17 March 2022

Elastomer Sustainability

Information about the webinar on 17 March 2022

The RIEG of IOM3 hosted a session at GRIPS2022 with a focus on the innovations that are being undertaken to make elastomers more sustainable, especially tyres.  With tyre wear particulates being one of the major sources of ‘microplastic’ in the oceans and increased focus on making road transport more sustainable, it's imperative that we make tyres with better wear characteristics and improved performance with respect to sustainability.

The talks specifically discussed the challenges faced to make a more sustainable tyre and examine how both tyre producers and material suppliers can address these challenges and work towards increased sustainability in this space.


Dr Joe HallettTechnical Service Manager, Birla Carbon


Professor James Busfield, Chair | Professor of Materials & National Teaching Fellow, Director of Industrial Engagement & Head of the Soft Matter Group, Rubber in Engineering Group | Queen Mary University of London

Professory Richard Thompson OBE FRS, Director of the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth

Dr Lewis TunnicliffeProduct Design and Development Manager, Birla Carbon

Dr Lehani Verwey, Materials Specialist, Apollo Tyres