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November 24, 2009 - "Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods" focuses on common rubber test methods currently used in rubber industry. As technical and professional training course, it discusses nature of tests, why they are performed, interpretation of results, and how this information can be used to improve rubber fabrication. This 2-day course, offered on March 10-11 and October 5-6 in Akron, OH, can also be tailored to specific company needs.

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 18, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 18, 2009-"Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods," a 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 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 on March 10-11, 2010, and on Oct. 5-6, 2010, at the University of Akron Polymer Training Center in Akron, Ohio.

The class attendance fee is $895 USD and includes a copy of ASTM Manual 39, Basic Rubber Testing: Selecting Methods for a Rubber Test Program, continental breakfast and afternoon refreshment breaks.

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9685; for details.

To register or for a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; or visit the ASTM Web site at

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.

ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686;
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