AKRON—The ACS Rubber Division is offering four courses in July for professionals and students in the rubber industry.
All courses are free to student members, while members and non-members pay a fee based on which course the are taking, with members receiving a discount. The July courses include:
• July 7—Course on "Basic Rubber Compounding";
• July 21—Course in the "Compound Development Series (Polymers)"'
• July 21— Course in the "Compound Development Series (Fillers)"; and
• July 27—Course on "Sustainability in the Rubber Industry."
The July 7 course on Basic Rubber Compounding will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. It will include an overview of rubber compounding and testing.
The July 21 course within the Compound Development Series will be from 8 a.m. to noon EDT and feature polymer manufacturing, industry terminology and a viscoelastic property review. The course will discuss glass transition temperatures, durometer, tensile, tear strength and aging properties, among other considerations.
The second July 21 course within the Compound Development Series will discuss fillers and take place from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT. The program will focus on filler types in different applications and how they affect rubber properties, including many of the same rubber properties named above. Topics will include filler particle size and shape; chemistry of mineral fillers; carbon black specifications; and mixing with carbon black and other fillers.
The July 27 course will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and discuss sustainability for raw materials such as recycled polymers, carbon blacks, oils and greener fillers. Topics will include devulcanized and reclaimed rubber; methodology, case studies and compounding with devulcanization; recycled minerals; and plant-based oils and polymers, among other topics.
For more information, visit https://www.rubber.org/upcoming-training.