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Course: Intermediate Rubber Compounding

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

CEUs: 0.76 (To receive the CEUs, attendees must attend the course live and promptly complete the survey evaluation after the course.)

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 is an overview of rubber compounding and testing. Compounding subjects include elastomers, fillers/reinforcement, plasticizers/process aids, anti-degradants and cure systems. Testing laboratory subjects will include process testing, physical properties testing, dynamic properties testing and aging. Processing subjects will include mixing, milling, molding, extrusion and calendaring. This course could be useful for chemists, engineers and technical sales staff who may be relatively new to the rubber industry and want a better understanding of how different ingredients affect a rubber compound.

Price: $495 Member / $595 Non-member / Free for Undergraduate Student Members / $100 for Other Student Members


Instructor: Paul Merda, ARDL
Paul currently serves as the Education Coordinator & Technical Advisor at Akron Rubber Development Laboratory (ARDL).
Previous Experience:  Lab Technician, Adhesives Chemist, High School Science Teacher, Handy Man
Education: BS Chemistry, Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Experience: 18 years as a Technician/Chemist, 13 years high school science teaching



August 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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