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Rubber division plans seminars. (Meetings).

The Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society has scheduled several educational courses for its 160th Technical Meeting and Exposition, to be held at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH, October 16-19.

A course on "Injection molding" will take place October 14-15. Gary Townson of Klockner Desma, KDE Sales and Service, will be the course instructor.

This injection molding course is designed for compounders, chemists, mold engineers, manufacturing engineers, supervisors, production personnel and those interested in the injection molding process.

Speakers will include mold engineers and designers, rubber chemists, and manufacturing, engineering and sales personnel.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the process of rubber injection molding viewed from the everyday manufacturing approach. The objective is to discuss real life projects, including insert molding, cold rubber applications, shuttles and systems.

Course notes will be provided, and this course is limited to 45 students. Registration costs $350 for Rubber Division members and $400 for nonmembers.

"Design of experiments" will be held October 14-16. The course instructor is R.J. Del Vecchio of Technical Consulting Services.

This course is designed for compounders, chemists, process engineers, factory troubleshooters, manufacturing supervisors, researchers and technical managers.

Starting with a review of basic statistics, this course will proceed into what designed experiments are, their history, how they differ from classic experiments, their advantages, how to prepare for them, and actual implementation of full, half and fractional factorial designs.

Various screening designs as applied to compounding, molding, etc., will be used. A full scale exercise in designing and implementing the method will round out the course.

Notes and a copy of the textbook "Understanding design of experiments" will be provided. This course is limited to 25 students. Registration costs $495 for Rubber Division members and $570 for non-members.

The "Rubber technology workshop" will take place October 15-16. Krishna C. Baranwal of Akron Rubber Development Laboratory is the course instructor.

This workshop is intended for compounders, chemists, engineers, technical support and sales personnel, manufacturing chemists and engineers. Speakers will include rubber/polymer chemists and professors, consultants and industrial experts.

This course provides basic background on natural rubber, SBR and specialty polymers such as silicone, nitrile rubbers and polyurethane. Discussion will also include processing of rubber compounds and vulcanization of rubber Emphasis will be placed on physical testing and dynamic properties.

Course notes will be provided. This workshop is limited to 35 students. Registration costs $450 for Rubber Division members and $500 for nonmembers.

The "Rubber recycling workshop" will take place October 17-18. Krishna C. Baranwal is the course coordinator. Speakers at this workshops are experts in their fields, each with 20 to 30 years of experience in the rubber industry and rubber research and development.

This course is designed for rubber recyclers, rubber recycling equipment managers, engineers, and R&D and marketing personnel working in rubber recycling.

This course gives historical perspective and market trends, compares different recycling processes, various applications of recycled rubber, testing, case histories, chemical modification of re-cycled rubber, use as an asphalt modifier and mechanical properties of materials containing recycled rubber.

Course notes will be provided. This course is limited to 25 students. Registration for this workshop costs $450 for Rubber Division members and $500 for non-members.

All course participants are entitled to attend technical sessions, poster presentations and Rubber Expo '01 throughout the week at no additional charge. Some lunches are provided during the courses.

Further information on these educational courses and the Rubber Division's 160th Fall Technical Meeting and Rubber Expo is available from the Rub-ber Division (330) 972-7814.
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