Milk & Dairy Hoses


Liquid food and suction and delivery. Special construction for maximum flexibility in milk tanker
Tube: White NR
Reinforcement: High textile cords with embedded steel helix wire
Cover: Blue NR/EPDM – abrasion, ozone and oil resistant
Size Available: 1’’ – 4’’ (Larger sizes upon Request)
Temperature: -40°C +120°C

Milk & Dairy Hoses

Milk and dairy hoses are common parts of modern dairy farms as they are used in milking machinery for harvesting milk from animals. They are also used in the dairy industry for conveying milk and dairy products from one part of the plant to another. These hoses are specially made to conform to FDA & EU standards to ensure proper sanitation, milk quality and to avoid chemical contamination. The hose material may include PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer), hybrid PVC-rubber or NBR (Nitrile Rubber). The rubber inner material makes these hoses resistant to dietary oils/fats. Usually, these hoses are reinforced with coils and an abrasion resistant outer layer to ensure longevity.


Milk and dairy hose

Material considerations
Stainless-steel wire reinforced hose
Figure 2: Stainless-steel wire reinforced hose

PVC, EPDM, hybrid PVC-rubber or NBR are generally used for food grade hose materials. However, following criteria should be considered while selecting the material for milk and dairy hoses.

Phthalates-free: Phthalates are a group of chemicals that make plastic harder to break and flexible. The main concern in the dairy industry is that phthalates can escape into fatty foods when it comes in contact with plastic and rubber equipment. To ensure that phthalates don’t contaminate the media within the hose, good solutions are phthalates-free plasticizers, silicones or advanced synthetic rubbers.
Food grade hoses: Dairy hoses must be a food grade hose that are made from non-toxic compounds that prevent harmful chemical reactions. They are also odorless and tasteless, which help in preserving the actual order & taste of the milk & dairy product.
Non-metal hoses: Dairy hoses should be non-metal hoses to prevent contamination from rust and corrosion. PVC or rubber materials are used, which not only prevents the problem of contaminations, but also provides high flexibility. To ensure strength and durability of the hose, helical structured stainless-steel wires are used in these hoses. Figure 2 is an example of stainless-steel wire reinforced hose.
Flexibility: Flexibility is important for milk and dairy hoses as they are attached to the milking machine cluster, or milking unit, in the milking parlor.