Rubber Division ACS announces training opportunities in June

Akron, OH – The Rubber Division ACS has the following upcoming training opportunities in June.

June 1 – Course: Rubber Explained (In-person Only)
June 2 – Formulating Fridays Webinar: Natural Rubber & Synthetic Polyisoprene
June 7 – Course: Thermoplastic & Functional Elastomers
June 9 – Formulating Fridays Webinar: Chloroprene
June 16 – Formulating Fridays Webinar: Carbon Black
June 22 – Webinar: How to Extend Lifetime of Elastomers & Rubber Products
June 23 – Formulating Fridays Webinar: Silica-Silane
June 30 – Formulating Fridays Webinar: Bulk Fillers

Join the division on Fridays May 5 – August 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET for this new series where you will hear from different Rubber Division, ACS corporate member companies who will introduce common materials utilized in rubber formulations including different types of polymers, fillers, oils, cure systems and additives. Click here for all the details.

One of the most highly rated courses is back by popular demand and this time with a networking picnic lunch on June 1 – Rubber Explained
with a picnic lunch and tour of ACE Laboratories facility will be provided.

Course Overview: This course was designed for sales and executives working in the rubber industry. Centered around practical explanations and basic fundamentals, this is the perfect course for the non-technical individual.

June 7 – Thermoplastic & Functional Elastomers – With growing global concern regarding the increasing level of solid waste due to polymeric materials and interest in material recycling, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) provide an attractive alternative to conventional elastomers. This course will introduce participants to different types and contemporary uses of TPEs, in addition to the molecular design, synthesis and characteristics of TPEs derived from block copolymers. Thermodynamic considerations regarding network formation and bridging metrics in TPEs will be addressed by experimental observations, theoretical predictions and computer simulations. Blends of TPEs and their uses in conventional and emerging applications will be described, as will the chemical functionalization of TPEs for specialized technologies (e.g., designer additives, organic photovoltaics, soft actuators, separation membranes and antimicrobial materials). Click here for full details.

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