Our hoses offers many benefits over conventional, organic rubber. They will perform over a much wider temperature range than EPDM, VAMAC, remaining flexible at temperatures as low as - 50⁰C and performing as high as + 250⁰C.

They are far less susceptible to heat ageing than organic rubbers. Over time, sustained high temperatures will cause organic rubber hoses to stiffen, crack and fail. Ours will remain virtually unaffected for many years, at normal under bonnet temperatures.

In turbo charger hoses, good resistance to oil mist can be imparted with the addition of a fluorosilicone liner. When used in coolant hoses, a fluorosilicone liner provides protection from aggressive corrosion inhibitors and OAT coolants. With the selection of high quality and appropriate fabrics, such as those used by LHSS, hoses resistant to OAT coolants can be produced without the need for a liner.

The majority of our hoses are produced by a hand built, multi-ply method. This means hoses can be designed and produced to operate at much higher pressures, even at high temperature, than organic hoses. Organic usually produced by an extrusion method, are typically reinforced with only one or 2 plies of fabric. Operating pressures of maximum 2.5 bar, are typical for an EPDM hose compared to 6 – 8 bar, with a similar diameter hose.