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Essentials of Rubber Technology

April 29

Rubber Division

April 29 – Essentials of Rubber Technology (in-person only at our Spring Technical Meeting in Columbus, OH)

Participants can expect to gain fundamental understanding of rubber materials and processing during this training. Course Content:

– what is rubber and its history – basic polymer chemistry and how to use it – why engineers use rubber – differences between rubber and plastic – types of rubber – how to select the type of rubber for the application – how rubber compounds are formulated – how rubber compounds are mixed – rubber curing and its relationship to properties – how to test rubber – rubber bonding – rubber molding – improving rubber part quality – how to write and interpret a rubber specification

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Instructor: Joe Walker, Elastomer Technologies


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