Rubber has a wide range of applications in the medical, electrical, automotive, chemicals and appliance industries. To meet this demand 15 billion kilograms of rubber is produced every year. Rubber has many useful and important properties because of its unique molecular structure which offers the material high ultimate elongation coupled with good elastic recovery. Also, it's relatively flexible and soft, and useful in wide range of temperatures and maintains good chemical resistance.
This session by our expert speaker, Jeffrey A. Jansen, will introduce you to the basics and most important topics related to thermoset rubber compounds. You will gain a much better understanding of the characteristics of rubber materials. While often treated as a commodity, rubber is a complex engineering material. Different types of rubber are required under various circumstances. This presentation will familiarize you with the formulation, mixing, and molding required to produce rubber compounds for a variety of applications, as well as tell you how to specify rubber compounds.
Who should attend?
Jeffrey A. Jansen
Jeffrey A. Jansen is Senior Managing Engineer and a Partner at The Madison Group, an independent polymeric materials engineering and consulting firm. Jeff specializes in failure analysis, material identification and selection, as well as compatibility, aging, and lifetime prediction studies for thermoplastic and ther... More info