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16511 Carmenita Road
Cerritos, CA 90703

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Rick Ziebell 
(562) 944-5354 

2019/2020 Basic Rubber Technology Course

Lectures, Plant Tours, Demonstrations, Classroom/Lab Exercises, and Much More 



This 20-week course (comprised of two 10-week semesters) is truly one of the best values TLARGI has to offer. If you or your employees have never attended, we recommend enrolling this fall. Whether your background is operations, sales, technical, finance, or management, it provides invaluable training to further your success in the rubber industry.

The course will provide a comprehensive introduction of the following topics:
  • Designing with rubber
    Focusing on polymer selection and recipe ingredients

  • Formulating with rubber
    Using workshops to translate specifications into real rubber recipes that are created and tested

  • Compounding with rubber
    Demonstrating the mixing methods and compounding strategies for organic and silicone elastomers

  • Fabricating with rubber
    Using plant tours at local rubber companies to understand molding, calendering, extrusion, and dip processes

  • Testing with rubber
    Understanding physical test methods with state-of-the-art equipment through in-lab workshops

Other highlighted topics include: Rubber industry overview and history, silicone rubber, rubber-to-substrate bonding, recycling, latex, foam/sponge, mold building, rubber test methods, and more.

Here is a preview of the 2019/2020 Class Schedule.


  • A relaxed and friendly atmosphere

  • Instructors that strive to keep the subject matter light, practical, and interesting for all rubber industry professionals (whether novice or experienced)

  • Classroom style with several plant tours


Attendance is crucial. Only two absences per ten-week semester are allowed. On occasion, special arrangements (via make-up homework) can be made. If you have a scheduling concern, please contact the class instructors, Rick Ziebell at (562) 373-6982 or Matt Rogers at (562) 373-6979.



The cost to register for this course is $380 for TLARGI members and $460 for non-members.* This cost includes snacks and all the course materials. You may pay by credit card or check.

Credit card payments can be made during your online registration.

Checks should be made payable to TLARGI and mailed in advance to the following address: (Please indicate for whom the check is paying.)

        TLARGI Education Chairman
        c/o Rick Ziebell
        R.D. Abbott Company, Inc.

       16511 Carmenita Rd
        Cerritos, CA 90703 

        (Please reference Account #420-19 in the memo line.)


To reserve your spot(s), click on the “Register Now!” button below and complete the online registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Rick Ziebell at or (562) 373-6979.

* Membership status will be verified by instructors. Membership purchase options will be made available to the students during one of the class sessions.