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Rubber Compounding for Durability




Endurica Expert Training Class at LEARTIKER (Spain)


Rubber Compounding for Durability

26th & 27thFebruary 2019 · Markina-Xemein, Bizkaia (Spain)


Course objectives

• Understand how rubber fatigue and failure characteristics are influenced by materials selection and compound structural features

• Learn compounding strategies to improve strength and fatigue lifetime

• Know the right testing methods to characterize rubber durability efficiently in the lab



The course includes lectures and classroom exercises focused on understanding fatigue behaviour of rubber and developing compounding approaches to improve durability.

Course Price: 1.482 €



Day 1: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

• Introduction: What types of failure are manifested in your products, and what is durability worth to you?

• Brief overview of rubber formulations and mixing approaches

• Testing for durability in the rubber lab: Focus on efficient testing of crack nucleation and crack growth

• Framework for compounding for durability

• Polymer selection: Chemical stability, strain-induced crystallization, molecular mobility, polymer blends

• Crosslinking effects: Effects of type, density, and distribution of crosslinks


Day 2: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

• Filler type, dispersion, and reinforcement topics, including processing effects and crack precursors

• Stiffness and deformation control mode

• Influence of oils, plasticizers, and resins

• Stabilizing against aging

• Simulation for materials selection and durability prediction


Instructor: Dr. Chris Robertson

International authority on polymer science and rubber compounding for performance. He brings over 15 years of materials research and product development experience at tire and rubber companies and raw materials suppliers. Chris is co-inventor of 32 patents, co-author of 55 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as Associate Editor of Rubber Chemistry & Technology.


Contact us for further information

Dr. Mikel Isasi


+34 946 16 90 89

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