Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Hosted by TA Instruments

This seminar  will focus on developing a more complete understanding of rubber testing. Rheological, mechanical, and  thermal analytical techniques will be the primary focus of this one-day seminar. Techniques discussed: Mooney Viscometer (MV), Moving Die Rheometer (MDR), Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA), Oscillating Die Rheometer (ODR), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), and  Mass Spectrometry (MS).

9:00 – 9:30 Arrival and Registration
9:30 – 10:30 Fundamentals of Polymer Rheology
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00 Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA): Bridging the Gap Between Polymer and Compound Properties and Processing Behavior
Alina Latshaw
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch – Provided by TA Instruments
1:00 – 2:00 Thermal Analysis of Rubbers and Elastomers
Mackenzie Geiger
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:00 Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Fatigue Testing
Mackenzie Geiger, Sean McNeil

Guest Speakers:

  • Mackenzie Geiger – Applications Support Engineer, Thermal Analysis
  • Alina Latshaw, PhD – Global Product Specialist for Rubber Testing
  • Sean McNeil – Technical Specialist, Rubber and Mechanical Testing


Hilton Garden Inn
1307 E. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44305


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