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SRM adds products, shows continued growth
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MARCO ISLAND, Fla.—SRM Industries Inc., a supplier of protective products and accessories used in the hose industry, has introduced two new products as the company continues to see strong...
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Trump CAFE proposal faces legal thicket
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WASHINGTON—For the federal government's proposed freeze of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard to prevail, Trump administration officials will have to win on the legal battlefield....
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3M adds to long-term wearable adhesives line
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M Inc. already is expanding its popular line of extended wear medical adhesives. The firm in June released 4077, a single coated medical extended wear adhesive nonwoven...
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ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M already is expanding its popular line of extended wear medical adhesives. ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M already is expanding its popular line of extended wear medical adhesives. $ ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M already is expanding its popular line of extended wear medical adhesives.
West to close Indiana plant, consolidate Florida sites
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EXTON, Pa.—West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. plans to close its contract manufacturing plant in Frankfort, Ind., and consolidate its facility in Clearwater, Fla., with one in nearby St....
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EXTON, Pa.—West Pharmaceutical plans to close its contract manufacturing plant in Frankfort, Ind., and consolidate its facility in Clearwater, Fla., with one in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. EXTON, Pa.—West Pharmaceutical plans to close its contract manufacturing plant in Frankfort, Ind., and consolidate its facility in Clearwater, Fla., with one in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla. $EXTON, Pa.—West Pharmaceutical plans to close its contract manufacturing plant in Frankfort, Ind., and consolidate its facility in Clearwater, Fla., with one in nearby St. Petersburg, Fla.
Photos: GRI donates computers school in Sri Lanka
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MAKANDURA, Sri Lanka—Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries Pvt. Ltd. has donated 10 computer units with power backups to the Nalawalana Kanishta School in Makandura, a village ...
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MAKANDURA, Sri Lanka—Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries has donated 10 computer units with power backups to the Nalawalana Kanishta School in Makandura, a village that GRI says didn't have the means to teach computer education previously. MAKANDURA, Sri Lanka—Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries has donated 10 computer units with power backups to the Nalawalana Kanishta School in Makandura, a village that GRI says didn't have the means to teach computer education previously. $MAKANDURA, Sri Lanka—Specialty tire manufacturer Global Rubber Industries has donated 10 computer units with power backups to the Nalawalana Kanishta School in Makandura, a village that GRI says didn't have the means to teach computer education previously.
Tenneco, Federal-Mogul deal close to completion
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MILAN, Ohio—Tenneco Inc. still is in the process of closing its acquisition of Federal-Mogul L.L.C., which was announced in April. The $5.4 billion deal is expected to close in the second...
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Reed Rubber uses consistency to help cement 95-year legacy
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ST. LOUIS—Consistency is tough to establish, especially for a long period of time. But 95 years after its founding, Reed Rubber Products Inc. is still thriving. The St. Louis-based custom...
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Lanxess to sell stake in Arlanxeo to Saudi Aramco
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COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess A.G. plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in Arlanxeo to its joint venture partner Saudi Arabian Oil Co.The two companies signed the sales agreement on Aug. ...
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Photos: Rubber Division moves into new headquarters building in Akron
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AKRON—After leasing office space for its entire 108-year history, the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society finally has a home of its own. The organization, the top technical...
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AKRON—After leasing office space for its entire 108-year history, the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society finally has a home of its own. AKRON—After leasing office space for its entire 108-year history, the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society finally has a home of its own. $ AKRON—After leasing office space for its entire 108-year history, the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society finally has a home of its own.
A living laboratory for connected cars
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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—At this high-tech proving ground, the roads are packed, and there's no tall fence to keep everything hidden from view. The vehicles being tested look no different than what ...
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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—At this high-tech proving ground, the roads are packed, and there's no tall fence to keep everything hidden from view. Amid it all, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is studying how vehicles can communicate with the world around them. ANN ARBOR, Mich.—At this high-tech proving ground, the roads are packed, and there's no tall fence to keep everything hidden from view. Amid it all, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is studying how vehicles can communicate with the world around them. $ANN ARBOR, Mich.—At this high-tech proving ground, the roads are packed, and there's no tall fence to keep everything hidden from view. Amid it all, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is studying how vehicles can communicate with the world around them.
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Published on January 1, 2006

The Effects of Hose Construction on Coupling Performance

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This Report has been authored by:Phil Kimble at Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. #with# James Bansbach at Dixon Valve & Coupling Co.

There are many factors that affect the performance of a hose assembly, not the least of which are coupling design, clamping methods, and the hose. Rubber compounds are improving, allowing hose tubes to get thinner, lighter and more flexible. Hose reinforcements are also changing. These factors play a large role in how couplings and hose assemblies will perform. We, as manufacturers, can no longer afford to introduce a product to the market and hope the other guy can “catch up” or “make it work.” Technology is advancing very quickly and people are demanding better performance from hose assemblies. Hose and coupling designers need to be working closer together and doing it sooner in the design process when changes are easier to make. A better effort needs to be made by both parties to insure that the customer receives a safe, cost effective assembly that meets their needs when the products are introduced.

 
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