Masterduct News

May 2021

Why Are There So Many Types of Hoses?

By reviewing the various types of hoses, hose constructions, and the key features of the most common types of industrial rubber, PVC and ducting hose, one can answer the commonly asked question, ‘why are there are so many different types of hoses?’

Click here to read Why Are There So Many Types of Hoses published on Hose + Coupling World by  By Karina Robinson, Market Director, N.A Industrial Hose, Continental and Ross Blanford, Director of Sales for North America, MASTERDUCT.


New Rule Goes into Effect to Help Control Combustible Dust

Is your company NFPA 652 compliant? 

NFPA 652 mandates that all facilities where combustible dusts or particulate solids are present to complete a Dust Hazard Analysis report by September 7, 2020, and update it every five years thereafter.

A DHA (Dust Hazard Analysis) report helps to identify the presence of combustible dust, ignition sources, and existing hazard controls within a facility, and recommends safe operating procedures to reduce the risk of a fire or an explosion. 

To get a DHA report, the facility manager will collect samples of the dusts in their facility and send them to a lab to have them analyzed.  A report that identifies the specific materials in the dust and their relative combustibility is generated and sent back to the facility, along with recommendations to reduce any hazardous risks.  There are many labs that specialize in DHA reports.

After September 7, 2020, when asked, a facility must produce a DHA report to comply with NFPA 652.  The NFPA rules are written by NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency), and can be enforced by any AHJ (authority having jurisdiction). These include local building officials and inspectors, OSHA inspectors and even include insurance company representatives.

Hoses are a vital component to reducing hazardous conditions and assuring compliance. According to NFPA 652, hoses and ducting are referred to as flexible connectors. The standard specifically states that any flexible connector used in areas where combustible dusts and vapors are present should have an end to end resistance of less than (R0 ˂ 108) to ground with a grounding wire connected to the equipment that the hose is attached.  This includes applications where hoses have high flow volume or are in constant movement, both of which are more likely to generate a static charge which could lead to an explosion.

Masterduct offers an extensive line highly durable antistatic and electrically conductive hoses to help keep your facility in compliance with NFPA 625.  Contact us today to discuss you facility and hose needs to assure safe handling of combustible dusts, vapors and fumes.

January 14, 2020

Don't miss the Podcast: Designing Hose Systems to Handle Combustible Dust with Ross Blanford

DustSafetyScience interviews Ross Blanford, Director of Sales at Masterduct Inc in Houston, Texas, about designing hose systems to handle combustible dust.

Masterduct is a leading global manufacturer of flexible hose and ducting products and has over 30 years’ experience in providing the right products and utilizing the right materials for harsh and hazardous areas.

Click here to listen to podcast

December 10, 2019

Masterduct to present Design of Ducting & Conveying Systems at the 2020 Digital Dust Safety Conference

Do you have your ticket yet? Join us, February 24-27, 2020, at the 2020 Digital Dust Safety Conference - a four-day online event focused on combustible dust safety, industry training and up-to-date education in industries handling bulk powders and solid materials.

Find out more and register for the conference from the main event page:

Contact Masterduct to receive your code for a 20% discount off registration!

July 2, 2019

We are TOP 100 innovator!

We are one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany - distinguished by TOP 100.

At the 6th German SME Summit we received the TOP 100 award from Ranga Yogeshwar, TV journalist and mentor of the competition and Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from compamedia.

As the only innovation competition in Germany, TOP 100 honors medium-sized companies for their innovation management and success. We were particularly convincing in the category "Innovative Processes and Organization". Around 15 employees are involved in innovation developments at our company: They test new materials, create antistatic hoses with an approval for the food sector or heatable hoses that can, for example, transport liquid chocolate. Above all, however, they are working on "intelligent" hoses and connection solutions under the name AMPIUS, which we develop together with our customers for their specific requirements.

For us, this is already the second Top 100 award after 2016.…/news/wir-sind-top-100-innovator…

June 14, 2019

A crush-resistant hose that always snaps back into shape after being driven over or stepped on repeatedly.

The Master-PUR STEP Polyurethane hose from Masterduct is crush-resistant, extremely flexible, and super lightweight. The unique hollow profile spiral snaps back into shape when driven over or walked on making it ideal for floor level areas where conventional hoses are subjected to rough conditions and can be permanently deformed.

Antistatic with an FDA compliant hose wall, the Master-PUR STEP hose can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as dust and powder conveyance, wood processing, food and pharmaceutical processing, or as a general protective hose.

Contact Masterduct to learn more about our extensive line of antistatic, flame-resistant, Polyurethane hoses that are made from FDA compliant materials.
June 4, 2019

PVC or Polyurethane??

Many companies have used PVC hose for years as a less expensive alternative to other hose materials. Depending on the conditions and the elements; PVC can wear out quickly due to abrasion or environmental exposure and can even be deadly in case of fire. Masterduct can provide a better solution for your facility.…/ar…/mdb/features/21705

May 23, 2019

Welding fumes may cause brain damage: study

This is an interesting article about risk for damage in an area of the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease for workers exposed to welding fumes.

Combining the issue of manganese exposure to that of hexavalent chromium and you can see why OSHA is paying close attention.

Masterduct offers a wide variety of hoses specifically for welding fume extraction.  Contact us to make sure your facility is safe for employees and OSHA inspectors.

May 6, 2019

Masterduct has the flexible hose solution for your high-temperature application! 

Master-Clip hoses offer solutions to a wide range of high-temperature applications up to 2010oF. 

Specialized high-temperature fabrics are used in our unique “Clip” manufacturing process to ensure an extremely robust hose with an incredibly high tensile strength.  Master-Clip hoses feature an external helix for wear protection, and are engineered to provide a long, uninterrupted service life.  All of our hoses have mechanically locked seams with no adhesives. 

From vehicle exhaust to toxic fumes to hot air movement, Masterduct has the right hose solution for your high-temperature application!

Contact us today to discuss a solution for your specific application!

April 15, 2019

Develop solutions together

For decades, the Masterflex Group has stood for quality and know-how in the hose business. Now we go one step further and offer engineering services to our customers.
This division bundles the entire know-how of the Group in the form of development offerings and consulting services. The focus is on highly individualized and efficient products and solutions developed jointly with customers. The result of this cooperation is special solutions with real added value.

Learn more about the engineering services of the Masterflex Group:…/masterflexgroup_engineeringserv…

March 15, 2019

In the engineering services business division, the entire know-how of the masterflex group will be bundled up in the form of development offers and consultancy services.

Read an interview with Torsten Gebhardt, head of product and product management, in the march issue of technical trade.

March 15, 2019

Fire and Explosion Hazards in Cement Manufacturing Industries

This article from outlines the various fire and explosion hazards present in cement manufacturing industries. A description of the manufacturing process is given followed by five typical fire hazards. Lastly, five explosion hazards are also reviewed.…/

March 11, 2019

Health & Safety – Dust Collection at Work – Woodworking, Food & Other Industries

March 1, 2019  

Is your company at risk for a potential combustible dust explosion?

Preventing the buildup of dust and static electricity is one of the key means for controlling fire and explosion hazards where combustible dust are present. Choosing the right hose is essential for the health and safety of your employees. Masterduct has many choices for antistatic and electrically conductive solutions.

Contact us at for more details.


February 28, 2019  

This is an interesting post that gives an overview of the different aspects leading to a combustible dust hazard.

Masterduct antistatic hoses help ensure a safe working environment. Visit our website or contact us to speak to a hose expert to find a hose solution for your unique application.

February 27, 2019  


Hannover Messe: Intelligent AMPIUS® Hose Systems with Life Cycle Tracking Functions

We have developed hose systems under the name AMPIUS® which will soon be equipped with a digital interface as standard. Using a specially programmed app, it will then be possible to call up data on wear, abrasion, temperature and flow rate in addition to clear product identification.

Visit us from 1. To 5. April at the Hannover Messe in hall 21 at booth j 30 and let this technical highlight show you personally on site.

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February 19, 2019  

Please take the time to schedule a Safety Stand Up at your processing and storage facility March 25-29 in support of the Grain Stand Up; organized by, the NGFA, Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and the North American Millers Association. Anti Static and Electrically conductive hoses are a critical part of operational safety- call #Masterduct for an overview of this topic. #grain #safety #StandUp4grainsafety


February 12, 2019  

Overhead Hazards – The Importance of High-Level Combustible Dust Cleaning

January 23, 2019  

Masterduct Welcomes New Team Member

Masterduct is pleased to announce the addition of Ross Blanford to the organization in the position of Business Development Manager. He brings a tremendous amount of experience to the team as a sales, marketing and business development leader in the industrial manufacturing segment. His experience will allow us to expand our market presence in key vertical markets by providing national exposure and building on our current capabilities.

“I am excited to be a part of the Masterduct team and to help be a part of the next phase of the company growth and development here in the US. With our product offering, technical expertise and ability to meet the demands of a changing market we are poised for future success.”

Welcome to the team Ross!

May 18, 2018  
MASTERDUCT at NPE2018: The Plastics Show

The US plastics industry is growing robustly, and NPE2018: The Plastics Show last week in Orlando was the largest and most successful show in NPE history. Attracting attendees and exhibitors from around the world, NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the innovations, people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics.

MASTERDUCT was on site to exhibit an extensive line of hoses for use in the plastics industry. From highly abrasion-resistant hoses for granule transport, temperature-proof hoses for granule drying, Master-PROTECT Pipe-Bends, electrically heated hoses for the transport of liquid plastics and adhesives, right through to all of the corresponding fittings and connectors, MASTERDUCT has everything you need for achieving greater success throughout the entire production process.

January 2, 2018  
University of St. Gallen awards Masterflex Group as world market champion 2018

Masterflex Group honoured as global market leader again
With the listing in the global market leader index of the University of St. Gallen, the Masterflex Group is again one of the global market leader champions in the "Mechanical & Plant Engineering" sector -and therefore will be one of the world's best companies again this year.
"We are especially delighted to be honoured as the "real" global market leader again. It substantiates that we understand our customers' wishes", Dr. Andreas Bastin, CEO of the Masterflex Group, says.  Read more.
November 29, 2017

MASTERDUCT celebrates its 18th anniversary!

MASTERDUCT fully recognizes that the support and efforts of our customers is the foundation of our success.  We would like to thank all of our customers for their contribution to our success and for their confidence and trust in our products over the years.  We look forward to a continued, mutually beneficial relationship with each one in the years to come.

Extrusion Process
Our product range covers many different types of hoses, which are produced using the extrusion method. During this extrusion process of plastic profiles, a spring steel wire is moulded into the profile, so that it cannot move or twist.  Read more.

Case Study: Regen Temps Challenge Vehicle Exhaust System Users 
Catalytic converter regeneration causes extremely high-temperature exhaust fumes.  Read More.

Helpful Hoses for the Woodworking Industry
Know Your Hose!

May 30, 2017 New production length Master-PUR Performance and Master-PUR Inline
May, 2017  
Flexmaster U.S.A.® accepts
the 2017 Best Manufacturer
award from
TEXTEC International

Masterflex Group digitizes the hose & connection business...

Masterflex Group again one of the Top 100 German medium-sized businesses...

New antistatic hose series from Masterduct





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