This three-day conference, organised by the International Rubber Conference Organisation, is the premier international event this year for learning about technical advances in the global rubber market. Held in the UK for the first time in almost 20 years it is taking place at the Kia Oval, London from 3-5 September. Hosting this event in 2019 is a perfect year to celebrate both the 150th anniversary of the IOM3 (the host organisation) and the 200th anniversary of the work of Thomas Hancock on his pioneering pickling machine for the mastication of rubber. The technology themes for the conference put aside these historical aspects by looking forwards to the emerging new innovations in elastomer materials and products.
For more details please go to www.irc2019.org
Juts prior to the IRC, on 2 September, training courses ae being run at the same venue by the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society, Lord and Rubber Consultants. These courses will offer the opportunity to learn more about the rubber industry and improve knowledge of the subject. Participants in the courses can attend he full conference at a discounted rate.
For details go to www.irc2019.org
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
AGM: 24 October 2019: 12.30 (tbc), premises of Safic-Alcan, Haydock
Polyurethane Elastomer Group: 24 October 2019, 10.30 a m (tbc), premises of Safic-Alcan, Haydock
Rubber Group: 24 October 2019, 1.30 p m (tbc), premises of Safic-Alcan, Haydock