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

Course Number: ASTM-RT11
Date: 09/07/2016 - 09/08/2016
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: Contact/register at
CEU's: 1.5
Instructor: John Dick and Peter C. Surette, Sr.

Course Overview

This two-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the most commonly used ASTM rubber test methods.  Instruction includes the nature of each test method, why each method is performed, interpretation of test results, and how test results can be used to improve rubber fabrication. 

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Course Outline

Day One

* Introduction

* Tolerance Stack-up

* Testing Bias

* Rubber Compounds

* The Rubber Testing Laboratory

* General Test Methods

* Rotorless Shear Rheometry (RPA)

* Physical Test Methods to Characterize Vulcanizates

* D2000 Tests

 Day Two

* Natural Rubber Testing

* Synthetic Rubber Testing

* Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)

* Polybutadiene


* NBR and HNBR

* Butyl Rubber

* Polychloroprene

* Polyisoprene

* Carbon Black

* Silica

* Organosilane Coupling Agents

* Mineral Fillers

* Synthetic Ester Plasticizers

* Vulcanization

* Antidegradants

* Recycled Rubber

* Industry Reference Materials

* ASTM Statistical Precision