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Rubber & Plastics News 2013 Hose Manufacturers Conference

Hose-manufacturers-conferenceRubber & Plastics News is hosting the 2013 Hose Manufacturers Conference August 27 – 28th at the Hilton Inn in Akron, Ohio.

The one-and-a-half day program is designed for senior managers, manufacturing engineers, plant managers and plant supervisors, R&D compounders and quality assurance supervisors involved in all aspects of the manufacturing of rubber hoses.

The program includes just some of the following sessions to date:

NAHAD's Hose Safety Institute: What it is and Where We're Going
Debbie Mitchell, Hose Safety Institute Manager and Standards Program Manager, NAHAD

Hydraulic Hose Assembly Application Guidelines ISO/TS 17165-2
Lou Moreiras, Chairman, Society of Automotive Engineers

Materials From a Supply Chain Point of View
Philip A. Sears, Procurement Manager, Parker Hannifin

The Economy, International Trade and the Rubber Industry
Dennis Byrne, Professor Emeritus of Economics, The University of Akron

Recycling Thermoplastic Hose Components
Renee Coll, VP Sales and Marketing, Y City Recycling Bob Combs, VP of Operation and Engineering, Y City Recycling

Advances in Hose Branding Using Heat Transfer Technology
Roger Harvey Business Development Director, Industrial. Brand Identity Division, ITW Security and Brand Identity Group

Next Challenge for Air Conditioning Hoses--Move from R-134a to R-1234yf
Brad Haines, Veyance

You can save $100 by registering before August 19th. Registration fees include a CD of all the available technical papers presented at the conference, complimentary lunch and refreshments, opening night cocktail networking reception and access to the table top exhibits. For more details click here or visit

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