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

Course Number: AP3237
Date: 11/10/2015 - 11/10/2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Houston, Texas
Cost: $800 USD
SAVE $50 by taking with "Compounding for Performance" OR "Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding and Processing".
SAVE $100 by taking with "Compounding for Performance" AND "Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding and Processing".
Hotel Accommodations: If you are in need of hotel accommodations for this short course, the APTC has reserved a "special group rate" for the Marriott SpringHill Suites.
Book your group rate for The University of Akron (APTC)
(You must register by October 19, 2015 in order to lock in the special rate)
CEU's: 0.75
Instructor: John Dick

Course Overview

This one-day course provides a current overview of the raw material supply chain to the rubber industry. The instructor will review the present and future international economics and its effects on raw material supply chain disruptions to rubber producers, custom mixers, rubber fabricators, molders, extruders and others. The chemical connectivity of rubber compounding materials to their chemical feedstocks will be presented.  On completion of this course, the participants should be able to directly link new commercial changes in 175 commonly used chemical feedstocks to hundreds of different rubber compounding ingredients.

Take this course with "Compounding for Performance" and/or "Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding & Processing" for registration savings.

Course textbook:

Raw Materials Supply Chain for Rubber Products



Raw Materials Supply Chain for Rubber Products
By John Dick and Charles Rader

Course Outline

The course is divided into twelve sections:

  1. Introduction and Macroeconomics
  2. Strategic Raw Materials
  3. General Purpose Elastomers
  4. Specialty Elastomers
  5. Textile Reinforcing Materials and Their Adhesive Systems
  6. Thermoplastic Elastomers
  7. Polyurethane
  8. Carbon Black, Fillers, Reinforcing Agents, and Coupling Agents
  9. Process Oils, Synthetic Ester Plasticizers, and Processing Aids
  10. Curatives
  11. Antioxidants, Antiozonants, Tackifiers, Flame Retardance and Blowing Agents
  12. Intermediate Feedstocks (which includes the 30 vital intermediates, as well as, 135 other critical chemical intermediates with detailed information regarding availability disruptions that occur when they are in short supply.)