Manchester Polymer Group Seminar

20 Apr 2015

Manchester Polymer Group Joint Seminar with the IOM3 Rubber in Engineering Group (RIEG)

Rubber: A resilient future part 2 Compounding to meet engineering challenges

A seminar in conjunction with the Rubber in Engineering Group (RIEG)

Following the success of previous MPG Rubber Seminars, including 'Rubber: A resilient Future' in 2012 and of RubberCon 2014 held in May 2014 in Manchester, MPG and RIEG will join forces to run the next seminar.

The format of previous MPG Rubber Seminars will be followed with an all day event based on a mixture of papers, Table Top displays and networking opportunities.

RIEG will be particularly focussing on Fillers, Modelling of Flow Behaviour, Flocculation Mechanisms and other novel additives.


The conference represents an excellent value for money with the subject matter covered and opportunities to network with multi-national and SMEs at the historic Lancashire Cricket Club. Places are limited so it is recommended that you reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

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£40.00 for IOM3/RAPRA members

N/A for students and apprentices

Registration fee includes refreshments and buffet lunch.


9.00am - Registration

9.40-9.45am - Welcome Address

9.45-10.15am Keynote Presentation

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1272/2013; Background and Implications for the Rubber, Plastics and Carbon Black Industries

Dr Gilles Moninot - Global Sustainability Director, Birla Carbon

Session 1 - Processing

10.15-10.45am Taking the heat out of intensive mixing

David Brown - TecExec Ltd

10.45-11.15am Potential for reduction of cure time in rubber injection moulding

Prof Walter Friesenbichler - University Loeben, Austria

11.15-11.45am Combining compound optimization and mix cycle evaluation to suit customer production techniques and end product performance

Izaak Watson - Clwyd Compounders

11.45am-12.00pm Coffee Break

Session 2 - New Materials

12.00-12.30pm Two component material from 3M and DSM

John Donoghue - 3M

12.30-1.00pm Graphene

Martin Williams - Haydale Limited

1.00-2.30pm Lunch

Session 3 - Carbon Black

2.30-3.00pm Corax HP1125: New furnace black for use in tyres for off- and on/off-road applications

Dr Florian Diehl - Orion Carbon, Germany

3.00-3.30pm Recovered carbon black: Now a commercial scale product for the rubber industry

Dr Joe Hallett - carbon clean tech AG

3.00-3.45pm Coffee Break

Session 4 - Research & Regulations

3.45-4.15pm New proposal following new regulations

Martin Cicognani - Hubron Speciality

4.15-4.45pm Carbon black flocculation in rubber melts

Lewis B Tunnicliffe - Queen Mary University of London

4.45-5.00pm Closing remarks

All presentations will be available to download after the seminar has taken place.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Opportunities still exist for top table exhibitions at a cost of £175 which includes up to 2 delegates. Sponsorship has already been confirmed from Birla Carbon and 3M but other sponsorship opportunities are still available.

To register your interest in sponsorship or taking a Table Top, Please contact Gary Ogden


The Old Trafford Lodge is a superb 68 bedroom hotel situated within the grounds at Emirates Old Trafford. With 36 of the rooms hosting their own balcony overlooking the historic pitch, a truly unique stay is guaranteed. To book your stay at the Old Trafford Lodge, call the hotel's 24 hour reservations line, 0161 874 3333 or contact them by email

Manchester has many other hotels both in the city and at the airport, with easy transport links to LCCC

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Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Lancashire County Cricket Clun
Talbot Road
M16 0PX
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Gary Ogden

+44 (0) 7908 863727

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