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*** In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, APTS Training has transitioned to a remote workforce. The decision aligns with our goal to lower the number of interactions on campus, slow the rate of transmission, and protect our community.

While all classes scheduled in March and April have been canceled, we are currently accepting registrations for courses scheduled after May 01, 2020. We will monitor the situation and may have additional cancelations.

Staff will be monitoring emails and voicemails. Our clients and instructors are very important to us, so please feel free to contact us. ***

Welcome to Akron Polymer Technology Services

At APTS (formerly the Akron Polymer Training Center and Applied Polymer Research Center), our mission is to advance all sectors of the polymer industry through the delivery of training, testing, and processing services that enrich learning and optimize industrial performance. Services are enhanced by the capabilities within The University of Akron and by developing domestic and international partnerships with business, industry, community, and other institutions of higher education.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing valuable ways we can help your company grow and excel in today's competitive market.


  • Do you have issues with material performance?
  • Do you need identification of contamination?
  • Are you working on a project and need analytical support?
  • Are you in need of rubber compounding and testing?

The APTS Testing Division is here to help!

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  • Are you looking for effective workforce development and training?
  • Do your employees need hands-on experience for products and services?

Learn how the APTS Training Division can meet your needs and help today!

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  • Do you need compounding, blending or plastics processing?
  • Would you like technical support on processing problems?
  • Is your company looking for innovative solutions to rubber and plastics processing issues?

At the APTS Processing Division, we can provide solutions to meet your processing needs!

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Need a single test or consultation for your product?

Need training in plastics, rubber, medical technology or more?

WE'RE HERE TO HELP! Contact us today for a quote that meets your needs.

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