Indianapolis, IN – The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) released its new and revised ARPM Rubber Handbook. The ARPM Rubber Handbook provides a “universal language” for Rubber manufacturers and their customers to express their exact requirements and specifications for rubber parts. “This handbook is the effort of the molded, extruded, calendered, lathe-cut and cellular rubber industries to provide engineers with a uniform method (or “universal language”) of stating these requirements in a manner their suppliers can approach with the same certainty of understanding,” says Gerald Lukavich, ARPM technical Coordinator. “The use of this handbook leads to a better understanding between design engineers, purchasing departments and inspection and quality control departments of the users of these rubber products and the technical, production and quality control departments of the rubber companies.” “This revision has been an extensive six-month process, wherein over 18 of our member companies reviewing every component of this standard and often times completely re-writing portions to ensure that this handbook is up to the latest standards,” says Troy Nix, ARPM executive director. “We could not lead our industry without these companies’ commitments!” Keeping with ISO standards, all ARPM technical standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. The revised Rubber Handbook (MO-1) and over 100 technical standards are available for purchase on the ARPM Website at: