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Course: Rubber Explained

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


0.66 (To receive the CEUs, attendees must attend the course live and promptly complete the survey evaluation after the course.)
June 1, 2023; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
*A picnic lunch and tour of ACE Laboratories facility will be provided.


This course is in-person at ACE Laboratories (6800 N. Chestnut St., Suite C, Ravenna, OH).

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


$495 Member / $595 Non-member / Free for Undergraduate Student Members / $100 for Other Student Members
*A picnic lunch will be provided.



Erick Sharp, ACE Laboratories


Erick Sharp founded ACE Laboratories in January of 2015. Erick received his degree in Industrial Engineering in 2003. He has also completed several polymer science and rubber formulating certifications. With ACE, Erick assisted in the launch of several new product lines in the rubber and silicone field. He has also acted as a contract technical and executive management support for many growing companies in the industry. He has been in the rubber industry for eighteen years and is looking forward to eighteen more. He has presented at numerous industry conferences across the globe. Erick resides in Uniontown, OH with his wife and two boys.


June 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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