To better understand the overall impact and future state of the rubber industry, ARPM is conducting a weekly Rubber Industry Pulse Survey. This 8-question survey takes less than one minute for leaders to complete, but gives insights into how the rubber industry is faring so far – and what executives are anticipating for the future.
INDIANAPOLIS—”Steady with a chance of slowing.” That’s the forecast for 2020 for rubber product manufacturers, as determined by the State of the Rubber Industry Study, an annual report compiled by the Association of Rubber Products Manufacturers.
The publication for manufacturers, assemblers and end users was reviewed, updated and approved by member representatives of ARPM’s Hose Technical Committee. ARPM said its HTC documents and technical standards are reviewed every five years for revisions and relevance in the marketplace.
INDIANAPOLIS—Health care insurance costs were at the top of the list of the most pressing issues for rubber products executives in 2019, according to the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers’ State of the Industry Report.
“This issue is not going to go away and is even a larger part of the issues related to workforce recruitment and retention for our industry,” ARPM Managing Director Letha Keslar, managing director for ARPM said in a news release.
For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors that must be taken into account when formulating compound options. Service environment, performance specifications, and material selection must be reviewed carefully to ensure that you can not only design an effective product, but also do so with as few iterations in the development process as possible. In this webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing labs, will cover the various formulation and processing considerations that rubber product manufacturers must use when developing compounds. An overview of material properties, processing techniques, and how they relate to various end use applications will be covered.