International Rubber Conference 2019 - Call for Papers

9 May 2018

The Institute welcomes guests to the International Rubber Conference in 2019 (IRC 2019) in London, UK.  

Innovation in Elastomer Materials and Products is the theme of the 2019 conference, which will be held on 10 to 12 September, at the Kia Oval, one of the oldest sporting stadiums in the world.  

IOM3 is honoured to organise IRC 2019 on behalf of the International Rubber Conference Organisation. The three-day conference will provide an excellent platform for rubber scientists, technologists, academics and industrialists to share knowledge and network. The upcoming event will also host a range of training programmes allied to the rubber industry, a large exhibition and taster events provided for local schools.

Professor James Busfield PhD MA FIMMM FHEA CEng, Chairman of the IRC 2019 Organising Committee, said:

“The International Rubber Conference is the largest annual global conference for the rubber community. It is a great honour and privilege to host this event in the UK in 2019. We look forward to hearing the from the best researchers from around the world about their latest innovations and showcasing the very best that the UK has to offer.”

Original papers will be invited to be presented that reflect current research and technology within the rubber industry in sectors and disciplines such as defence, civil engineering, mineral extraction, biomedical, sustainability, adhesives, sport and leisure, robotics, transportation, oil and gas.

Other topics for discussion include environmental and sustainability issues in the industry as well as innovations in polymer production, the use of fillers and other additives in compounds and developments in vulcanization technology.

In addition, papers that can help characterise or simulation tools that can help predict a range of properties including component stiffness, dynamic performance, fracture, fatigue and abrasion as well as chemical degradation are invited.

The call for papers deadline is 1 March 2019.



The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is a major UK engineering institution and is the professional body for the advancement of ­­­­­materials, minerals and mining to governments, industry, academia, the public and the professions.

The International Rubber Conference Organisation (IRCO) is an association of rubber societies around the world, which plan the calendar for the main international rubber conferences.

For information regarding IRC 2019 or the submission of papers, please contact Chiara Brooks at For sponsorship and exhibition enquiries please contact Kate Harrison on Please contact Amber Trower for media enquiries via