RIEG meeting on the Emerging Technical Challenges for Rubber

19 Mar 2010
Leicester, Leicestershire

Organised by the Rubber in Engineering Group

This is an afternoon technical discussion meeting organised to discuss the emerging technical challenges faced by the rubber industry.

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To attend this event you must first email the organiser Vince Coveney (UWE) to register. Registration is free for IOM3 members.

Final Programme

2pm Start

David Kind (Trelleborg Ind AVS) - The smoking ban: Can it be applied to rubber?

Improving the fire safety of polyisoprene rubber compounds is a large challenge for Trelleborg IAVS. This paper discusses the modification of rubber compounds to improve burning resistance.

Phil Duke (DSTL) - Challenges for defence applications

The use of rubbery materials in defence applications presents issues similar to those found in other types of application and some unique to defence. Challenges and possible approaches will be discussed.

Daryl Stroud (Smart Stabilizer Systems Ltd) - Challenges in oil exploration

Steve Rimmer (Checkmate Wave Energy) and David Boast (DB Engineering Solutions Ltd) - Non relaxing fatigue resistance of Natural Rubber

4:30pm Finish

This programme is subject to possible alteration

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Trelleborg Industrial AVS
1 Hood Close
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE4 2BN
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Vince Coveney
+44 (0)117 32 82639
Vince.Coveney@uwe.ac.uk

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