Akron, OH, hosts Rubber Division.The Spring 171st Technical Meeting & Educational Workshops of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. Founded in 1876 at New York University, the ACS currently has over 160,000 members at all degree-levels and in , will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Akron, OH, April 30-May 2.
The 3rd Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference will be held May 3-4, following the Rubber Division meeting.
This Spring 171st Technical Meeting will feature technical symposia in which researchers, specialists and industrial technologists will report on the latest scientific and technical advances in the robber and polymer industries.
The Science and Technology Awards Banquet will be held on May l, at which time the Division will honor Dr. Karl A. Grosch by awarding him the Charles Goodyear Medal Award (see page 50 for further coverage of the Science and Technology Award winners).
The Sponsors' Reception will take place Monday evening, April 30, at the Radisson Hotel. The 25 Year Club dinner will also be held Monday evening, April 30. The Business & Awards meeting will take place Wednesday morning, May 2.
On Wednesday afternoon, May 2, the Chair's Classic Golf Outing will take place at Firestone Country Club The Firestone Country Club is a private golf club located in Akron, Ohio, United States.
The Club comprises three courses—those of the North, South, and West—each of which hosted a televised golf event, respectively the American Golf Classic, the CBS Golf Classic .
The technical program for the Spring 171st Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS (Asynchronous Communications Server) See network access server. , is as follows:
Monday, April 30, morning session
Syed K. Mowdood, Tire R&D Consulting, moderator.
(1) Keynote Address: The tire industry. William Hopkins, Goodyear Tire & Rubber.
(2) Technical innovation in the tire industry. Joseph Walters, University of Akron Enrollment in fall 2006 was 23,539 students. The school offers more than 200 undergraduate degrees  and 100 graduate degrees . The University's best-known program is its College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, which is located in a .
(3) Elastomers for tire materials. Yoichi Ozawa, Bridgestone-Firestone.
(4) Shearographic analysis of tire aging. Walter Waddell, ExxonMobil Chemical.
(5) Commercial truck tires and fuel economy. Guy Walenga, Bridgestone-Firestone.
Monday, April 30, afternoon session
Christopher G. Robertson, Bridgestone Americas, moderator.
(6) Plenary Lecture: Tack of elastomers--polymer entanglement and mechanical strength. Constantino Creton, ESPCI ESPCI Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (France) .
(7) Properties of rubber approaching its glass transition. Mike Roland, Naval Research Laboratory Noun 1. Naval Research Laboratory - the United States Navy's defense laboratory that conducts basic and applied research for the Navy in a variety of scientific and technical disciplines
(8) Blends. Basil Favis, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.
(9) Advanced DVA DVA Department of Veterans Affairs
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DVA Defence Vetting Agency (UK)
DVA Dundee Voluntary Action tire innerliner technology. Yasu Hatano, Yokohama Tire and Rubber.
(10) An overview of high performance fibers. Vlodek Gabara, DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems.
Tuesday, May 1, morning session
Andy H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, moderator.
(11) Plenary Lecture: Three dimensional structure of fillers in rubber matrix studied by transmission. Hiroshi Jinnai, Kyoto Institute of Technology The Kyoto Institute of Technology (京都工芸繊維大学 .
(12) 3D image analysis of electron tomograms of nano-particles in rubber. Cedric Gommes, University of Liege.
(13) Improving wet traction through the use of high performance silica tread compounds. Phillippe Cochet, Rhodia.
(14) Responsive binders for controlling dispersion behavior of fine particle clusters. Ica Manas, Case Western Reserve University.
(15) A new approach for obtaining durable adhesion between steel cords and the belt compound in tires. W. Van Ooij, University of Cincinnati The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities and in the top 50 of all American research universities, .
Tuesday, May 1, afternoon session Science & Technology Award Winners Symposium
Krishna C. Baranwal, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, moderator.
(16) Charles Goodyear Medal Award address. Karl-Alfred Grosch.
(17) Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award address. Daniel L. Hertz, Jr., Seals Eastern.
(18) Sparks-Thomas Award address. William Mars, Cooper Tire.
(19) Chemistry of TPEs Award address. Dale J. Meier, Michigan Molecular Institute.
(20) George Stafford Whitby Award address. Burak, Erman, KOC KOC Knights of Columbus
KOC Kings of Chaos (gaming)
KOC Kuwait Oil Company
KoC Knights of Cydonia (Muse song)
KOC Kiss on the Cheek
KOC Kuwait Olympic Committee
KOC Kids of Cracatau University.
Wednesday, May 2, morning session
Amis U. Paeglis, Dow Chemical, moderator.
(21) Plenary Lecture: Polymer nanocomposites for intelligent materials. Rich Vaia, Air Force Research Lab.
(22) Polymer nanocomposites for shape memory applications. S. Jana, University of Akron.
(23) Rubber compounds. Frederick Ignatz-Hoover, Flexsys America L.P.
(24) Nanoscopic investigation of rubbers. Hikehiko Dohi, Sumitomo Research.
(25) Quantitative imaging of extended defects and non-uniformities in rubber compounds and related objects using a near-field 10 GHz sensor array. Massood Tabib-Azar, Case Western Reserve University.
Full registration for the 171st Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS, costs $295 for Division members and $455 for non-members before April 13. Further information is available from the Rubber Division (330) 972-7814 or at www.rubber.org.
Modified asphalt conference
The 3rd Modified Asphalt Conference is co-hosted by the Rubber Division, ACS, the Rubber Pavements Association and the Rubber Manufacturers Association, in conjunction with the National Asphalt Pavement Association, the Asphalt Institute, the National Center for Asphalt Technology, Flexible Pavements of Ohio, the Rubber Recycling Topical Group, the Federal Highway Administration The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a division of the United States Department of Transportation that specializes in highway transportation. The agency's major activities are grouped into two "programs," The Federal-aid Highway Program and the Federal Lands Highway and the Regional Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and .
The technical program for the 3rd Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference is as follows:
Thursday, May 3, morning session
Ed Miller, Rubber Division, moderator.
(1) Keynote Address: Asphalt and petroleum supply. William Haverland, Conoco Phillips.
(2) EPA/RCC comprehensive study on rubber modified asphalt. Serji Armikhanian, Clemson University.
Thursday, May 3, morning session
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(3) SBR SBR - Spectral Band Replication . Koichi Takamura, BASF BASF Bar Association of San Francisco (since 1872; San Francisco, California)
BASF Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (German chemical products company)
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(4) SBS. John D'Angelo, FHWA FHWA Federal Highway Administration (US DoT) .
(5) STR. Barry Takallou, CRM.
Thursday, May 3, afternoon session Recent research with rubber modifiers
(6) ALF study to verify modifiers versus PG grades. Jack Youtcheff, FHWA.
(7) Study of polymer performance extended pavement life. Mark Buncher, Asphalt Institute.
(8) NCAT NCAT National Center for Appropriate Technology (Butte, MT)
NCAT National Center for Asphalt Technology
NCAT National Center for Academic Transformation
NCAT National Center for Advanced Technologies test track modifier performance update. Ray Brown, NCAT at Auburn University.
Thursday, May 3, afternoon session
Innovations with rubber in asphalt
(9) New processes. Hugh Chapman, Seneca.
(10) New asphalt binders with rubber. John Lightsay, Lion Copolymer, and Raj Dongre, Dongre Laboratory Services.
Friday, May 4, morning session
(11) Rubber in quiet pavements. Speaker to be announced To be announced (TBA)
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(13) Rubber in RAP/Caltrans Study. Anne Stonex, MACTEC MACTEC MAC Technical Services Company Engineering & Consulting.
Friday, May 4, morning session
(14) Smooth seal applications in Ohio. Dave Powers, Ohio Department of Transportation.
(15) Rubber modified asphalt in racetracks. Mark Belshe, FNF Construction.
Registration for the 3rd Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference before April 13 is $100 for government employees and $195 for non-government participants. Further information is available from the Rubber Division (330) 972-7814 or at www.rubber.org.
Technical and business workshops offered during the 171st Spring Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS, will include a half day workshop April 30 on "Excel tools and tricks for rubber industry professionals." This course will be instructed by Gary Fitzmartin of Business Technologies International.
Another half day workshop to be held on Monday, April 30, will be "You're on-line--so why isn't it working?" This workshop will be instructed by Angela Charles and John Inama of Polysort LLC.
On Tuesday, May 1, a seminar will be held on "Mixing and testing for compounding consistency." This one-day seminar provides specific details describing control of the mixing process and the testing procedures to measure the effectiveness of this control.
Registration fees for these workshops and seminars range from $195 to $680. Further information on them is available from the Rubber Division (330) 972-7814 or at www.rubber.org.