Rubber/Elastomer Technology and Applications for the Tire Industry - 2 Day Course

Course Number: AP3226 - COURSE CANCELLED - May be rescheduled in the summer.

CANCELLED - May be rescheduled in the summer.
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404
Cost: $900 USD
CEU's: 1.5
Instructor: Dr. Roop Bhakuni

Course Overview

This course is designed for chemists and engineers working in the rubber/polymer industry related to materials, design, manufacturing, and sales/technical service for products such as tires, engineered rubber products, etc.  Participants will gain a basic understanding of key interactive variables involving design, materials, equipment, and process parameters for major rubber products used in global markets.

Course Outline

1. Elastomers - Natural and Synthetic - NR, SBR, BR, IIR, EPDM, NBR and CR

  • Structure - property relationship, Mw, MWD, Tg, operating temperature range
  • Affected by chemical composition (monomers), chain structure, and morphology
  • Key predictive static/dynamic physical/mechanical properties

2. Product service requirements dictating the selection of base polymer(s) and compounding materials - carbon black, silica, cure systems, process aids, antidegradants for required components.

3. Processing and control systems for mixing, calendaring, extruding, shaping, and curing emphasizing green strength, tack, bloom, scorch, interfacial adhesion/cure rates, and compatible compound rheological properties with shear rates availabe from equipment/machinery employed.

4.  Integration and optimization of design, materials, processing, and applicable test essential for consistent defect free product that will meet various regulatory standards and service performance requirements.


Course Registration

General Course Registration:
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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.


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