Following the success of previous Manchester Polymer Group Rubber Seminars, including ‘Rubber- a Resilient Future’ in 2012 and of RubberCon 2014 held in May, 2014 in Manchester, MPG and the Rubber in Engineering Group have joined forces to run the next Manchester Rubber Seminar on April 20th 2015 .
Details of the ‘Rubber- a Resilient Future Part 2’ programme are now available and will feature:
- Keynote Paper from Birla Carbon updating delegates on the amendment to REACH Annex XVII strengthening the restriction of Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The scope of the expansion includes toys and childcare articles, sports equipment, household utensils, clothing and footwear, the effective date being December 27, 2015.
- Processing session covering heat reduction in intensive mixing, moulding cure time reduction and the combination of compound optimization and mix cycle evaluation to suit processing and product performance featuring speakers from TecExec, University Leoben and Clwyd Compounders.
- Speakers from 3M and Haydale covering two component systems and Graphene in the New Materials session followed by a new Furnace Black from Orion Carbon and recovered Carbon Black from carbon clean tech.
- Carbon Black will also focus in a presentation from Queen Mary University of London covering flocculation. Hubron Speciality will also be proposing a solution to new regulations.
Rubber – a Resilient Future, Part 2, is sponsored by Birla Carbon and 3M with support from Rapra and IOM3. The event will be held at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester.
With free places available for Students and Apprentices, full details are at www.iom3.org/manchester-polymer-group/event/manchester-polymer-group-seminar