IRC 2019: Institute issues call for papers

iom3 logoLondon – The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) has issued a call for papers for the International Rubber Conference in 2019 (IRC 2019).

With the theme Innovation in Elastomer Materials and Products, the IoM3-organised event will be held 10-12 Sept 2019 at the Oval cricket ground in London.

IRC 2019 will provide a platform for rubber scientists, technologists, academics and industrialists to share knowledge and network, said an institute statement.

The event, it added, will also host a range of training programmes allied to the rubber industry, a large exhibition and taster events provided for local schools.

The International Rubber Conference is the largest annual global conference for the rubber community, according to professor James Busfield, chairman of the IRC 2019 organising committee.

“We look forward to hearing the from the best researchers from around the world about their latest innovations and showcasing the very best that the UK has to offer,” said Busfield.

Conference papers will typically reflect current research and technology within the rubber industry in areas such as defence, civil engineering, mineral extraction, biomedical, sustainability, adhesives, sport & leisure, robotics, transportation and oil & gas.

Other discussion topics, said the IoM3 will include environmental and sustainability issues as well as innovations in polymer production, the use of fillers and other additives in compounds and developments in vulcanisation technology.

Papers that “can help characterise or simulation tools that can help predict a range of properties including component stiffness, dynamic performance, fracture, fatigue and abrasion as well as chemical degradation” are also invited.

The call for papers deadline is 1 March 2019 and full conference details are on the IRC 2019 website.