Equipment and parts such as hoses that come into contact with foodstuffs must be of such quality that they do not negatively influence the food material or liquids they transport. They must be clean and well-maintained and it must be possible to disinfect them if necessary. To ensure appropriate cleaning and disinfection, users of beer and beverage hoses are advised to request written documentation on resistance to cleaning agents and disinfectants from the hose provider or supplier. Inappropriate cleaning can damage the hose material due to the agents being too highly concentrated, used at incorrect temperatures or left to soak for too long.
Such lists are often restricted to statements such as "for a short period" or general information on possible temperatures or soaking times, instructions that prove completely inadequate and unconstructive. By contrast, ContiTech’s resistance lists not only provide information about basic cleaning agents and various combination products, but also precise statements regarding the maximum duration of exposure, application temperature and concentration. Owing to the diversity and ongoing changes in the composition of the various agents, it is impossible to provide exhaustive documents containing all cleaning substances. However, ContiTech can supply appropriate information on request. And where necessary, the manufacturer of the cleaning agent can be consulted to determine the parameters required. This increases overall production reliability accordingly.