Marion, NC, USA (October 24, 2011) – On Friday, October 21, CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ celebrated the 75th anniversary of its Resistoflex® brand.  Distributors, end users and employees gathered at the company’s Marion, NC site to participate in the celebration that consisted of a dinner reception, a presentation by company executives, and an award ceremony, where Bill Hayes, Vice President of Marketing for CRANE ChemPharma, received an award as the longest-employed Resistoflex employee.  The event also featured tours of the 320,000 square foot facility that walked visitors through the manufacturing areas of the various Resistoflex-branded products (including the PTFE Fittings, ISO Liner and Elbow manufacturing cells).

“CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions is strengthened by the ingrained history of its trusted brands like Resistoflex®” said Jim Strom, Vice President/General Manager, CRANE ChemPharma, Resistoflex®.  “The strides that have been made as a result of our brand innovations have revolutionized the market for plastic-lined piping products and we are so pleased to have celebrated those 75 years of accomplishments with this event, not just for our customers, but also for our dedicated employees.”

Known for the invention of both the PTFE lined hose technology in 1953 for the aerospace and chemical industries, and the world’s first pipe and fittings lined with Teflon® PTFE in 1956, Resistoflex® is the largest plastic-lined piping products supplier in the world.  Headquartered in Marion, NC, the Resistoflex brand has manufacturing and sales locations in North America, Europe and Asia. A full line of pipe and fittings lined with polypropylene, Teflon® PFA, and Kynar® PVDF are also offered Resistoflex®.

Teflon® is a trademark of DuPont. Only DuPont makes Teflon®.

About Crane
Crane Co. is a diversified global manufacturer of engineered industrial products traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CR).   One of its segments, CRANE Fluid Handling, provides highly engineered products for fluid handling applications worldwide.   It is made up of several focused fluid handling businesses, including CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™.

CRANE ChemPharma Flow Solutions™ designs and manufactures a variety of high performance products including: sleeved plug valves, lined valves, process ball valves, high performance butterfly valves, aseptic and industrial diaphragm valves, actuation, lined pipe, fittings and hoses, and air operated diaphragm and peristaltic pumps.  Its trusted brands Saunders®, XOMOX®, DEPA®, ELRO®, REVO®, Resistoflex®, KROMBACH® and WTA® offer customers complete and innovative fluid handling solutions designed for the most demanding corrosive, erosive, and high purity applications within the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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