Important Announcement

As of June 1, 2016, Akron Polymer Training Center (APTC) and Applied Polymer Research Center (APRC) have merged. The combined centers will go forward together under the name Akron Polymer Technology Services (APTS).

At Akron Polymer Technology Services, our mission is to advance all sectors of the polymer industry through the delivery of training, testing, and processing services that enrich learning and optimize industrial performance. Services are enhanced by the capabilities within The University of Akron and by developing domestic and international partnerships with business, industry, community, and other institutions of higher education.

We will keep you updated during the integration. Please go to our website at for additional information about APTS.

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Upcoming Courses

NEW COURSE! Silicone Elastomers Technology and Fabrication Seminar - 4 Day Course

Date: 07/25/2016 - 07/28/2016
Course Number: AP3276 (at full capacity; please check back for future course offerings)

NEW COURSE! Polyurethane Elastomers: Chemistry, Applications and Formulations - 1 Day Course

Date: 08/09/2016 - 08/09/2016
Course Number: AP3272

NEW COURSE! C & T of Functional Coatings for Medical Devices - 1 Day Course

Date: 08/10/2016 - 08/10/2016
Course Number: AP3273

Rubber and Plastics Failure Analysis: Physical and Chemical Analysis Techniques - 1 Day Course

Date: 08/11/2016 - 08/11/2016
Course Number: AP3274

ASTM Rubber Testing: Selecting, Performing and Interpreting ASTM Rubber Test Methods - 2 Day Course

Date: 09/07/2016 - 09/08/2016
Course Number: ASTM-RT11

Making Properties and Profits: Twin Screw Extrusion Seminar - 2 Day Course

Date: 09/13/2016 - 09/14/2016
Course Number: AP3271

Plastic Material Selection and Testing - 3 Day Course

Date: 09/19/2016 - 09/21/2016
Course Number: AP3267

Plastic Part Failure Analysis - 2 Day Course

Date: 09/22/2016 - 09/23/2016
Course Number: AP3258

Silicone Elastomeric Product Technology - 2 1/2 Day Course

Date: 10/03/2016 - 10/05/2016
Course Number: AP3268

NEW COURSE! THE POLYMER AND PLASTICS INDUSTRY: An Introduction to Commodity and Specialty Polymer Materials, Markets and Fabrication Processes - 4 Day Course

Date: 10/11/2016 - 10/14/2016
Course Number: AP3279

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