Featured Stories

Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Hose + Coupling World home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story contains an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users, and market reports in a variety of industries ranging from oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, and architecture, to the power generation, medical, and food and beverage industries.

The Hand-Making Rubber Process An Interview with Richard Balka, Home Rubber

The process of manufacturing rubber into an industrial hose is complex.

Hybrid Polymers – How Material Science Advancements are Helping Plastic and Hose Oriented Industries

As an important and indispensable part of the global economy, polymers continue to make noteworthy contributions to nearly every aspect of modern life, most recently including net-zero and circular economy movements.

Texcel: Your Partner Under Pressure

Texcel provides high-quality hydraulic hose and fittings, industrial hose and couplings, and fluid sealing products to a wide range of industries.

Latest Developments in the Hydrogen Hose and Coupling Market

Several governments, operators, and suppliers are betting on hydrogen as a major tool to meet greenhouse gas goals.

NAHAD Sponsors Hose Awareness Week

The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution (NAHAD) will be sponsoring the first annual Hose Safety Awareness Week, September 10-16, 2023.

Making Hoses Smart

Industrial hoses are processed by various means such as continuous extruding, spiralizing, cutting or crimping.

Corrugated Metal Hose Manufacturing: Evolving Processes Improve Service Life

When manufacturing a hose, its value is based on its performance compared to the price. Corrugated metal hoses are no different, as various manufacturing methods are used to make products with different performance attributes.

AN EVENT TO REMEMBER! IDCO Expo 2023: A Huge Success

The Industrial Distributors Co-op, also known as IDCO, has been a leading co-op for independent distributors of hoses, fittings, gaskets, and more, since 1993.

The History of Hose Manufacturing

The fire department is one of the best places to begin tracing the roots of hose products.

THE COMPLEXITIES OF HOSE TECHNOLOGY- An Interview with Johannes Meijer

One of the most often-overlooked assets found in a refinery, chemical plant, or water facility are hoses.