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Rubber Division spring meeting is a success.

The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society held its 191st Technical Meeting last month in Beachwood, OH. More than 200 people attended.

The keynote address, "Leading through innovation--foundation for success in automotive synthetic rubber," was given by Kurt Aerts, vice president, specialty elastomers and butyl, ExxonMobil Chemical.

Winners of this year's Science & Technology Awards received their awards at a banquet given in their honor.

Highlights of the meeting appear below and on the next page. The Rubber Division's International Elastomer Conference, including the 192nd Technical Meeting, International Rubber & Advanced Materials in Healthcare Expo, Student Colloquium and Poster Session, will take place October 9-12 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. Further information is available at www.rubber.org.

Caption: Keynote speaker Kurt Aerts (L) accepted a certificate of appreciation from Rubber Division Chair Bill Stahl.

Caption: Will Mars (R) of Endurica LLC accepted the Arnold Smith Special Service Award from Rubber Division Chair Bill Stahl.

Caption: R. Christopher Napier (R) of ExxonMobil Chemical accepted a certificate of appreciation from Rubber Division Chair Bill Stahl.

Caption: Jim Eddy (R) of Zeon Chemicals receives a certificate of appreciation from Rubber Division Chair Bill Stahl.

Caption: Terry DeLapa of Alpha Technologies and past chair of the Rubber Division, ACS, works at a tabletop exhibit.

Caption: Judit E. Puskas (C) of the University of Akron receives the 2017 Charles Goodyear Medal from Kimberly Dempsey-Miller (L) and Rubber Division Chair Bill Stahl.

Caption: 2017 Science and Technology Award winners included (L to R): Richard Jorkasky, Jimmy Mays, Judit E. Puskas, Sadhan C. Jana and Juan Lopez Valentin.

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