Kink- and crush-resistant Vardex hose is intended for both pressure and vacuum applications. Made of clear PVC with steel wire reinforcement, it is suitable for either fluid or air transfer. Vardex combines the desirable properties of PVCresistance to corrosion and abrasion, clarity, rubber-like flexibility, and outstanding flow characteristicswith the strength of steel. The wire reinforcement allows the hose to resist kinking, crushing, and collapse, even at full vacuum (29.9 in./Hg). This makes it especially useful in applications where bends and turns are involved. Vardex eliminates the need for extra attachments involving fittings, clamps, separate pieces of hose, and the labor to assemble and install them.