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Course: Rubber Explained

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course includes lunch and a tour.

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 in-person at ACE Laboratories, 6800 N. Chestnut St. in Ravenna, OH.

This course is being held in conjunction with the Ohio Rubber Group Technical Meeting on September 24 and is FREE for Ohio Rubber Group members. You can become an ORG member, learn about and purchase the Ohio Rubber Group Technical Meeting separately by clicking here.

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.”

All registration fees will be used to sponsor students to attend the 2025 International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland, OH.

Price: $495 Member / $595 Non-member / Free for Undergraduate Student Members / $100 for Other Student Members
*Ohio Rubber Group members receive this course for FREE.
Already a member? Ohio Rubber Group will provide you with a discount code.
Not a member? Email [email protected] to join.


Instructor: Kylie Knipp, ACE Laboratories
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, ACS 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.


September 25
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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