Webinar Description: Centered around carbon black, this course was designed to be advantageous for both technical and non-technical personnel working in the rubber industry. These topics will be covered:
• CB types and the related manufacturing processes
• Present status of the global CB industry, CB classification, grades and standards
• CB morphology, characteristics and their effects on properties of rubber compounds
• Selection of CB for various rubber processes, as extrusion, molding, etc.
• Compounding with CB to rationalize raw materials, minimize costs and optimize final properties of rubber goods
• Environmental effects of CB applications and recovered CB
Price: Free for Members / $99 Non-member
Instructor: Dr. Irene Yurovska
Irene Yurovska was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. After completing her BS in Chemistry, MS in Chemical Engineering (Rubber Technology) and PhD in Physical Chemistry of Polymers, she worked as a scientist for the Rubber Industry Institute and for the Institute of Aircraft Technology in Moscow. Irene moved with her family to the US in 1991. For ten years, she lived in Rhode Island, working as a plant rubber chemist for Teknor Apex and completing her MBA in Bryant University. Irene moved to Massachusetts to be employed for 14 years as a scientist, technical service and applications specialist by Cabot Corporation in Billerica, MA. In 2016-2017, Dr. Yurovska worked as a Global Innovation Market Development Manager for Addivant Corporation (now SI Group) in CT. Currently, after completing the long and successful career as a global rubber industry professional; having hands-on experience with rubber compounding, processing and technical service, and with carbon black and antioxidants manufacturing and properties, Dr. Irene Yurovska lives in TX, being employed in India as VP of Himadri Specialty Chemicals (technical service in carbon black for rubbers) and developing a private consulting business for the global rubber industry. Her scientific interests include relationships between individual characteristics of ingredients and application properties of rubber products. Dr. Yurovska is the author and co-author of several patents, and numerous articles in peer-reviewed and industrial publications. Dr. Yurovska is an active member of the US rubber industry community, being on several Rubber Division, ACS Committees, she served as a Chair of the New England Rubber and Plastics Group and she is on the Board of NERPG, also being a member of the Energy Polymer Group. Irene has two children and one grandchild. She enjoys spending time with her family, world travel, swimming and classic opera.