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The Rubber Testing Laboratory
General Test Methods
Rotorless Shear Rheometry (RPA)
Physical Test Methods to Characterize Vulcanizates
Natural Rubber Testing
Synthetic Rubber Testing
Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
NBR and HNBR
Organosilane Coupling Agents
Synthetic Ester Plasticizers
Industry Reference Materials
ASTM Statistical Precision
Peter C. Surette Sr.: Since 1969, Mr. Surette has held various positions in the rubber industry involving disciplines such as compound design, process evaluations, process and product enhancements, laboratory design, compound specification development, procedural and MSDS writings, technical training as well as sales and technical service. He has been a member of ASTM International since 1986, receiving the Society's Distinguished Service Award in December 1998. Since 1996 he has represented the United States as a member, and then as a voting delegate to the ISO Technical Advisory Group 45 on Rubber. Currently, he owns his own consulting business named Focused Solutions. Mr. Surette received his B.S. degree from University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1969 and his MBA from Plymouth State College in 1993.
John S. Dick, a senior rubber scientist with Alpha Technologies, has over thirty years of experience in the rubber industry. Mr. Dick has authored over 50 journal and magazine publications and four books on polymer technology. He received the Monsanto Master Technical Service Award in 1994, the ACS Rubber Division Best Paper Award in 1995 and a University of Akron Appreciation Award in 1998 for Teaching Polymer Compounding Courses in their Continuing Education Program. He is a Fellow of ASTM International receiving the Award of Merit in 1990. In addition, he has represented the United States as a delegate to the ISO for the last 20 years. He was appointed in 1992 to be Leader of the U.S. Delegation to ISO TC-45 on Rubber. Mr. Dick teaches rubber technology courses at both University of Akron and University of Wisconsin continuing education departments. He received his B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1970 and an M.A. from the University of Akron in 1979.
• Course Workbook
• Course Notes and Instructor Handouts
• ASTM Standard(s)
• ASTM Course Completion Certificate
• Lunch, Tea/Coffee & Snacks