INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers will host the 2015 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC 41 belting committee meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta Nov. 2-5.
ARPM said representatives from Japan, China, South Africa, Great Britain, China, Italy and Germany will focus on best practices and exchange expertise for international standards pertaining to synchronous belts, friction (V-belts) and conveyor belts.
Anywhere from 30 to 40 delegates will be on hand at the meeting. ARPM said the technical issues and standards maintained by ISO TC41, TC41/SC1, TC41/SC3 and TC41/SC4 will be addressed.
ARPM said these committees play a vital role in creating international standards that support the worldwide sale of rubber products and that the association's participation helps prevent geographical regions from using local standards to favor select industries.
“By hosting the meeting, it helps ensure that the U.S. rubber belt sector is represented and active in the creation of new technical standards and the modification of existing ones,” ARPM Managing Director Letha Keslar said in the release. “The ARPM is the only U.S. association that oversees this technology led coalition under the ANSI and ISO guidelines as well as representing the interests and positions of participating U.S. companies.”
ARPM works to provide manufacturers with bottom line impacting programs, networking and additional beneficial services. The association is managed by rubber business leaders and consists of more than 75 members.
For additional information on the Technical Belt Committee meeting, contact ARPM at 317-863-4072.