Difference in Hose Materials
We offer two types of milk hose and another common question we get is, what is the difference between the two types of hoses? We use the silicone material because of its flexibility in the winter months but we like the Transflow hose as well and offer it as a less expensive, quality option. Below are the descriptions of both hose materials.
FDA approved, Transflow is specifically designed for raw milk applications. It is specially formulated to reduce the risks that can occur with the use of rubber tubing. It is made to not dry out or crack which allows it to last longer than rubber tubing.
Transflow tubing has a smooth, non-porous bore that reduces the occurrence of buildup of butterfat or milk solids and it is not affected by strong cleaners. It is clear which permits immediate visual inspection of your milk and the cleanliness of your lines. Contains no BPA or phthalates.
FDA approved, silicone is unaffected by temperature meaning it will perform the same at 90 degrees or -20 degrees maintaining the same flexibility and ease of use. This is the main difference between it and the Transflow tubing, it’s flexibility.
Silicone will not dry out or crack. Milk, fat, bacteria and cleaning solutions will not react with the silicone thus not allowing deterioration of the milk line. It is perfectly hygienic with a longer life span than other types of milk tubing. Silicone tubing will not discolor from its original translucent color. Silicone is said to last longer than any other hose material.