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November 26, 2008 - Sponsored by ASTM International, course titled "Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing, and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods" focuses on most common rubber test methods. It discusses nature of tests, why tests are performed, interpretation of test results, and how this information can be used to improve rubber fabrication. Course will be offered April 16-17, 2009 and Sept 10-11, 2009 at University of Akron Polymer Training Center in Akron, OH.

Rubber Testing Focus of ASTM International Training Course

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: November 25, 2008

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 25 November 2008-Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing, and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods, a new Technical and Professional Training course sponsored by ASTM International, focuses on the most common rubber test methods that are used in the rubber industry today. It discusses the nature of the tests, why the tests are performed, interpretation of test results and how this information can be used to improve rubber fabrication. This class is designed for rubber technologists and rubber chemists; compounders; process engineers, laboratory managers, supervisors and technicians; quality assurance managers and engineers, shop foremen, technical sales people, rubber producers and users; or anyone with a need to understand these commonly used ASTM test methods.

This course will be offered April 16-17, 2009, and Sept. 10-11, 2009, at the University of Akron Polymer Training Center in Akron, Ohio. The class attendance fee is $895 and includes a copy of ASTM Manual 39-Basic Rubber Testing: Selecting Methods for a Rubber Test Program, continental breakfast and afternoon refreshment breaks.

For a free brochure that includes registration and hotel information, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax: 610-832-9668;; or visit the ASTM home page at

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Call Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 61-/832-9685; for details.

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.
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