October 9-11, 2018 Kentucky International Convention Center
Brought to you by: Rubber Division | American Chemical Society
October 9-11, 2018 Kentucky International 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. The expo theater is located in the Rubber Division, ACS booth #273. 


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
TA Instruments Presentation
Analytical Tools for Curing Process Optimization 

Accurate prediction of curing processes within complex geometries demands understanding of reaction kinetics and heat transfer, both of which vary significantly with compound formulation. TA Instruments offers complementary solutions for the measurement of cure curves and thermal conductivity, and software modeling capabilities. Come see how the combination of these powerful tools can be used to predict and optimize curing processes to obtain desired material performance while saving time and money through process efficiency. 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Lord Corporation Presentation
Hybrid Adhesive Systems: Performance Characteristics for Rubber-to-Substrate Bonding

Development of novel materials and formulation of effective compositions enables aqueous-based adhesives to meet or exceed performance standards set by solvent-based systems. Combining aqueous primer and solvent adhesive or solvent primer and aqueous adhesives, also known as hybrid adhesive systems, has shown commercial success by combining the performance and application benefits of aqueous and solvent systems while allowing manufacturers to gradually transition from solvent to aqueous systems. Combining Chemlok® 8009B aqueous primer with Chemlok® 6411 solvent adhesive provided outstanding performance and met VOC limitations. This presentation focuses on the performance of hybrid adhesive systems in comparison to corresponding solvent- and aqueous-adhesive systems.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Preferred Compounding Presentation 
Preferred Compounding Overview

If you need technical horsepower, experienced manufacturing, extensive capabilities, and expertise in the gamut of rubber polymers, Preferred Compounding is your solution. As the 2nd largest custom mixer in North America, Preferred Compounding brings customers the size to meet demand and solve problems, but 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. 
AirBoss Rubber Solutions Presentation
AirBoss Rubber Solutions for Next Generation Products

Rubber is the solution to thousands of industrial challenges. AirBoss is an industry leader in many areas but also provides solutions to next generation products in automotive, heavy industry, construction and infrastructure, oil and gas and defense applications. Join AirBoss as they present who they are and some of their compound solutions in demanding service, as well as next generation products and some of their green initiatives that are leading the way.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
HEXPOL Compounding Presentation 
Solutions Using Organic and Silicone Rubber for Demanding Applications

HEXPOL Compounding will use its industry knowledge and technical expertise to demonstrate how to match the properties of Organic and Silicone Rubber to the right application. Customer collaboration and mixing innovation is imperative to produce the correct elastomer for the end use. This presentation will focus on characterizing the physical attributes of elastomer compounds to provide important information in order calculate correct materials for final products. 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lianda Presentation
Composite Zinc Oxide – Higher Activity & Lower Cost

Composite Zinc Oxide is produced with a Calcium Carbonate core and an Active Zinc Oxide shell in a wet process. Compared with traditional French process Zinc Oxide, Composite Zinc Oxide is equally or more effective in activating the sulfur cure system. In the meantime, it provides significant advantages due to lower cost per pound and lower specific gravity, both contributing to final compound cost. Studies carried out in Lianda Corporation’s lab using Composite Zinc Oxide in EPDM and Polychloroprene compounds produce convincing data. Join Lianda for this presentation to find out more about the benefits of Composite Zinc Oxide.