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ISO Registration / Compliance Footnotes for Kuri Tec Corporation Products

Tigerflex™ hoses are manufactured in our own plant with ISO 9001:2008 registered quality management systems.

Kuri Tec® hose and tubing products are manufactured in our own plants, which are ISO 9001 Registered facilities in Canada and the United States.

Alfagomma® Industrial Rubber Hoses are manufactured in Teramo, Italy.  This manufacturing facility has earned registration under ISO 9001- ISO 14000 for constant high quality.

Tigerflex:

Many Tigerflex hoses are suitable for use with food processes which require:

(01) 3A – Material approved by 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. for multi-use plastic materials,
number: 20-25, as product contact surfaces in equipment for production, processing and handling of milk and milk products.

(02) BSE/TSE – The majority of the raw materials used in our formulations are not manufactured or derived from materials of animal origin. Nor do our products come into contact with materials of animal origin during processing. Our suppliers of raw materials have assured us their compounds exceed the relevant European Guidance on minimizing the Risk of Transmitting Animal Spongiform Encephalophy Agents Via Human and Veterinary Medical Products.

(03) FDA – Material conforms to CFR title 21, parts 170-199.

(04) FDA – Material conforms to CFR title 21, parts 177.1680 and 177.2600.

(05) FDA – Material conforms to CFR title 21, parts 177.2600 and 175.105.

(06) FDA – Material conforms to CFR title 21, parts 177.2800 (5)(i), 21 CFR 170.39.

(07) IAPMO – Hose conforms to IAPMO PS 33-2007 of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials for use on circulating, return and main drain piping on spas, hot tubs and swimming pools.

(08) MSHA – Hose approved by the United States Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration as having met Part 18, Title 30 CFR, and the Interim Fire Criteria for Acceptance of Products Taken into Underground Mines as water transfer hose.

(09) MSHA – Hose approved by the United States Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health
Administration as having met the Interim Fire Criteria Acceptance of Products Taken Into Underground Mines as a hydraulic hose/hose bundle protection sleeve. Not intended for protection of electrical cables, and not intended for the repair or conveying of damaged hydraulic hoses.

(10) Phthalate Free – Manufactured from all phthalate free materials.

(11) RoHS – The product complies with the requirements of the EU directive 2002/95/EC which is on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

(12) USDA – Hose approved by the US Department of Agriculture for use in federally inspected
meat and poultry plants.

Kuri Tec:

Many Kuri Tec hose & tubing products are suitable for use with food processes, air and drinking water applications which require:

(01) 3A- The PVC compound complies with the criteria in 3-A Sanitary Standards for Multiple-Use Plastic Materials, number 20.

(02) ASME A112.18.6 – When properly coupled with suitable fittings, this hose will pass the performance tests as outlined in the ASME standard A112.18.6 for Flexible Water Connectors.

(03) FDA – The PVC ingredients used are sanctioned for food contact use under CFR title 21, parts 170-199 or FD&C Act, section 409(h), notifications relating to food contact substance.

(04) FDA – Material complies with 21 CFR 177.1350.

(05) FDA – Material complies with 21 CFR 177.1520 (c) 3.1 (b).

(06) FDA – Type 1, Class A, Category 4 Polyethylene (complies with FDA21 CFR 177.1520 for Olefin Polymers (par (c) 3.2a).

(07) FDA – Material conforms to FDA CFR 21-177-2600.

(08) MSHA Accepted – Cover material accepted by MSHA as having met the requirements for acceptance of flame-resistant solid products taken into mines for hoses transferring air, oil, water or other fluids.

(09) NSF – The polyurethane material is listed under NSF Standard 61.

(10) NSF – This hose is certified under NSF/ASNI standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. This product has also been evaluated for use in Mechanical Plumbing Device applications with a maximum use restriction of 130 sq. in./L. This certification applies only to the hose without other components attached to the hose. This hose is certified to NSF/ANSI standard 372: Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content and conforms with the lead content requirements for “lead free” plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland, and Louisiana state laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.

(11) NSF – The inner core tube PVC material is certified under NSF/
ANSI standard 51: Food Equipment Materials and is also certified as Pipes and Related Products under NSF/ANSI standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. The inner core tube PVC material is certified to NSF/ANSI standard 372: Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content and conforms with the lead content requirements for “lead free” plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland, and Louisiana state laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.

(12) NSF – The hose is certified under NSF/ANSI standard 51: Food Equipment Materials and is also certified as Pipes and Related Products under NSF/ANSI standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. This hose is certified to NSF/ANSI standard 372: Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content and conforms with the lead content requirements for “lead free” plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland, and Louisiana state laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.

(13) NSF – The hose is certified under NSF/ANSI standard 51: Food Equipment Materials. The inner surface PVC material is also certified as Pipes and Related Products under NSF/ANSI standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. The inner core tube PVC material is certified to NSF/ANSI standard 372: Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content and conforms with the lead content requirements for “lead free” plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland, and Louisiana state laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act.

(14) NIOSH –When coupled with suitable fittings and apparatus, this air breathing hose will satisfy the NIOSH Air-Supply-Line requirements and tests of Type C Respirators as described in Table 8 to 42 CFR Part 84, subpart J including the test for permeation of hose by gasoline. NOTE: NIOSH only certifies complete breathing respirators and does not issue certification on individual components, such as hoses. All replacement hoses for NIOSH-certified apparatus must have prior NIOSH certification as a part of that unit.

(15) Phthalate Free – Manufactured from all phthalate free materials

(16) RoHS – The product complies with the requirements of the EU directive 2002/95/EC which is on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

(17) UL – The clear PVC plastic material has been tested and conforms to UL94 Flame Class HB.

(18) USDA – The PVC hose has been found chemically acceptable for use in slaughtering, processing, transporting, or storage areas in direct contact with meat or poultry food product prepared under Federal Inspection.

(19) USP – The PVC compound has been tested and meets the requirements of the USP guidelines, for Class VI Plastics.

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