A new standard for safe drinking water applications with rubber hoses has been set in North America by Continental. The new Clearwater Flextra and Softwall hoses are the first and only North American made rubber hoses to receive the NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 61 certification – the American National Standard for Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects from global public health organization NSF International.
Led by an international team based in Canada, the products were developed tested and certified. The patent-pending hoses are suitable for handling drinking water for industrial purposes. With a proprietary inner tube material, they represent a perfectly inert rubber water hose, which helps to ensure water is as clean coming out as it was going in.
The versatility of the hoses allows them to be used for a number of applications, including construction sites, camping and caravanning, catering, hospitals, municipal emergency water supply, and more.
To earn the NSF/ANSI 61 certification, Continental’s hoses were subject to rigorous testing and evaluation to verify they met requirements for use in treating drinking water. NSF International also audited the manufacturing facility to verify compliance to the standard requirements.
NSF International led the development of the American National Standards for all chemicals used to treat drinking water and materials/products coming into contact with drinking water. Today, government agencies around the world utilize NSF International standards to verify the safety and performance of water treatment chemicals, pipes and plumbing components, and to ensure these products do not leach harmful levels of contaminants into drinking water.
Courtesy of Continental.