AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division will be conducting several classes later this month, part of a group of classes that will be offered throughout the year.
Introduction to Rubber Process will be held March 19 at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. The Michigan Rubber Group will be sponsoring its annual Focus on Ferris Open House that day.
The following week, an educational symposium will be conducted during the Rubber Division's 185th meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Ky. Introduction to Rubber Compounding will be held March 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Introduction to Dispersions is set for March 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Intermediate to Advanced Compounding and Testing of Rubber, with classroom and hands-on training, is set for April 8-10 in Akron.
Several classes will be held in Charlotte: Introduction to Rubber Technology for Non-Technologists, May 13; Applying Design of Experiments in the Rubber Industry, May 14; Rubber as an Engineering Material, May 15; Material Selection & Failure Analysis, Aug. 12-13; and Molding of Rubber, Aug. 14.
Classes also are scheduled to be held during the Rubber Division's educational symposium at the International Elastomer Conference at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville.
Those classes are Introduction to Rubber Technology for Non-Technologists, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Internal Mixers and Mixing Parameters, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Colorants for Use in Rubber, Oct. 14, 8 to 11 a.m.; Rubber as an Engineering Material, Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Introduction to Performance Minerals and Mineral Fillers in Rubber Compounding, Oct. 14, 1 to 5 p.m.; Rubber Recycling & Applications, Oct. 15; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Cure Chemistry for Rubber, Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Finally, Introduction to Rubber Compounding will be held Nov. 13 at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
For more information or to sign up for any of these classes, go here.