After determining how a specific hose or coupling can provide the lowest total cost of ownership in an application , the best prospects can be identified .
The analysis of each application of hoses or couplings , and each process that requires it , can become the foundation of the business strategy , rather than a peripheral tool . The identification of the purchasers can therefore be an asset to expanding the hose and coupling market in the food and beverage industry .
Reference 1 . Hose & Coupling World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company
Figure 4 : Wine making process . Image curtesy of SEEPEX .
In regard to hoses specifically , this process entails that the hose be cleaned and designed accordingly . For example , Continental ’ s LACTOPAL is resistant to commonly used cleaning and disinfection products . The LACTOPAL food hose ensures hygienically clean transport of the liquid raw materials and semi-finished products in the various stages of ice cream production .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bob McIlvaine founded the McIlvaine Company in 1974 and oversees the work of 30 analysts and researchers . He has a BA degree from Princeton University .
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