Greetings to all and welcome to the 91st annual April Newsletter. I want to thank everyone who attended our February Dinner Meeting themed Casino Night. We met in the Phoenix Club's Pavilion Room which was well-appointed with up-lighting and draped linens. It was a very nice setting for a night of casino gaming. We had a great time and there were some big winners! The TIPS meeting, which was organized by our Technical Committee Chairman Ragin Amrutiya, featured guest speaker Jose Gonzalez from RDAbbott who presented the "Application and Technology of Light-weight Silicone Rubber Materials."
Basic Rubber Technology
course welcomed a new graduating class on March 14th. Instructors Rick Ziebell and Matt Rogers presented the 20-week course to 36 students. We thank Rick and Matt for their continued dedication to the class. TLARGI would also like to thank WACKER SILMIX
CA, HEXPOL Compounding, M.R. Mold & Engineering, West American Rubber Co., and R & S Processing for opening their facilities for class tours. We'd also like to thank guest speakers Don Bowman and Kevin Kulbaba for bringing their expertise to the class.
will be April 2nd at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. We'll start the evening with a
at 5:30 p.m. Scott Van Remortal of Sibelco will be speaking on "Durable Non-silica Mineral Filler Options for Silicone Elastomers, Properties of Nepheline Syenite and History of Substitution as the Low Silica Alternative." This technical presentation will be followed by our dinner meeting, plus an entertaining performance from the
Tap Room Quartet
featuring our very own Chairman-Elect Graham Pence.
We're all looking forward to the
which is just a few short months away. The Summer Conference Committee, led by Graham Pence and Sarah Aguilar, will be taking us to Paso Robles on the weekend of June 7 - 9. This is a new location for TLARGI and we're all excited for the new adventure. For more details about this conference, please
click this link
2019 is now in full swing and there's been a lot of work to put together a year's worth of meetings and activities. I want to thank the
Board of Directors
and all the
Committee Chairs and Committee Members
for their work and commitment to making TLARGI a successful organization.