Rubber Compounding and Mixing for Performance

Start with the basics of formulating, the key processability characteristics, and the most common factory problems and causes, then go further in-depth in this three-day, intensive overview of rubber compounding and mixing.

This course can be applied to the Elastomer Technology Certificate.


John Dick

John Dick

John Dick has more than 39 years of experience in the rubber industry. He was with BF Goodrich and later Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. as a section manager and development scientist in R&D until 1991, when he joined Monsanto’s Rubber ... read more

Peter Surette

Pete Surette joined the rubber industry in 1969 after he graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, with a B.S. Degree in Plastics Engineering. Pete has held various positions throughout his career involving laboratory management, compound design, process evaluation, process ... read more

Who Should Attend

Both entry level as well as experienced rubber technologists, rubber chemists, process engineers, laboratory managers, supervisors, technicians, shop foremen, quality assurance managers and engineers, technical sales personnel, rubber producers and users.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Know the five categories of rubber processability tests
  • Understand the differences between general purpose and specialty elastomers, and how they affect compounding and mixing
  • Review methodologies for solving factory problems
  • Gain an intensive overview of rubber compounding and mixing


Attendees receive two textbooks (included in the course fee) by course instructor and author John Dick.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Wed.-Fri., Oct 3-5

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

John Dick
Peter Surette Sr.


$1,290 by Fri., Aug. 3.
$1,390 after Fri., Aug. 3.

CEUs: 1.8, PDHs: 18

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4830-10865

Note: On days 1 and 2, class ends at 4:30pm. Day 3, class ends at 3pm.

Registration Deadline: Wed., Oct. 3

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