The Chicago Rubber Group, Inc.
A Subdivision of the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society

Welcome to The Chicago Rubber Group! 
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Spring Technical Meeting

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Hawk’s View Golf Club



7377 Krueger Road

Lake Geneva, WI 53147


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Program Details


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Registration

4:00 PM - 5:30 - Technical Presentations

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Cocktails

6:00 PM - Dinner


Guest Speakers:


Mike Kumbalek -- Advanced Concepts


Compounding with Bolder Black




Mike serves as the Technical Advisor to Bolder Industries and is the former President of Technical Operations at Oregon Rubber Mills. In his 30+ years of experience, Mike has evaluated many recycled carbon blacks and now regularly uses Bolder Black in compounds developed at Oregon Rubber Mills.


Malcom McInnes - Global Technical Service Manager, Synthomer (UK) Ltd.


Lithene® Liquid Polybutadienes: Their Uses and Benefits for the Elastomer Compounder


Graduated in chemistry from university in Dundee, Scotland, then worked 3 years for the DRG paper group developing reactive paper coatings. Joined Doverstrand synthetic latex company in 1991 in latex binder development & technical service. In 2001 joined Synthomer as export sales manager selling speciality PVAc & PVOH into adhesives & polyesters and in 2007 additionally took on global technical service responsibility for Synthomer’s Lithene® liquid polybutadienes. Currently based at Synthomer’s UK production and technical centre in Harlow, near London UK.

Revised 05/02/2018