Winter Rheology Applications Course (February 10)

Join us Monday, February 10, from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM for a Rheology Applications Course taught by Alpha Technologies’ Applications Specialists Henry Pawlowski and Rick Hanzlik, as well as RDAbbott’s Technology Fellow Rick Ziebell, and hosted at RDAbbott’s headquarters in Cerritos, California (16511 Carmenita Road, Cerritos, CA 90703).

This modern course will give participants the opportunity to work directly with industry professionals and gain valuable experience with Alpha Technologies’ rheometers. Participants will learn the rheology behind these instruments and how to utilize this knowledge to troubleshoot material and process issues.

Alpha Technologies and RDAbbott will bridge the gap between what test results mean and how to use them to achieve superior products backed by scientific accuracy.

The cost for this course is $997 (per person). This fee includes hands-on training by a certified applications specialist, training materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Out-of-town registrants will be responsible for their own lodging and transportation. (A list of nearby airports, hotels, and restaurants will be provided in a confirmation email once your registration has been processed.)


Henry Pawlowski
Henry is a Chemist for Alpha Technologies with over 40 years of experience in working with rheometers such as the MDR and the RPA while working at Monsanto I&E, Flexsys and Alpha Technologies. At Monsanto I&E, he worked on the team that invented both instruments.

Rick Hanzlik
Rick is a Chemical Engineer for Alpha Technologies with 5 years of experience working with thermoset polymers on rheometers which include rubber.

Rick Ziebell
Rick is a Technical Fellow for RDAbbbott with 35 years in applications development in the rubber industry. Instructor for the two-semester long course called the TLARGI Basic Rubber Technology and other industry training events internationally. Rheology applications expert with silicone polymers with focus in LSR Characterization for CAM Inputs.


To reserve your spot, please complete this brief registration form at

Upon receiving your completed registration form, an Alpha Technologies’ Customer Service rep will contact you to process your course payment. You are welcome, however, to contact them directly by emailing or by calling (330) 745-1641 to get your payment processed sooner. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Seats are limited to the first 30 registrants for this exclusive training course, so save the date and register soon!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Amy Congo at or Melissa Kollar at

About Us

About RDAbbott
R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) is a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. For more than 60 years, we’ve been a trusted distribution partner for LORD Corporation. We’re staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. For more information, visit our About Page.

About Alpha Technologies
Alpha Technologies is a leader in design and manufacturing of advanced testing solutions of elastomer and polymer materials. Solutions include measuring and analyzing for material processability, production optimization, and product compliance. ISO 9001-registered and ISO 17025-accredited, Alpha Technologies continues to engineer instruments that support the development and improvement of industry testing standards. Visit Alpha’s website at or on LinkedIn at For more information, contact Melissa Kollar at (330) 848-7203.