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Upcoming Courses: (click on each course name for full details, descriptions and pricing)
These courses can be taken in person at our Elastomer Training Center (306 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Akron, OH 44333) OR can be taken from the comfort of your home or office – remotely from any tablet, laptop or computer. The Elastomer Training Center is an interactive smart classroom. Advanced technology used in the classroom allows viewing of the course live online and features interactive capabilities. When you register, just select the appropriate registration type for how you will be taking the course – on-site or online.

Our Elastomer Training Center courses through May will only be available online, not in person in Akron. To support our industry during this uncertain time and encourage continued learning, we have lowered our pricing $50 and Rubber Division, ACS Student Members receive FREE registration to these March, April and May courses. During the registration process, the $50 discount or free Student Member cost will already be reflected in the price for the qualifying courses. 

February 25 - Introduction to Compounding, Mixing and Testing
February 26 - Compounding Fluoroelastomers
March 25 - Processing and Testing of Rubber
April 15 - Basic Rubber Compounding
POSTPONED April 16 - Internal Mixers & Mixing Parameters
*Unfortunately, we have to reschedule this course. The new date will be posted here once determined.  
April 21 - Hazardous Communication
May 6 - Soft Skills for Scientific Success
May 12-14 - Intermediate to Advanced Compounding and Testing of Rubber
May 19 - An Introduction to Continuous Vulcanization
May 20 & 21 - Sponge Rubber 101
June 11 - Essentials of Rubber Technology
June 11 - Essentials of Silicone Rubber
June 12 - Mixing and Testing for Compound Consistency
June 12 - Setting Up a Rubber Molding Process
June 17 - Rubber Explained

Upcoming Webinars: (click on each webinar name for full details, descriptions and pricing)
These are offered online only.
April 1 - Free Webinar - Impact of COVID-19 on our Industry
June 25 - General Considerations in Failure Analysis of Rubber and Elastomers
July 23 - Social Media Marketing in the Rubber Industry
August 27 - Basics of Polymer Testing & Processing (for non-technical employees)
September 24 - Sales & Marketing 101 in the Rubber Industry

Any questions? Contact Heather Maimone, Membership & Outreach Director, at