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Silicone Elastomeric Product Technology - 2 1/2 Day Course

To be scheduled
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Akron Polymer Training Center, Akron, OH 44325-5404, U.S.A.
Cost: $1,800 USD
CEU's: 2.4
Instructor: Mr. David Brassard

Course Overview

This two and a half day class will provide a basic overview of silicone elastomeric product technology. It is designed to complement the book, The Silicone Elastomer Handbook, authored by the presenter. Basic silicone chemistry will be presented along with defining the various types of silicone elastomers, how they are formulated, crosslinked and utilized. Very practical processing know-how will be relayed including formulation, processing, testing, property modification and troubleshooting. Over 30 actual case histories will also be discussed during the course to reinforce the many various aspects of the applied principles of silicone technology.

The Silicone Elastomer Handbook is an applied guide to silicone elastomer technology and is based upon the course. The book is not required course material, but is a helpful addition to the course information. The regular price for the book is $795.00 USD. Through APTC, the book is available for course attendees to purchase for $695.00 USD. You can purchase the book prior to or during the course.  To purchase the book prior to the course, please call 330-972-8625.

Additional information regarding the instructor and The Silicone Elastomer Handbook can be found at http://siliconesolutions.com/consulting.html and http://siliconehandbook.com/.

The Silicone Elastomer Handbook


  • Unique properties of silicones
  • The siloxane bond

Basic silicone chemistry

  • Terminology - (glossary to be handed out)
  • Synthesis
    • Silanes
    • Resins
    • Polymers
    • Hybrids
  • Cure systems
    • Condensationi
    • Addition
      • Peroxide
    • Unique systems
    • Cure Speed

Raw Materials

  • Polymers
    • Functional types
    • Non-functional
    • Hybrid
  • Fillers
    • Reinforcing
      • Silicas
        • Non-treated
        • Treated
    • Semi and Non-Reinforcing
    • Extending
    • Specialty
  • Catalysts
  • Adhesion promoters
  • Specialty materials

Silicone Products

  • Room Temperature Cure
  • Heat Cure
  • Unique cure systems
  • Adhesive sealants
  • Specialties - niche products


  • Products
    • 1-Component
    • 2-Component


  • Gels
  • RTV's
  • LSR's
  • HCR's
  • Coatings


  • Heat cure
  • Room temperature cure
  • Unique methods

Property modification

  • Uncured product property modification
  • Cured product property modification


  • Uncured product testing
  • Cured product testing

Shelf stability

  • Crepe hardening
  • Stoichiometry
  • Scavenging
  • Packaging

Troubleshooting guide

  • Product issues
  • Process issues
  • Secondary effects

Cited references

Conversion Factors