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RUBBER COMPOUNDING FOR DURABILITY- ENDURICA EVENT

June 11 at 8:30 am - June 12 at 12:00 pm

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

Two-Day Course: 

Day 1: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • Introduction: What types of failure are manifested in your products, and what is durability worth to you?
  • Brief overview of rubber formulations and mixing approaches
  • Testing for durability in the rubber lab: Focus on efficient testing of crack nucleation and crack growth
  • Framework for compounding for durability
  • Polymer selection: Chemical stability, strain-induced crystallization, molecular mobility, polymer blends
  • Crosslinking effects: Effects of type, density, and distribution of crosslinks

Filler type, dispersion, and reinforcement topics, including processing effects and crack precursors

Day 2: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Stiffness and deformation control mode
  • Influence of oils, plasticizers, and resins
  • Stabilizing against aging
  • Simulation for materials selection and durability prediction
  • Wrap-up discussions, final Q&A

Format

The course includes lectures and classroom exercises focused on understanding fatigue behavior of rubber and developing compounding approaches to improve durability.  Lunch and snacks are included.

Cost: $1,280

Instructor: Chris Robertson, Endurica

Hotel Information: ACE Products & Consulting LLC has a negotiated rate of $119 at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. You can call the hotel directly at (330) 346-0100 or reserve online at www.kentstatehotel.com and use promotion code ACE for our rate.

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Details

Start:
June 11 at 8:30 am
End:
June 12 at 12:00 pm

Venue

ACE Products & Consulting, iLearn Innovation Institute
6800 N. Chestnut St.
Ravenna, OH 44266 United States
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Organizer

Endurica
Website:
http://endurica.com