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Welcome to the Akron Polymer Training Center - Positioned in the Rubber City where Polymers are the Focus of Innovation and Technology! The Akron Polymer Training Center (APTC) is the training division of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. Poised to meet the needs of our changing environment, the center strives to be the world's leading provider of virtual workforce development and training.Join our mailing list and view our course brochure! Contact for information.

Customized Development and Delivery
The Akron Polymer Training Center specializes in customized training developed specifically for your employees. Depending on your company's particular needs, our courses can be taught on site at your location, or at our state-of-the-art facility on the campus of The University of Akron. Many companies prefer on-site training to maximize their training dollar. This delivery method allows many employees to be trained without paying for their travel related expenses.

Our programs are designed to enhance on-the-job effectiveness for all professionals working in the polymer field. If you are experiencing difficulty with polymer related design or processing problems, contact us. Our reliable and dedicated staff will work with your team to develop a training strategy guaranteed to produce results. Contact Dr. Jelynn A. Stinson by phone at 330.972.8661 or e-mail Dr. Stinson at If you don't see what you need, no problem! We have the resources to solve even the most vexing polymer processing and design issues.

Custom Plastic Courses

●Design of Plastic Part Attachments
●Extrusion Processing
●Introduction and Advanced Injection Molding
●Plastic Design Considerations for the Automotive Industry
●Plastic Product Design and Development
●Plastics 101 (a must for all customer service and sales reps)
●Practical Productivity
●Troubleshooting the Injection Molding Process
●Custom Rubber Courses

●Advanced Color Technologies
●Automotive Elastomers
●Color Matching and Correction
●Injection Molding of Elastomers
●Principles of Color Technologies
●Rubber Compounding for Performance
●Rubber Technicians Training Course
●Solving Problems in Rubber Compounding and Processing
●Testing of Rubber Processability and Dynamic Properties