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Silicone hose is a hose with a wide range of uses and is widely used in medical, food, chemical, military, aviation and other fields. With the continuous growth of market demand, the production and application of silicone hoses have also developed rapidly.

The international standard of silicone hose

At present, the international standards for silicone hoses mainly include ISO standards and ASTM standards. The ISO standard is a standard formulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

  • 1.ISO 10993 is a biocompatibility test standard that can be used to test the biocompatibility of silicone hoses for medical purposes;
  • 2.ISO 9001 is a quality management standard. Standard for evaluating the production and service quality of silicone hoses.
  • 3.The ASTM standard is a standard formulated by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), among which ASTM D412 is an elastic test standard that can be used to test the elastic properties of silicone hoses; and ASTM D624 is a tear test standard that can be used to test Tear resistance of silicone hose.

The industry standard of silicone hoses

In addition to international standards, industry standards for silicone hoses are also important standards for the production and application of silicone hoses. In China, the industry standards for silicone hoses mainly include the following:

  • 1.GB/T 2941-2006 General Technical Requirements for Silicone Rubber Plastic Molded Products and Silicone Rubber Plastic Extruded Products
  • 2.GB/T 5584-2009 Test methods for physical properties of silicone rubber products
  • 3.GB/T 12706.3-2008 Insulation materials and sheath materials for electric cables and optical cables
  • 4.HG/T 2491-1993 Silicone Rubber Sealing Ring Technical Conditions

These industry standards mainly stipulate the technical requirements for the material, production, testing, and use of silicone hoses, ensuring the stable quality and safety performance of silicone hoses.

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In addition to international standards and industry standards, there are also some regional standards, such as EU standards and American standards. These standards are mainly aimed at local market needs and laws and regulations, such as the EU REACH and RoHS directives, which require silicone hoses to contain no harmful substances, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, etc., to protect the health of consumers and the environment.

The impact of standards on the silicone hose industry

The formulation and implementation of standards have an important impact on the silicone hose industry.

First of all, the standard can unify the technical requirements and test methods of silicone hoses, improve the production and testing standards of silicone hoses, and make them more in line with market demand. Secondly, standards can promote the international trade of silicone hoses, making silicone hoses more competitive in the international market. In addition, standards can also provide consumers with more reliable product guarantees, improve user satisfaction, and increase consumer confidence.

At the same time, the continuous updating of standards has also promoted the development of silicone hose technology. As technology advances and requirements change, standards are constantly being updated and improved. This not only promotes the technological innovation of silicone hoses, but also improves the safety and reliability of silicone hoses, providing strong support for the sustainable development of the industry.

Therefore, manufacturers of silicone hoses also need to pay attention to quality management and quality control, adopt advanced production technology and equipment, strictly implement standards and specifications, and ensure product quality and stability. In the production process, it is also necessary to carry out comprehensive management and control on raw materials, processing technology, testing methods, production environment, etc., so as to effectively reduce the defect rate and return rate of products, and improve the market competitiveness of enterprises and user satisfaction.