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

Course Number: ASTM-RT8
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

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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