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Virtual Training

ARPM's online training provides rubber industry professionals with the basics needed for anyone brand new to the industry or needs a refresher on a specific topic. Created by your peers, there are several different training opportunities. 

Questions? Reach out to the ARPM Team at 

Introduction to Rubber Training 

ARPM has formed an innovative strategic partnership with NogginGuru to help ARPM members address their number one problem, workforce development, with the creation of skills courses that teach rubber manufacturing. Course topics include basic and advanced rubber manufacturing processes. Co-developed with ARPM subject-matter-experts, these courses help ARPM members teach new and incumbent employees the skills they need to succeed in a rubber manufacturing company. 

View the full list of available courses here: ARPM Course Catalog

ARPM members receive access to the online training portal at no cost!

If you would like more information on accessing the virtual training or becoming an ARPM member to gain access to the training, please contact the ARPM Team at 

Mill Safety Video 

Mills have and continue to present a serious danger in the rubber and plastics industry. Fortunately, through changes in work practices, safety engineering controls – such as pressure-sensitive body bars, and worker training, the incidents of mill nip point accidents have decreased greatly.

This informative video, produced by the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) addresses:

  • The basics of a mill
  • Mill safety at the point of operation in plants
  • Best practices in mill rescue preparation
  • Various-sized mills and auxiliary equipment
  • Mill safety equipment
  • Mill reversal
  • Post-accident actions
  • Safety teams
  • Examples of mill safety drills 

ARPM Members: View the video HERE

Non-Members: Purchase the video HERE

Mill Extraction Video

ARPM member company Custom Rubber filmed their mill extraction procedure. Watch the video below. 

Custom Rubber Corp. Mill Extraction 

Below are the links for the hydraulic hand pump and spread cylinders utilized in the video above: 

Hydraulic Hand Pump

Hydraulic Ram Spreader

Old ARPM Training Videos

ARPM understands the importance of having knowledgeable staff and well-educated personnel throughout your facility. ARPM members have access to our old training videos at no cost. 

Log in to access old ARPM training videos HERE.