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
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

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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Phone: 330-972-7111
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