January 2012 saw the addition of the highly flexible “REIFF SaugFlex R4″oil return hose for suction and pressure applications to the REIFF Technische Produkte GmbH product range. This highly flexible multipurpose hose, completely smooth both inside and out, features a hose core of NBR and a chloroprene jacket and can be used at temperatures of between – 40 and +100 degrees Celsius. This hose is suitable for all common mineral oils and meets standard SAE J 517 and ISO 1307. The hose is mainly used in mechanical engineering and agriculture as an oil return hose. Members of the Hydraulic Expert Group and “Industrial Hoses” Expert Group were given a detailed presentation on this hose at the meetings in October 2011 in Drammen/Norway and Copenhagen/Denmark and are convinced of its versatility. The next experts’ meetings will be in Frankfurt-Eschborn on 20.06.2012 with a visit to the Achema trade fair.