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Course: Rubber Explained

March 15, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course includes a tour and St. Patty’s style lunch.

CEUs: 0.66 (To receive the CEUs, attendees must attend the course live and promptly complete the survey evaluation after the course.)

Location: This course is only available in-person at ACE Laboratories – 6800 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, OH 44266.

Course Overview: This course was designed for sales and executives working in the rubber industry. Centered around practical explanations and basic fundamentals, this is the perfect course for the non-technical individual. The course will cover the following topics:
– Key raw materials used in rubber compounding
– What a rubber formulation looks like
– Costing a rubber formulation
– Types of mixing processes
– Types of fabrication processes
– Interpreting a test specification
– Interpreting test results
– Basic testing methods

Quote from a previous Rubber Explained course attendee:
“I was quite impressed with the course; the presentation detail of the content and material are recommendable. Above all, the competency exhibited by the instructor was great, incomparable.”

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


Instructor: Kylie Knipp, ACE Laboratories
Bio: Kylie Knipp is a Senior Technical Account Manager at ACE Laboratories. She earned her Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Akron and has been involved in rubber compounding, mixing, and testing for the last 10 years. She started her career in rubber custom mixing as the plant chemist at Portage Precision Polymers before transitioning to the rubber testing industry as a technical advisor, education coordinator, and account manager. Kylie enjoys helping customers solve problems such as developing new rubber formulations, assisting in failure analysis projects, or characterizing materials to prevent future failures. Kylie is also an active member of the Ohio Rubber Group, is a member of the Rubber Division’s Education Committee and Young Professionals Committee and participates in multiple student outreach programs aimed at getting students of all grade levels interested in careers in the rubber industry.


March 15, 2024
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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