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When

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
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Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Where

This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Joe Suter 
Endurica LLC 
567-301-0464 
jasuter@endurica.com 
 

Rubber Compounding for Durability - July 21-23, 2020 

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 live, online 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 Details

Presented LIVE online over three sessions from 9:00 a.m. - noon EST. As a special service to attendees, Dr. Robertson will be available for individual questions during office hours from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. daily throughout the week of the class.

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

You will learn Endurica's insights on

  • 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
  • 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. This course is a LIVE training event and link to the presentation of each class will be made available to registrants for their reference/review. These links will be active for seven days after the class date so attendees will have time to make up classes they may not be able to attend live. This course will NOT be distributed or broadcast beyond this time period.  

Instructor

Dr. Chris Robertson is an international authority on polymer science and rubber compounding for performance. He brings over 15 years of materials research and product development experience at tire and rubber companies and raw materials suppliers.  Chris is co-inventor of 32 patents, co-author of 62 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as Associate Editor of Rubber Chemistry & Technology.