Understanding Raw Materials, the Building Blocks of Rubber Compounding - 1 Day Course
Course Number: AP3237 - Last day to register is October 29, 2015
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".
SAVE $150 off the registration fee of any course for companies who send 3 or more people to this training event.
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)
Instructor: John Dick
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.
Raw Materials Supply Chain for Rubber Products
By John Dick and Charles Rader
The course is divided into twelve sections:
- Introduction and Macroeconomics
- Strategic Raw Materials
- General Purpose Elastomers
- Specialty Elastomers
- Textile Reinforcing Materials and Their Adhesive Systems
- Thermoplastic Elastomers
- Carbon Black, Fillers, Reinforcing Agents, and Coupling Agents
- Process Oils, Synthetic Ester Plasticizers, and Processing Aids
- Antioxidants, Antiozonants, Tackifiers, Flame Retardance and Blowing Agents
- 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.)