An intensive 5-day seminar for engineers in the rubber industry, suppliers and users.
Rubber technology is an intensive seminar. It is partially based on the book “Basic Elastomer Technology” (Rubber Division, American Chemical Society). A tour of the Apollo-Vredestein factory is included in the programme. It is at the discretion of the hosting factory to decide upon admission of the individual persons. In such case a tour of the ETE laboratories will be included instead. Case studies are used to discuss the application in the company environment. There are plenty of opportunities provided for discussion of theoretical and practical aspects with the lecturers. Also after the seminar the participants can obtain advice from the University of Twente.
WHO IS THIS COURSE INTENDED FOR?
- young chemists and mechanical engineers with limited polymer background
- higher technical education graduates with work experience in the rubber industry
- designers/constructors in companies that utilize rubber components or parts
WHICH TOPICS AND PROBLEMS WILL BE DEALT WITH?
- Production problems are resolved all too often by trial and error. Is a better knowledge or understanding of the rubbers and available processes of help?
- Every user employs own specifications. How can we best translate these into useful material specifications?
- Mixing is crucial for the production of good rubber compounds. Is the one mixing technique better than the other?
- Which method of vulcanisation is most suitable for our product? Or should we employ thermoplastic rubbers?
- How can environmental issues be prevented in the rubber industry?
SEMINAR DATES AND LOCATION
The seminar will be held at the U Parkhotel, on the campus of the University of Twente.
The seminar dates are 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 November 2019.
The seminar will be held in the English language.