International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2019

3 Sep 2019 - 5 Sep 2019

Organised by IOM3/ The Polymer Society

The International Rubber Conference Organisation and the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining are honoured to invite delegates to London, UK, for the International Rubber Conference (IRC 2019).

This three-day conference will be a must attend event to learn about technical advances in the global rubber market.

The year 2019 will commemorate 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 a mechanical method of processing rubber.

London’s premier conference and events venue, the Kia Oval, will play 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 impact, style and history of a world class sporting venue, makes the Kia Oval a truly unique location for the conference.

Deadline for early bird registration: 30 June 2019 


Call for papers

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.

Call for papers deadline: 1 March 2019

To discuss the range of opportunities available, contact Sue Harris at


Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Kia Oval
Surrey County Cricket Club
SE11 5SS
United Kingdom


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