TRELLEBORG, Sweden—Trelleborg's engineered products operation has started manufacturing pre-bend rubber dredging hose in China, the company announced.
The hoses, according to Trelleborg, have high wear resistance and flexibility compared to their steel equivalents.
As part of the manufacturing process in China, the hoses will be reinforced with armored rings, which “significantly strengthens the hose, extending use-life by up to five times compared to similar products.”
This, claimed Trelleborg, was exclusive to its Chinese manufacturing operation.
The hoses are in response to new mining projects that are emerging in China.
These applications require new types of hoses capable of withstanding more extreme working conditions, said Eddy Chen, head of Asia infrastructure sales for Trelleborg's engineered products operations.
The dredging hoses, he added, had high levels of wear resistance, “even when pumping highly abrasive media.