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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2009 - The 2009 revision of The RMA Hose Handbook is now available for purchase on the RMA website (www.rma.org). This new edition is provided as a full color electronic file, and includes important updates to reflect current practice for manufacturing methods, design tolerances, couplings, test methods, and general hose application.
The RMA handbook, first published in 1962, is an internationally recognized reference guideline on the selection and use of industrial hose, as prescribed by the member hose manufacturers of the Rubber Manufacturers Association. RMA hose publications are written and maintained by member engineering representatives from Eaton Corporation (Maumee, OH), Gates Corporation (Denver, CO), HBD/Thermoid, Inc. (Dublin, OH), Parker Hannifin Corporation (Cleveland, OH), and Veyance Technologies Inc. (Fairlawn, OH).
Also available at www.rma.org is the complete catalog of RMA technical publications, including other hose specifications and technical bulletins.
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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for the rubber products industry. Its members include companies that manufacture various rubber products, including tires, hoses, belts, seals, molded goods, and other finished rubber products. RMA members employ over 120,000 workers and account for more than $21 billion in annual sales.