When

Monday, May 13, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Where

6800 N. Chestnut St, Ravenna, OH 44266 
 

 
 

Contact

  Christie Robinson, M.Ed.
  Director of iLearn Innovation Institute                        ACE Products & Consulting LLC 
  234-254-1821 
  christie.robinson@aceprodcon.com 
 

Introduction to Rubber Technology 

This is an introductory level course intended for new to the industry technical and not technical personnel such as technicians, engineers, sales, marketing and support staff.   The course teaches basic concepts and terminology associated with what goes into a rubber compound, how rubber is mixed and processed, and how it is tested.  Included is an overview or each of the major types of rubber and the key attributes of each.  Examples of major applications for each type of elastomers are provided along with the rationale for the selection of one rubber over another in the cited and related applications.  The course follows the general outline of popular texts such as Rubber Technology, 3rd Edition, by Maurice Morton and Basic Elastomer Technology, edited by Drs. K. C. Baranwal and H. L. Stephens.

Tour: There will be an optional tour of the ACE Products & Consulting LLC facility during the day.

Cost: $725

Instructor: David Russell, Consultant

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.

Instructor Bio:

Dave Russell is a graduate of the University of Akron where he studied Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Polymer Science.  Dave has worked in the polymer industry for over 40 years working for companies like Goodyear Synthetic, Eaton Corp, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc, Akron Polymer Laboratory Inc, Smithers Scientific Inc, Citrics Biomedical Inc, Biomerics LLC, Theken Spine LLC and Integra Life Sciences Inc. 

Dave’s has extensive experience an all levels of business from bench chemist to CEO operating: materials R&D labs, compounding plants, polymerization units, quality organizations and entire businesses.  After 15 years with Eaton’s Engineered Polymer Products Division he returned to UofA to study Polymer Science then in 1992 formed Akron Polymer Laboratory Inc. 

In 2003, after selling Akron Polymer Laboratory Inc, Dave formed Akron BioMaterials Inc. a business specializing in medical grade polymeric materials.  Most recently, Dave sold the assets and know-how of Akron BioMaterials Inc to Biomerics LLC a supplier of medical grade polymerics, catheters, and injection molded products. 

Dave’s bibliography includes multiple patents and publications in the areas of polyurethanes, high energy radiation crosslinking, spine implants, bone grafts, nano- materials, and anti-microbials.