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Rubber Compounding for Durability

Are you challenged to make your rubber products last longer? Rubber compounds are complex mixtures of polymers, reinforcing fillers, oils / plasticizers, curatives, stabilizers, and other additives that are combined in relatively quick mixing processes. Durability is impacted by all these ingredients, their interactions, and the quality of the mixing. This one-day course will teach compounding strategies to improve the strength and lifetime of rubber components. This specialized training will benefit materials engineers, compounders, rubber chemists, product development engineers, R&D scientists, and rubber lab managers at manufacturers of tires and rubber parts and companies that supply raw materials.

Course Objectives

Understand how rubber fatigue and failure characteristics are influenced by materials selection and compound structural features.
Learn compounding strategies to improve strength and fatigue lifetime.
Know the right testing methods to characterize rubber durability efficiently in the lab.
Dr. Chris Robertson of Endurica LLC


Event Type: Course
Location: Akron, OH USA
Date: June 12, 2018