHS and BSI ISO quality standards for conveying consumable products...

Polyurethane Tube

What is Polyurethane and why are our Polyurethane Tubes suitable in Pneumatic Control Systems?

Polyurethane is a very flexible elastomer - which is synthetic polymer having elastic properties. The main advantage of Polyurethane are that it is has. Polyurethane is a very flexible elastomer - which is synthetic polymer having elastic properties. The main advantage of Polyurethane are that it...

Made to order hose

Benefits of Hose & Tubing Extrusion

The extrusion process begins by feeding pellets of PVC compound into a machine called a hopper, which is a funnel-shaped device used to move the PVC compound from one receptacle to another. The PVC compound is then forced through a die that defines the shape and thickness of the tube. Once this occurs, the extruded tube is rapidly cooled in a bath of chilled water, as the cool water temperature helps...

curtainsider

What are Curtainsiders and how does our PVC Pelmet Section benefit them?

Curtainsiders are trucks with a removable side curtain that give full reliable access to the content of the truck without having to underload the entire vehicle. These vehicles are ideally suited when access to one section of the load is...

Nylon tube

What are the Benefits of Nylon Tube?

Regarded highly for its exceptional stability, mechanical strengths and resistance to chemical corrosion, nylon is considered to be one of the most versatile engineering materials. Our nylon tubing is made up of Nylon 12 which is a polymer. This is important as Nylon 12 offers great characteristics such as good resistance to abrasion,heat...

Abbey Extrusions Sponsor Golf Day PIGS (Plastics Industry Golf Society)

What a fabulous day we had at the superb Stratford Upon Avon Golf Club, the weather, golf course, food and staff were most accommodating and excellent. We had a good turnout of 38, playing in the two handicap sections 1-14, 15 plus and the guest prize. Abbey extrusions generously provided Marks and Spencer's Vouchers for the top two places in each section plus a £50 M&S for the guest winner...

Triflex 2000 Water Hose

Which Water Hose is Right for You?

When it comes to choosing the right water hose, it really depends on the environment you’re working in. But, as most water hoses will be used outdoors in gardens, agricultural environments or on construction sites, it’s worth avoiding cheaper options that will tend to crack after only a year of changing seasons, varying pressures and abrasive conditions and instead investing in something that will hold up and last you much longer.

For general water delivery, the Triflex 2000 Water Hose is a perfect solution. Carefully constructed using three bonded...

PVC Tube

Seven Great Benefits of PVC Tube & Hose

We manufacture a number of PVC tubes and hoses at Abbey, including the Air 60 Air Hose, reinforced PVC hose and PVC tube for brewery applications, and reinforced PVC nitrile Diesel Hose. Just these three items demonstrate the versatility of PVC. In fact, PVC is one of the most versatile plastic materials in the world. Read on to find out more about some of its many other benefits.

Just these three items demonstrate the versatility of PVC. In fact, PVC is one of the most versatile plastic materials in the world. Read on to find out more about some of its many...

Brewery Hose

Food Safe Hose and Tube

Selecting the right tube or hose for applications in the food and drink industry can be challenging. You not only need tube that is reliable, durable and flexible, but you also need it to be approved for delivering consumables. In our experience, the ideal solution for delivering consumables in the food and drink industry is PVC hose. PVC is the most thoroughly tested and researched plastic in the world and as such, it is certified as a totally safe, non-toxic material. PVC is also unlike other plastic materials in that it possesses a wide range of qualities that make it suitable for numerous applications. It is compatible with most gases, fuels, oil and other low-grade...

Tube Forming

Tube Forming for a Range of Applications

It’s a real problem when you find that traditional tube fittings aren’t suitable for your application. Luckily, we have the solution. Our tube forming service can shape a variety of polymers as well as PVC, nylon, polythene and polyurethane for a range of applications and industries. And not only does this result in a tube specifically formed for your exact purpose, but you also gain a number of additional benefits, including improved material strength, a reduction in parts and material weight and a reduced need for tube fittings. We offer tube forming for a range of materials, regardless of size or quantity. Simply get in touch with us to discuss your needs...

Nylon Recoil Airlines

The Ideal Solution for Air-Operated Hand Tools

If you work with air-operated hand tools then you’re probably familiar with the difficulties caused by airlines that are inflexible or lack air flow. The issue with these deficiencies is that this creates an unsafe working environment where arms tire at having to compensate for the reduced air flow and movement. We have the solution. Our Nylon Recoil Airlines are manufactured from flexible nylon tube that is specially formed to give the tube superb spring form memory and kink resistance. The material is highly flexible and lightweight and enables superior air flow. Once attached to a hand tool, all of these qualities allow for excellent freedom of motion and ease of use...

Best selling brewery hose

Bestselling Brewery Hose

Did you know that the number of breweries in the UK has hit the highest level since the 1930s? Well it’s true, according to recent reports. There’s been an explosion in the popularity of real ale and craft beer, prompting new breweries to open up at an increasing number each year. So, with craft beer and microbreweries on the rise throughout the UK, it’s perhaps no wonder that our brewery hoses continues to be one of our biggest and best sellers. We have two hoses ideally suited to brewery applications: reinforced PVC hose and clear PVC tube. Specifically designed to transport liquids, chemicals and gases, they are a popular and reliable solution for those...

Why buy from Abbey Extrusions

Why Choose us

We might be a little biased, but we think there are a number of great benefits to buying your hose and tube from us. Below, we’ve highlighted just three of the key reasons we believe this. Read on and see if you agree. Firstly, we’re an established UK manufacturer. All of our products are made in the UK by an experienced team of extrusions specialists. This means our hose and tube meet the highest standards of quality and reliability, and you can rest assured that your products will take a maximum of two weeks to be made and delivered. Secondly, we offer a bespoke manufacturing service. Our decades of experience are put to good use when we manufacture bespoke products for our customers...

Tried and Trusted PVC Pelmet

Tried and Trusted PVC Pelmet

Protect and streamline your trailers and trucks with our specially formulated, tried and trusted PVC pelmet.Over the years, we have established a firm reputation as a leading manufacturer of curtainsider pelmet sections. Made from specially formulated blends of PVC materials, our curtainsider pelmet has been specifically designed to help protect the roller mechanisms of curtain-sided trailers and also eliminate water ingress to the cargo areas. It is a durable, long-lasting and very popular product We have manufactured pelmet for a number of companies including Boalloy, Southfield, Don-Bur, Cargobull, JC Payne, CVR, Truck & Trailer...

Bespoke Orders and Unique Solutions

Bespoke Orders and Unique Solutions

Having been in the extrusions business for over thirty years, we’ve established a reputation for manufacturing quality and expertise. Made with care and precision in our Leicestershire-based factory, our range of hose and tube products are manufactured to variety of standard specifications and can also be made to measure. However, at Abbey, our service goes above and beyond providing just a set range of high quality products. We strive to meet even the most specific needs of our customers, and we do this with our bespoke...

The Best of British Manufacturing

The Best of British Manufacturing

We’ve been a UK Manufacturer ever since our inception in 1985. We’re proud of the expertise we bring to client projects and the successful hose and tube solutions that we deliver. Be that as it may, a constant source of competition comes from overseas suppliers who have the advantage of cheaper labour costs and materials which enables them to offer products at cheaper prices. However, these cheaper costs don’t always pay off. In terms of quality and reliability, it may remain true that British is best. Read on to find out our top three reasons for buying British manufactured hose and tube.

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