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 and Plastics Failure Analysis – Physical and Chemical Analysis Techniques

Date: 05/09/2014 - 05/09/2014
Course Number: AP4214

ASTM Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic and Gas Tests

Date: 05/13/2014 - 05/14/2014

Degradable Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

Date: 05/14/2014 - 05/16/2014
Course Number: AP4229

In-depth Moldex3D eDesign Training for Injection Molding

Date: 05/19/2014 - 05/19/2014

Understanding Plastic Material Properties in Analyzing and Preventing Product Failures

Date: 05/20/2014 - 05/22/2014
Course Number: AP4222

Polymer Science for Engineers

Date: 06/26/2014 - 06/27/2014
Course Number: AP4221

Color Theory and Applications

Date: 07/07/2014 - 07/09/2014
Course Number: AP3203

Compounding and Testing of Plastics

Date: 07/22/2014 - 07/22/2014
Course Number: AP3201

Polymer Compounding, Formulating, and Testing of Plastics, Rubber, Adhesives, and Coatings

Date: 07/23/2014 - 07/25/2014
Course Number: AP3202

Engineered Rubber Products - Materials, Product Design Principles and Fundamentals of Processing

Date: 08/06/2014 - 08/07/2014
Course Number: AP3204

Plastic Material Selection and Testing

Date: 08/18/2014 - 08/20/2014
Course Number: AP3205

Plastic Part Failure Analysis

Date: 08/21/2014 - 08/22/2014
Course Number: AP3206

Making Properties and Profits: Twin Screw Extrusion Seminar

Date: 09/09/2014 - 09/10/2014

Basic Rubber Technology for Non-Tire Applications

Date: 09/16/2014 - 09/18/2014
Course Number: AP3207

ASTM Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods

Date: 10/01/2014 - 10/02/2014

Understanding Dynamic Properties of Rubber and Rubber Products

Date: 12/15/2014 - 12/16/2014
Course Number: AP3208

Basic Elastomer/Rubber Technician Class

Returning Spring 2015!

Best Practices in Rubber to Metal Bonding

Returning spring 2015!

Chemistry and Technology of Polymeric Materials used in Medical Devices

Course dates to be announced.
Course Number: AP4225

Complete Injection Molding

 Returning Spring 2015!

Compounding for Performance

Returning Spring 2015!

Elastomer Molding Technology

Returning Spring 2015!

Innovative Solutions Courses

None available at this time. If you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact Janet Mealy at 330-972-8303 or

Polyurethanes in Medical Devices

Course dates to be announced.
Course Number: AP4226

Rubber Adhesion and Adhesives

Returning Spring 2015 and/or 2016!  If you would like to attend this course, please email

Rubber Bushing Design for Automotive and Commercial Applications

Returning Spring 2015!

Rubber Mixing in the Real World

Returning spring 2015!

Rubber/Elastomer Technology and Applications for the Tire Industry

Returning Spring 2015!

Silicone Elastomeric Product Technology

Returning Fall 2014!

Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding and Processing

Returning Spring 2015!

Testing of Rubber Processability and Dynamic Properties

Returning Spring 2015!
Course Number: AP4215

Understanding the Global Raw Material Supply Chain to the Rubber Industry

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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