Rubber and Silicone Experts.

Lab Testing, Consulting, Seminars & Career Training

ACE provides lab testing, consulting and innovative compounding process improvements for raw material producers, compounders and fabricators around the globe – with the industry’s shortest lead times.

ACE is an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Independent Laboratory

ANAB is an internationally recognized accrediting organization that assures technical expertise and global acceptance of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories’ test reports for the purposes of free trade and regulatory acceptance.


Physical Testing

Does your product comply with regulations and match consumer expectations? ACE’s physical testing capabilities will assure that your final product meets the demands of government regulations, industry standards, and customer-specific protocols.


Analytical Testing

ACE’s many analytical test capabilities include specialized equipment and an array of wet chemistry solutions. Looking to outshine competitors but there is no established ASTM standard? ACE offers custom test solutions by creating methods that meet customer-defined applications.


Expert Consulting

A team of agile, highly trained professionals puts ACE in the vanguard of today’s most solutions-oriented independent testing laboratories. Our broad scope for research makes ACE a great partner for preserving product integrity in increasingly competitive industries and markets. 

Education Seminars

ACE is the only research and development lab that also offers instruction and training for strategic professionals, hands-on equipment operators and students. ACE invites industry experts to share latest insights so engineers, technical managers, purchasing and HR professionals deepen their knowledge in this competitive field. Housing and transportations arranged for out-of-town guests.

Career Training

ACE’s iLearn Innovation Institute is a learning center equipped with an interactive SMART board plus an on-site, fully equipped hands-on workshop with rubber press, benchtop extruder, mixer and test equipment where students can apply classroom learning.

Upcoming Training Events


Register Here! The 2019 ARPM State of the Rubber Industry Report found that 98 percent of rubber companies reported major challenges in workforce development, including finding talent, training their workforce and retaining employees. Manufacturers have also reported that other challenges keeping them up at night included: keeping up with technology, continuous improvement efforts, and finances. ARPM […]

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Participants can expect to gain a fundamental understanding of rubber materials and processing during this one-day training. Course content includes: What is rubber and its history Basic polymer chemistry and how to use it Why do engineers use it Differences between rubber and plastic Types of rubber How to select the type of rubber for […]

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4-COURSE TRAINING BUNDLE Fundamentals of Rubber Technology; April 30, 2019, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Silicone Rubber Technology; May 1, 2019, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Rubber Mixing for Consistency, May 2, 2019; 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. How to Set-up a Rubber Molding Process, May 2, 2019; 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. There will be an optional tour […]

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Silicone rubber is comprised of inorganic-organic polymers. These materials consist of an inorganic backbone with organic side groups attached to silicon atoms. This family of polymers possesses unmatched versatility giving the formulator and user multiple forms and methods to crosslink the polymers into rubber materials having the widest service temperature range of any rubber material. […]

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What They're Saying

The evaluations performed by ACE have been critical in bringing new products to market. The formal reports provided us with valuable information to show potential customers.

Chris Wagner

Marketing & Law Director, ChemSpec

ACE’s extensive industry knowledge continues to help us develop markets and applications. Their lab and ability to perform raw material evaluations helps us help our customers.

Steve Schabel

Director of Business Development, KoreChem, Inc

ACE provided more value to our company on this project than there is room to list. I would recommend hiring any company whose culture is being created and driven by Mr. Sharp.

Mike Baach

President & CEO, Philpott Rubber & Plastics

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