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Course: Carbon Black & Non-black Fillers

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: This course is available virtually only and can be taken from the comfort of your home or office – remotely from any tablet, laptop or computer.

Course Overview: This course will review types of fillers commonly used in rubber compounds and how they affect rubber properties such as durometer, tensile, modulus, compression set, etc.

Topics covered will include:

  • Effect of filler particle size and shape on rubber
  • Types & chemistry of mineral fillers
  • Carbon black tests and classification
  • Filler comparisons in rubber compounds
  • Rubber mixing with carbon black and other fillers

Price: $250 Member / $350 Non-member / Free for Undergraduate Student Members / $50 for Other Student Members

Instructor: Nicki Hershberger, ARDL


Bio: Nicki Hershberger is the Compound Development Manager & a Senior Technical Advisor at Akron Rubber Development Laboratory (ARDL). She has been in the rubber industry for around 25 years and has experience working in custom mixing and compound development for extrusion, molding, and autoclaved applications.


June 5
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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