Description: Centered around ageing, this webinar is designed to be advantageous for both technical and non-technical personnel working in the rubber industry.
The objective of this webinar is to review the rubber ageing phenomena and to learn about strategies to prevent ageing and extend lifetime of elastomers and rubber products. The following topics will be covered:
• Causes of rubber products failure
• Ageing of elastomers and rubber products
• Types of anti-aging chemicals
• Mechanisms of anti-ageing effects
• Applications of anti-ageing chemicals
• Effects of compounding ingredients on ageing
• Effects of service conditions on ageing
• Selection criteria and general recommendations on rubber compounding with anti-aging chemicals
The webinar was developed in cooperation with Endurica, LLC.
Price: Free for Members / $99 Non-member
Instructor: Dr. Irene Yurovska
Bio: 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.