Rubber Technology Seminar 2017

Rubber Technology Seminar 2017

NOVEMBER 2017


SPECIFIC DATES ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED.

An intensive 4-day seminar for engineers in the rubber industry,
Suppliers and users

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?

ELASTOMER RESEARCH & TESTING B.V.

This seminar is part of a more comprehensive set of courses offered for general practice and operations in the rubber industry:

  • Introduction to rubber technology (2 days)
  • Rubber in sealings (1 day)
  • Practical rubber workshop

offered by Elastomer Research & Testing B.V.

course structure

Rubber technology is an intensive seminar. We ask the course members to bring a laptop because the syllabus will be provided via USB flash-drive. It is partly based on the book “Basic Elastomer Technology” (Rubber Division, American Chemical Society). A tour of the Apollo Vredestein tyre assembly factory is included in the programme. 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.

Programme

RUBBER POLYMERS

Types of polymers, thermoplastics, thermosets, rubbers/elastomers, rubbers versus plastics, modulus versus temperature and time, glass transition, rubber elasticity, reinforced and non-reinforced rubbers.

REINFORCING MATERIALS

  • Carbon black: sorts, properties and effect on rubber.
  • Non-black fillers: types, properties and effects on rubber, influence on the polymer networking processes.

GENERAL PURPOSE RUBBERS

  • Properties of general purpose rubbers (NR, SBR, BR, IIR).
  • Rubbers for car tyres.

SPECIALITY RUBBERS

Oil resistant and heat resistant rubbers (NBR, CR, ACM, CO, ECO, FKM, Q, FVQ).

THERMOPLASTIC RUBBERS

  • TPE's made from block copolymers, structure and properties.
  • TPE's made from blends, particularly on the basis of EPDM and PP.

Vulcanisation

Introduction to the mechanics of vulcanisation, sulphur, peroxides, types of crosslinks, crosslinking reactions, cross link density, additives, zinc oxide, vulcametry.

Vulcanisation systems

Comparison of sulphur and peroxide vulcanisation, difference in rubber properties, choice of system.

Bonding

Basic principles, bonding to plastics and steel cord.

Mixing technology

Appearance of raw materials, mixing rate and mixing quality, distributive and dispersive mixing, degree of dispersion, mastication, mixer types including mills and internal mixers, the mixing process in the internal mixer, energy balance, organisation of a mixing shop.

Properties of rubbers

Material properties of vulcanised rubbers, standards, measurement methods.

Properties and applications

Rubber products, case studies, examples.

Ancillary processing methods

The production process as a flow problem, drag flow , pressure flow, extrusion for rubber processing, extrusion lines, extruder characteristics, energy balance, calenders, the calendering process, control of the thickness of the calender coating, calender coating lines.

Continuous vulcanisation methods for

Car profiles, radiator hoses, roofing foil, etc.

Batch-wise production processes

Presses, transfer moulding presses, injection moulding, types and lay-out of injection moulding machines, injection.

Injection moulding technology for rubber

Various vulcanisation techniques, injection principles, dosage and injection, cold channel technology, de-gassing of cavities, mould-fouling.

Recycling/Rework

  • Possibilities for re-work and recycling of rubber products, in particular tyres.
  • Developments in the market.

seminar location

The seminar will be held at the International Congress and Study Centre “Drienerburght”, on the campus of the University of Twente.

The seminar times are:

Monday

10.00 - 21.00

Tuesday

09.00 - 21.00

Wednesday

08.30 - 18.00

Thursday

08.30 - 17.30

course fee

The course fee will be € 3500 (excluding overnight accommodation in “de Drienerburght”).

Included in this fee are the syllabus for the seminar, a rubber technology book, other hand-outs, a tour of the tyre assembly factory of Apollo-Vredestein BV, as well as lunches, dinners, coffee and tea.

language

The seminar will be held in the English language.

overnight accomodation

Participants can be accommodated overnight at the Congress and Study Centre “de Drienerburght”, (approx. € 75,- p.p.p.n., incl. breakfast). The rooms are fitted with shower, toilet, telephone, radio and television. The costs of the overnight accommodation can be settled directly with “de Drienerburght”.

contact

For information and questions

C.H.E. ter Horst-Strootman
Tel: +31 53 489 4621
E-mail: secretariat-ete-et@utwente.nl

REGISTRATION FORM

As soon as the seminar dates have been finalized, the form will be open for subscription.