October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center
Brought to you by: Rubber Division | American Chemical Society
October 9-12, 2017 Huntington Convention Center

Expo Theater


Learn about what some of the best companies in our industry have to offer as they share their knowledge with you. There is no additional cost to attend the expo theater presentations. 


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TA Instruments Presentation
Mechanical Characterization for Elastomers
TA Instruments has a comprehensive set of instruments for characterizing elastomeric materials.  A broad overview of measurement techniques will be introduced with a deeper-dive into Dynamic Mechanical Analysis.  TA’s DMA product line has recently expanded to enable a wider range of materials and components.  Numerous examples will be highlighted to convey the power, flexibility and usefulness of DMA techniques.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Polymer Solutions Group Presentation
Getting to Know PSG
Focused on specialty polymers and polymer processing, PSG is committed to assembling the industry’s best talent, delivering the most innovative technologies, and solving its customer’s toughest challenges. Founded on the entrepreneurial spirit of established market leaders (Flow Polymers, SASCO Chemical, Peach State Labs, and Alkon Solutions), PSG will expand its global footprint by focusing on customer service, employee safety and process excellence to develop and deliver superior innovative products. Join this presentation to learn more about PSG and how partnering with their team of experts can help improve your processing, protect your properties, and enhance your performance.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lord Corporation Presentation
Introducing New In Mold Bond Technology
LORD Corporation invented a new Chemlok® derivative, known as In Mold Bond (IMB™), which bonds plastic-to-metal during the injection molding process. This new technology promises to reinvent the way automotive engineers design multi-material solutions: creating plastic-to-metal hybrid parts in a matter of seconds with robust covalent bonds. Since its introduction in mid-2016, LORD has commercialized IMB across a number of plastic-to-metal parts and will highlight the application capabilities of its chemistry during this overview. 

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Preferred Compounding Presentation
The Best of Both Worlds
If you need technical horsepower, experienced manufacturing, extensive capabilities, and expertise in the gamut of rubber polymers, Preferred Compounding is your solution. As the second largest custom mixer in North America, we bring customers the size to meet demand and solve problems with the small company feel to ensure intimacy, communication and execution. Call Preferred Compounding and start feeling like a customer again.


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Alpha Technologies Presentation
Empowering Industry Partners with Best in Class Solutions
Join North American Sales Team Leader (and 2015 Rubber Division Chair) Terry DeLapa as she guides the audience through Alpha Technologies’ approach to testing and innovation.  Topics included in the presentation are: the link between industry testing solutions and Alpha’s advanced products and services; a brief history; and an explanation of the three fundamental pillars of Alpha’s business. This presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with a panel of Alpha professionals.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lianda Corporation Presentation
More Than A Distributor
Since 1995, Lianda has been a leading source of high performance polymers and specialty chemicals for the rubber and plastics industries. Their portfolio of performance polymers includes CPE, FKM, HNBR, CSM, CR and EPDM. With over 120 years of combined technical and manufacturing experience and expertise, their TS&D team, along with a fully equipped laboratory, enables Lianda to specifically collaborate and confidentially support their customers to meet their most critical needs.  Join them at this presentation to find out more about Lianda and how they can serve your needs.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hexpol Compounding Presentation
Investing in the Elastomer Compounding Industry 
Re-invigorating the market with fresh and new ideas requires investing time in finding and cultivating new talent. HEXPOL has always been committed to investing in their people, not only their current associates, but students from universities and technical schools looking to make a career in the elastomers compounding industry. In offering positions to new minds through co-operative education programs it can bring new and fresh ideas to an aged market.


9:00 a.m. Exhibitor Meeting 

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Business & Awards Meeting
Join us at the semi-annual Business & Awards Meeting of Rubber Division, ACS. It includes general business of the Division, plus the announcement of winners for Student Colloquium, Service Awards and more.