Course Detail

Silicone Elastomeric Product Technology

Returning Fall 2014!
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $1,800 USD
CEU's: 2.25
Instructor: David Brassard

Course Overview

This three-day class will provide a basic overview of silicone elastomeric product technology. It is designed to complement the book, The Silicone Elastomer Handbook, authored by the presenter. Basic silicone chemistry will be presented along with defining the various types of silicone elastomers, how they are formulated, crosslinked and utilized. Very practical processing know-how will be relayed including formulation, processing, testing, property modification and troubleshooting. Over 30 actual case histories will also be discussed during the course to reinforce the many various aspects of the applied principles of silicone technology.

The Silicone Elastomer Handbook is an applied guide to silicone elastomer technology and is based upon the course. The book is not required course material, but is a helpful addition to the course information. The regular price for the book is $795.00 USD. Through APTC, the book is available for course attendees to purchase for $595.00 USD. You can purchase the book prior to or during the course.  To purchase the book prior to the course, please call 330-972-8625.

Additional information regarding the instructor and The Silicone Elastomer Handbook can be found at http://siliconesolutions.com/consulting.html and http://siliconehandbook.com/.

The Silicone Elastomer Handbook

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Unique properties of silicones
  • The siloxane bond

Basic silicone chemistry

  • Terminology - (glossary to be handed out)
  • Synthesis
    • Silanes
    • Resins
    • Polymers
    • Hybrids
  • Cure systems
    • Condensationi
    • Addition
      • Peroxide
    • Unique systems
    • Cure Speed

Raw Materials

  • Polymers
    • Functional types
    • Non-functional
    • Hybrid
  • Fillers
    • Reinforcing
      • Silicas
        • Non-treated
        • Treated
    • Semi and Non-Reinforcing
    • Extending
    • Specialty
  • Catalysts
  • Adhesion promoters
  • Specialty materials

Silicone Products

  • Room Temperature Cure
  • Heat Cure
  • Unique cure systems
  • Adhesive sealants
  • Specialties - niche products

Manufacturing/Processing/Compounding

  • Products
    • 1-Component
    • 2-Component

Formulation

  • Gels
  • RTV's
  • LSR's
  • HCR's
  • Coatings

Curing

  • Heat cure
  • Room temperature cure
  • Unique methods

Property modification

  • Uncured product property modification
  • Cured product property modification

Testing

  • Uncured product testing
  • Cured product testing

Shelf stability

  • Crepe hardening
  • Stoichiometry
  • Scavenging
  • Packaging

Troubleshooting guide

  • Product issues
  • Process issues
  • Secondary effects

Cited references

Conversion Factors

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.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED AND ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. EARLY REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policies.

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