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ASTM International Training Course focuses on rubber testing.

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Jan 25, 2012 - Sponsored by ASTM International, Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing, and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods will focus on common rubber test methods currently used in rubber industry. This technical and professional training course discusses nature of tests, why they are performed, interpretation of results, and they can be used to improve rubber fabrication. Course will take place March 14-15 and October 3-4, 2012 in Akron, OH.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Rubber Testing Focus of ASTM International Training Course

Press release date: Jan 13, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-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 14-15 and Oct. 3-4, 2012, 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 (phone: 610-832-9686; or register online on the ASTM website.

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;