Rubber, Latex & Tyre

Sub-Category: Foams | Latex Technology | Mixing & Compounding | Raw Materials & Chemicals | Rubber Extrusion | Rubber Materials | Rubber Molding | Rubber Testing | Tyre Extrusion | Tyre Technology

October 2022

High Aspect Ratio Fillers for Rubber Compounding
Date: 6 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0719
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Description: Part 1: Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Part 2: Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Managing Clamping Pressure in Rubber Molding Process
Date: 6 Oct 2022
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Van Walworth
Language: English
ID: KH0044
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Description: Determining clamping pressure in rubber molding processes is critical for effective management of clamping force across the mold and platen surfaces. Techniques are discussed to determine pressure gradient in molds and platens. Suggestions for determining effective clamping pressure are also discussed with example calculations.
Expert: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Molding & Processing
Date: 6 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Expert: Van Walworth
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0726
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Description: Module 1 : Rubber Rules for Vulcanization
Module 2 : Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization
Module 3: Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow
Module 4: Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling
Module 5: Rubber Rules for Applied Force
Expert: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Applied Polymer Rheology
Date: 7 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0027
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Description: This training provides a broad, practical overview of polymer rheology, the study of flow in polymer melts. An emphasis will be placed on the understanding of rheology as it applies to plastics processing, such as injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. The course will begin with an overview of polymers and proceed through an understanding of how polymers behave in flow, finishing with a description of flow property measurements. The program is intended for anyone who works directly with polymers, particularly with plastics processing. The course will conclude with a question and answer session.
Expert: Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

Crosslinking of Rubber
Date: 7 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0720
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Description: Part 1: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Part 2: Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 10 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0023
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Description: This Knowhow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) can be used to characterize polymeric materials from a formulation, processing and problem solving perspective. discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. in addition, discussions about DSC kinetics, the nature of transitions observed by DSC, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. the presentation contents include: fundamentals of DSC instrumentation, experimental considerations, kinetic studies using DSC, industrial problem-solving case studies etc.
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Reinforcement and Durability of Elastomers
Date: 10 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0721
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Description: Part 1: Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Part 2: Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Dispersion and Distribution of Fillers in Elastomers
Date: 11 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0722
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Description: Part 1: Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Part 2: Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Theoretical Aspects of Polymer-Filler Interaction and Rubber Mixing
Date: 12 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0723
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Description: Part 1: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Part 2: Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Tyre Extrusion - Principles & Practice (MasterClass)
Date: 13 Oct 2022
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0622
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Keyword: Tyre Extrusion
Description: Module 1: Understanding the Working Principle of the Rubber Extruder
Module 2: Understanding the General Layout of Tire Tread and Sidewall Extrusion Line
Module 3: Die Design for Extruded Tire Components
Module 4: How to Reduce Tire Component Extrusion Variation and How to Reduce Defects?
Expert: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Oil Resistant Elastomer and Phase Compatibilization
Date: 13 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0724
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Non-Member: 350 US$
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Description:
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Fillers used in Rubber Compounding
Date: 13-14 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0732
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Description: Part 1: Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Part 2: Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Part 3: Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Part 4: Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Oil Resistant Rubber and Compatibilizer
Date: 13-14 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0733
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Description: Part 1: Oil Resistant Rubbers
Part 2: Filler Dispersion and Distribution -Improvement of Reinforcement
Part 3: Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Part 4: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 14 Dec 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0537
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Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Rubber Compounding : Science & Technology
Date: 17-28 Oct 2022
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0703
Registration Fee:
Member: 2700 US$
Non-Member: 3300 US$
Group (5-Pax): 10000 US$
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Description: Module 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Module 2 : Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Module 3 : Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Module 4 : Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Module 5 : Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Module 6 : Filler Dispersion and Distribution - Improvement of Reinforcement
Module 7 : Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Module 8 : Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Module 9 : Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Module 10 : Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Module 11 : Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 12 : Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 13 : Efficient Plasticizer for Filled Elastomer Compounds
Module 14 : Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Module 15 : Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Module 16 : Oil Resistant Rubbers
Module 17 : Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Module 18 : Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Module 19 : Polymer-Filler Interaction : Base for Rubber Performance
Module 20 : Phase Compatibilization - Improving the Morphology of Rubber Blends
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Key Processes & Principles in Elastomers
Date: 17-18 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0729
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Description: Part 1: Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Part 3: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Part 4: Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 18 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0028
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) can be a powerful tool for characterizing polymeric materials and polymer composits from a physical property and problem solving perspective. Discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. In addition, discussions about viscoelasticity, the nature of transitions observed by DMA, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. The presentation contents include: Fundamentals of DMA Instrumentation, Experimental Considerations, Understanding Viscoelasticity, Industrial Problem-Solving Case Studies
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Compression Rubber Molding [Brochure]
Date: 19-20 Oct 2022
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Expert: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
MasterClass
ID: KH0499
Registration Fee:
Member: 650 US$
Non-Member: 850 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2000 US$
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Description: Module 1: Introduction to Compression Molding
Module 2: Rubber Processing & Part Deflashing
Module 3: Compression Mold Design - Part 1
Module 4: Compression Mold Design - Part 2
Module 5: Pulse Filling & Compression Preforms
Module 6: Platens, Mold Mounting and Mold Insulation
Module 7: Air Removal for Compression Molding
Module 8: Troubleshooting of Compression Molding
Expert: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Cost Estimating for Molded Rubber Parts
Date: 19 Oct 2022
Time: 10am Thailand
Expert: Terry Chapin
Language: English
ID: KH0381
Registration Fee:
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Non-Member: 850 US$
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Description: This training program is aimed for rubber molded parts manufacturers . The program focuses on a thorough review of factors which have the most impact on the costs for rubber molded parts. Factors such as raw material prices, labor rates, press rates and how to determine some of these variables will be discussed. Attendees responsible for buying, selling, or manufacturing rubber products will benefit from this webinar. Participants will also a copy of "Chapin Molded Rubber Parts Cost Calculator" program, which is developed by Terry Chapin. This calculator is very useful tool for estimating rubber parts cost.
Expert: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (SSNMR): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 19 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0030
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to introduce the industrial scientist to the spectroscopic technique of Solid-State NMR (SSNMR) and how it can be applied to polymer and material characterization and product development. Experimental considerations will be discussed along with how structural and molecular dynamic information obtained by SSNMR can be used to develop Structure/Property relationships. The presentation contents include: Basic Concepts of NMR and SSNMR, Experimental Considerations, Molecular Dynamics and Morphology, Case Studies of SSNMR used in Problem Solving and Product Development
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Elastomer Basics
Date: 19-20 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0730
Registration Fee:
Member: 400 US$
Non-Member: 500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1600 US$
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Description: Part 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Part 3: Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Part 4: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Best Practices for Rubber Chemists in Material Development
Date: 21 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0644
Registration Fee:
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Non-Member: 125 US$
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Description:
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Applied Polymer Rheology
Date: 21 Oct 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0027
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Description: This training provides a broad, practical overview of polymer rheology, the study of flow in polymer melts. An emphasis will be placed on the understanding of rheology as it applies to plastics processing, such as injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. The course will begin with an overview of polymers and proceed through an understanding of how polymers behave in flow, finishing with a description of flow property measurements. The program is intended for anyone who works directly with polymers, particularly with plastics processing. The course will conclude with a question and answer session.
Expert: Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

Latex Technology
Date: 24-27 Oct 2022
Time: 9am-5pm Thailand
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0709
Registration Fee:
Member: 900 US$
Non-Member: 1200 US$
Group (5-Pax): 3000 US$
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Description: Module 1: Natural Rubber Latex & Properties
Module 2: Synthetic Latex & Properties
Module 3: Latex Additives and Rubber Chemicals
Module 4: Latex Compounding and Vulcanization of Latex
Module 5: Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques for Latex Dispersion
Module 6: Characterization of Latex and Latex Products
Module 7: Latex Compounding: Key Principles
Module 8: Latex Stability and Film-forming
Module 9: Process Validation of Latex Dipped Products
Module 10: Testing of Latex and Latex Dipped Products
Module 11: Cost Saving in Latex Dipping & Latex Dipped Products
Module 12: Troubleshooting in Latex Dipping
Module 13: Latex Foam Production using NR Latex

Instructor: Dr. CC Ho, David Hill, Steve Chong
Expert:

Mixing and Performance of Rubber Vulcanizates
Date: 24-25 Oct 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0731
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Description: Part 1: Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Part 2: Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Part 3: Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Part 4: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Rubber Extrusion: Impact of Residence Time Distribution on Rubber Compounding
Date: 24 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0006
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Description: This Webinar discusses the Residence Time Distribution in a Single Screw Extruder, the Measurement with Tracers, the dependency from Screw Design and its consequence on Rubber compounding.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Rubber Mixing Plant: Design & Layout (MasterClass)
Date: 25-26 Oct 2022
Time: 08:30am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0502
Registration Fee:
Member: 750 US$
Non-Member: 950 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2500 US$
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Description: Module 1 : Rubber Mixing Plant Requirement for Tyres and Non-Tyres
Module 2 : Raw Material Storage & Feeding Equipment in Rubber Mixing Plant
Module 3 : Internal Mixers - Types & Selection
Module 4: Design of Dust Stop Rings for Mixer
Module 5: Access for Maintenance in Rubber Mixing Plant
Module 6: Downstream Process of Internal Mixer
Module 7: Compound Cooling in Rubber Mixing Plant
Module 8: Continuous vs Batch Process of Rubber Mixing
Module 9: Forces Operating in Internal Mixer
Module 10: Gear Reducers, Ram Assembly & Process Oil Injector for Rubber Mixing Equipment
Expert: With more than 35 years professional experience, Bruno Milanese worked with mixing machinery suppliers POMINI, FARREL and Meccaniche Moderne. His work experience involved with engineering and commissioning of mixing rooms for the rubber industry, both for tyre industry and for technical rubber goods around the world. Since 2004, he has been providing technical advisory services related to rubber mixing.

Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV) Technology
Date: 25 Oct 2022
Time: 9am-5:30pm Thailand
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0615
Registration Fee:
Member: 450 US$
Non-Member: 600 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1400 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Raw Materials & Chemicals
Description: Module 1 : Understanding of TPE & TPV Families
Module 2 : TPV Industry Overview
Module 3 : TPV Structure & Properties
Module 4 : TPV Processing
Module 5 : TPV Applications in Automotive
Module 6 : TPV Applications in Industrial & Consumer Products
Module 7 : Troubleshooting of TPV Molding
Module 8 : TPV Extrusion Principles & Troubleshooting
Expert: Eric Jourdain is a well-experienced specialist in EPDM, TPV, TPE, Butyl and Automotive Rubber Products. He worked for 40 years at ExxonMobil in various positions (Technical, R &D and Marketing) with business focus on synthetic rubber (EPDM, TPV, Butyl) in Technology, Development and Application.

Design of Rubber Injection Molding Process
Date: 25 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0007
Registration Fee:
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Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses the steps of the rubber injection process, the operating window and how to set up the machine for process stability. An outlook on latest process control technique will be discussed.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

EPDM Rubber Technology & Applications
Date: 26-27 Oct 2022
Time: 9am-5pm Thailand
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0597
Registration Fee:
Member: 550 US$
Non-Member: 750 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2000 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Raw Materials & Chemicals, Rubber Extrusion, Rubber Materials
Description: Module 1 : EPDM Rubber Industry: Market, Supply Chain & Competencies
Module 2 : EPDM Rubber Chemistry & Properties
Module 3 : EPDM Rubber Compounding
Module 4 : EPDM Rubber Processing
Module 5 : EPDM Rubber in Foam Products
Module 6 : EPDM Rubber in Automotive
Module 7 : EPDM Rubber in Construction & Industrial Goods
Module 8 : EPDM Rubber in Tyres & Tubes
Module 9 : Troubleshooting of EPDM Rubber Processing
Module 10 : Q & A with Expert (Part 1) : EPDM Rubber Technology
Expert: Eric Jourdain is a well-experienced specialist in EPDM, TPV, TPE, Butyl and Automotive Rubber Products. He worked for 40 years at ExxonMobil in various positions (Technical, R &D and Marketing) with business focus on synthetic rubber (EPDM, TPV, Butyl) in Technology, Development and Application.

Cost Estimating for Molded Rubber Parts
Date: 26 Oct 2022
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Terry Chapin
Language: English
ID: KH0381
Registration Fee:
Member: 650 US$
Non-Member: 850 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2000 US$
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Description: This training program is aimed for rubber molded parts manufacturers . The program focuses on a thorough review of factors which have the most impact on the costs for rubber molded parts. Factors such as raw material prices, labor rates, press rates and how to determine some of these variables will be discussed. Attendees responsible for buying, selling, or manufacturing rubber products will benefit from this webinar. Participants will also a copy of "Chapin Molded Rubber Parts Cost Calculator" program, which is developed by Terry Chapin. This calculator is very useful tool for estimating rubber parts cost.
Expert: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Rubber Manufacturing Processes
Date: 26 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0010
Registration Fee:
Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses the advantage of Design of Experiment [DoE] in Rubber Manufacturing. DoE Case Studies in Rubber mixing, molding and extrusion will be discussed. And also, the webinar addresses how a correlation between process and performance evaluated and used in process control and design.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Rubber Formulation Development
Date: 27 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0012
Registration Fee:
Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses about DoE application of formula development in rubber compounding. Other components of webinar includes: Impact of Filler & Oil on compound properties; vulcanization system evaluation and design with response surface and mixture design.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Blooming Problems in Rubber Products: Why? How to Avoid?
Date: 28 Oct 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0360
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Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: Blooming, Bleeding are terms for the same phenomenon. Ingredients migrating to the surface and either crystallize or building an oily layer on the surface of rubber. Both phenomena give reason to customer concerns, if not claims. In case of crystallization rubber surface turns grey to pale white. Sometime there is Iridescence underneath the crystalline layer. This layer under the crystalles stays liquid due to a melting point suppression. The color is created by light fraction. There are no chromophores involved. Migration to the surface of the rubber happens due to a lack of solubility or compatibility, because rubber below glass transition temperature - even after vulcanization - behaves more like a liquid. We observe temperature dependent migration and separation In this Webinar we will demonstrate the reason behind Blooming and Bleeding. We will go through all family of ingredients either in none polar or in polar rubbers. We will show effects in processing, even we might not see any bloom or bleed. We will discuss examples, how to obtain data of solubility limits in a practicable way without sophisticated equipment. Even the solubility delta paramter can be easily measured with little effort. The participant should be able to judge ingredients in his formula regarding the danger of blooming or bleeding. He should be able to take measures to avoid this phenomena.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 28 Oct 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0537
Registration Fee:
Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
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Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Best Practice Contest : Rubber Processing
Date: 31 October 2022 (Monday)
Time: 10.00 am CET
~180 Min
Expert:
Language: English
ID: KH0689
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November 2022

Rubber Compounding and Mixing Concepts
Date: 1 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0716
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Part 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Rheology and Dynamic Properties of Rubber
Date: 2 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0717
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Part 1: Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Fillers used in Rubber Compounds
Date: 3 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0718
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
Premium Member: 50 US$
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Description: Part 1: Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Part 2: Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Applied Polymer Rheology
Date: 4 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0027
Registration Fee:
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Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: This training provides a broad, practical overview of polymer rheology, the study of flow in polymer melts. An emphasis will be placed on the understanding of rheology as it applies to plastics processing, such as injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. The course will begin with an overview of polymers and proceed through an understanding of how polymers behave in flow, finishing with a description of flow property measurements. The program is intended for anyone who works directly with polymers, particularly with plastics processing. The course will conclude with a question and answer session.
Expert: Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

High Aspect Ratio Fillers for Rubber Compounding
Date: 4 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0719
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
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Description: Part 1: Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Part 2: Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Tyre Compounding
Date: 7-16 Nov 2022
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0595
Registration Fee:
Member: 1750 US$
Non-Member: 2250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 7000 US$
Premium Member: 250 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Tyre Technology
Description: Module 1: Tyre Design & Construction - An Introduction
Module 2: General Purpose Rubbers
Module 3: Saturated, Unsaturated, Polar and Non-Polar Rubbers
Module 4: Fillers for Rubber Reinforcement
Module 5: Rubber Processing Additives
Module 6: EPDM Application in Tyres & Tubes
Module 7: Rubber Vulcanization Chemicals & Protective Agents
Module 8: Rubber Compounding for meeting Properties, Processing and Price
Module 9: Selection of Rubbers for meeting Heat, Ozone and Oil Resistance
Module 10: Silica and Silane Technology- Overview
Module 11: Rubber Mixing Technology and Selection
Module 12: Application of Resins in Tyre Compounding
Module 13: Rubber Mixing Procedures & Sequence
Module 14: Setting-up Rubber Mixing Line
Module 15: Rubber Mixing Troubleshooting
Module 16: Application of High-Performance Resins in Tyre Compounding
Module 17: NR and SBR Compounding
Module 18: Application of High-Performance Clays in Tyre Compounding
Module 19: Passenger Car Tyre Tread Compounding for Normal Application
Module 20: Passenger Car Tyre Tread Compounding for High Mileage
Module 21: Passenger Car Tyre Tread Compounding for Magic Triangle
Module 22: Tyre Sidewall Compounding
Module 23: Truck Bus Radial Tyre Steel Belt Skim Compounding
Module 24: Truck Bus Radial Tyre Tread Compounding
Module 25: Tyre Bead Compounding
Module 26: Tire Innerliner Technology and Butyl Rubbers
Module 27: Technical Discussion (Part 1): Tyre Compounding
Module 28: Technical Discussion (Part 2): Tyre Compounding
Module 29: Technical Discussion (Part 3): Tyre Compounding
Module 30: Technical Discussion (Part 4): Tyre Compounding
Module 31: Mixing of Silica Compounds and the In-Situ Silanization Process
Module 32: Safety & Environmental Regulations for Rubber & Tyre Industries
Module 33: Compound Development for Solid Tyres
Module 34: Aircraft Tire Materials Technologies: An Introduction
Module 35: Bicycle Tyre & Tube Compound Development
Module 36: Dispersion and Distribution Principles in Rubber Compounding
Module 37: Fill-Factor & Batch Weight of Internal Mixer
Module 38: Utility Requirement in a Tyre Industry
Module 39: Storage of Raw Materials and Rubber Compounds
Module 40: Technical Discussion (Part 1): Rubber Mixing Plant: Design & Layout
Module 41: Testing of Rubber Compounds
Module 42: Rheology and Rheological Effects in Rubber Compounds
Module 43: Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA): How to Use it Efficiently?
Module 44: Compounding for Tyre Retreading
Module 45: Technical Discussion (Part 5): Tyre Compounding
Module 46: Compounds for Motorcycle, Scooter and Three-Wheeler Tyres
Expert:

Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Date: 7-18 Nov 2022
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0594
Registration Fee:
Member: 1850 US$
Non-Member: 2300 US$
Group (5-Pax): 7400 US$
Premium Member: 800 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Rubber Materials
Description: Module 1: Introduction to Non-Tyre Products Industry
Module 2: General Purpose Rubbers
Module 3: Special Purpose Rubbers (EPDM, NBR, CR, CPE, CSM, ACM, AEM)
Module 4: Special Purpose Rubbers (HNBR, FKM, ECO, VMQ, FQM, PU)
Module 5: Fillers for Rubber Reinforcement
Module 6: Rubber Processing Additives
Module 7: Rubber Vulcanization Chemicals & Protective Agents
Module 8: Reinforcing Materials (Textiles & Steel) for Rubber Industries
Module 9: Rubber Process Oils: Types & Selection
Module 10: Rubber Compound Formulation: Development & Case Studies
Module 11: Molded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 12: Hydraulic Hoses: Rubber Compound Development
Module 13: Conveyor Belts: Rubber Compound Development
Module 14: Rubber Mixing Technology & Selection
Module 15: Rubber Mixing Procedures & Sequence
Module 16: Cost Analysis of Rubber Compound
Module 17: Extruded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 18: Industrial Rubber Rollers: Compound Development
Module 19: Rubber Mixing Plant Management
Module 20: Reverse Engineering in Compound Development
Module 21: Footwear Soles: Rubber Compound Development
Module 22: Cost Optimization of Rubber Hose Compounds
Module 23: Best Practices for Rubber Chemists in Material Development
Module 24: Laboratory Management System
Module 25: Setting-up Rubber Mixing Line
Module 26: Rubber Mixing Troubleshooting
Module 27: Metal to Rubber Bonded Products: Compound Development
Module 28: Rubber Reclaim Application in Non-Tyre Products
Module 29: Safety & Environmental Regulations for Rubber & Tyre Industries
Module 30: Storage of Raw Materials & Rubber Compounds
Module 31: How to Judge Quality of Rubber Compounds?
Module 32: Elastomer Curing Systems and Their Effects on Product Performance
Module 33: Dispersion and Distribution Principles in Rubber Compounding
Module 34: Fill-Factor & Batch Weight of Internal Mixer
Module 35: Rubber Testing Principles
Module 36: Technical Discussion (Part 1): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 37: Technical Discussion (Part 2): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 38: Technical Discussion (Part 3): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 39: Technical Discussion (Part 4): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 40: Technical Discussion (Part 5): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 41: Rheology and Rheological Effects in Rubber Compounds
Module 42: Technical Discussion (Part 6): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 43: Technical Discussion (Part 7): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 44: Technical Discussion (Part 8): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 45: Technical Discussion (Part 9): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 46: Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA): How to Use it Efficiently?
Module 47: Rubber Compound Properties & Final Product Quality: Correlations
Expert:

Crosslinking of Rubber
Date: 7 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0720
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
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Description: Part 1: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Part 2: Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Reinforcement and Durability of Elastomers
Date: 8 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0721
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
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Description: Part 1: Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Part 2: Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Dispersion and Distribution of Fillers in Elastomers
Date: 9 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0722
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
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Description: Part 1: Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Part 2: Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Theoretical Aspects of Polymer-Filler Interaction and Rubber Mixing
Date: 10 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0723
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Part 1: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Part 2: Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Rubber Rules for Molding & Processing
Date: 10 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Expert: Van Walworth
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0726
Registration Fee:
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Description: Module 1 : Rubber Rules for Vulcanization
Module 2 : Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization
Module 3: Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow
Module 4: Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling
Module 5: Rubber Rules for Applied Force
Expert: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 11 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0537
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Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Oil Resistant Elastomer and Phase Compatibilization
Date: 11 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0724
Registration Fee:
Member: 250 US$
Non-Member: 350 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1000 US$
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Description:
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Rubber Compounding : Science & Technology
Date: 14-25 Nov 2022
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0703
Registration Fee:
Member: 2700 US$
Non-Member: 3300 US$
Group (5-Pax): 10000 US$
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Description: Module 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Module 2 : Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Module 3 : Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Module 4 : Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Module 5 : Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Module 6 : Filler Dispersion and Distribution - Improvement of Reinforcement
Module 7 : Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Module 8 : Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Module 9 : Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Module 10 : Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Module 11 : Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 12 : Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 13 : Efficient Plasticizer for Filled Elastomer Compounds
Module 14 : Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Module 15 : Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Module 16 : Oil Resistant Rubbers
Module 17 : Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Module 18 : Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Module 19 : Polymer-Filler Interaction : Base for Rubber Performance
Module 20 : Phase Compatibilization - Improving the Morphology of Rubber Blends
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 14 Nov 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0023
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Description: This Knowhow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) can be used to characterize polymeric materials from a formulation, processing and problem solving perspective. discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. in addition, discussions about DSC kinetics, the nature of transitions observed by DSC, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. the presentation contents include: fundamentals of DSC instrumentation, experimental considerations, kinetic studies using DSC, industrial problem-solving case studies etc.
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Key Processes & Principles in Elastomers
Date: 14-15 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0729
Registration Fee:
Member: 400 US$
Non-Member: 500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1600 US$
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Description: Part 1: Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Part 3: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Part 4: Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 15 Nov 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0028
Registration Fee:
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Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) can be a powerful tool for characterizing polymeric materials and polymer composits from a physical property and problem solving perspective. Discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. In addition, discussions about viscoelasticity, the nature of transitions observed by DMA, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. The presentation contents include: Fundamentals of DMA Instrumentation, Experimental Considerations, Understanding Viscoelasticity, Industrial Problem-Solving Case Studies
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Compression Rubber Molding [Brochure]
Date: 16-17 Nov 2022
Time: 9am-5pm Thailand
Expert: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
MasterClass
ID: KH0499
Registration Fee:
Member: 650 US$
Non-Member: 850 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2000 US$
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Description: Module 1: Introduction to Compression Molding
Module 2: Rubber Processing & Part Deflashing
Module 3: Compression Mold Design - Part 1
Module 4: Compression Mold Design - Part 2
Module 5: Pulse Filling & Compression Preforms
Module 6: Platens, Mold Mounting and Mold Insulation
Module 7: Air Removal for Compression Molding
Module 8: Troubleshooting of Compression Molding
Expert: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (SSNMR): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 16 Nov 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0030
Registration Fee:
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to introduce the industrial scientist to the spectroscopic technique of Solid-State NMR (SSNMR) and how it can be applied to polymer and material characterization and product development. Experimental considerations will be discussed along with how structural and molecular dynamic information obtained by SSNMR can be used to develop Structure/Property relationships. The presentation contents include: Basic Concepts of NMR and SSNMR, Experimental Considerations, Molecular Dynamics and Morphology, Case Studies of SSNMR used in Problem Solving and Product Development
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Fillers used in Rubber Compounding
Date: 16-17 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0732
Registration Fee:
Member: 400 US$
Non-Member: 500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1600 US$
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Description: Part 1: Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Part 2: Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Part 3: Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Part 4: Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Tyre Extrusion - Principles & Practice (MasterClass)
Date: 17 Nov 2022
Time: 9am-5pm Thailand
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0622
Registration Fee:
Member: 450 US$
Non-Member: 600 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1400 US$
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Keyword: Tyre Extrusion
Description: Module 1: Understanding the Working Principle of the Rubber Extruder
Module 2: Understanding the General Layout of Tire Tread and Sidewall Extrusion Line
Module 3: Die Design for Extruded Tire Components
Module 4: How to Reduce Tire Component Extrusion Variation and How to Reduce Defects?
Expert: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Oil Resistant Rubber and Compatibilizer
Date: 17-18 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0733
Registration Fee:
Member: 400 US$
Non-Member: 500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1600 US$
Premium Member: 150 US$
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Description: Part 1: Oil Resistant Rubbers
Part 2: Filler Dispersion and Distribution -Improvement of Reinforcement
Part 3: Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Part 4: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Best Practices for Rubber Chemists in Material Development
Date: 18 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0644
Registration Fee:
Member: 75 US$
Non-Member: 125 US$
Group (5-Pax): 300 US$
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Description:
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Applied Polymer Rheology
Date: 18 Nov 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0027
Registration Fee:
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Description: This training provides a broad, practical overview of polymer rheology, the study of flow in polymer melts. An emphasis will be placed on the understanding of rheology as it applies to plastics processing, such as injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. The course will begin with an overview of polymers and proceed through an understanding of how polymers behave in flow, finishing with a description of flow property measurements. The program is intended for anyone who works directly with polymers, particularly with plastics processing. The course will conclude with a question and answer session.
Expert: Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

Latex Technology
Date: 21-24 Nov 2022
Time: 9am-5pm EST
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0709
Registration Fee:
Member: 900 US$
Non-Member: 1200 US$
Group (5-Pax): 3000 US$
Premium Member: 150 US$
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Description: Module 1: Natural Rubber Latex & Properties
Module 2: Synthetic Latex & Properties
Module 3: Latex Additives and Rubber Chemicals
Module 4: Latex Compounding and Vulcanization of Latex
Module 5: Instrumentation and Analytical Techniques for Latex Dispersion
Module 6: Characterization of Latex and Latex Products
Module 7: Latex Compounding: Key Principles
Module 8: Latex Stability and Film-forming
Module 9: Process Validation of Latex Dipped Products
Module 10: Testing of Latex and Latex Dipped Products
Module 11: Cost Saving in Latex Dipping & Latex Dipped Products
Module 12: Troubleshooting in Latex Dipping
Module 13: Latex Foam Production using NR Latex

Instructor: Dr. CC Ho, David Hill, Steve Chong
Expert:

Rubber Extrusion: Impact of Residence Time Distribution on Rubber Compounding
Date: 21 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0006
Registration Fee:
Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: This Webinar discusses the Residence Time Distribution in a Single Screw Extruder, the Measurement with Tracers, the dependency from Screw Design and its consequence on Rubber compounding.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Design of Rubber Injection Molding Process
Date: 22 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0007
Registration Fee:
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Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses the steps of the rubber injection process, the operating window and how to set up the machine for process stability. An outlook on latest process control technique will be discussed.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

EPDM Rubber Technology & Applications
Date: 23-24 Nov 2022
Time: 9am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0597
Registration Fee:
Member: 550 US$
Non-Member: 750 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2000 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Raw Materials & Chemicals, Rubber Extrusion, Rubber Materials
Description: Module 1 : EPDM Rubber Industry: Market, Supply Chain & Competencies
Module 2 : EPDM Rubber Chemistry & Properties
Module 3 : EPDM Rubber Compounding
Module 4 : EPDM Rubber Processing
Module 5 : EPDM Rubber in Foam Products
Module 6 : EPDM Rubber in Automotive
Module 7 : EPDM Rubber in Construction & Industrial Goods
Module 8 : EPDM Rubber in Tyres & Tubes
Module 9 : Troubleshooting of EPDM Rubber Processing
Module 10 : Q & A with Expert (Part 1) : EPDM Rubber Technology
Expert: Eric Jourdain is a well-experienced specialist in EPDM, TPV, TPE, Butyl and Automotive Rubber Products. He worked for 40 years at ExxonMobil in various positions (Technical, R &D and Marketing) with business focus on synthetic rubber (EPDM, TPV, Butyl) in Technology, Development and Application.

Cost Estimating for Molded Rubber Parts
Date: 23 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Expert: Terry Chapin
Language: English
ID: KH0381
Registration Fee:
Member: 650 US$
Non-Member: 850 US$
Group (5-Pax): 2000 US$
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Description: This training program is aimed for rubber molded parts manufacturers . The program focuses on a thorough review of factors which have the most impact on the costs for rubber molded parts. Factors such as raw material prices, labor rates, press rates and how to determine some of these variables will be discussed. Attendees responsible for buying, selling, or manufacturing rubber products will benefit from this webinar. Participants will also a copy of "Chapin Molded Rubber Parts Cost Calculator" program, which is developed by Terry Chapin. This calculator is very useful tool for estimating rubber parts cost.
Expert: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Elastomer Basics
Date: 23-24 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0730
Registration Fee:
Member: 400 US$
Non-Member: 500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 1600 US$
Premium Member: 150 US$
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Description: Part 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Part 3: Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Part 4: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Rubber Manufacturing Processes
Date: 23 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0010
Registration Fee:
Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 150 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses the advantage of Design of Experiment [DoE] in Rubber Manufacturing. DoE Case Studies in Rubber mixing, molding and extrusion will be discussed. And also, the webinar addresses how a correlation between process and performance evaluated and used in process control and design.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Rubber Formulation Development
Date: 24 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
BuffPack
ID: KH0012
Registration Fee:
Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses about DoE application of formula development in rubber compounding. Other components of webinar includes: Impact of Filler & Oil on compound properties; vulcanization system evaluation and design with response surface and mixture design.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 25 Nov 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0537
Registration Fee:
Member: 150 US$
Non-Member: 250 US$
Group (5-Pax): 600 US$
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Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Blooming Problems in Rubber Products: Why? How to Avoid?
Date: 25 Nov 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
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ID: KH0360
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Description: Blooming, Bleeding are terms for the same phenomenon. Ingredients migrating to the surface and either crystallize or building an oily layer on the surface of rubber. Both phenomena give reason to customer concerns, if not claims. In case of crystallization rubber surface turns grey to pale white. Sometime there is Iridescence underneath the crystalline layer. This layer under the crystalles stays liquid due to a melting point suppression. The color is created by light fraction. There are no chromophores involved. Migration to the surface of the rubber happens due to a lack of solubility or compatibility, because rubber below glass transition temperature - even after vulcanization - behaves more like a liquid. We observe temperature dependent migration and separation In this Webinar we will demonstrate the reason behind Blooming and Bleeding. We will go through all family of ingredients either in none polar or in polar rubbers. We will show effects in processing, even we might not see any bloom or bleed. We will discuss examples, how to obtain data of solubility limits in a practicable way without sophisticated equipment. Even the solubility delta paramter can be easily measured with little effort. The participant should be able to judge ingredients in his formula regarding the danger of blooming or bleeding. He should be able to take measures to avoid this phenomena.
Expert: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Mixing and Performance of Rubber Vulcanizates
Date: 28-29 Nov 2022
Time: 10am-5pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0731
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Description: Part 1: Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Part 2: Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Part 3: Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Part 4: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Thermoplastic Vulcanizates (TPV) Technology
Date: 29 Nov 2022
Time: 9am-5:30pm EST
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0615
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Raw Materials & Chemicals
Description: Module 1 : Understanding of TPE & TPV Families
Module 2 : TPV Industry Overview
Module 3 : TPV Structure & Properties
Module 4 : TPV Processing
Module 5 : TPV Applications in Automotive
Module 6 : TPV Applications in Industrial & Consumer Products
Module 7 : Troubleshooting of TPV Molding
Module 8 : TPV Extrusion Principles & Troubleshooting
Expert: Eric Jourdain is a well-experienced specialist in EPDM, TPV, TPE, Butyl and Automotive Rubber Products. He worked for 40 years at ExxonMobil in various positions (Technical, R &D and Marketing) with business focus on synthetic rubber (EPDM, TPV, Butyl) in Technology, Development and Application.

Rubber Mixing Plant: Design & Layout (MasterClass)
Date: 29-30 Nov 2022
Time: 08:30am-5pm Thailand
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0502
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Description: Module 1 : Rubber Mixing Plant Requirement for Tyres and Non-Tyres
Module 2 : Raw Material Storage & Feeding Equipment in Rubber Mixing Plant
Module 3 : Internal Mixers - Types & Selection
Module 4: Design of Dust Stop Rings for Mixer
Module 5: Access for Maintenance in Rubber Mixing Plant
Module 6: Downstream Process of Internal Mixer
Module 7: Compound Cooling in Rubber Mixing Plant
Module 8: Continuous vs Batch Process of Rubber Mixing
Module 9: Forces Operating in Internal Mixer
Module 10: Gear Reducers, Ram Assembly & Process Oil Injector for Rubber Mixing Equipment
Expert: With more than 35 years professional experience, Bruno Milanese worked with mixing machinery suppliers POMINI, FARREL and Meccaniche Moderne. His work experience involved with engineering and commissioning of mixing rooms for the rubber industry, both for tyre industry and for technical rubber goods around the world. Since 2004, he has been providing technical advisory services related to rubber mixing.

December 2022

Rubber Compounding and Mixing Concepts
Date: 1 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0716
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Description: Part 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Rheology and Dynamic Properties of Rubber
Date: 2 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0717
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Description: Part 1: Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Applied Polymer Rheology
Date: 2 Dec 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0027
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Description: This training provides a broad, practical overview of polymer rheology, the study of flow in polymer melts. An emphasis will be placed on the understanding of rheology as it applies to plastics processing, such as injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. The course will begin with an overview of polymers and proceed through an understanding of how polymers behave in flow, finishing with a description of flow property measurements. The program is intended for anyone who works directly with polymers, particularly with plastics processing. The course will conclude with a question and answer session.
Expert: Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Date: 5-16 Dec 2022
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0594
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Non-Member: 2300 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Rubber Materials
Description: Module 1: Introduction to Non-Tyre Products Industry
Module 2: General Purpose Rubbers
Module 3: Special Purpose Rubbers (EPDM, NBR, CR, CPE, CSM, ACM, AEM)
Module 4: Special Purpose Rubbers (HNBR, FKM, ECO, VMQ, FQM, PU)
Module 5: Fillers for Rubber Reinforcement
Module 6: Rubber Processing Additives
Module 7: Rubber Vulcanization Chemicals & Protective Agents
Module 8: Reinforcing Materials (Textiles & Steel) for Rubber Industries
Module 9: Rubber Process Oils: Types & Selection
Module 10: Rubber Compound Formulation: Development & Case Studies
Module 11: Molded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 12: Hydraulic Hoses: Rubber Compound Development
Module 13: Conveyor Belts: Rubber Compound Development
Module 14: Rubber Mixing Technology & Selection
Module 15: Rubber Mixing Procedures & Sequence
Module 16: Cost Analysis of Rubber Compound
Module 17: Extruded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 18: Industrial Rubber Rollers: Compound Development
Module 19: Rubber Mixing Plant Management
Module 20: Reverse Engineering in Compound Development
Module 21: Footwear Soles: Rubber Compound Development
Module 22: Cost Optimization of Rubber Hose Compounds
Module 23: Best Practices for Rubber Chemists in Material Development
Module 24: Laboratory Management System
Module 25: Setting-up Rubber Mixing Line
Module 26: Rubber Mixing Troubleshooting
Module 27: Metal to Rubber Bonded Products: Compound Development
Module 28: Rubber Reclaim Application in Non-Tyre Products
Module 29: Safety & Environmental Regulations for Rubber & Tyre Industries
Module 30: Storage of Raw Materials & Rubber Compounds
Module 31: How to Judge Quality of Rubber Compounds?
Module 32: Elastomer Curing Systems and Their Effects on Product Performance
Module 33: Dispersion and Distribution Principles in Rubber Compounding
Module 34: Fill-Factor & Batch Weight of Internal Mixer
Module 35: Rubber Testing Principles
Module 36: Technical Discussion (Part 1): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 37: Technical Discussion (Part 2): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 38: Technical Discussion (Part 3): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 39: Technical Discussion (Part 4): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 40: Technical Discussion (Part 5): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 41: Rheology and Rheological Effects in Rubber Compounds
Module 42: Technical Discussion (Part 6): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 43: Technical Discussion (Part 7): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 44: Technical Discussion (Part 8): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 45: Technical Discussion (Part 9): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 46: Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA): How to Use it Efficiently?
Module 47: Rubber Compound Properties & Final Product Quality: Correlations
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Fillers used in Rubber Compounds
Date: 5 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0718
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Description: Part 1: Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Part 2: Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

High Aspect Ratio Fillers for Rubber Compounding
Date: 6 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0719
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Description: Part 1: Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Part 2: Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Crosslinking of Rubber
Date: 7 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0720
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Description: Part 1: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Part 2: Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Reinforcement and Durability of Elastomers
Date: 8 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0721
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Description: Part 1: Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Part 2: Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Dispersion and Distribution of Fillers in Elastomers
Date: 9 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0722
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Description: Part 1: Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Part 2: Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 9 Dec 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0537
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Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

Rubber Compounding : Science & Technology
Date: 12-23 Dec 2022
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm Thailand
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0703
Registration Fee:
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Description: Module 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Module 2 : Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Module 3 : Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Module 4 : Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Module 5 : Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Module 6 : Filler Dispersion and Distribution - Improvement of Reinforcement
Module 7 : Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Module 8 : Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Module 9 : Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Module 10 : Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Module 11 : Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 12 : Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 13 : Efficient Plasticizer for Filled Elastomer Compounds
Module 14 : Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Module 15 : Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Module 16 : Oil Resistant Rubbers
Module 17 : Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Module 18 : Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Module 19 : Polymer-Filler Interaction : Base for Rubber Performance
Module 20 : Phase Compatibilization - Improving the Morphology of Rubber Blends
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Theoretical Aspects of Polymer-Filler Interaction and Rubber Mixing
Date: 12 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0723
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Description: Part 1: Polymer-Filler Interaction: Base for Rubber Performance
Part 2: Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 12 Dec 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0023
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Description: This Knowhow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) can be used to characterize polymeric materials from a formulation, processing and problem solving perspective. discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. in addition, discussions about DSC kinetics, the nature of transitions observed by DSC, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. the presentation contents include: fundamentals of DSC instrumentation, experimental considerations, kinetic studies using DSC, industrial problem-solving case studies etc.
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Key Processes & Principles in Elastomers
Date: 12-13 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0729
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Description: Part 1: Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Part 2: Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Part 3: Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Part 4: Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Oil Resistant Elastomer and Phase Compatibilization
Date: 13 Dec 2022
Time: 10am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0724
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Description:
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 13 Dec 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0028
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) can be a powerful tool for characterizing polymeric materials and polymer composits from a physical property and problem solving perspective. Discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. In addition, discussions about viscoelasticity, the nature of transitions observed by DMA, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. The presentation contents include: Fundamentals of DMA Instrumentation, Experimental Considerations, Understanding Viscoelasticity, Industrial Problem-Solving Case Studies
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Cost Estimating for Molded Rubber Parts
Date: 14 Dec 2022
Time: 10am EST
Expert: Terry Chapin
Language: English
ID: KH0381
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Description: This training program is aimed for rubber molded parts manufacturers . The program focuses on a thorough review of factors which have the most impact on the costs for rubber molded parts. Factors such as raw material prices, labor rates, press rates and how to determine some of these variables will be discussed. Attendees responsible for buying, selling, or manufacturing rubber products will benefit from this webinar. Participants will also a copy of "Chapin Molded Rubber Parts Cost Calculator" program, which is developed by Terry Chapin. This calculator is very useful tool for estimating rubber parts cost.
Expert: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (SSNMR): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 14 Dec 2022
Time: 10am CET
Language: English
ID: KH0030
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to introduce the industrial scientist to the spectroscopic technique of Solid-State NMR (SSNMR) and how it can be applied to polymer and material characterization and product development. Experimental considerations will be discussed along with how structural and molecular dynamic information obtained by SSNMR can be used to develop Structure/Property relationships. The presentation contents include: Basic Concepts of NMR and SSNMR, Experimental Considerations, Molecular Dynamics and Morphology, Case Studies of SSNMR used in Problem Solving and Product Development
Expert: Joseph Marcinko, Ph.D. Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC. Dr. Marcinko has over 35 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry, adhesion science and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 peer reviewed publications, and has 17 patents and 2 patents pending. Educational Summary: Ph.D. - Chemistry, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1992; M.S. - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1990; B.S. - Chemistry; B.S. - Biology, King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1983

Applied Polymer Rheology
Date: 16 Dec 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0027
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Description: This training provides a broad, practical overview of polymer rheology, the study of flow in polymer melts. An emphasis will be placed on the understanding of rheology as it applies to plastics processing, such as injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. The course will begin with an overview of polymers and proceed through an understanding of how polymers behave in flow, finishing with a description of flow property measurements. The program is intended for anyone who works directly with polymers, particularly with plastics processing. The course will conclude with a question and answer session.
Expert: Dr. Kirk Cantor is Professor of Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA, where he has been since 1990. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn College, he was an aerospace engineer at NASA where he worked with polyethylene film for high altitude scientific balloons. Kirk received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and his Master of Science and PhD in Polymer Science from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary area of interest is polymer extrusion and he is the author of “Blown Film Extrusion,” now in its 3rd edition from Hanser Publishers.

Advanced Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials
Date: 23 Dec 2022
Time: 10am EST
Language: English
ID: KH0537
Registration Fee:
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Description: Thermal characterization of materials by using the DSC, TGA, and SDT are important techniques that are used by a wide variety of industries, including polymers, composites, pharmaceuticals, foods, petroleum, inorganic and organic chemicals, and many others. These instruments typically measure heat flow, specific heat capacity, weight loss, as a function of temperature and time. Properties characterized include melting, crystallization, glass transitions, cross-linking, oxidation, decomposition, and volatilization. These experiments allow the user to examine end-use performance, composition, processing, stability, and molecular structure, and mobility of the materials. Advanced thermal characterization techniques such as the Modulated DSC (MDSC), High-resolution TGA (Hi-Res), Modulated TGA, etc. are suitable for high sensitivity R&D as well as that are helpful to understand better the complex material behaviors, which is sometimes quite difficult to measure using the conventional techniques. The KnowHow Webinar will highlight those advanced characterization techniques along with their application examples related to polymeric materials such as plastics, composites, rubber, etc.
Expert: Dr. Raj Ganesh J. has more than 15 years of experience in the field of polymeric materials characterization techniques and their processing techniques. His major expertise is in the study of structure-property relation of polymeric materials, processing relevant material characterization, material property correlation with the processing behaviours, processing related modelling & simulation techniques. As a qualified Application Expert, he has been providing technical support to various industrial customers from plastics, composites, rubber, and adhesive-related industries in the field of thermal, rheology, and thermophysical property measurements and supporting to resolving the processing related issue by the appropriate material testing solutions. He has conducted several applications-focused technical workshops at various locations in India as well as south-east Asia and, he has participated in various international conferences as a speaker. He has obtained his Master of Science (MS) in Polymer Engineering and Science and Ph.D. in Polymer Processing from the Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria, Europe. Presently, he is working with TA Instruments, A Division of Waters LLC in India as an Applications Support Manager for the last 9 years. Education Summary: Ph.D. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Chair of Polymer Processing, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben), Austria; M.S. – Polymer Engineering & Science, Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leben), Austria

January 2023

Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Date: 9-20 Jan 2023
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm EST
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0594
Registration Fee:
Member: 1850 US$
Non-Member: 2300 US$
Group (5-Pax): 7400 US$
Premium Member: 800 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Rubber Materials
Description: Module 1: Introduction to Non-Tyre Products Industry
Module 2: General Purpose Rubbers
Module 3: Special Purpose Rubbers (EPDM, NBR, CR, CPE, CSM, ACM, AEM)
Module 4: Special Purpose Rubbers (HNBR, FKM, ECO, VMQ, FQM, PU)
Module 5: Fillers for Rubber Reinforcement
Module 6: Rubber Processing Additives
Module 7: Rubber Vulcanization Chemicals & Protective Agents
Module 8: Reinforcing Materials (Textiles & Steel) for Rubber Industries
Module 9: Rubber Process Oils: Types & Selection
Module 10: Rubber Compound Formulation: Development & Case Studies
Module 11: Molded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 12: Hydraulic Hoses: Rubber Compound Development
Module 13: Conveyor Belts: Rubber Compound Development
Module 14: Rubber Mixing Technology & Selection
Module 15: Rubber Mixing Procedures & Sequence
Module 16: Cost Analysis of Rubber Compound
Module 17: Extruded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 18: Industrial Rubber Rollers: Compound Development
Module 19: Rubber Mixing Plant Management
Module 20: Reverse Engineering in Compound Development
Module 21: Footwear Soles: Rubber Compound Development
Module 22: Cost Optimization of Rubber Hose Compounds
Module 23: Best Practices for Rubber Chemists in Material Development
Module 24: Laboratory Management System
Module 25: Setting-up Rubber Mixing Line
Module 26: Rubber Mixing Troubleshooting
Module 27: Metal to Rubber Bonded Products: Compound Development
Module 28: Rubber Reclaim Application in Non-Tyre Products
Module 29: Safety & Environmental Regulations for Rubber & Tyre Industries
Module 30: Storage of Raw Materials & Rubber Compounds
Module 31: How to Judge Quality of Rubber Compounds?
Module 32: Elastomer Curing Systems and Their Effects on Product Performance
Module 33: Dispersion and Distribution Principles in Rubber Compounding
Module 34: Fill-Factor & Batch Weight of Internal Mixer
Module 35: Rubber Testing Principles
Module 36: Technical Discussion (Part 1): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 37: Technical Discussion (Part 2): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 38: Technical Discussion (Part 3): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 39: Technical Discussion (Part 4): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 40: Technical Discussion (Part 5): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 41: Rheology and Rheological Effects in Rubber Compounds
Module 42: Technical Discussion (Part 6): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 43: Technical Discussion (Part 7): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 44: Technical Discussion (Part 8): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 45: Technical Discussion (Part 9): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 46: Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA): How to Use it Efficiently?
Module 47: Rubber Compound Properties & Final Product Quality: Correlations
Expert:

Rubber Compounding : Science & Technology
Date: 16-27 Jan 2023
(Mon-Fri)
Time: 9am-5pm CET
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0703
Registration Fee:
Member: 2700 US$
Non-Member: 3300 US$
Group (5-Pax): 10000 US$
Premium Member: 700 US$
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Description: Module 1: Key Ingredients of Rubber Compounds
Module 2 : Mixing of Rubber Compounds
Module 3 : Flow Properties of filled Rubber Compounds
Module 4 : Rubber Curing by Sulfur - Property Design
Module 5 : Rubber Curing by Peroxides - Advantage & Limitations
Module 6 : Filler Dispersion and Distribution - Improvement of Reinforcement
Module 7 : Reinforcement - A Key Property of Filled Rubber Vulcanizates
Module 8 : Dynamic Durability and Cut Growth Resistance of Filled Rubber
Module 9 : Improving Rubber Performance by Carbon Nanotubes
Module 10 : Improving Rubber Performance by Layered Silica
Module 11 : Carbon Black - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 12 : Precipitated Silica - Characterization, Dispersion & Reinforcement
Module 13 : Efficient Plasticizer for Filled Elastomer Compounds
Module 14 : Importance of Filler Distribution in Rubber Blends
Module 15 : Importance of Filler Dispersion and Adequate Test Methods
Module 16 : Oil Resistant Rubbers
Module 17 : Mixing in High Performance Rubbers - Theory and Application
Module 18 : Dynamic-Mechanical Properties of Rubber Compounds
Module 19 : Polymer-Filler Interaction : Base for Rubber Performance
Module 20 : Phase Compatibilization - Improving the Morphology of Rubber Blends
Expert: # Rubber & Tyre Industry Consultant
# Former Director of Germany Rubber Institute (DIK)
# Specialization: Mixing, Processing, Vulcanization, Rubber -filler interaction, nanocomposites, recycling etc.
# 45+ years in Rubber Technology Research & Consulting
# Received “Carl Harries” Medal from the German Rubber Society (DKG)
# Received the “Melvin Mooney” Award from ACS Rubber Vision
# 300+ published papers & Supervised 70 Ph.D Students

February 2023

Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Date: 6-17 Feb 2023
Time: 9am-5pm India
Expert:
Language: English
MasterClass
ID: KH0594
Registration Fee:
Member: 1850 US$
Non-Member: 2300 US$
Group (5-Pax): 7400 US$
Premium Member: 800 US$
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Keyword: Mixing & Compounding , Rubber Materials
Description: Module 1: Introduction to Non-Tyre Products Industry
Module 2: General Purpose Rubbers
Module 3: Special Purpose Rubbers (EPDM, NBR, CR, CPE, CSM, ACM, AEM)
Module 4: Special Purpose Rubbers (HNBR, FKM, ECO, VMQ, FQM, PU)
Module 5: Fillers for Rubber Reinforcement
Module 6: Rubber Processing Additives
Module 7: Rubber Vulcanization Chemicals & Protective Agents
Module 8: Reinforcing Materials (Textiles & Steel) for Rubber Industries
Module 9: Rubber Process Oils: Types & Selection
Module 10: Rubber Compound Formulation: Development & Case Studies
Module 11: Molded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 12: Hydraulic Hoses: Rubber Compound Development
Module 13: Conveyor Belts: Rubber Compound Development
Module 14: Rubber Mixing Technology & Selection
Module 15: Rubber Mixing Procedures & Sequence
Module 16: Cost Analysis of Rubber Compound
Module 17: Extruded Rubber Products: Compound Development
Module 18: Industrial Rubber Rollers: Compound Development
Module 19: Rubber Mixing Plant Management
Module 20: Reverse Engineering in Compound Development
Module 21: Footwear Soles: Rubber Compound Development
Module 22: Cost Optimization of Rubber Hose Compounds
Module 23: Best Practices for Rubber Chemists in Material Development
Module 24: Laboratory Management System
Module 25: Setting-up Rubber Mixing Line
Module 26: Rubber Mixing Troubleshooting
Module 27: Metal to Rubber Bonded Products: Compound Development
Module 28: Rubber Reclaim Application in Non-Tyre Products
Module 29: Safety & Environmental Regulations for Rubber & Tyre Industries
Module 30: Storage of Raw Materials & Rubber Compounds
Module 31: How to Judge Quality of Rubber Compounds?
Module 32: Elastomer Curing Systems and Their Effects on Product Performance
Module 33: Dispersion and Distribution Principles in Rubber Compounding
Module 34: Fill-Factor & Batch Weight of Internal Mixer
Module 35: Rubber Testing Principles
Module 36: Technical Discussion (Part 1): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 37: Technical Discussion (Part 2): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 38: Technical Discussion (Part 3): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 39: Technical Discussion (Part 4): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 40: Technical Discussion (Part 5): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 41: Rheology and Rheological Effects in Rubber Compounds
Module 42: Technical Discussion (Part 6): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 43: Technical Discussion (Part 7): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 44: Technical Discussion (Part 8): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 45: Technical Discussion (Part 9): Rubber Compounding for Non-Tyre Products
Module 46: Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA): How to Use it Efficiently?
Module 47: Rubber Compound Properties & Final Product Quality: Correlations
Expert:

June 2023

Rubber Industry - Technology & Management (Executive Diploma) [Brochure]
Date: 1 June-31 Aug 2023
Time: EST
Expert:
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
ID: KH0620
Registration Fee:
Member: 3500 US$
Non-Member: 3500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 10000 US$
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Description:
Expert:

September 2023

Rubber Industry - Technology & Management (Executive Diploma) [Brochure]
Date: 1 Sept-30 Nov 2023
Time: CET
Expert:
Language: English
Brochure: [Brochure]
ID: KH0620
Registration Fee:
Member: 3500 US$
Non-Member: 3500 US$
Group (5-Pax): 10000 US$
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Description:
Expert: