August 27 - 28, 2013 at the Hilton Inn, Akron, Ohio

A event organized jointly by


Hose/Rubber Product Manufacturers-



Suppliers to the industry - $850

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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 2013 program selected to date includes: :

A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY CONTITECH'S MIKE EISMANN, HEAD OF CENTRAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCT SEGMENT AIR CONDITIONING, CONTINENTAL AG'S BUSINESS UNIT FLUID TECHNOLOGY.  Mr. Eismann's topic will be "Air Conditioning Hose, what it will take to become a global market leader in supporting regional product needs."

A Failure Criterion for Predicting Time Dependent Delamination Under Static and Cyclic Loads of Fibre Reinforced Elastomeric Components
 Salim Mirza, FEA Manager, Element Materials Technology Hitchin, Ltd. (formerly MERL)
Jenny Yu, Veyance

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

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

Hydraulic Hose Assembly Application Guidelines ISO/TS 17165-2
Lou Moreiras, Parker Hannifin--Retired

•Considerations in Aramid Selection Criteria for Hose Applications
Martin A. Doherty, R & D Manager Elastomer Reinforcements, Teijin Aramid BV

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

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

NEW! Capability and Production of Charge Air Cooling Ductwork Produced with Flexible Rubber Hoses and 3D Suction Blow Molded Plastic Components
 Joseph P. Schultz, Technical Manager, Contitech Thermopol LLC

Formulating/Reformulating Laboratory Tools for Compound Development
 Bruce D. Lambillotte, General Manager, Akron Laboratories, Smithers Scientific Services

Use of NMR and miniDeMattia Crack Growth for Characterization of EPDM Hose Compounds
 Ed Terrill, Research Fellow, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc.

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

Using Peroxides Safely and Efficiently for High Performance Hose Applications
 Steven Monthey, Application Specialist-Automotive Products, Rhein Chemie

Soya-Products in Elastomers
 Mark Soucek, Ph.D., Associate Dean, The University of Akron

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

Predicting the Life of Polymers for the Industry
 Jeff Andrasik, Product Supervisor and Senior Test Engineer, Smithers Rapra

Measure of IRHD Hardness Using Samples with Non-Standard Thickness--A New Approach
 Mauro Belloni, President, Gibitre Instruments

Conference chairman Guy Renshaw, vice president, industrial at CRP Industries Inc., has commitments for additional presentations from GIBITRE and ContiTech.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the next event, please click on the Present a Paper link or contact Mr. Renshaw, at

Save $100 by registering before August 19
 - Hose and Rubber Product Manufacturers - $350 
 - Suppliers to the Hose and Rubber Industry - $750

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.

Room rates are $149 (plus tax) per night. Click here to make your room reservation directly with the Hilton Akron Fairlawn.

This charming Akron hotel offers style and sophistication and a range of spacious suites and comfortable guest rooms. All conference activities will be held at the hotel.
Ideally located off Interstate Route 77 in northeast Ohio, the Hilton is just 25 minutes from the Akron/Canton Regional airport and 45 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins International airport.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn features:

  • HHonors points
  • Complimentary high speed wireless internet
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Indoor and outdoor pools and fitness facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Beau's Grille, Northern Ohio Live magazine's "Best Steak in Akron" award
  • Directly opposite from Summit Mall
  • The 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award

A CD of the 2011Hose Manufacturers Conference Technical Papers is available for $350. Please contact


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