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Free Webinars, $150 Soft Skills Course & New Webinar Added

Posted by Gretchen Cermak Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:38:00 AM
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August 27 - Basics of Polymer Testing & Processing (for non-technical employees)
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We've lowered the price of this course $150!
Wednesday, May 6, 2020; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This course will highlight soft skills that are essential for personal development and success in technical work environments.Topics:
Seven Basic Soft Skills: Interpersonal, Flexibility, Leadership, Problem solving, Work Ethic, Communicating & Teamwork
Organizational change agility
Developmental strategizing
People agility - awareness of yours and other’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)
Networking (internally and externally)
Other soft skills
This course is for scientists and engineers who’d like to discover soft skills/enablers to attain success in technical work environments. Individuals working in or aspiring to work in a wide range of environments, e.g. R&D, quality control, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical devices, technology, etc. could benefit. The course will be of value those working in multicultural, multi-generational and cross-disciplinary. Also, adhering to strict policies and procedures while working under regulatory constraints are not second nature. Considerations for FDA, DEA, EPA and ISO regulated environments will be covered.
Instructor: Dr. Fred Meadows, United States Pharmacopeia
Cost: $250 Member / $350 Non-member / Complimentary for Student Member
- Member & Non-member prices increase $50 on April 30, 2020


The Function and Selection of Ester Plasticizers
Monday, May 18, 2020; 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
In this webinar, Hallstar will explain the science behind monomeric and polymeric plasticizers, as well as how they function in different elastomers. They will explore the structure-property relationships between a wide range of plasticizer chemistries and cover their selection for desired performance enhancements and elastomer applications. Moreover, Hallstar will provide specific case studies showing the advantage plasticizers bring to different polymer formulations. This webinar will provide expert education on ester plasticizer and polymer modifying chemistry, as well as outlining key criteria in selecting the right plasticizer or modifier for your application. It will be highly informative for new rubber compounders expanding their knowledge of compounding tools, veteran compounders venturing into new markets and applications, and non-technical purchasing or salespeople hoping to better understand their company's products and chemistries.
Some take aways/learning objectives are:
Functions of plasticizers in elastomer compounds
Key factors in plasticizer selection to enhance product performance
Gaining a better understanding of the wide range of available plasticizers and their respective benefits
Cost: Complimentary for Members / $49 Non-member