Rubber, Latex & Tyre

October 2020

Rubber Profile Extrusion & Vulcanization Lines
Date: 29 October 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~90 MIn
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
GROUP: 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses about types of rubber extruder; extrusion head; shear head; gear pump; strainer; vulcanization lines; sulphur cross linking; peroxide vulcanization; How to determine the vulcanization time etc.
Speaker: 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).

November 2020

Rubber Molding using Vacuum: Theory & Practice
Date: 07 November 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 4.00 pm (India) , ~ 70 Min.
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 150 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: The application and use of vacuum in rubber molding processes is well known, however, the principles of vacuum molding in rubber molding processes is not as well known. In this seminar many specific aspects and parameters related to the principles and function of vacuum are presented. People considering the use of vacuum will gain a working knowledge of how to apply a vacuum to a rubber mold. People already responsible for vacuum processing in the rubber plant will benefit from insight gained from this webinar.
Speaker: 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.

Rubber Product Molding and Process Overview for the Non-Technologist
Date: 08 November 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 2.00 pm (India) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: Participants will be presented with a basic review of the processing of rubber as well as various types of equipment used in the manufacture of rubber products. An objective of this webinar is to give the novice in the rubber industry and/or a person peripherally related to the rubber industry a good general understanding of how rubber products are manufactured, without overwhelming them with lots of technical terminology.
Speaker: 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.

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 11 November 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.00 am (ET) (US Time) , ~ 60 Min.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group: 1500 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
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 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 and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Rubber Mixing Plant Management
Date: 12 November 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 pm (India) , 60 Min
Speaker: Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar on “Rubber Mixing Plant Management” is aimed for both technical and non-technical people involved with rubber mixing.  The webinar content is mainly suitable for non-tire industries. The webinar content includes: handling and storage of raw rubber and rubber chemicals, weighing and batch preparation, mixing practices of kneader and two roll mills, single pass mixing vs double pass mixing, sheeting and temporary storage of mix, quality control checks and final storage, equipment maintenance, laboratory requirement and testing of compounds, future trends in mixing plant controls etc.
Speaker: Mr. Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya is a well-experienced and a well-respected rubber technologist with 50 years’ experience in the rubber industry (non-tyre segment). He has started his career as apprentice in 1956 and worked for 32 years and reached the position of Deputy Managing Director at Fenner India, which Involved in developing and manufacturing Wrapped V Belts, Raw Edge V Belts, Textile Cots and Aprons, Oil Seals, O-rings etc. In 1985, he established Hi-Tech Arai, which is one of the leading automotive OEM rubber parts suppliers in India. After his retirement at Hi-Tech Arai in 2019, he has been offering technical consulting services as well as educating younger generation in the rubber industry. Currently, he is writing a book on “Rubber Mixing in a Kneader: Practical Guide”, which is set to be released in this year.

Synthetic Rubber Vulcanization with Peroxides and Co-Agents
Date: 13 November 2020 (Friday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~ 90 Min.
Speaker: Prof. Kinsuk Naskar
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: Cross-linking or vulcanization is a crucial and important step in any rubber product manufacturing process. Several elastomeric properties are enhanced after cross-linking process. Cross-linking rubbers with peroxides has been employed for more than 70 years already since there are several advantages, for instance, its ability to cross-link both saturated as well as unsaturated rubbers, high temperature resistance, good compresion set properties etc. The mechanism of peroxide cross-linking is also less complicated. Besides enhancing the characteristics and kinetics of cross-linking process (peroxide initiated), multipurpose co-agent can also set new network structure; exhibiting distinct features. Judiciously selected peroxide along with co-agents are believed to deliver good balance between processing and properties that are essential for the longivity of a rubbery product. A comprehensive overview on Peroxide/Co-agent cross-linking in terms of the selection of rubbers, level of cross-linkers, chemical nature of peroxide and type of co-agents, compounding techniques, case studies for desining various rubber products, use of multifunctional peroxide, new generation special co-agents etc. will be given. Challenges of peroxide vulcanization will also be touched upon.
Speaker: Professor Dr. Kinsuk Naskar received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Polymer Science and Technology in 1998 from the University of Calcutta. In early 2000, he completed his M.Tech in Rubber Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (Silver Medalist). In April 2000, he joined the University of Twente, The Netherlands as a Ph.D. employee under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jacques Noordermeer in a project funded by Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI). He received his Ph.D. degree in June 2004. Since August 2004, he joined Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur as a Faculty member. Currently he is holding the position of a full Professor. In 2005 he received DPI Patent Award from The Netherlands for his invention. In 2008 he received prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany and worked in the group of Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich. In 2016 he received as the first Indian the prestigious Morand Lambla Award in Lyon, France from International Polymer Processing Society (PPS). His fields of interests are: Structure-property relationship of various polymers and synthetic rubbers, rubber compounding and vulcanization, polymer blends and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs and TPVs), radiation processing and cross-linking, green tyre technology, shape memory polymers, Self healing polymers, thermo-reversible crosslinking etc. He has more than 120 international journal papers, 85 conference papers, 6 patents and 15 book/book chapters. He has already supervised 13 PhD students and 25 M.Tech students. Currently he is the supervisor of 10 PhD students and 6 M.Tech students. He was convenor of several short term courses and International conferences at IIT Kharagpur.

Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (SSNMR): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 18 November 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.00 am (ET) (US Time) , ~ 60 Min.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group: 1500 US$
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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
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 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 and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Latex Compounding: Key Principles
Date: 23 November 2020 (Monday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: David Hill
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: Compounding latices is a critical stage in the manufacturing, as this operation, more than any other, is where quality is built into the product. The practice of latex compounding is simple, although understanding what is actually going on within the mix is more complicated. This webinar aims to describe some of the underlying chemistry and physics of compounding natural and synthetic latices.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Latex Stability and Film-forming
Date: 24 November 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: David Hill
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: Latex stability is critical for successful dipping. It is also technically a very complex subject. The related process of film forming is similarly complicated. This webinar will describe, in simple terms, some of the underlying principles that can be used by a latex formulator to help address problems with latex stability and film-forming, and create a better product.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Process Validation of Latex Dipped Products
Date: 25 November 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~50 Min
Speaker: David Hill
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: Many latex dipped products, such as condoms and gloves, have to comply with regulatory requirements, and one of the requirements will be that the manufacturing processes have to be validated. Process validation, however, as will be shown in this webinar, can be much more than a regulatory requirement and lead to a better understanding of the process and product quality.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Thermal Analysis of Polymers
Date: 25 November 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group: 1500 US$
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Description: This webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist characterize polymeric materials using a variety of Thermal Analytical (TA) techniques like Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermal Mechanical Analysis (TMA) Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA, and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). Discussions about important experimental considerations for each technique will be presented. In addition, discussions about choosing the correct technique to solve a specific product development or processing problem will be presented via specific TA examples. We will also discuss thermal transitions for amorphous and crystalline polymers and how thermal history influence interpretation of TA data. The presentation agenda is as below: # Thermal Analysis Instrumentation # Experimental Considerations # Thinking Beyond Standard Analysis # Industrial Problem-Solving Case Studies
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 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 and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Testing of Latex and Latex Dipped Products
Date: 26 November 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: David Hill
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: There are many tests that can be applied to latices, other raw materials and dipped latex products. But which ones are important? Which ones are predictors of quality and performance? This webinar will review the available tests and make recommendations as to which ones are important.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Cost Saving in Latex Dipping and Latex Dipped Products
Date: 27 November 2020 (Friday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: David Hill
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: In today’s world there is an ever-increasing need to save money in manufacturing, and at the same time performance, regulatory and environmental pressures on dipped latex products such as gloves and condoms are increasing. This webinar will look at ways in which savings can be made without impacting on performance, through, for example, formulation, energy saving and quality improvements
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Troubleshooting in Latex Dipping
Date: 28 November 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: David Hill
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: All latex dipping processes will yield some scrap from time to time, even with a controlled and well-run production process. In these cases a careful investigation into the problem, including a systematic review of the data and examination of the faulty products can help solve the problems and increase productivity. This webinar will present various techniques found to be of use in trouble-shooting, with examples.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

December 2020

Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1)
(Webinar Series - Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing)
Date: 01 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 8.00 am (CST) (US Time) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group: 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: 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 Polymer Characterization (Part-2)
(Webinar Series - Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing)
Date: 01 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 am (CST) (US Time) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group: 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: 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 Rubber Flow (Part-3)
(Webinar Series - Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing)
Date: 01 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 12.00 pm (CST) (US Time) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group: 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: 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 Cavity Filling (Part-4)
(Webinar Series - Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing)
Date: 01 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (CST) (US Time) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group: 500 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: 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 Applied Force (Part-5)
(Webinar Series - Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing)
Date: 01 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (CST) (US Time) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group: 500 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: 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.

Applications of FTIR in Polymer Process Development
Date: 10 December 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 10.00 am (ET) (US Time) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Parker
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group: 1500 US$
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Description: FTIR spectroscopy is a powerful technique for studying the effects of polymer formulation and process factors on surface chemistry, component compatibility, and morphology; all of which relate to end-use performance characteristics like adhesion and mechanical properties. Of the many techniques available, surface attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy (SATR-FTIR) is arguably one of the most versatile FTIR methods, enabling the study of neat liquids, solutions, dispersions, solid films, solid powders, adhesives, adherends, and countless other multi-component systems. Aside from being fast, SATR can be applied in problem-solving situations pertaining to cure reactions (liquid and dispersion states), surface compositions & adhesion, process history & surface heterogeneity (e.g., extruded films), material structure, and product/process control. This seminar, although focused on SATR, will be the first in a series pertaining to applications of spectroscopic methods in product and process development. Those attending can expect to learn how SATR-FTIR can be applied to their own real-world product development & problem-solving situations. The webinar presentation includes: • Overview of FTIR spectroscopy & methods; • Description of the SATR technique; • Example Applications - Adhesion, Surface migration, Extruded film heterogeneity, Polymerization reactions, Material structure & composition
Speaker: Anthony Parker, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and founder of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC. Dr. Parker has 35 years of industrial experience in research, development, and management. He has been involved in multiple start-up businesses ranging from medical devices and musical instrument strings to packaging adhesives, pharmaceutical delivery systems, and cosmetics. His interests and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, bio-based materials and adhesives, mechanical properties of polymers, structure-property-process relationships in polymers, thermal analytical methods, spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR), UV curable coatings, and musical strings/ instruments. Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications, including 30+ journal articles and technical reviews as well as 40+ patents with several patents pending.

Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) : How to Use it Efficiently?
Date: 17 December 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 10.00 am (MEST) (Germany) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Henri Burhin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group:1500 US$
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Description: This webinar will review the basic principles in the instrument design with the advantages and possible flaws. It will review the most efficient and precise way its use it in polymer characterization and compounded rubber. The webinar will provide examples of production troubleshooting and and process prediction. Finally, it will summarize the good testing practice and decode/demystify some non-scientific publications related to RPA.
Speaker: Mr. Henri G. Burhin is retired from Alpha Technologies (former Monsanto Instrument and Equipment). His career in Monsanto, Flexsys and Alpha Technologies was 39 years long. At Monsanto/Alpha Technologies/Dynisco, he supported the sale organisation of modern rubber testing instrument with special emphasis on rheological tools. He also participated in the latest development on the RPA2000 instrument towards higher productivity, sensitivity, accuracy and novelty. He acquired a wide experienced in non-linear viscoelasticity, also quoted as “FT-Rheology” or LAOS. He has been working in close collaboration with the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) Belgium in the polymer department. He holds 2 patents and several papers and has been speaker at several international conferences around the world. He is graduated in chemistry from a Technical college followed by a bachelor degree in Chemistry. Since 2012, he is rubber rheology and technology consultant, teaching rheology classes at rubber companies in Europe, Asia and North America including for TechnoBiz Group.

Latex Foam Production using NR Latex (Part 1)
Date: 22 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 3.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Steven Chong
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
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Description: NR Lattices being natural products are less stable than SBR Lattices. NR Lattices require more testing and control measures to produce latex foam successfully. In order to successfully produce latex form using NR Lattices, the author has used a Low Ammonia preserved NR latex concentrate to illustrate this production process. Are you struggling or experiencing issues with producing NR latex foam in a laboratory or factory environment? Do you find that the foam is very temperamental or have you encountered numerous issues such as irregular day-to-day production using the same batch of latex compound or issues with foaming station efficiency? Common problems like these result in factory downtime and which can equate to significant losses. The author discusses all the possible scenarios in latex foam production and analyses with scientific explanations together with recommendations to prevent unwanted recurring issues in foam production including loose skin, laking, rat holes, uneven hardness, hard lumps and voids in the foam matrix. This is a two-part presentation. Part one describes latex foam and all the processes that you need to know. Part two is the full detailed account of process controls and trouble shooting in the latex foam manufacturing process.
Speaker: Latex foam consultant with over 25 years’ experience in latex foam processing. Extensive knowledge in natural rubber lattices, Polyurethane foams, Latex foams, rubber adhesives, rubber to metal bonding, powder rubber and thermoplastic rubbers. Mr Chong has played a crucial part in consulting for both national and international companies. His value within the industry lies in his depth of experience in, and understanding of, the intricacies of latex foam production and manufacturing, abilities in complex research and development and effective implementation to improve and streamline processes. Drawing on his significant market and industry knowledge, Mr Chong has produced a comprehensive guide to latex foam processing.

Latex Foam Production using NR Latex (Part 2)
Date: 22 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 5.00 pm (Thailand) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Steven Chong
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: NR Lattices being natural products are less stable than SBR Lattices. NR Lattices require more testing and control measures to produce latex foam successfully. In order to successfully produce latex form using NR Lattices, the author has used a Low Ammonia preserved NR latex concentrate to illustrate this production process. Are you struggling or experiencing issues with producing NR latex foam in a laboratory or factory environment? Do you find that the foam is very temperamental or have you encountered numerous issues such as irregular day-to-day production using the same batch of latex compound or issues with foaming station efficiency? Common problems like these result in factory downtime and which can equate to significant losses. The author discusses all the possible scenarios in latex foam production and analyses with scientific explanations together with recommendations to prevent unwanted recurring issues in foam production including loose skin, laking, rat holes, uneven hardness, hard lumps and voids in the foam matrix. This is a two-part presentation. Part one describes latex foam and all the processes that you need to know. Part two is the full detailed account of process controls and trouble shooting in the latex foam manufacturing process.
Speaker: Latex foam consultant with over 25 years’ experience in latex foam processing. Extensive knowledge in natural rubber lattices, Polyurethane foams, Latex foams, rubber adhesives, rubber to metal bonding, powder rubber and thermoplastic rubbers. Mr Chong has played a crucial part in consulting for both national and international companies. His value within the industry lies in his depth of experience in, and understanding of, the intricacies of latex foam production and manufacturing, abilities in complex research and development and effective implementation to improve and streamline processes. Drawing on his significant market and industry knowledge, Mr Chong has produced a comprehensive guide to latex foam processing.