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Rubber Technology Seminar 2019

18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 NOVEMBER 2019

An intensive 5-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?

course structure

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.

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 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 times are:

Monday

11.00 - 18:00

18:30 dinner (incl.)

Tuesday

08.30 - 19.00

19:00 dinner (incl.)

Wednesday

08.30 - 17.00

19:00 Conference dinner in Enschede city centre (incl.)

Thursday

08.30 - 18.00

18:30 dinner (incl.)

Friday

08:30 - 13:30


U Parkhotel

De Veldmaat 8

7522 NM Enschede

info@uparkhotel.nl

+31 53 433 13 66

course fee

Take advantage of the “early bird” discount and save € 500 off registration. After October 1st 2019, the course fee will be € 4000 (excluding overnight accommodation). A 10% discount will be given to groups of three or more participants.

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. 

If you need to cancel your registration, you can do so up to four weeks before the start of the seminar (20 October 2019), after this date your subscription will be considered as irrevocable. No return of fees can be made when cancellation of the subscription is made later than this date. If unable to attend, a colleague may be sent to take the place.

language

The seminar will be held in the English language.

overnight accomodation

Participants can be accommodated overnight at the "U Parkhotel" on campus, where a block of rooms is reserved for the Rubber Technology Course at a reduced rate.

Prices:



Comfort room

€ 84,50

excl. breakfast

Superior room

€ 99,50

excl. breakfast

Breakfast

€ 13,50


All rooms are double rooms. Mentioned prices are excluding tourist taxes (€ 1,29 p/p p/n).

Above mentioned special rates are applicable until October 17th 2019. From that date on the hotel's regular prices will apply and bookings can only be made based on availability. The costs of the overnight accommodation can be settled directly with “U Parkhotel”.

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For information: 

C.H.E. ter Horst-Strootman

Tel: +31 53 489 4621

E-mail: secretariat-ete-et@utwente.nl


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.

Teugseweg 27
P.O. Box 2147
7420 ACV Deventer
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31-570-624616
Fax.: +31-570-625702
info@ertbv.com