INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers has released an updated hose handbook for 2015.
The handbook originally was compiled to provide authoritative information on materials, constructions, tolerances, applications, fittings, storage, care and maintenance of hoses. ARPM said the handbook helps users make an informed selection of hose for various conditions of service and to set up procedures to obtain satisfactory service life.
“One update of the hose handbook removed lead press cure and replaced it with plastic sheath cure system, which is important to the industry because the process of melting lead and pouring it into a mold creates a personal hazard due to the toxicity of lead fumes in the work area,” Richard Batzer, Hose Technical Committee chair, said in a statement.
APRM said the handbook was written by the member representatives of its Hose Technical Committee. The ARPM was established in 2010 and is managed by rubber business leaders, consisting of more than 60 members.