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Detroit Rubber Group Fall Technical Meeting

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Detroit Rubber Group will have its 2023 Fall Technical Meeting:
November 8th, 2023 from 9:00-4:00 (Doors open at 8:30)

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
47690 E Anchor Ct
Plymouth, MI 48170

Following speakers to date include:
• “Rubber for Mars: Optimization of BR/VMQ Compounds” – Rafal Anyszka, PhD, Researcher, University of Twente
• “Revolutionizing Rubber Development: The Power of Automation and AI” – Khaled Boqaileh, CEO, LabsCubed
• “Case Studies in Failure Analysis of Rubber and Plastics” – Jason T. Poulton, PhD, Senior Technical Advisor, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc.
• “Rubber Circular Economy – Reusing Waste at the Generation Site” – Ben Chouchaoui, ME, BSc, MASc, PhD, President, Windsor Industrial Development Laboratory, Inc.
• “Thermal Barriers for E-Mobility” – Michael Blake, Business Development Manager, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
• “Cellular Rubber Extrusion” – Richard Strong, President, Elastomeric Consulting Services, LLC
• “Understanding Rubber through Simulations” – Ken Cheng, Senior Application Engineer, Moldex3D Northern America, Inc.
• “Biodegradable, Sustainable Guayule-Based Materials for Novel Applications” – Sriloy Dey, Senior Research Associate, The Ohio State University

The price to attend is $125 for non-DRG members (a 1-year membership included), $110 for DRG members, $50 for OEM’s and free for students. Coffee & lunch is included. Proceeds go to the DRG Scholarship Program, which award high school graduates furthering their education.

Pre-register required at [email protected]. Contact Nate Tuckerman, [email protected], for further information.


November 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies,Plymouth, MI