“This will be accomplished in three ways: first through interactive paper presentations on specific hose applications and manufacturing issues; second by visiting the numerous table-top technology providers that supply the industry; and third by providing networking opportunities to meet with peers in an informal environment,” Zielasko said.
The one-and-a-half day program will focus on a number of key issues including presentations on advanced hose manufacturing and materials testing equipment, presentations on technology advances in new materials and ingredients, and presentations on chemicals and processing aids for various hose applications. Safety, including tagging and tracking, hose assembly guidelines, UL and SAE certified standards, low permeation hoses, and FEA evaluations and reinforcement, are among the topics that are under consideration for the program.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to collaborate once again with Rubber & Plastics News for this conference, designed to benefit the hose industry,” said Dave Maguire, vice president of global technology for Veyance Technologies. “It will be a forum in which much needed information can be shared to increase the industry’s knowledge base.”
Jenny Z. Yu, worldwide technology manager for Veyance’s industrial hose and hydraulics, will be the conference chairman and is responsible for developing the program. As facilitator, she views the conference as an opportunity for the industry to come together to discuss trends and issues specifically affecting the hose manufacturing business. For more information regarding the conference, click on this link (quick registration required).