Rubber Division courses and webinars for May

Akron, OH – Don’t miss out on these May learning opportunities from the Rubber Division, ACS. These learning opportunities are all online and can be taken from the comfort of your home or office.   May 3, 10, 17 & 24 (four-part course) – Course: Rubber Science & Fabrication May 6 – Course: Respiratory Protection May 13 – Course: Natural Fillers for Rubber Compounds May 18-21 – Endurica Workshop: Application of Rubber Fatigue Analysis with Endurica Software May 19 – Course: Rubber Extrusion Technology May 21 – Course: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories May 25 – Course: Rubber Explained

Course: Respiratory Protection; May 6th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET This course is designed for anyone working in the rubber industry needing to protect our built-in life support system – your respiratory system. Current times have brought respiratory protection in several shapes and forms to the forefront. There are many elements within the OSHA standard that are commonly overlooked. This course will provide information for immediate practical implementation on the shop floor where the environment may pose hazards to your respiratory system. Topics to be covered: – How to determine what style of respirator needed – Elements of a written respiratory protection program – How to incorporate other PPE elements – Record keeping requirements – Medical requirements   Click for full details.

Course: Natural Fillers for Rubber Compounds; May 13th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET This course will detail natural filler properties and how they compare to traditional rubber compound fillers like carbon black. The course will predominantly focus on natural filler performance and cost in rubber compounds with some emphasis on sustainability. This course is intended for industry professionals in research and development, engineering, management or sales and marketing. A technical degree is encouraged but not required. Learning Objectives: – Compare absolute and specific properties of natural and traditional nano- and macro-fillers – Compare cost and sustainability of natural and traditional fillers – Review natural filler sources – Understand processing of natural filler-filled rubber compounds – Understand performance of natural filler-filled rubber compounds – Examine compatibility of natural fillers with rubber   Click for full details.

Course: Rubber Extrusion Technology; May 19th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET This course will offer an overview of the variety of commercially viable rubber extrusion processes and examine their strengths and weaknesses. Next, we will go into a more in depth look at the three most common rubber extrusion processes i.e. Liquid Curing Media (LCM), better known as the Salt Bath process, Hot Air Vulcanization (HAV) and Microwave/Hot Air Vulcanization. The emphasis will be on practical knowledge that can be utilized in production. In all areas, specific safety concerns will be highlighted and addressed.   Click for full details.