DEARBORN, Mich.—"New Developments in Sustainability & New Business Relationships for Elastomers" will be the subject of the Detroit Rubber Group's Oct. 15 technical meeting in Dearborn.
The keynote address will be made by Kathy Minnich, Ford Motor Co. manager of materials engineering will deliver the keynote address.
The other presentations planned for the event, which will run from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ford Central Laboratory, are:
* Epichlorohydrin Elastomers Made from Renewable Monomer Sources," Clark Cable, business manager, polyether elastomers, Zeon Chemicals;
* "The Practical Impact of the America Invents Act on Research and Development in Industry," Paul Engel, intellectual property attorney, Howard & Howard;
* "Sustainability with Devulcanized Rubber and Other Recycled Materials," Marvin Myhre, Canadian Rubber Testing & Development;
* "Aflas—When Performance Matters," Dave Lavanga, Asahi Glass Co.
* "Use of Soybean Oil as a Compounding Ingredient in Rubber Compounds," Robert Brentin, Omni Tech International; and
* "Research Topics in Making Renewable Rubber in EPDM a Reality," Janice Tardiff, Ford Research and Innovation Center.
The cost of the meeting is $100, and proceeds go to the DRG Scholarship Program, which awards high school graduates furthering their education.
For more information or to register, contact Larry Strauss at [email protected], or visit http://www.rubber.org/detroit-rubber-group-fall-technical-meeting2.