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Surface Prep Dust Collection Hoses

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 29, 2022

As a trusted manufacturer of high-performing dust collection hoses, Flexaust delivers a range of surface prep dust collection hoses for use in even the most challenging environments. As part of our product offerings, our Flex-Tube PU polyurethane hose is suitable for dust collection in environments with temperatures ranging from -40°F to 200°F and is both tear and puncture-resistant. Read on to learn more about this product as well as our other surface prep dust collection hoses.

What Is Surface Preparation?

Surface preparation refers to several methods that are utilized to treat material surfaces prior to coating, painting, and other adhesion procedures. This step is crucial, as the quality of the surface preparation directly correlates with coating performance.

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The Importance of Surface Prep Dust Collection

Surface preparation methods include processes such as sanding, grinding, abrasive blasting, and more, all of which can produce high levels of dust. Removing this dust is extremely important for several reasons, including:

Workplace safety. Depending on the application, dust can be toxic and extremely irritating to workers if it gets into their eyes, ears, clothing, and especially in their respiratory system.
Compliance. Certain governing bodies, such as OSHA, outline strict guidelines surrounding dust control and workplace safety.
Maintaining quality of equipment. By managing the amount of dust in a work area, you can ensure the quality and longevity of surrounding tooling and equipment.

Surface prep dust collection hoses from Flexaust offer the ideal solution in surface preparation applications, providing a reliable way to control dust volumes and ensure workplace safety, industry compliance, and longer equipment lifespans.

Surface Prep 5 (1)Capabilities & Specs

The Flexaust® Flex-Tube PU is a co-extruded thermoplastic polyurethane hose featuring a rigid ABS external helix. Since it functions in temperatures from -40°F to 200°F, it is suitable for a wide range of dust collection applications. Built to deliver reliable puncture and tear resistance, this product provides high tensile strength and is also crush-resistant. It features more durability than heavier rubber hoses, thermoplastics, EPDM, and standard urethane hoses.

The Flexaust® Flex-Tube PU has a smooth interior surface to promote efficient air flow and is offered in a range of diameters and lengths to meet various needs. Some of the most common applications for this product include surface preparation processes, silica dust removal, concrete floor cleaning, and more.


Flexaust offers a range of hose products that can be connected to your surface prep unit for efficient dust removal. Our high-quality dust collection hoses are flexible, drag and abrasion-resistant, and allow for seamless maneuvering of your dust collection machinery without the risk of external tears. Let's take a closer look at some of our most popular surface prep dust collection hoses and accessories. 

Flex-Tube PU

Abrasion and wear resistance + High tensile strength

This product delivers abrasion and wear resistance, high tensile strength, and features an ultra-smooth interior to promote efficient airflow. It is crush- and puncture-resistant and remains flexible in low temperatures. Because of these characteristics, it is best suited for surface prep dust collection and other applications that require abrasion resistance, such as:

  • Concrete floor cleaning
  • Woodworking and other furniture applications
  • Silica dust collection
  • Lawn and leaf collection

Flex-Tube PU 60 HF

Same PU properties + High vacuum and extreme wear performance

The Flex-Tube PU 60 HF features an ultra-smooth interior and delivers excellent abrasion resistance. It handles high vacuum, has great flex life and superior puncture-resistance. It displays high tensile strength and features a spiral co-extruded construction as well as a helix as a wear strip. The Flex-Tube PU 60 HF is ideally suited for severe service applications, such as sand blasting, and grain vac. It is available in a variety of OEM lengths and colors, with optional cuffs available.

FlexStat 60

Permanent and non-humidity dependent electrostatic discharge protection

The FlexStat 60 is an extremely abrasion-resistant hose capable of handling high vacuum. It features a smooth interior to ensure minimal friction loss, elimination of material build-up, and airflow efficiency. An enclosed copper braided grounding is included in the design to reduce static build-up when used in material handling applications. The FlexStat 60 delivers permanent and non-humidity dependent electrostatic discharge protection, and it is ideally suited for severe service applications, such as plastic pellet transfer, hopper loading systems, railcar and surface prep dust collection. 

We also offer a range of attachments that can aid in the surface prep process, including:

Flexaust: High-Performing Hoses for Demanding Applications

If you're interested in putting the Flexaust® Flex-Tube PU or any of our other hose products to work in your surface preparation application, get in touch with our team to request a sample. Pricing is based on quantity and size. Whether you need larger hoses for pulling dust from concrete floors, smaller hoses for wet and dry applications, or wands and other attachments, Flexaust has the solution for you. 

At Flexaust, we're committed to delivering innovative, high-quality products. To learn more about our product offerings or have our team identify the best solution for your application, contact us today.

Topics: Hoses, Dust, dust collection, Surface Prep