Welcome to attendee registration for the Rubber Extrusion Technology Short course
The 46th Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course will be held Sept. 12-13, 2018 in Akron, OH, USA,
concurrently with ITEC Tire Manufacturing (Sept. 11-13).
This two-day presentation of the Rubber Extrusion Technology course will be focused on topics of interest to tire manufacture:
  • Compounding and testing of rubber compounds for tires, and
  • Extrusion processing of tire components.
The course will introduce attendees to state-of-the art technology for rubber testing, processing equipment, instrumentation (laser sensors) and numerical simulation.
The materials part of the course, presented by John Dick, will discuss properties of rubbers and additives, the basis for selecting materials for particular applications, laboratory testing for extrudability, and how to avoid or resolve material problems
In the process portion of the course, presented by Jim Stevenson, extensive data will be used to identify best practices and optimum conditions for extrusion line operation. Topics examined include balancing productivity and quality, optimal die design (e.g. eliminating torn edges), most effective feed strip geometries, consequences of pin removal, avoiding starved operation, and management of wear.  Dimension control strategies, enabled by laser profile measurements, will demonstrate ways of controlling individual extrusion dimensions, e.g. shoulder height independent of running weight.  You can find more details here.
The course notes, over 1,300 pages in color, will highlight and illustrate the material of interest for this presentation and provide reference material for rubber extrusion topics outside the scope of this particular course.  The instructors will answer questions both during and outside the presentation.
We look forward to your participation in this 46th offering of Rubber Extrusion Technology.
Find a detailed outline of the course here and a preview of special topics included in the course here.
This course directly benefits materials and process technologists involved with rubber extrusion.  It is especially useful for those responsible for compounding and testing for various rubber products.   Technologists working on die and product design, equipment specification, process or quality control, and process development/improvement will benefit from the focused information in this course.  Sales personnel will gain an understanding of customer needs and issues.  The wide range of topics covered will give business decision makers perspective in choosing among alternatives. 
John Dick
The materials section of the course is presented by industry veteran John Dick, who developed his compounding expertise during employment at Uniroyal Goodrich and his rubber testing knowledge at Monsanto Instruments (now Alpha Technologies.  John has written five books on rubber technology. Additional biographical information about John is available here.
Jim Stevenson
This extrusion processing section of the course will be presented by Jim Stevenson, who worked on extrusion for 19 years at GenCorp/General Tire in Akron. Additional biographical information about Jim is available here
Register Today!
Two-Day Course: $790 USD
This fee includes lunch, attending the ITEC expo floor and attending ITEC conference sessions.
For further details, please contact
James Stevenson
Stevenson PolyTech LLC
24 Wood Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 4820
973-292-1585   jfs@webatomics.com
*Cancellation and Refunds Policy:
All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing by August 10, 2018. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after this date regardless of registration date or for no-shows. Refunds will be issued within 45 days after the conference, and a 10% processing fee will be deducted. Substitutions from the same company will be accepted in writing without penalty. Email cancellation requests to Sarah Arnold, marketing and events manager.