Webinar: Compounding 101: Polymers

Webinar: Compounding 101: Polymers

Original Run Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:00 a.m. EST | download below 

For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors to consider when formulating compound options. Service environment and performance specifications must be reviewed carefully so you can design and effective product. This process starts with choosing the right polymer.

In this introductory one-hour webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Analytical and Physical Testing Labs, will dive into general discussion of polymers, including a beginner overview of:

  • Polymer structures
  • Polymer mechanisms
  • Performance characteristics

Christine will give detailed profiles on some common polymers, covering:

  • Chemical structure and properties
  • Unique characteristics
  • Compounding considerations
  • Applications

This webinar is the first in a five-part series on rubber compounding. Headquartered in the rubber capital of the world, Smithers has been serving the rubber industry for nearly 100 years. With this webinar series, the experts at Smithers aim to provide a functional understanding of the basics of rubber compounding to anyone in the rubber industry, regardless of background, job role, or experience.

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About the Presenter

Christine Domer, General Manager, Analytical and Physical Testing Labs

Christine has over 30 years of material science experience in the tire and rubber industries, with special expertise in raw materials, cure development engineering, compounding, reinforcements, and processing in both tire and non-tire applications. Christine joined the Smithers team in 2016 and is General Manager of the Akron Laboratories (both chemical and physical labs) and the Smithers Tire Analysis Report.

Webinar - Compounding 101