Diploma in Rubber Technology

IOM3 Diploma in Rubber Technology

Course Overview

The IOM3 Diploma in Rubber Technology will provide those currently employed in various sectors of the rubber and allied industries and students wishing to join those industries, with a broad and in-depth knowledge of general purpose and speciality elastomers, chemical additives and processing (mixing, processing, fabrication and vulcanisation) from compounding through to the manufacture of final rubber products. The course will include various rubber testing, quality and investigation procedures.

Who Should Attend?

The course is suitable for staff in a wide range of functions in companies including, but not exclusive to, technical engineers, technical apprentices, design engineers, production managers, R&D managers, plant chemists, trainee chemists, laboratory technicians, quality control and technical sales staff.

There are no requirements for formal prior qualifications


‘This course really helped to build on my existing knowledge and also helped me to understand the processes and challenges that both suppliers and customers are faced with daily. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to gain more knowledge in this ever‐changing industry. Our tutor, Charanjit, went above and beyond in sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience and made the course thoroughly enjoyable. The course provides an excellent platform to work alongside other members within the polymer industry.’

Emma Pitchford. Development Chemist, Clwyd Compounders Ltd.


‘In common with many manufacturers within the rubber industry Trelleborg AVS are really pleased that a formal rubber technology training course is available and has accreditation by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Our industry desperately needs to replenish
its mature technologist workforce. This course enables all attendees to truly understand the science behind rubber.’

Bill Mortel FIMMM, Head of Materials, Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions


Why attend?

  • Broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills
  • Intensive learning over a six month timescale
  • Gain membership of a Chartered professional organisation
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Access the experience of the industry