Texas Hybrid Components LLC (THC) is located in Georgetown Texas. The products of Texas Hybrid Components are manufactured under licence from CypherCo Ltd, the originators of the thermoplastic closed transfer valve system.
The closed transfer system for chemicals, and this term is used to embrace agricultural chemicals, pharmaceutical constituents, and industrial chemicals is required for the safe handling of hazardous products. Closed transfer is defined as being the property of a system whereby it is not possible to extract product from a container unless the connection to the container facilitating the extraction is locked in place and the closure on the container can only be opened by using the appropriate closed transfer system coupler. The action of locking the extraction system in place opens the discharge valve on the container prior to the extraction, and the action of unlocking the discharge connection closes the discharge valve before the connection can be separated from the container thus preventing any spillage of product. There is a non-return valve in the coupler to prevent any spillage once the coupler and valve are separated. US Environment Protection Agency Agricultural Worker Protection Standard 40 CFR Parts 156 & 170 apply. Section 4.14 contains relevant definitions of “closed” systems. US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, UN Model Regulations on the transport of Dangerous Goods is also applicable.
Texas Hybrid Component products have been tested for compliance with the UN regulations for the transportation of hazardous products, and are also compliant with 2011 Environmental Protection Agency FIFRA Container and Containment rule.
About Our Products
100% made in the USA. All the components of the closed transfer coupler and closed transfer valve are injection moulded with the exception of the stainless steel springs, bolts and seals. The injection moulding process is based on the principle of heating a thermoplastic material until it transitions from the solid to viscous state, when viscous the material is injected under high pressure, typically 5 ton/in2, into a cavity formed in metal to be the shape of the component required. The material in the cavity is cooled and when it transitions back to the solid state from the viscous state the item is ejected from the cavity.