The hose is made of clear PVC with a steel-wire reinforcement completely encased in the tubing that lets the hose resist kinking, crushing, and collapse. Vardex has a mirror-smooth inner surface for maximum flow. All components are nontoxic and conform to FDA standards. The hose comes in nine sizes ranging from 0.25 to 2-in. ID. Options include special sizes, formed shapes, cut-to-length pieces, assemblies with permanently crimped-on fittings, and thermal bonding to other PVC tubing and hose.

NewAge Industries Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966, (800) 506-3924,