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International Rubber Conference 2019 – Key Information Update

Posted on 04/09/2018

The International Rubber Conference 2019 will be held 3rd-5th September in London.

There has been a change in date to 2019’s International Rubber Conference, which shall now be taking place 3rd – 5th September 2019 at the Kia Oval London, hosted by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). This date has been moved forward a week earlier than previously scheduled.

IRC 2019 will have a focus on innovations in elastomer materials and products, and the three-day conference is a must-attend to learn about technical advances in the global rubber market. It is the largest annual global conference for the rubber community. 2019 will commemorate the 200th anniversary of Thomas Hancock’s pioneering work with natural rubber in London, when he developed a mechanical method of processing rubber. In addition, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the IOM3 – the organisation organising IRC 2019 on behalf of the International Rubber Conference Organisation (IRCO). KTN shall be proudly co-sponsoring the event.

IRC 2019 will provide a platform for rubber scientists, technologists, academics and industrialists to share knowledge. Around 200 papers and posters are expected to be presented in key themes of engineering application of elastomers, polymer innovations, process and manufacturing advancements, as well as filler and additive developments. Sustainability, material characterisation and modelling shall also be covered. The event will also host training programmes allied to the rubber industry, a large exhibition and taster events for local schools, while delegates can further enjoy the conference dinner overlooking the cricket pitch.

The IRC 2019 technical committee is accepting the submission of paper abstracts that discuss innovations in elastomers related to products from a wide range of applications (including tyre, vehicles, mining, oil and gas, biomedical and healthcare, agriculture) and related to sustainability. Papers can also be submitted on innovations in elastomers related to material developments and material processing, as well as modelling, characterisation of materials and smart materials. A full list of topics can be found here.

Call for papers deadline: 31st January 2019

Deadline for early bird registration: 30th June 2019

For more information, please click here.