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Silicone Elastomer Technology

Course# Date Time Location
205-1333 09/09/2024 - 09/11/2024 8:30 PM - 4:00 PM Microsoft Teams
Cost: $1,200.00 USD
Online Registration
CEU's: 1.6
Instructor: Mr. Christopher Paige

Course Overview

This course is intended to introduce students to Silicone Elastomer Technology  which includes history background, basic silicone elastomer synthesis and unique cross-linking systems. The course will also cover manufacturing, processing and compounding of silicone elastomers. Formulations and property modification will also be investigated. Testing, Trouble-shooting, abstracts of automotive applications and the future of silicones will be reviewed.

Instructor Biography:


Christopher (Chris) Paige holds a Master of Engineering degree in Plastics Engineering ( 2005- University of Massachusetts – Lowell) and Master of Science in polymer chemistry (1991 – University of Cincinnati). He is a member of the American Chemical Society ( ACS), American Society of Material (ASM) and Society of Plastics Engineers( SPE) and over thirty years of experience working in Industry. As a Laboratory Manager, at the University of Akron, Chris performed many hands-on rubber and polymer formulations, rubber and polymer Characterizations, and rubber and polymer processing projects, for both domestic and international clients. He is a subject matter expert and has trained clients on Rubber processing (C.W. Brabender’s, 2-Roll Mills, Heat presses), Plastics Processing (Single and Twin-Screw Extruders, Extrusion Blown Molding, Injection Molding, Injection Blow Molding, Thermoforming, Vacuum Forming, blown film and cast film lines), Rubber formulations and Rubber Characterization (MDR, Moonie Viscometers, RPA) and Polymer Characterizations (Thermal Analysis, Mechanical Instron testing, microscopy and spectroscopy).

Day 1: Silicone Elastomer Technology

  • Background History
  • Basic Silicone Elastomer Synthesis
  • Unique Cross-linking Systems

Day 2: Silicone Elastomer Raw Materials

  • Raw Materials
  • Manufacturing, Processing and Compounding
  • Formulations
  • Property Modifications

Day 3: Testing and Automotive Application Abstracts

  • Testing
  • Trouble Shooting Guide
  • Material Failure
  • Creep and Fatigue Testing
  • Elastomers
  • Abstract for Automotive Applications
  • Future of Silicones


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

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 Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, 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 Technology Services 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 policy.