When we buy PVC plastic garden hoses in the store, you may worry about what kind of hose is good. A good plastic hose can be used for 3-5 years. While a poor quality hose can be used for less than 1 year. It will appear oily, hard, discolored and so on. The following Orientflex Plastics recommends that you can identify its quality by looking at it and smelling it.
First, look at the appearance of the hose. And judge from the color and luster, the thickness of the pipe wall and the density and uniformity of the network cable. Also judge the distribution of the material in the cross-section of the pipe body. The more uniform the color, the thicker the tube wall thickness in the same specification, the denser and more uniform the network, the regular distribution of the material in the cross section of the tube body, and no honeycomb, indicating that this tube will not be bad.
Second : the smoothness of the surface, touch the surface with your hand to see if it is smooth; bend the tube to see if it will rebound and the speed of the rebound, the faster the rebound speed, the better the elasticity, and the less easy it is to deform.
Third : Does it have some pungent smell? If you can smell the pungent odor, it means that the PVC plastic hose is not an environmentally friendly material.