Ducting specialist Eximo speed LOCK has launched a new range of antistatic flexible ducting products designed for use in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries.

FoodFlex AS (Anti Static) is a flexible polyether-polyurethane ducting solution featuring a stainless steel wire spiral designed to be used in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing applications where dust and other abrasives have the potential to generate static electricity. The flexible ducting is used for the suction and discharge of abrasive and granular materials commonly found during manufacturing in these industries.

A translucent flexible ducting product, FoodFlex AS has a temperature resistance range of -40°C up to +100°C; resists chemical hydrolysis and a wide range of food-specific microbes; and is lightweight, nontoxic and food safe according to US FDA regulation 21 CFR 177.2600.

FoodFlex AS is permanently antistatic (R ≤ 109 Ohm), and conforms to TRBS 2153 to provide excellent abrasion resistance and good all-round flexibility.

Eximo founder and Managing Director Roger Marriott remarked that the launch of FoodFlex AS opens yet another successful chapter in Eximo’s 31-year history of providing unique and cutting edge ducting solutions. The new food safe and highly antistatic flexible ducting product is designed to provide food manufacturers across Australia and New Zealand the safest and longest lasting environmental protection solution on the market, while also helping them keep both their workers and factories safe and secure from static electricity.

FoodFlex AS will be available ex-stock from Eximo speed LOCK in a range of lengths and diameters from May 1, 2015.