*** Please note, each row and course# listed below is a separate, complete course. ***

Courses We Offer

Welcome to the APTS training courses page. We currently offer courses in the following areas: Plastics, Rubber, Corrosion, Medical Technology, Color Technology, and Adhesives and Coatings.

Courses are arranged by date, and can be sorted by category type using the dropdown menu below.

Title Date Course# Location
Plastics Extrusion Processes and Process Engineering 05/29/2024 - 05/31/2024 144-1334 Microsoft Teams
Rubber Extrusion Technology 06/03/2024 - 06/03/2024 052-1226 Microsoft Teams
08/08/2024 - 08/08/2024 052-1228 Microsoft Teams
06/03/2025 - 06/03/2025 052-1229 Microsoft Teams
07/25/2025 - 07/25/2025 052-1230 Microsoft Teams
08/11/2025 - 08/11/2025 052-1231 Microsoft Teams
Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding and Processing 06/05/2024 - 06/05/2024 063-1264 Microsoft Teams
11/11/2024 - 11/11/2024 063-1265 Microsoft Teams
03/18/2025 - 03/18/2025 063-1266 Microsoft Teams
06/16/2025 - 06/16/2025 063-1267 Microsoft Teams
11/11/2025 - 11/11/2025 063-1268 Microsoft Teams
Rubber Compounding: Materials and Methods 06/06/2024 - 06/07/2024 176-1204 Microsoft Teams
06/05/2025 - 06/06/2025 176-1205 Microsoft Teams
Rubber Compounding for Performance 06/06/2024 - 06/07/2024 018-1258 Microsoft Teams
11/07/2024 - 11/08/2024 018-1259 Microsoft Teams
03/13/2025 - 03/14/2025 018-1260 Microsoft Teams
06/12/2025 - 06/13/2025 018-1261 Microsoft Teams
11/06/2025 - 11/07/2025 018-1262 Microsoft Teams
ThermoPlastic Materials Engineering: Synthesis, Structure Properties and End Use Performance 06/10/2024 - 06/12/2024 203-1327 Microsoft Teams
10/23/2024 - 10/25/2024 203-1328 Microsoft Teams
Polymer Science Based Product Development for Engineers and Scientists 06/19/2024 - 06/21/2024 172-1166 Microsoft Teams
09/18/2024 - 09/20/2024 172-1167 Microsoft Teams
04/02/2025 - 04/04/2025 172-1168 Microsoft Teams
06/18/2025 - 06/20/2025 172-1169 Microsoft Teams
09/17/2025 - 09/19/2025 172-1170 Microsoft Teams
Thermoforming and Vacuum Forming 06/19/2024 - 06/19/2024 145-1154 Microsoft Teams
06/19/2025 - 06/19/2025 145-1155 Microsoft Teams
Compounding and Testing of Plastics 06/20/2024 - 06/20/2024 017-1240 Microsoft Teams
09/20/2024 - 09/20/2024 017-1241 Microsoft Teams
03/28/2025 - 03/28/2025 017-1242 Microsoft Teams
06/20/2025 - 06/20/2025 017-1243 Microsoft Teams
09/22/2025 - 09/22/2025 017-1244 Microsoft Teams
Injection Molding Certificate Program 06/24/2024 - 06/28/2024 173-1176 Microsoft Teams
07/29/2024 - 08/02/2024 173-1177 Microsoft Teams
08/26/2024 - 08/30/2024 173-1178 Microsoft Teams
09/23/2024 - 09/27/2024 173-1179 Microsoft Teams
03/24/2025 - 03/28/2025 173-1180 Microsoft Teams
06/23/2025 - 06/27/2025 173-1181 Microsoft Teams
07/28/2025 - 08/01/2025 173-1182 Microsoft Teams
08/25/2025 - 08/29/2025 173-1183 Microsoft Teams
09/22/2025 - 09/26/2025 173-1184 Microsoft Teams
Advanced Injection Molding 07/16/2024 - 07/19/2024 121-1335 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
Complete Injection Molding 07/24/2024 - 07/26/2024 170-1294 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
04/07/2025 - 04/09/2025 170-1295 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
07/28/2025 - 07/30/2025 170-1296 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
RPA Testing of Rubber Processability and Dynamic Properties 07/25/2024 - 07/26/2024 065-1252 National Polymer Innovation Center, Room 217, 240 South Forge Street, Akron, OH 44325
10/10/2024 - 10/11/2024 065-1253 National Polymer Innovation Center, Room 217, 240 South Forge Street, Akron, OH 44325
02/10/2025 - 02/11/2025 065-1254 National Polymer Innovation Center, Room 217, 240 South Forge Street, Akron, OH 44325
07/23/2025 - 07/24/2025 065-1255 National Polymer Innovation Center, Room 217, 240 South Forge Street, Akron, OH 44325
10/13/2025 - 10/14/2025 065-1256 National Polymer Innovation Center, Room 217, 240 South Forge Street, Akron, OH 44325
Structure/Property Relationships in Polyurethanes 08/01/2024 - 08/02/2024 160-1306 Microsoft Teams
11/07/2024 - 11/08/2024 160-1307 Microsoft Teams
Essentials of Rubber Science & Technology 08/01/2024 - 08/22/2024 159-1233 Microsoft Teams
11/28/2024 - 12/19/2024 159-1234 Microsoft Teams
05/05/2025 - 05/26/2025 159-1235 Microsoft Teams
08/01/2025 - 08/22/2025 159-1236 Microsoft Teams
11/28/2025 - 12/19/2025 159-1237 Microsoft Teams
Automotive OEM Coatings Chemistry and Applications 08/05/2024 - 08/06/2024 109-1123 Microsoft Teams
03/04/2025 - 03/05/2025 109-1124 Microsoft Teams
08/05/2025 - 08/06/2025 109-1125 Microsoft Teams
Tire Safety and Durability 08/13/2024 - 08/13/2024 199-1313 Microsoft Teams
Blown Film Extrusion Processing: Applications in the Medical Sector 08/14/2024 - 08/16/2024 207-1336 Microsoft Teams
Polymer Science for Engineers 08/14/2024 - 08/16/2024 044-1193 Microsoft Teams
03/26/2025 - 03/28/2025 044-1194 Microsoft Teams
05/06/2025 - 05/08/2025 044-1195 Microsoft Teams
08/13/2025 - 08/15/2025 044-1196 Microsoft Teams
Polymers in Packaging 08/19/2024 - 08/20/2024 141-1209 Microsoft Teams
09/26/2024 - 09/27/2024 141-1210 Microsoft Teams
12/02/2024 - 12/03/2024 141-1211 Microsoft Teams
02/06/2025 - 02/07/2025 141-1212 Microsoft Teams
08/18/2025 - 08/19/2025 141-1213 Microsoft Teams
09/29/2025 - 09/30/2025 141-1214 Microsoft Teams
12/01/2025 - 12/02/2025 141-1215 Microsoft Teams
Rheological Properties of Polymers 08/22/2024 - 08/22/2024 169-1197 Microsoft Teams
08/22/2025 - 08/22/2025 169-1198 Microsoft Teams
Industrial Trends for High Performance Sustainable Polymer Packaging 09/04/2024 - 09/06/2024 185-1337 Microsoft Teams
Dynamic Viscoelastic Behavior of Rubber and its Products 09/05/2024 - 09/06/2024 182-1173 Microsoft Teams
09/08/2025 - 09/09/2025 182-1174 Microsoft Teams
Sponge Rubber 101 09/06/2024 - 09/06/2024 138-1322 Microsoft Teams
03/07/2025 - 03/07/2025 138-1323 Microsoft Teams
05/09/2025 - 05/09/2025 138-1324 Microsoft Teams
09/05/2025 - 09/05/2025 138-1325 Microsoft Teams
Silicone Elastomer Technology 09/09/2024 - 09/11/2024 205-1333 Microsoft Teams
Color Theory and Applications 09/11/2024 - 09/13/2024 014-1158 Microsoft Teams
12/09/2024 - 05/13/2022 014-1159 Microsoft Teams
01/13/2025 - 01/15/2025 014-1160 Microsoft Teams
05/14/2025 - 05/16/2025 014-1161 Microsoft Teams
09/10/2025 - 09/12/2025 014-1163 Microsoft Teams
12/09/2025 - 12/11/2025 014-1162 Microsoft Teams
Blow Molding Theory and Practice 09/16/2024 - 09/17/2024 171-1221 Microsoft Teams
10/28/2024 - 10/29/2024 171-1222 Microsoft Teams
03/10/2025 - 03/11/2025 171-1223 Microsoft Teams
09/15/2025 - 09/16/2025 171-1224 Microsoft Teams
10/27/2025 - 10/28/2025 171-1225 Microsoft Teams
Extrusion Compounding and Applications in the Food, Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Industries 09/16/2024 - 09/17/2024 142-1146 Microsoft Teams
09/16/2025 - 09/17/2025 142-1147 Microsoft Teams
Rubber Molding Processes: Principles, Troubleshooting & Mold Design 09/18/2024 - 09/20/2024 136-1280 Microsoft Teams
02/19/2025 - 02/21/2025 136-1281 Microsoft Teams
09/17/2025 - 09/19/2025 136-1282 Microsoft Teams
Blown Film Extrusion 09/19/2024 - 09/20/2024 096-1217 Microsoft Teams
04/24/2025 - 04/25/2025 096-1218 Microsoft Teams
09/18/2025 - 09/19/2025 096-1219 Microsoft Teams
Understanding Dynamic Properties of Rubber and Rubber Products 09/25/2024 - 09/26/2024 072-1332 Microsoft Teams
Injection Molding and 3-D Printing 09/25/2024 - 09/26/2024 143-1152 Microsoft Teams
09/25/2025 - 09/26/2025 143-1153 Microsoft Teams
Plastic Part Failure Analysis 09/30/2024 - 10/01/2024 042-1188 Microsoft Teams
07/17/2025 - 07/18/2025 042-1189 Microsoft Teams
09/24/2025 - 09/25/2025 042-1190 Microsoft Teams
Rubber and Plastics Failure Analysis: Physical and Chemical Analysis Techniques 10/02/2024 - 10/02/2024 174-1200 Microsoft Teams
10/02/2025 - 10/02/2025 174-1201 Microsoft Teams
An Introduction to Continuous Vulcanization And CV Processes 10/03/2024 - 10/03/2024 128-1126 Microsoft Teams
07/07/2025 - 07/07/2025 128-1129 Microsoft Teams
10/03/2025 - 10/03/2025 128-1128 Microsoft Teams
Organosilanes: The Link Between Polymers and Surfaces 10/03/2024 - 10/03/2024 156-1133 Microsoft Teams
AND/OR
240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
Language and Matter: Technical Writing for Analytical Scientists and Managers 10/15/2024 - 10/15/2024 198-1311 Microsoft Teams
Rubber Compounding and Process Troubleshooting 11/04/2024 - 11/04/2024 183-1202 Microsoft Teams
11/04/2025 - 11/04/2025 183-1203 Microsoft Teams
Understanding Raw Materials, the Building Blocks of Rubber Compounding 11/06/2024 - 11/06/2024 087-1271 Microsoft Teams
03/17/2025 - 03/17/2025 087-1272 Microsoft Teams
06/11/2025 - 06/11/2025 087-1273 Microsoft Teams
11/10/2025 - 11/10/2025 087-1274 Microsoft Teams
Elastomer Molding Technology 11/06/2024 - 11/08/2024 024-1276 Microsoft Teams
03/26/2025 - 03/28/2025 024-1277 Microsoft Teams
11/05/2025 - 11/07/2025 024-1278 Microsoft Teams
Polymer Compounding, Formulating, and Testing of Plastics, Rubber, Adhesives, and Coatings 11/13/2024 - 11/15/2024 043-1247 Microsoft Teams
02/12/2025 - 02/14/2025 043-1248 Microsoft Teams
05/21/2025 - 05/23/2025 043-1249 Microsoft Teams
11/12/2025 - 11/14/2025 043-1250 Microsoft Teams
Applications of FTIR & NMR Spectroscopy in Polymer Product Development (Problem Solving, Development, & IP Creation) 12/04/2024 - 12/05/2024 153-1134 Microsoft Teams
Adhesion Science (Interfacial Phenomena in Soft Materials) 01/06/2025 - 01/07/2025 161-1284 Microsoft Teams
Rubber Technician Training 02/17/2025 - 02/19/2025 126-1290 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
05/16/2025 - 05/18/2025 126-1291 240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
Plastic Material Selection and Testing 04/03/2025 - 04/04/2025 041-1141 Microsoft Teams
05/01/2025 - 05/02/2025 041-1142 Microsoft Teams
05/08/2025 - 05/09/2025 041-1143 Microsoft Teams
05/15/2025 - 05/16/2025 041-1144 Microsoft Teams
Introduction to Polymer Science for Engineers 04/04/2025 - 04/04/2025 167-1186 Microsoft Teams
Blown Film Extrusion Processing 04/17/2025 - 04/17/2025 151-1151 Microsoft Teams
Basics of Polymer Processing 05/09/2025 - 05/09/2025 168-1136 Microsoft Teams
Cast Film Extrusion 05/23/2025 - 05/23/2025 150-1149 Microsoft Teams
Applications of Thermal Analysis Techniques in Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering 10/04/2025 - 10/04/2025 154-1131 Microsoft Teams
AND/OR
240 South Forge Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 Classroom 217 (Located inside the National Polymer Innovation Center)
Introduction to Polymer Chemical Characterization Course

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Introduction to Polymer Characterization Course

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X-Ray Diffraction Characterization of Polymers Course

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Rheological Theories and Their Direct Applications in the Polymer Industry

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Polymer Chemistry Characterization Course

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Introduction to Plastic Packaging

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Aircraft Tire Technology

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Rubber Adhesion and Adhesives

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Rubber Injection Molding

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Science and Technology of Fluoropolymers

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Grinding Fundamentals and Cycle Design

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ASTM Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods

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Blown Film Extrusion

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Surface Treatment of Material for Adhesive Bonding

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Wetting Phenomena (Interfacial Phenomena in Soft Materials)

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Making Properties and Profits: Twin Screw Extrusion Seminar

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Friction Processes (Interfacial Phenomena in Soft Materials)

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Fracture Mechanics (Interfacial Phenomena in Soft Materials)

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Fluoropolymers for Corrosion Control for Chemical Processes

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Flexible Electronics

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Engineered Rubber Products: Materials, Product Design Principles and Fundamentals of Processing

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Beyond the Data Sheet: Plastic Material Selection for Optimal Performance

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Advanced Mold Flow Simulation

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Adsorption Behavior (Interfacial Phenomena in Soft Materials)

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Rubber Compounding for Durability

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Polymers for Corrosion Control & Chemical Handling

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Polymer Additive Manufacturing

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ASTM Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic and Gas Tests

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Basic Elastomer/Rubber Technician Class

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Blown Film Extrusion and Cast Film Extrusion

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C & T of Functional Coatings for Medical Devices

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Degradable Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications

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Injection Molding Simulations with Moldex3D

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Intro Rubber Technology Seminar

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Understanding Thermoplastic Materials: Synthesis, Structure, and End Use Performance

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Understanding Plastic Material: Synthesis, Structure, and Performance

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Thermoplastic Materials Engineering: Synthesis, Testing, Selection, and End Use Specification

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THE POLYMER AND PLASTICS INDUSTRY: An Introduction to Commodity and Specialty Polymer Materials, Markets and Fabrication Processes

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Systematic Innovation for Six Sigma Black Belts and Lean Masters: An Introduction

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Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Seminar

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Silicone Elastomeric Product Technology

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Rubber Bushing Designing for Automotive and Commercial Application

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Polyurethane Elastomers: Chemistry, Applications and Formulations

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