International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2019
Organised by Rubber in Engineering Group / IOM3 / The Polymer Society / IRCO
The International Rubber Conference Organisation and the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining were honoured to invite more than 500 delegates to London, UK, for the International Rubber Conference (IRC 2019) in September 2019.
2019 commemorated the 200th anniversary of Thomas Hancock’s pioneering work with natural rubber in London. His early attempts to find a suitable solvent having failed, he used his knowledge of machines and experience as a skilled toolmaker to develop the world's first mechanical method for processing rubber.
The Kia Oval, played host to IRC 2019. Situated in the heart of London, the Kia Oval is one of the oldest and most historic stadiums in the world. In the 21st Century, it is now renowned as one of the finest modern sports venues, playing host to international and first class cricket throughout the summer. The history of this world class sporting venue made the Kia Oval a truly unique location for the conference.