Rubber Adhesion and Adhesives - 2 Day Course

Returning Spring 2016!  
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404, U.S.A.
Cost: $900 USD
CEU's: 1.5
Instructor: Mr. Jim Halladay and Mr. Brian Stull

Course Overview

This course focuses on the use of adhesives for bonding rubber to substrates (primarily metal) in non-tire applications. It covers adhesive selection and application along with substrate preparation techniques. The course includes an emphasis on in-process problem resolution.

Course Outline

  • Fundamentals of Adhesion
    • Surfaces and Wetting
    • Mechanisms of Adhesives
    • Thermodynamics
    • Failure Mechanisms
  • General bonding
    • Applications for bonded Parts
    • History
      • Brass Plate Bonding
      • Polyisocyanates
      • Modern developments
    • Current Practice
  • Elastomers
    • Cure Chemistry
    • Compounding for Adhesion
    • Molding Techniques
  • Substrate Pretreatment Technology
    • Types of substrates
    • Cleaning
    • Mechanical treatment
    • Chemical treatment
  • Adhesive Selection
    • Solvent Based
    • Water Based
    • Primer/Cover Coat vs. Single Coat
    • Adhesives for Specialty Elastomers
  • Testing
    • Specimens
    • Environments
      • Salt Spray
      • Boiling Water
      • Glycol Resistance
      • Oil Resistance
    • Failure Modes
  • Adhesives in the Factory
    • Handling /Safety
    • Application
      • Dip
      • Brush
      • Spray
    • Dilution
  • Troubleshooting
  • Effect of Compounding Ingredients
    • Factors Affecting Rubber to Metal Bond Strength