Elastomers and Polymers – Can the Demand for Improved Sustainability be satisfied?

16 Nov 2020
Webinar from Manchester

RIEG Rubber in Engineering Group

Manchester Polymer Group, in conjunction with the Rubber in Engineering Group, are pleased to announce their next joint Seminar, the 14th in the series, on 16th November 2020. The online Webinar will address the latest developments showing the progress made in meeting the challenge of improving the carbon footprint of elastomers and polymers and is IOM3 PD approved.

The challenges for those working in these sectors to meet those expectations will be covered in different applicational areas.

There will be no charge for participating but donations to the charity Cancer Research UK in memory of our long standing committee member Jan Czerski would be much appreciated.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Helen Czerski, the renowned physicist, oceanographer and television presenter will open the proceedings to bring the audience her views on sustainability.

The provisional programme thereafter will consist of five papers covering the following topics: -

• AFLAS® FEPM Lamination to Other Elastomers for Automotive Hose Applications Chris Kent, Fluoropolymer Technical Service, AGC Chemicals Europe, a leading producer of fluorochemicals and fluoro chemical materials.
• Cryogenic tyre recycling and devulcanization to base elastomers for a circular economy Rob Dent, Application Engineer (Chemistry & Energy) BOC Ltd, the UK based multi-national industrial gas company.
• An 'anti-rubber' elastomer Shruti Mandhani, PhD Student, Sheffield Hallam University UK
• Sustainability in the carbon black industry Dr. Gilles Moninot, Global Director of Sustainability, Birla Carbon, a major manufacturer and supplier of high quality Carbon Black additives globally
• New developments in biodegradable agricultural films Dr Rob Elias, Director Biocomposites, Bangor University UK

The format will be 15 to 20 minutes presentations followed by 5 minutes Q&A on the Zoom platform. Online registration is via Eventbrite or via QR code which closes on November 14th.

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Webinar via Zoom
Webinar from Manchester
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Clive Fenn

Chairman - Manchester Polymer Group


07949 200 926

Approved for Professional Development by IOM3