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      May 25, 2021

      Velocity Petroleum Drop Hose Expands Continental’s State-of-the-Art Portfolio

      • Continental’s state-of-the-art Velocity hose portfolio is growing with new product
      • Cutting-edge technology offers visible fuel flow in PVC hose
      • Addition of PVC and thermoplastic options supplements Continental’s existing offerings of industry leading rubber transfer hoses

      FAIRLAWN, OHIO MAY 25, 2021- With the creation of the Velocity Petroleum Drop hose, Continental becomes one of the only manufacturers of petroleum transfer hoses to offer a complete lineup of thermoplastic and rubber hoses. The PVC lineup sets Continental apart as a one-stop shop for transfer hose customers. With the advantage of fuel visibility while unloading, the Velocity Petroleum Drop hose relies on groundbreaking technology to meet the demands of rubber hoses at a much lower cost.

      “While we have strong offerings in our petroleum transfer hoses, we’ve invested significantly in our PVC technology and design,” said Nicole Kostelnick, Continental PVC Product Manager. “We’re confident that this addition to our portfolio is the first step to Continental becoming the leading, most cutting-edge thermoplastic hose supplier.”

      The hose can be used with gasoline, gasoline with 10% ethanol, E85, 100% ethanol, diesel, B20 and B100 biodiesel, and kerosene, and is fully compatible with fuels that meet ASTM D5798, D4806 and D6751. Continental engineers ensured the hose was designed to handle biofuels in anticipation of the continued growth in their use.

      The Velocity Petroleum Drop hose is designed to be paired with the Spiraflex Vapor Recovery hose to capture vapors - ensuring they aren’t released into the atmosphere. The unique offering positions Continental to capture a large share of the more than $1 million annual market.

      The rigid PVC helix and polyester braiding along the corrugated exterior makes the hose easy to handle, especially across rough surfaces. The static dissipating wire underneath the helix keeps the hose grounded and eliminates the danger of static discharge while unloading.

      While PVC hoses traditionally have less longevity than rubber hoses, the unique design of the Velocity Drop hose and high tube-to-cover adhesion guarantees the same level of reliable 

      Premium non-permeable TPU linerProvides maximum fuel resistance when transferring gasoline, gasoline with 10% ethanol, E85, 100% ethanol, diesel, B20 and B100 biodiesel, and kerosene. Fully compatible with fuels that meet ASTM D5798, D4806, and D6751
      Static wire between the liner and coverWhen properly grounded to the fitting, dissipates static electricity for safe handling. Placed between flexible layers for easier extraction
      Lightweight constructionLighter than standard rubber petroleum transfer hoses
      Non-phthalateProp 65 Compliant
      Clear constructionFlow visibility
      Helix designed with low coefficient of frictionEasier to drag and maneuver, even on rough surfaces


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