Welcome to the APTC courses page. We currently offer courses in the following areas: Plastics, Rubber, Corrosion, Medical Technology, Color Technology, and Adhesives and Coatings.

Courses are arranged by date, and can be sorted according to category type using the dropdown menu below.

Rubber/Elastomer Technology and Applications for the Tire Industry - 2 Day Course

Date: 05/12/2015 - 05/13/2015
Course Number: AP3226 - COURSE CANCELLED - May be rescheduled in the summer.

Basic Elastomer/Rubber Technician Class - 2 Day Course

Date: 05/14/2015 - 05/15/2015
Course Number: AP3241 - Maximum 8 Students (no discounts)

ASTM Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic and Gas Tests - 2 Day Course

Date: 05/19/2015 - 05/20/2015

Polymer Science for Engineers - 3 Day Course

Date: 05/27/2015 - 05/29/2015
Course Number: AP3229

Chemistry and Technology of Polymeric Materials used in Medical Devices - 1 Day Course

Date: 06/16/2015 - 06/16/2015
Course Number: AP3233

Polyurethanes in Medical Devices - 1 Day Course

Date: 06/17/2015 - 06/17/2015
Course Number: AP3234

Understanding Dynamic Properties of Rubber and Rubber Products - 2 Day Course

Date: 06/24/2015 - 06/25/2015
Course Number: AP3221

Polymer Compounding, Formulating, and Testing of Plastics, Rubber, Adhesives, and Coatings - 3 Day Course

Date: 07/08/2015 - 07/10/2015
Course Number: AP3228

Plastic Material Selection and Testing - 3 Day Course

Date: 08/17/2015 - 08/19/2015
Course Number: AP3235

Plastic Part Failure Analysis - 2 Day Course

Date: 08/20/2015 - 08/21/2015
Course Number: AP3236

Making Properties and Profits: Twin Screw Extrusion Seminar - 2 Day Course

Date: 09/01/2015 - 09/02/2015
Course Number: TSE-19

ASTM Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods - 2 Day Course

Date: 09/10/2015 - 09/11/2015

Elastomer Molding Technology - 2 Day Course

Date: 09/14/2015 - 09/15/2015
Course Number: AP3243

Color Theory and Applications - 2 1/2 Day Course

Date: 10/06/2015 - 10/08/2015
Course Number: AP3240 - Class Size Limit 16

Silicone Elastomeric Product Technology - 2 1/2 Day Course

Date: 10/19/2015 - 10/21/2015
Course Number: AP3244

Complete Injection Molding - 2 1/2 Day Course

Date: 10/28/2015 - 10/30/2015
Course Number: AP3242 - Maximum 10 Students

Understanding Raw Materials, the Building Blocks of Rubber Compounding - 1 Day Course

Date: 11/10/2015 - 11/10/2015
Course Number: AP3237

Compounding for Performance - 2 Day Course

Date: 11/11/2015 - 11/12/2015
Course Number: AP3238

Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding and Processing - 1 Day Course

Date: 11/13/2015 - 11/13/2015
Course Number: AP3239

Degradable Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications - 3 Day Course

Dates to be announced

Engineered Rubber Products: Materials, Product Design Principles and Fundamentals of Processing - 2 Day Course

Summer 2015

Innovative Solutions Courses

None available at this time. If you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact the APTC Director at 330-972-8661 or APTC@uakron.edu.

Rubber Adhesion and Adhesives - 2 Day Course

Returning Spring 2016!  

Rubber and Plastics Failure Analysis: Physical and Chemical Analysis Techniques - 1 Day Course

Summer 2015

Rubber Bushing Design for Automotive and Commercial Applications - 2 Day Course

Returning Spring 2015!

Course Registration

General Course Registration:
Download a Printable Registration Form [PDF].

Registration Information:
Registration for a class is due three weeks prior to the scheduled class date.

All registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. COURSE FEES ARE DUE PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

All registrations whether by phone, fax or mail will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policies.

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