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Cincinnati hosts Rubber Division.

The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society will hold its Fall 170th Technical Meeting, Rubber Mini Expo and Business Summit October 10-12 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH.

Symposia will include: Tire aging and durability; Rubber recycling; Advances in polymer technology; Advances in tire materials and processing; New commercial developments; Advances in rubber product testing; and ISO 9001/Six Sigma/quality demands. Contributed papers sessions will also be held, along with an educational symposium on factory processing.

Approximately 150 rubber industry suppliers of raw materials, machinery, equipment, testing instruments and rubber products will exhibit at the Rubber Mini Expo. Show hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11, and until 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 12.

The Exhibitors Reception will take place Tuesday, October 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Junior Ballroom of the Duke Energy Center. The 25-Year-Club Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, October 11. On Thursday, October 12, at 11 a.m., the Rubber Division's Business and Awards Meeting will be held.

The Rubber Division will hold a Business Summit for managers of marketing, purchasing, operations and products, as well as executive management, owners and principals, on October 11-12. Participants will explore solutions and strategies for protection against counterfeiting, which not only impacts profits, but the job base of rubber manufacturers.

Day one of the Business Summit will be focused on "Protecting your company's intellectual property." Ron Wangerow of Freudenberg-NOK will speak on "Patent vs. trade secret: What's the difference?" Peter Schrecker of Rhein Chemie will present "Challenges and opportunities in entering foreign markets: Protecting your know-how."

Day two of the Business Summit will focus on "Squeezing efficiency from your operations: Strategies with a bottom line impact." Jeffrey Penkowski of Product Base LLC will present "Procure-to-pay (P2P): Operational excellence. Brian Halminiak of RnD Tax Credit Consultants will discuss "Found money: Research and development tax credits."

Additional topics covered during the Business Summit will include strategic supply chain management, change control, analysis of the current rubber industry economic state and trends, and lean manufacturing/Six Sigma.

Full registration for the Business Summit is $395 for Rubber Division members and $555 for non-members. The Business Summit may be added to the technical meeting registration for $99.

Business Workshops will be held by the Rubber Division during the 170th Technical Meeting. On Monday, October 9, Chris Brown of Marketing Resources & Results, will present "How to get better sales results from your marketing efforts." And on Wednesday, October 11, Raymond F. Riek of R&D Management Consulting LLC will present "Product development--a portfolio management approach."

Registration for the Business Workshop costs $495 for Rubber Division members and $650 for non-members. Workshops can be added to full registration for $295 each.

A technical course on "Compounding, mixing, curing and testing of rubber" will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 9-10. This seminar will cover an introduction to polymer science--NR, SBR and polybutadiene rubber; an introduction to compounding-mixing, carbon black, vulcanization, specialty elastomers, tack and adhesion; and the physical testing of elastomer procedures and significance. Course instructors will include K.C. Baranwal, H.L. Stephens, J. Byers, M. Fath, C. Rader, G. Hamed and J. Sommer.

Registration for this two-day seminar costs $1,095 for Rubber Division members and $1,250 for non-members. This seminar can be added to the cost of full registration for $100.

A technical course on "Are your developments protected? Intellectual property basics" will be held on Tuesday, October 10. This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of intellectual property (IP), including a review of the IP issues that arise, tips for addressing those issues and an opportunity to discuss specific situations in detail. This course will be instructed by Ed Kennedy of Buckingham, Doolittle and Burroughs, LLP.

Registration for this 1/2-day workshop costs $495 for Rubber Division members and $650 for non-members. This workshop can be added to the cost of full registration for $100.

A technical course on "Elastomer molding technology" will be held on Wednesday, October 11. This seminar will describe and compare important molding methods (compression, transfer and injection) for TSEs with those for TPEs (injection and blow). Injection is emphasized because it is the major molding method common to both elastomers. Injection molding machines and their characteristics will also be described and compared. Finally, there will be a description of mold designs for TPEs and TSEs.

The course instructor is John Sommer, and the course will include the 472-page textbook, "Elastomer molding technology."

Registration for this one-day seminar costs $625 for Rubber Division members and $780 for non-members. This course can be added to the cost of full registration for $100.

A technical course on "Rubber recycling and applications" will be held on Wednesday, October 11. Topics covered will include the basics of recycled rubber, market trends, recycling processes, applications of recycled rubber, testing, cost factors, compounding with recycled rubber, fire hazard prevention and control in recycled rubber processing, and storage and applications.

This seminar is designed for rubber recyclers, rubber recycling equipment managers, engineers, research and development and marketing personnel who work in rubber recycling. Instructors will include K. Baranwal, M. Myhre, E. Piland, T. Leighty, M. Greiner and M. Blumenthal.

Registration for this one-day seminar costs $625 for Rubber Division members and $780 for non-members. This seminar can be added to the cost of full registration for $100.

Further information on the Fall 170th Technical Meeting, Rubber Mini Expo, Business Summit and the various educational courses is available from the Rubber Division (330) 972-7814; www.rubber.org.

The technical program for the Fall 170th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division, ACS, is as follows (speaker's name is italicized):

Tuesday, October 10--Session A Symposium--Tire aging and durability

Donald S. Tracey and Walter H. Waddell, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(1) Changes in tire component material properties during service in Phoenix, Arizona. James D. MacIsaac, National Traffic Highway Safety Administration.

(2) Changes in tire maximum load carrying and high speed capacity during service in Phoenix, Arizona. Sabestien Feve, National Traffic Highway Safety Administration.

(3) ASTM F9.30 Aged Tire Durability Task Group: Effects of dynamic laboratory aging. June Satterfield, Michelin.

(4) ASTM F9.30 Aged Tire Durability Task Group: Effects of static laboratory aging. Walter H. Waddell, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(5) Study on crosslink network in tire belt-coat compounds. Edward R. Terrill, Uday Karmarkar and Blake E. Matthies, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(6) Nano-structure in traditional composites of natural rubber and reinforcing fillers as revealed by 3D-TEM. Atsushi Kato, Nissan Arc Ltd., Japan; Shinzon Kohjiya, Kyoto University, Japan; and Yuko Ikeda, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan.

Tuesday, October 10--Session B Symposium--Rubber recycling

Marvin Myhre, Canadian Testing Rubber Testing & Development Ltd., chair.

(7) True recycling of rubber--myth or reality? David Brown and Mark Clemens, Watson Brown HSM Ltd., U.K.

(8) Control of the vulcanizing/devulcanizing behavior of diphenyl disulfide using microwaves as heating source. Salvador Borros, Berta Vega, Nuiria Agullo and Estanislau Lincoln, Grup D'Enginyeria De Materials, Spain.

(9) Recycling of cured fluoroelastomer for cost control and improved performance. Dennis' Lancaster, Specialty Elastomer Services.

(10) Reclaim rubber--an alternate choice in natural crisis. Harsh Ghandi, Gujarat Reclaim & Rubber Products Ltd., India.

Tuesday, October 10--Session C Symposium--Advances in polymer technology

Vipin M. Kothari, Therm-O-Link, chair.

(11) Novel elastomeric materials based on polycatenane polymer obtained from spontaneous polymerization of cyclic disulfides. Kiyoshi Endo, Osaka City University, Japan.

(12) Oil swell and low temperature properties of ethylene acrylic elastomers and impact on seal performance. Douglas King and Yun-Tai Wa, DuPont P & IP.

(13) Study of lithiated thioacetals as initiators for living anionic polymerization of butadiene or butadiene and styrene--polymerization and compounded polymer properties. Terrence Hogan, Yuan Tan, William L. Hergenrother and David Lawson, Bridgestone Americas.

(14) Effect of architecture on the properties of polyisobutylene-based TPE materials. Judit E. Puskas, University of Akron.

(15) Trans-polymers: Potential partial replacements for natural rubber. Adel F. Halasa, Bill Hsu and Chad Jasinuas, Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

(16) Effects of nanoclay structure on the mechanical properties of EPDM. P.J. Yoon and Marcus Goss, Southern Clay Products, and Carl McAfee, McAfee Consulting LLC.

Tuesday, October 10--Session A Symposium--Tire aging and durability

Donald S. Tracey and Walter H. Waddell, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(17) Role of materials research in laboratory tire aging and durability test development. Uday Karmarkar and Abraham Pannikottu, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(18) The erect of temperature on static rate of loss of inflation pressure in tubeless pneumatic tires. John Harris, National Traffic Highway Safety Administration.

(19) ASTM light vehicle equivalent severity roadwheel task group. Tim Robinson, Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire LLC.

(20) Radial medium truck tire operating temperatures--curved vs. flat surfaces. Terrence Ruip, Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

(21) Impact of inflation pressure retention on tire aging and durability. Walter H. Waddell, Christopher Napier and Donald S. Tracey, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(22) Correlation of laboratory tire aging and endurance results to field performance of tires. John M. Baldwin, David R. Bauer and Kevin R. Ellwood, Ford Motor.

Tuesday, October 10--Session B Symposium--Rubber recycling

Marvin Myhre, Canadian Rubber Testing & Development Ltd., chair.

(24) Mechanistic studies into devulcanization of EPDM-rubber. K.A.J. Dijkhuis, W.K. Dierkes and J.W.M. Noordermeer, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

(25) The effects of processing conditions on reversion of rubber using a single screw extruder. Donghee Kang, Joey Mead and Richard Farris, University of Massachusetts, and Yoon Choi, Nobisdrum, South Korea.

(26) Compounding with recycled rubber. Marvin Myhre and Mike Heiferman, Canadian Rubber Testing and Development, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday, October 10--Session C Symposium--Advances in polymer technology

Vipin M. Kothari, Therm-O-Link, chair.

(27) Improving aramid fiber dispersion in elastomeric compounds using the next generation of polymer bound dispersion. Steven Monthey, Rhein Chemie.

(28) Superfine zinc oxide--a versatile material for polymer processing and property management. Rani Joseph, Aswathy K.V. and Saboora Geegum P.V., Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.

(29) High temperature high performance ACM elastomers for automotive molded and extruded applications. Paul Manley, Andy Anderson, John Moore, Peter Abraham, Ivan Burczak, Jeff Dickerhoof, Yashiaki Amura and Hirofuri Masuda, Zeon Chemicals.

(30) Partially exfoliated nanoclay/ NBR composites. Roger W. Faulkner and James F. Reilly, Rethink Technologies, and Carl McAfee, McAfee Consulting.

(31) Thermoplastic vulcanizates by reaction-induced phase separation. R.M.A. I'Abee and J.G.P. Goossens, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; and M. van Duin, DSM Research, The Netherlands.

(32) Impact resistant coatings. C.M. Roland, J. Pathak and R. Bogoslovov, Naval Research Laboratory.

Tuesday, October 10--Session D Contributed papers

Christopher Robertson, Bridgestone Americas, moderator.

(33) Effects of processing and test parameters on compression set. R.J. Del Vecchio, Technical Consulting Services, and Ernest Ferro, Jr., Corry Rubber.

(34) Networks and strain-induced crystallization in natural rubber and synthetic polyisoprene by in-situ synchrotron x-ray study. Shigeyuki Toki, Igors Sciss and Benjamin S. Hsiao, State University of New York.

(35) Aging with applied strain of a black-filled natural rubber vulcanizate: Part 1. Network changes. C.J. Ohlemacher and Gary R. Hamed, University of Akron.

(36) The effect of a dwell period on fatigue crack growth rates in filled SBR. Ryan J. Harbour and Ali Fatemi, University of Toledo, and Will V. Mars, Cooper Tire and Rubber.

(37) Assignment of signals in aliphatic region of H-NMR spectrum for epoxidized natural rubber. Takayuki Saito and Seiichi Kawahara, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan; and Warunee Klinklai, Rajamangala University of Technology, Thailand.

(38) Failure mechanisms of rubber clad rolls used in cold rolling mills of the steel industry. K. Sandip Bhattacharyya and Debashish Bhattacharjee, Tata Steel Ltd., India; Anil K. Bhowmick, Indian Institute of Technology, India; and B. Dutta, consultant.

(39) Designed experiment use in fluoroelastomer custom compounding. Gary D. D 'Abate, Pinnacle Elastomeric Technology.

Wednesday, October 11--Session A Symposium--Advances in tire materials and processing

Syed K. Mowdood and Udo Kuhlmann, Pirelli Pneumatici SpA, co-chairs.

(40) Tire technology--recent advances and future trends. Arup K. Chandra, Apollo Tyres Ltd., India.

(41) DVA innerliners. Donald S. Tracey and Andy Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, co-chairs.

(42) Low temperature/high shear mixing and resulting compound properties. Yoichi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Mihara, Kazuo Miyasaka, Masashi Kida and Asahiro Ahagon, Yokohama Rubber, Japan.

(43) Improved masterbatch performance for tread compounds. Charlie Leonard, John Lightsey and John Long, Lion Copolymer; and Leszek Nikiel, Tom Carlson, Wesley Wampler and Joel Neilsen, Sid Richardson.

(44) The role of mixing and polymer-filler interactions on the micro dispersion and viscoelastic properties of silica filled rubbers. Chenchy J. Lin, Alberto Scurati and W.L. Hergenrother, Bridgestone Americas.

(45) Structure and properties of ultrasonically treated isoprene rubber. Avraam Isayev and Ximei Sun, University of Akron.

Wednesday, October 11--Session B Symposium--New commercial developments

Paul. H. McKinstry, DSM Elastomers Americas, and Andy Tisler, Cytec Industries, co-chairs.

(46) Specialty polyolefin elastomers in thermoset applications. Rui Zhao, Sunny Jacob, Abdelhadi Sahnoune and Alistair D. Westwood, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(47) Automated bulk handling and feeding of unique granular form gasphase polymerized Nordel MG EPDM elastomers. Arnis U. Paeglis, Solomon H.K. Tank, Richard C. Abel, Jr., and L. Keith Cantu, Dow Chemical; and S.M. Schmid, D. Wilson and J. Morris, Cyclonair.

(48) A cost effective TDEC replacement cure system in EPDM. Leo C. Goss, Rhein Chemic.

(49) OneSlab: Improving quality and efficiency through curative dispersion technology. Timothy J. Higgins, Rhein Chemic.

(50) Luperox SP2 technology: The ultimate scorch protection for peroxide crosslinking. Leonard H. Palys, Joseph M. Brennan, Fabien Debaud, Laurent Keronmes and Alfredo Defrancisci, Arkema.

(51) Advancure, a new curative for Vamac. Bonnie L. Stuck, Patricia Czomba and Kim Boyd, Chem Technologies; Edward McBride, DuPont; and Alice Uminska and Kevin Dominic, Gold Key Processing.

Wednesday, October 11--Session C Symposium--Advances in polymer technology

Vipin M. Kothari, Therm-O-Link, chair.

(52) Therban AT: The low viscosity HNBR product line by Lanxess. Victor Nasreddine, Richard Pazur and Walter von Hellens, Lanxess.

(53) Suitability of olefin block copolymers for thermoplastic elastomer applications. Seema Karande, Dow Chemical.

(54) Control of both 1,4-cis selectivity and molecular weight of polymers in polymerization of 1,3-polybutadiene with metal salenes complexes. Kiyoshi Endo, Osaka City University, Japan.

(55) Metal oxide activation systems for improved aging in epichlorohydrin terpolymer compounds. Samuel C. Harber, Zeon Chemicals L.P.

(56) New thermoplastic elastomers based on maleated ethylene-propylene rubber. M.A.J. vander Mee and J.G.P. Goossens, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; and M. van Duin, DSM Research, The Netherlands.

(57) Hydrogenated nitrile rubber for use in oilfield applications. John Dato, Ezio C. Campomizzi and Dirk Achten, Lanxess.

(58) Miscibility of liquid deproteinized natural rubber having epoxy group/ poly(L-lactic acid) blend. Phan Trung Nghia, Niti Siripitakchai and Seiichi Kawahara, Department of Chemistry, Japan.

Wednesday, October 11--Session D Symposium--Advances in rubber product testing

Abraham Pannikkottu, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, chair.

(59) Optimization of manufacturing processes for elastomer components using dynamic characterization. Dhawal Dharaiya, Blake Matthies and Edward R. Terrill, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(60) Quality control of elastomer components using a unique dynamic cycling test. Blake Matthies, C. Robert Samples and Abraham Pannikottu, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(61) State of cure fingerprinting using pulsed proton NMR for automotive elastomers. Uday Karmarkar, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(62) Material and rheological characterization for rapid prototyping of elastomer components. Kartik Srinivas, Dhawal Dharaiya and Edwin Goyzueta, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.

(63) On effective modeling of laminated cord-rubber composites. Mark R. Gurvich, United Technologies Research Center.

(64) Resonant soft x-ray scattering and reflectometry as a probe of the domain structure and composition of nanoscale phase separated elastomer thin films. Rex P. Hjelm, Cynthia F. Welch, Joseph T. Man, E. Bruce Orler and Debra Workieski, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Wednesday, October 10--Session A Symposium--Advances in tire materials and processing

Syed K. Mowdood and Udo Kuhlmann, Pirelli Pneumatici SpA, co-chairs.

(65) Silane coupling agents with reduced VOC emission. Laurence Stelandre and Michael Backer, Dow Coming.

(66) Novel cis polybutadienes functionalized with alkoxysilane and their properties in silica filled compounds. Yoichi Ozawa, Bridgestone, Japan.

(67) RF plasma polymerization for surface modification of carbon black rubber filler. Young C. Kang and William J. van Ooij, University of Cincinnati.

(68) Synthesis and structure of a new generation of precipitated silica for rubber reinforcement. Dale Schaefer and Doug Kohls, University of Cincinnati.

(69) Mechanical properties of robbers reinforced with porcellanite-derived precipitated silica (Dimosil). Doug Kohls and Dale Schaefer, University of Cincinnati.

(70) A holistic approach for advanced tire performance and cost effective manufacturing through the use of new technology carbon blacks. Rikki Lamba, Charles Herd, Weidong Wang and Mike Rowlinson, Columbian Chemicals.

(71) Use of a new dispersion technology to study carbon black reinforcement of rubber. Ting Wang, Cabot.

Wednesday, October 11--Session B Educational Symposium--Factory processing

Brendan Rodgers, ExxonMobil Chemical, chair.

(72) The use of theological testing for predicting processability. Matthew Putman, Tech Pro.

(73) Advances in batch mixing technologies. Frank Borzenski, Farrel.

(74) Tire retreading--the rationale and a review of technologies. David L. Bender, Bandag.

Wednesday, October 11--Session C Symposium--Advances in polymer technology

Vipin M. Kothari, Therm-O-Link chair.

(75) New AEM polymer with good heat resistance, good low temperature properties and good dynamic properties. Edward McBride, Ken Wu, Laurent Lefebvre and Klaus Kammerer, DuPont.

(76) Improved processing techniques for hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber compounds through unique compounding practices. Andy Anderson and Mark Jones, Zeon Chemicals.

(77) Telechelic poly(butadiene) diacrylate for the radical cure of elastomers. Steven K. Henning and Jeffrey Klang, Sartomer.

(78) Ethylene-co-vineyl acetate elastomer for automotive transmission and heavy duty sealing applications. Richard J. Pazur and Terence Dee, Lanxess.

(79) The recent advances in chlorinated polyethylene technology for thermoset elastomer applications. Ray Laakso, Gary Marchand, Rajan Vara and Virginia Guffey, Dow Chemical.

(80) Evaluation and significance of monomer reactivity ratios in semi-continuous copolymerization--metallocene versus conventional Ziegler-Natta catalysts. Sonia S. Soloti, University of Birjand, Iran.

Wednesday, October 11--Session D Contributed papers

Andy H. Tsou, ExxonMobil Chemical, moderator.

(81) Nanoscopic investigation of rubber vulcanizates. Hidehiko Dohi, SRI Research and Development, Japan; and Shin Horiuchi, Nanotechnology Research Institute, Japan.

(82) Preparation of nano-matrix-dispersed natural rubber. Nanhaporn Pukkate, Toshiaki Kitai and Seiichi Kawahara, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

(83) Functional properties of nanomatrix-dispersed natural rubber. Seiichi Kawahara and Takumi Sawada, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

(84) Rubber based nanocomposites from synthetic nanoclays. Anil K. Bhowmick and Madhuchhanda Maiti, Indian Institute of Technology, India.

(85) Reinforcement of rubber by reactive impregnation glass cords. Christopher A. Stevens and Philip J. Martin, NGF; and Mitsuharu Akiyama, NSG GE, Japan.

(86) Mechanistic studies on the new concept of co-agents for scorch delay and property improvement in peroxide vulcanization. M.M. Alvarez-Grima and J.W.M. Noordermeer, University of Twente; and A.G. Talma, Akzo Nobel; and R.N. Datta, Teijin Twaron, The Netherlands.

Thursday, October 12--Session A Symposium--Advances in tire materials and processing

Syed K. Mowdood and Udo Kuhlmann, Pirelli Pneumatici SpA, co-chairs.

(87) Investigation on the adhesion between RFL-treated reinforcing cords and rubber. W.B. Wennekes and J.W. Noordermeer, University of Twente; and R.N. Datta, Teijin Twaron BV, The Netherlands.

(88) Vulcanization of isobutylene based elastomers. Nitin Tambe, Brendan Rodgers, Scott C. Solis, Walter H. Waddell and Bharat B. Sharma, ExxonMobil Chemical.

(89) The surface modification of clay fillers by RF plasma polymerization. Sang Keol Lee and William J. van Ooij, University of Cincinnati.

(90) Bonding of rubber to bead wire using silane technology. W.J. Van Ooij, University of Cincinnati; and Charles Smith and Mike Hill, Tokusen USA.

(91) Increased productivity in rubber molding by state-of-the-art semi-permanent mold release agents. Karl Menting and Manfred Hensel, Schill + Seilacher, Germany.

(92) The evolution of colored smoke tires. James Palombo, Kumho Tires.

Thursday, October 12--Session B Educational Symposium--Factory processing

Brendan Rodgers, ExxonMobil Chemical, chair.

(93) Overview of the coupling reaction. Adel F. Halasa, Goodyear Tire & Rubber.

(94) Tire Halobutyl rubber innerliner processing. Bharat B. Sharma, Brendan Rodgers, Nitin Tambe, Don Tracey and Dirk Ruckhout, ExxonMobil Chemical.

Thursday, October 12--Session C Symposium--ISO 9001/Six Sigma/ quality demands

Tom Dodson and Garth Lawrence, Smithers Scientific Services, co-chairs.

(95) We have ISO 9001--now what do we do with it? Tim Brown, Smithers Quality Assessments.

(96) Lean quality management. John Cachat, ISQ.

(97) How to achieve greater results from your ISO based quality management system. Paula Fyda, Innovation Quality Solutions.

Thursday, October 12--Session A Contributed papers

Ping Zhang, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, moderator.

(98) An assessment of the available adhesive processing options in light of emerging regulatory conditions in North America, Western Europe and Japan. Andrew Kintz, Matt Bucklad, Brian Sharp and Matt Fair, Lord.

(99) An improved method for the analysis of PAHs in process oils. Joseph C. Pan, Southwest Research Institute.

(100) Determining sealing performance by a new CFR method. Zamin A. Shah, DuPont.

(101) Selected process additives for use with sophisticated elastomers--improved processing without compromise of service performance. Colin Clarke and Manfred Hensel, Schill + Seilacher, Germany.

(102) Glass flake particles for enhanced permeation resistance of elastomer compounds. Christopher A. Stevens and David W. Mason, NGF Europe Ltd., U.K., and Nick Mostowy, Ontario, Canada.

(103) Delaminated clay as a reinforcing filler in nitrile rubber and styrene butadiene rubber. Rani Joseph, Abhilash G. and K.E. George, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.

Thursday, October 12--Session B Educational Symposium--Factory processing

Brendan Rodgers, ExxonMobil Chemical, chair.

(104) Fuel and permeation resistance of fluoroelastomers to ethanol blends. Ronald D. Stevens, DuPont Performance Elastomers.

(105) Oil distribution in iPP/EPDM thermoplastic vulcanizates and in oil-extended high MW polyolefinic plastic materials. Tonson Abraham and Norman Barber, ExxonMobil Chemical; and Michael Mallamaci, PolyInsight.

(106) A technique to reduce tire component cost. Bruce Thorburn, Y. Hoshi, L. Strang and Y. Yada, NHV.

(107) An overview of capillary rheometry for the needs of the rubber industry today. John S. Dick, Alpha Technologies.

Thursday, October 12--Session C Symposium--ISO 9001/Six Sigma/ quality demands

Tom Dodson and Garth Lawrence, Smithers Scientific Services, co-chairs.

(108) Synchronize to survive and thrive--a world class management strategy for global competetiveness. Vincent G. Whitelock, Whitelock Associates.

(109) ISO 14001 for the fight reason: The bottom line. Vincent Zottola, TriState Quality Systems.
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