ARDL Names Bonnie Stuck President and Adds New Laboratory Leadership Positions

Sep 13, 2017
Akron, Ohio - Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) has announced with most sincere gratitude and well wishes the retirement of President Jerry Leyden effective June 2, 2017. During his 25 years with ARDL, Mr. Leyden contributed...

ARDL Hires Rick Behne as Quality Manager

Apr 27, 2017
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL) is proud to announce Rick Behne has joined ARDL in the position of Quality Manager.  Rick brings with him the experience and knowledge to support and build on ARDL’s problem-solving services...

ARDL Hires Kylie Trumpower as Technical Advisor

May 19, 2014
ARDL Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Kylie Trumpower to its team of technical staff in the position of Technical Advisor.  Kylie graduated from The University of Akron in 2013, earning a...

ARDL Adds Atlas Ci5000 Weather-Ometer

May 01, 2013
March 18, 2015 - Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. recently installed a new Atlas Ci5000 Weather-Ometer, expanding its already extensive accelerated weathering capabilities.  This brings ARDL to a total of five on-site Xenon Arc...

ARDL’s Time Domain (TD) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Capabilities Expand to Help Meet Today’s Quality Assurance Needs

Apr 13, 2012
Determining the state of cure of elastomeric materials is becoming more and more important to today’s material development companies and parts manufacturers.  Quality Assurance Managers, Production Managers and Material Development...

ARDL Adds to Its Accreditation Independent High Pressure / High Temperature Aging, Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) Testing and Service Life Prediction Capabilities

Mar 29, 2012
Polymer engineering and material qualification for oil and gas applications is a daily challenge for engineers as they deal with ever higher pressures and temperatures at new depths and in new gases.  Akron Rubber Development Laboratory,...