Hose Braids


Hose Braids:

2 braid materials are utilised.

Aramid Fibre Braid

A black aramid fibre named “Tecnora”, which is a high technology fibre, with tensile, abrasion and temperature properties significantly better than the older Aramid products like Kevlar.

Stainless Steel Braid

Braided from AISI grade 304 stainless steel wire, bright hard drawn to a minimum 1700 N/mm2 tensile strength. The braiding process is closely controlled to ensure even tensions and the correct braid angle, to give minimum expansion/contraction under pressure.

There are many different applications for PTFE lined smoothbore hose which is subjected to high pressures in service, and each application has its own individual set of requirements.

Aflex Hose are able to provide different specifications of high pressure hose which are custom designed for particular applications or testing procedures where pressures exceed 100 Bar (1500 psi) for gases, or the listed maximum pressures for fluids.


Designs include (but are not limited to) the following:

Tecnora (Aramid Fibre) Braid + Stainless Steel Wire Overbraid Hose


High Pack Stainless Steel Wire Braid Hose

The custom design will include the size, wall thickness and quality of the PTFE tube and the precise design of the Braid, all optimised for the particular application.

Please consult Aflex Hose for further advice.