Rubber, Latex & Tyre

January 2021

Rubber Molding using Vacuum: Theory & Practice
Date: 20 January 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (ET) (US Time) , ~ 70 Min.
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: The application and use of vacuum in rubber molding processes is well known, however, the principles of vacuum molding in rubber molding processes is not as well known. In this seminar many specific aspects and parameters related to the principles and function of vacuum are presented. People considering the use of vacuum will gain a working knowledge of how to apply a vacuum to a rubber mold. People already responsible for vacuum processing in the rubber plant will benefit from insight gained from this webinar.
Speaker: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Selection of the Molding Process for Rubber Parts
Date: 20 January 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (ET) (US Time) , ~80 Min
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Participants will gain a better understanding of the main factors which influence the selection of a molding process for a rubber product.  Many rubber products can be molded using any rubber molding process. Therefore, the ability to match a rubber product to the most cost effective molding process may be critical to a company’s ability to be competitive in an ever competitive market place.
Speaker: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Rubber Product Molding and Process Overview for the Non-Technologist
Date: 21 January 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 2.00 pm (ET) (US Time) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Participants will be presented with a basic review of the processing of rubber as well as various types of equipment used in the manufacture of rubber products. An objective of this webinar is to give the novice in the rubber industry and/or a person peripherally related to the rubber industry a good general understanding of how rubber products are manufactured, without overwhelming them with lots of technical terminology.
Speaker: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Managing Clamping Pressure in Rubber Molding Process
Date: 21 January 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 pm (ET) (US Time) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1000 US$
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Description: Determining clamping pressure in rubber molding processes is critical for effective management of clamping force across the mold and platen surfaces. Techniques are discussed to determine pressure gradient in molds and platens. Suggestions for determining effective clamping pressure are also discussed with example calculations.
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Troubleshooting of Backrind Defect in Rubber Molding Process
Date: 22 January 2021 (Friday)
Time: 2.00 pm (ET) (US Time) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1000 US$
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Description: Backrind is a common rubber industry molding parting line defect which is particularly problematic in compression molding processes. This webinar explains the mechanics of how backrind forms the surface defects observed on many molded products. This webinar further explains what kinds of products are more suspectible to backrind defects. This webinar also includes many helpful tips and troubleshooting techniques to minimize and/or prevent backrind.
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Vulcanization
Date: 25 January 2021 (Monday)
Time: 10.00 am (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization
Date: 25 January 2021 (Monday)
Time: 2.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow
Date: 26 January 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 10.00 am (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling
Date: 26 January 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Applied Force
Date: 27 January 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 10.00 am (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

February 2021

Blooming Problems in Rubber Products: Why? How to Avoid?
Date: 10 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Joachim Graf
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Blooming, Bleeding are terms for the same phenomenon. Ingredients migrating to the surface and either crystallize or building an oily layer on the surface of rubber. Both phenomena give reason to customer concerns, if not claims. In case of crystallization rubber surface turns grey to pale white. Sometime there is Iridescence underneath the crystalline layer. This layer under the crystalles stays liquid due to a melting point suppression. The color is created by light fraction. There are no chromophores involved. Migration to the surface of the rubber happens due to a lack of solubility or compatibility, because rubber below glass transition temperature - even after vulcanization - behaves more like a liquid. We observe temperature dependent migration and separation In this Webinar we will demonstrate the reason behind Blooming and Bleeding. We will go through all family of ingredients either in none polar or in polar rubbers. We will show effects in processing, even we might not see any bloom or bleed. We will discuss examples, how to obtain data of solubility limits in a practicable way without sophisticated equipment. Even the solubility delta paramter can be easily measured with little effort. The participant should be able to judge ingredients in his formula regarding the danger of blooming or bleeding. He should be able to take measures to avoid this phenomena.
Speaker: Hans-Joachim Graf: brings about 40 years experience in the rubber processing industry both as a material and as a process developer. After completing his doctorate at the Macromolecular Institute of the University of Freiburg, he gained his experience primarily in the production of technical articles, in the chemical as well as in the machinery industry. He has published over 60 technical articles and has participated in more than 15 patents. He has held seminars and lectures at the DIK, as well as at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was honored with the “Erich Konrad” Medal of the German Rubber Society (DKG) 2012. Since 2009 he has been working as a consultant in various companies of the rubber industry as well as a scientific consultant and partner of the TechnoBiz Group.

Thermoplastic Elastomers: New Trends & Applications
Date: 15 February 2021 (Monday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~ 90 Min.
Speaker: Prof. Kinsuk Naskar
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are one of the fastest growing polymeric materials which combine the elastic and mechanical properties of cross-linked rubbers with the melt processability of thermoplastics. The unique characteristics of TPEs make them very useful and attractive alternatives for conventional elastomers in a variety of markets, such as automotives, footwear, buildings and constructions, wires and cables etc. Styrenic thermoplastic elastomers like S-B-S block copolymers are most important class of soft TPEs. Thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are a special class of TPEs, produced by simultaneous mixing and crosslinking of a rubber with a thermoplastic. A comprehensive overview will be given on the recent developments of the TPEs/TPVs with special reference to the technological advancement. TPVs have undergone evolutionary changes in terms of the selection of polymers, design of cross-linking, compounding techniques and method of production to achieve better elastic recovery, easy processability and targeted hardness etc. The concept of new generation Super TPVs will be also touched upon.
Speaker: Professor Dr. Kinsuk Naskar received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Polymer Science and Technology in 1998 from the University of Calcutta. In early 2000, he completed his M.Tech in Rubber Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (Silver Medalist). In April 2000, he joined the University of Twente, The Netherlands as a Ph.D. employee under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jacques Noordermeer in a project funded by Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI). He received his Ph.D. degree in June 2004. Since August 2004, he joined Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur as a Faculty member. Currently he is holding the position of a full Professor. In 2005 he received DPI Patent Award from The Netherlands for his invention. In 2008 he received prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany and worked in the group of Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich. In 2016 he received as the first Indian the prestigious Morand Lambla Award in Lyon, France from International Polymer Processing Society (PPS). His fields of interests are: Structure-property relationship of various polymers and synthetic rubbers, rubber compounding and vulcanization, polymer blends and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs and TPVs), radiation processing and cross-linking, green tyre technology, shape memory polymers, Self healing polymers, thermo-reversible crosslinking etc. He has more than 120 international journal papers, 85 conference papers, 6 patents and 15 book/book chapters. He has already supervised 13 PhD students and 25 M.Tech students. Currently he is the supervisor of 10 PhD students and 6 M.Tech students. He was convenor of several short term courses and International conferences at IIT Kharagpur.

Synthetic Rubber Vulcanization with Peroxides and Co-Agents
Date: 15 February 2021 (Monday)
Time: 11.00 am (Malaysia) , ~ 90 Min.
Speaker: Prof. Kinsuk Naskar
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Cross-linking or vulcanization is a crucial and important step in any rubber product manufacturing process. Several elastomeric properties are enhanced after cross-linking process. Cross-linking rubbers with peroxides has been employed for more than 70 years already since there are several advantages, for instance, its ability to cross-link both saturated as well as unsaturated rubbers, high temperature resistance, good compresion set properties etc. The mechanism of peroxide cross-linking is also less complicated. Besides enhancing the characteristics and kinetics of cross-linking process (peroxide initiated), multipurpose co-agent can also set new network structure; exhibiting distinct features. Judiciously selected peroxide along with co-agents are believed to deliver good balance between processing and properties that are essential for the longivity of a rubbery product. A comprehensive overview on Peroxide/Co-agent cross-linking in terms of the selection of rubbers, level of cross-linkers, chemical nature of peroxide and type of co-agents, compounding techniques, case studies for desining various rubber products, use of multifunctional peroxide, new generation special co-agents etc. will be given. Challenges of peroxide vulcanization will also be touched upon.
Speaker: Professor Dr. Kinsuk Naskar received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Polymer Science and Technology in 1998 from the University of Calcutta. In early 2000, he completed his M.Tech in Rubber Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (Silver Medalist). In April 2000, he joined the University of Twente, The Netherlands as a Ph.D. employee under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jacques Noordermeer in a project funded by Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI). He received his Ph.D. degree in June 2004. Since August 2004, he joined Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur as a Faculty member. Currently he is holding the position of a full Professor. In 2005 he received DPI Patent Award from The Netherlands for his invention. In 2008 he received prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany and worked in the group of Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich. In 2016 he received as the first Indian the prestigious Morand Lambla Award in Lyon, France from International Polymer Processing Society (PPS). His fields of interests are: Structure-property relationship of various polymers and synthetic rubbers, rubber compounding and vulcanization, polymer blends and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs and TPVs), radiation processing and cross-linking, green tyre technology, shape memory polymers, Self healing polymers, thermo-reversible crosslinking etc. He has more than 120 international journal papers, 85 conference papers, 6 patents and 15 book/book chapters. He has already supervised 13 PhD students and 25 M.Tech students. Currently he is the supervisor of 10 PhD students and 6 M.Tech students. He was convenor of several short term courses and International conferences at IIT Kharagpur.

Rubber Mixing Plant Management
Date: 15 February 2021 (Monday)
Time: 2.00 pm (Malaysia) , 60 Min
Speaker: Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar on “Rubber Mixing Plant Management” is aimed for both technical and non-technical people involved with rubber mixing.  The webinar content is mainly suitable for non-tire industries. The webinar content includes: handling and storage of raw rubber and rubber chemicals, weighing and batch preparation, mixing practices of kneader and two roll mills, single pass mixing vs double pass mixing, sheeting and temporary storage of mix, quality control checks and final storage, equipment maintenance, laboratory requirement and testing of compounds, future trends in mixing plant controls etc.
Speaker: Mr. Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya is a well-experienced and a well-respected rubber technologist with 50 years’ experience in the rubber industry (non-tyre segment). He has started his career as apprentice in 1956 and worked for 32 years and reached the position of Deputy Managing Director at Fenner India, which Involved in developing and manufacturing Wrapped V Belts, Raw Edge V Belts, Textile Cots and Aprons, Oil Seals, O-rings etc. In 1985, he established Hi-Tech Arai, which is one of the leading automotive OEM rubber parts suppliers in India. After his retirement at Hi-Tech Arai in 2019, he has been offering technical consulting services as well as educating younger generation in the rubber industry. Currently, he is writing a book on “Rubber Mixing in a Kneader: Practical Guide”, which is set to be released in this year.

Rubber Testing Principles
Date: 15 February 2021 (Monday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Samar Bandyopadhyay
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar is focusing on basic principles of various testing methods used in rubber industry. The tests are focusing on physical, chemical and mechanical properties. The webinar covers property measurement related to raw materials, compounds and products. This webinar has brief discussion on measurement of various properties such as Specific Gravity, Ash Content, Heat Loss, Melting Point, Sieve Residue, Acidity, Insolubility, Oil Content, Bulk Attrition, Softening Point, Saponification Number, Iodine Number, Toluene Discoloration, Pour Density, Iodine Adsorption, DBP Absorption, Aniline Point, Organic Acids, Nitrogen Content, DBP Absorption, Organic Acids, Nitrogen Content, Assay Of Accelerator, Flash And Fire Point, pH, Dip Pick-up, Spin Finish, VGC, Surface Area, Clay-Gel Analysis, Crystallinity, PRI, Mooney Deformation, Rheology, Relaxation, Creep, Hardness, Elastic Modulus, Tear, Tensile Strength, Abrasion, Dynamic Modulus, Heat Build-up, Resilience, Plasticity, Viscosity, Shear Thinning, Elasticity (or V/E Ratio), Time to Scorch, Cure Rate, Ultimate State of Cure, Reversion Resistance, Green Strength, Tack, Stickiness, Dispersion, Storage Stability, Mooney Viscosity, Vulcanizing Characteristics, Extrudability, Stress-strain Properties (TS, EB, Tear), Fatigue to Failure, De MATTIA Fatigue, Dynamic Properties, Ageing Test, Ozone Resistance, Force at Specified Elongation (FASE), Work to Break, Shrinkage, Electrical Properties – Surface and Volume Resistivity, Low Temperature Brittleness, Low Temperature Modulus, Product Testing, Simulated Service Test etc.
Speaker: Dr. Samar Bandyopadhyay has completed M. Tech Degree in Plastics and Rubber Technology from University of Calcutta. Received Ph.D degree during December 2007 from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. He joined HASETRI in 1992 and worked for more than 23 years. He has worked as Head (R&D) of Pidilite Industries Ltd. at Dahej, Gujarat for one and half years. Currently working as Business Head in Pukhraj Additives LLP. He is a Guest Faculty in the field of Polymer Science and Technology of University of Calcutta, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic, Udaipur. He is the Honorary Secretary of Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) Rajasthan Branch. Participated as faculty in PGDIRI – DIRI National Level Crash Course for Rajasthan and Karnataka branch for a number of times. He is a Lead Assessor of National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in the field of Testing and Proficiency Test Programme. He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Engineers (India) Ltd. and Indian Rubber Institute. He has in his credit 60 numbers of Technical papers and 3 book chapters.

Rubber Rules for Vulcanization
Date: 16 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization
Date: 16 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 11.00 am (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow
Date: 16 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling
Date: 16 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Rules for Applied Force
Date: 17 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 75 US$
Non-Members: 125 US$
Group (20 Pax): 500 US$
To Register: Registration Form
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Description: The KnowHow Webinar Series on “Principles of Rubber Behavior for Processing” is a five-part series featuring many “Rubber Rules” which are essential to explain and understand how rubber behaves, especially as it relates to how rubber moves, flows, fills cavities, and responds to applied force. This program is aimed for every rubber industry and their workforce to understand behavior of rubber so that processing of rubber will easier. 1 Dec 2020 08:00-09:00 CST Rubber Rules for Vulcanization (Part -1) 1 Dec 2020 10:00-11:00 CST Rubber Rules for Polymer Characterization (Part-2) 1 Dec 2020 12:00-13:00 CST Rubber Rules for Rubber Flow (Part-3) 1 Dec 2020 14:00-15:00 CST Rubber Rules for Cavity Filling (Part-4) 1 Dec 2020 16:00-17:00 CST Rubber Rules for Applied Force (Part-5)
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) : How to Use it Efficiently?
Date: 17 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 11.00 am (Malaysia) , ~120 Min
Speaker: Henri Burhin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 Pax):1500 US$
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Description: This webinar will review the basic principles in the instrument design with the advantages and possible flaws. It will review the most efficient and precise way its use it in polymer characterization and compounded rubber. The webinar will provide examples of production troubleshooting and and process prediction. Finally, it will summarize the good testing practice and decode/demystify some non-scientific publications related to RPA.
Speaker: Mr. Henri G. Burhin is retired from Alpha Technologies (former Monsanto Instrument and Equipment). His career in Monsanto, Flexsys and Alpha Technologies was 39 years long. At Monsanto/Alpha Technologies/Dynisco, he supported the sale organisation of modern rubber testing instrument with special emphasis on rheological tools. He also participated in the latest development on the RPA2000 instrument towards higher productivity, sensitivity, accuracy and novelty. He acquired a wide experienced in non-linear viscoelasticity, also quoted as “FT-Rheology” or LAOS. He has been working in close collaboration with the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) Belgium in the polymer department. He holds 2 patents and several papers and has been speaker at several international conferences around the world. He is graduated in chemistry from a Technical college followed by a bachelor degree in Chemistry. Since 2012, he is rubber rheology and technology consultant, teaching rheology classes at rubber companies in Europe, Asia and North America including for TechnoBiz Group.

How to Judge the Quality of Rubber Compounds?
Date: 17 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Rubber compounds are the starting point in the manufacture of many critical rubber parts used in the Auto industry. Such critical parts like O-rings, Gaskets, Seals etc. play a very important role in the performance of Two wheelers, passenger cars etc. This webinar discusses about importance of rubber compound quality and how to judge the quality so that manufacturers can produce Zero-defect rubber parts. This webinar focus is on non-tire industry with emphasis on SMEs involved in rubber compounding and rubber parts manufacturing.
Speaker: Mr. Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya is a well-experienced and a well-respected rubber technologist with 50 years’ experience in the rubber industry (non-tyre segment). He has started his career as apprentice in 1956 and worked for 32 years and reached the position of Deputy Managing Director at Fenner India, which Involved in developing and manufacturing Wrapped V Belts, Raw Edge V Belts, Textile Cots and Aprons, Oil Seals, O-rings etc. In 1985, he established Hi-Tech Arai, which is one of the leading automotive OEM rubber parts suppliers in India. After his retirement at Hi-Tech Arai in 2019, he has been offering technical consulting services as well as educating younger generation in the rubber industry. Currently, he is writing a book on “Rubber Mixing in a Kneader: Practical Guide”, which is set to be released in this year.

Rubber Testing Laboratory : Instrumentation & Purpose
Date: 17 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Samar Bandyopadhyay
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar presents about overview of various instruments used in rubber industries, which are used to measure physical, chemical and mechanical properties of raw rubber, rubber compounds, rubber chemicals and rubber products. It covers purpose of instruments and their functioning. Both basic and advanced instruments used are discussed in this webinar.
Speaker: Dr. Samar Bandyopadhyay has completed M. Tech Degree in Plastics and Rubber Technology from University of Calcutta. Received Ph.D degree during December 2007 from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. He joined HASETRI in 1992 and worked for more than 23 years. He has worked as Head (R&D) of Pidilite Industries Ltd. at Dahej, Gujarat for one and half years. Currently working as Business Head in Pukhraj Additives LLP. He is a Guest Faculty in the field of Polymer Science and Technology of University of Calcutta, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic, Udaipur. He is the Honorary Secretary of Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) Rajasthan Branch. Participated as faculty in PGDIRI – DIRI National Level Crash Course for Rajasthan and Karnataka branch for a number of times. He is a Lead Assessor of National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in the field of Testing and Proficiency Test Programme. He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Engineers (India) Ltd. and Indian Rubber Institute. He has in his credit 60 numbers of Technical papers and 3 book chapters.

Managing Clamping Pressure in Rubber Molding Process
Date: 18 February 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1000 US$
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Description: Determining clamping pressure in rubber molding processes is critical for effective management of clamping force across the mold and platen surfaces. Techniques are discussed to determine pressure gradient in molds and platens. Suggestions for determining effective clamping pressure are also discussed with example calculations.
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Understanding the Working Principle of the Rubber Extruder
Date: 18 February 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 11.00 am (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses about general layout of a rubber extruder; drag flow; pressure flow; extruder characteristic; pumping characteristic; comparison between theory and practice; flow resistance; mooney viscosity; power law; pin barrel extruder etc.
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Troubleshooting of Backrind Defect in Rubber Molding Process
Date: 18 February 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 2.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Van Walworth
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1000 US$
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Description: Backrind is a common rubber industry molding parting line defect which is particularly problematic in compression molding processes. This webinar explains the mechanics of how backrind forms the surface defects observed on many molded products. This webinar further explains what kinds of products are more suspectible to backrind defects. This webinar also includes many helpful tips and troubleshooting techniques to minimize and/or prevent backrind.
Speaker: Van Walworth is a product design and development specialist. Van has a BS degree from the University of Alabama in mechanical engineering drafting and design and has become a well-known “hands on practitioner”. Most of his primary application skills are focused on products manufactured from materials related to the rubber, plastic, & pipe industries. In many circles he is known as “The Ideaguy” or as “The Rubber Whisperer”. Van is an internationally recognized technical educator for in-plant seminars, and university level continuing professional education programs. He is a published author of many technical papers as well of the author of the book “Rubber Molding Principles” first published in 2013 and the creator of a series of Troubleshooting Charts for processing rubber, all published and distributed by TechnoBiz. Van has established a partnership joint venture with the TechnoBiz Group which is based in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition, Van has a long-term joint venture collaboration with SRP Synthetic Rubber Products, Pvt. Ltd. In Bangalore, India to design and build molding presses and ancillary equipment for the rubber industry.

Understanding Structure Property Relationship in Rubbers
Date: 18 February 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~70 Min
Speaker: Prof. Kinsuk Naskar
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Polymers consist of very long molecules containing chains of carbon. Rubbers are a very special class of polymers having long range elasticity. The way in which molecular structure of rubber controls various physical and chemical properties will be discussed in details. A comprehensive review will be given on various aspects, for instance, influence of techniques of polymerization to manufacture different rubbers, effects of microstructures of rubbers, factors influencing the glass transition temperature of rubbers, influence of polarity, solubility parameter and structure of backbone of rubbers, effect on modification of rubber, morphological features, TPEs having hard-soft phase combination etc.
Speaker: Professor Dr. Kinsuk Naskar received his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Polymer Science and Technology in 1998 from the University of Calcutta. In early 2000, he completed his M.Tech in Rubber Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (Silver Medalist). In April 2000, he joined the University of Twente, The Netherlands as a Ph.D. employee under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jacques Noordermeer in a project funded by Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI). He received his Ph.D. degree in June 2004. Since August 2004, he joined Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur as a Faculty member. Currently he is holding the position of a full Professor. In 2005 he received DPI Patent Award from The Netherlands for his invention. In 2008 he received prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany and worked in the group of Prof. Dr. Gert Heinrich. In 2016 he received as the first Indian the prestigious Morand Lambla Award in Lyon, France from International Polymer Processing Society (PPS). His fields of interests are: Structure-property relationship of various polymers and synthetic rubbers, rubber compounding and vulcanization, polymer blends and thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs and TPVs), radiation processing and cross-linking, green tyre technology, shape memory polymers, Self healing polymers, thermo-reversible crosslinking etc. He has more than 120 international journal papers, 85 conference papers, 6 patents and 15 book/book chapters. He has already supervised 13 PhD students and 25 M.Tech students. Currently he is the supervisor of 10 PhD students and 6 M.Tech students. He was convenor of several short term courses and International conferences at IIT Kharagpur.

Rubber Product Molding and Process Overview for the Non-Technologist
Date: 18 February 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Participants will be presented with a basic review of the processing of rubber as well as various types of equipment used in the manufacture of rubber products. An objective of this webinar is to give the novice in the rubber industry and/or a person peripherally related to the rubber industry a good general understanding of how rubber products are manufactured, without overwhelming them with lots of technical terminology.
Speaker: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Rubber Molding using Vacuum: Theory & Practice
Date: 19 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~ 70 Min.
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: The application and use of vacuum in rubber molding processes is well known, however, the principles of vacuum molding in rubber molding processes is not as well known. In this seminar many specific aspects and parameters related to the principles and function of vacuum are presented. People considering the use of vacuum will gain a working knowledge of how to apply a vacuum to a rubber mold. People already responsible for vacuum processing in the rubber plant will benefit from insight gained from this webinar.
Speaker: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Rubber Profile Extrusion & Vulcanization Lines
Date: 19 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 11.00 am (Malaysia) , ~90 MIn
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses about types of rubber extruder; extrusion head; shear head; gear pump; strainer; vulcanization lines; sulphur cross linking; peroxide vulcanization; How to determine the vulcanization time etc.
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Die Design for Extruded Tire Components
Date: 19 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 2.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~ 90 Min.
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1000 US$
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Description: This webinar discusses about general layout of a multiplex aggregate for tyre components; co-extrusion; Flow channel; preformer; final die; shrinkage conveyor; shrinkage and after shrinkage; Extrudate swell; outlet speed correction; relaxed extrusion; guideline for the design of tyre component dies etc.
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Selection of the Molding Process for Rubber Parts
Date: 19 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~80 Min
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Participants will gain a better understanding of the main factors which influence the selection of a molding process for a rubber product.  Many rubber products can be molded using any rubber molding process. Therefore, the ability to match a rubber product to the most cost effective molding process may be critical to a company’s ability to be competitive in an ever competitive market place.
Speaker: Mr. Terry Chapin is currently a Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister doing rubber consulting, training and teaching, he has worked as a Senior Materials Engineer, working with elastomer and foam materials, Senior Rubber Technical and Cost Leader and a Tool Engineer for rubber and plastic molds. He holds two U.S. patents and has been involved in the rubber industry for 40 years, working with rubber companies globally. Terry has been an active technical speaker for university level continuing education instruction, rubber conferences and technical in-plant venues for 30 years.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 24 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~ 60 Min.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1500 US$
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Description: This Knowhow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) can be used to characterize polymeric materials from a formulation, processing and problem solving perspective. discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. in addition, discussions about DSC kinetics, the nature of transitions observed by DSC, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. the presentation contents include: fundamentals of DSC instrumentation, experimental considerations, kinetic studies using DSC, industrial problem-solving case studies etc.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (SSNMR): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 24 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 11.00 am (Malaysia) , ~ 60 Min.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1500 US$
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to introduce the industrial scientist to the spectroscopic technique of Solid-State NMR (SSNMR) and how it can be applied to polymer and material characterization and product development. Experimental considerations will be discussed along with how structural and molecular dynamic information obtained by SSNMR can be used to develop Structure/Property relationships. The presentation contents include: Basic Concepts of NMR and SSNMR, Experimental Considerations, Molecular Dynamics and Morphology, Case Studies of SSNMR used in Problem Solving and Product Development
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Date: 24 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~ 60 Min.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1500 US$
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist understand how Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) can be a powerful tool for characterizing polymeric materials and polymer composits from a physical property and problem solving perspective. Discussions about important experimental considerations will be presented. In addition, discussions about viscoelasticity, the nature of transitions observed by DMA, and the influence of thermal history will be discussed. The presentation contents include: Fundamentals of DMA Instrumentation, Experimental Considerations, Understanding Viscoelasticity, Industrial Problem-Solving Case Studies
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Applications of FTIR in Polymer Process Development
Date: 24 February 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 4.00 pm (Malaysia) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Parker
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1500 US$
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Description: FTIR spectroscopy is a powerful technique for studying the effects of polymer formulation and process factors on surface chemistry, component compatibility, and morphology; all of which relate to end-use performance characteristics like adhesion and mechanical properties. Of the many techniques available, surface attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy (SATR-FTIR) is arguably one of the most versatile FTIR methods, enabling the study of neat liquids, solutions, dispersions, solid films, solid powders, adhesives, adherends, and countless other multi-component systems. Aside from being fast, SATR can be applied in problem-solving situations pertaining to cure reactions (liquid and dispersion states), surface compositions & adhesion, process history & surface heterogeneity (e.g., extruded films), material structure, and product/process control. This seminar, although focused on SATR, will be the first in a series pertaining to applications of spectroscopic methods in product and process development. Those attending can expect to learn how SATR-FTIR can be applied to their own real-world product development & problem-solving situations. The webinar presentation includes: • Overview of FTIR spectroscopy & methods; • Description of the SATR technique; • Example Applications - Adhesion, Surface migration, Extruded film heterogeneity, Polymerization reactions, Material structure & composition
Speaker: Anthony Parker, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and founder of A. A. Parker Consulting, LLC. Dr. Parker has 35 years of industrial experience in research, development, and management. He has been involved in multiple start-up businesses ranging from medical devices and musical instrument strings to packaging adhesives, pharmaceutical delivery systems, and cosmetics. His interests and expertise are in the areas of surface chemistry and adhesion, bio-based materials and adhesives, mechanical properties of polymers, structure-property-process relationships in polymers, thermal analytical methods, spectroscopic methods (NMR, FTIR), UV curable coatings, and musical strings/ instruments. Dr. Parker has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications, including 30+ journal articles and technical reviews as well as 40+ patents with several patents pending.

Thermal Analysis of Polymers
Date: 25 February 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 9.00 am (Malaysia) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 pax): 1500 US$
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Description: This webinar is designed to help the polymer scientist characterize polymeric materials using a variety of Thermal Analytical (TA) techniques like Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermal Mechanical Analysis (TMA) Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA, and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA). Discussions about important experimental considerations for each technique will be presented. In addition, discussions about choosing the correct technique to solve a specific product development or processing problem will be presented via specific TA examples. We will also discuss thermal transitions for amorphous and crystalline polymers and how thermal history influence interpretation of TA data. The presentation agenda is as below: # Thermal Analysis Instrumentation # Experimental Considerations # Thinking Beyond Standard Analysis # Industrial Problem-Solving Case Studies
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko, Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, bio-polymers, adhesion science, wood composites, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor and a developer of industrial short courses related to polyurethane and polymer chemistry and industrial problem solving. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 50 publications, and has 9 patents and 7 patents pending.

Rubber Mixing Technology
Date: 26 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 9.00 am (MEST) (Germany) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax) : 1000 US$
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar discusses about: Raw materials, compound recipe; Definitions of the degree of mixing; Mixing processes; Distributive mixing and dispersive mixing; Filler dispersion; Batch mixers or internal mixers; the mixing process and its fingerprint; Mixing efficiency; Temperature built up and its importance on the mixing process and Mixing procedures and how to optimize.
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Mixing of Silica Compounds and the In-Situ Silanization Process
Date: 26 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 11.00 am (MEST) (Germany) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar discusses about Carbon Black mixing versus Silica mixing; Why is silica mixing of an increasing importance in the tyre industry?; Macro dispersion & micro dispersion; Dynamic mechanical properties; and Silica dispersion development during mixing. It is advised to join the KnowHow Webinar on “Rubber Mixing Technology” by Dr. Gerard Nijman prior to join this webinar on “Silica Mixing with Rubber and the In-Situ Silanization Process”.
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

Rubber Process Analyzer (RPA) : How to Use it Efficiently?
Date: 26 February 2021 (Friday)
Time: 2.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~120 Min
Speaker: Henri Burhin
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group (20 Pax):1500 US$
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Description: This webinar will review the basic principles in the instrument design with the advantages and possible flaws. It will review the most efficient and precise way its use it in polymer characterization and compounded rubber. The webinar will provide examples of production troubleshooting and and process prediction. Finally, it will summarize the good testing practice and decode/demystify some non-scientific publications related to RPA.
Speaker: Mr. Henri G. Burhin is retired from Alpha Technologies (former Monsanto Instrument and Equipment). His career in Monsanto, Flexsys and Alpha Technologies was 39 years long. At Monsanto/Alpha Technologies/Dynisco, he supported the sale organisation of modern rubber testing instrument with special emphasis on rheological tools. He also participated in the latest development on the RPA2000 instrument towards higher productivity, sensitivity, accuracy and novelty. He acquired a wide experienced in non-linear viscoelasticity, also quoted as “FT-Rheology” or LAOS. He has been working in close collaboration with the UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) Belgium in the polymer department. He holds 2 patents and several papers and has been speaker at several international conferences around the world. He is graduated in chemistry from a Technical college followed by a bachelor degree in Chemistry. Since 2012, he is rubber rheology and technology consultant, teaching rheology classes at rubber companies in Europe, Asia and North America including for TechnoBiz Group.

March 2021

Rubber Calendering Technology: Theoretical to Best Practice
Date: 17 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Dr. Dario Nichetti
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Rubber Calendering Technology The calendering process is commonly used for shaping high viscosity sheets and is particularly suitable for rubber compounds. Lubrication Approximation will be used to determine the fundamental equations governing the process. Specific attention is also addressed to the calender configuration and compensations for deflection of calender rolls. An example of numerical simultaneous of and polymer flow in the calendering process is also presented.
Speaker: With more than 22 yrs experience in the rubber industry, Dr.Nichette started his professional career in Pirelli Tires as Technology Innovation and Project Manager in 1997 and later worked as Chiorino Belting's Technical Director. In 2005, He worked as Chief Technology Officer in ILVA Polymers and Vice President Technology in Cimentas. In 2015, he founded Rheonic Industrial Consulting to provide technical support for rubber industries globally. He has published more than 50 papers and holds 3 patents. He finished Ph.D in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University in 1997.

Troubleshooting of Defects in Tire & Tire Components Manufacturing
Date: 18 March 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 3.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~90 Min
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description:
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman, a well-experienced and recognized rubber technologist has 33+years’ experience in rubber processing and tyre manufacturing. Currently, he is working as the Head of R&D and Technology Rubber Machinery at KraussMaffei Extrusion GmbH, Germany. In the past, He worked at Apollo Tyres (former Vredestein), Netherlands (29 yrs) as R&D Sr. Expert and also worked at HF-Tiretech Group, Germany as Head of Extrusion Process Engineering. He is awarded with 17 patents and received “Europe Rubber Technologist Award 2016”. He is a regular invited speaker and trainer at tyre and rubber industry conferences and workshops across the world. His educational credentials include: Ph.D in Polymer Processing ((University of Twente, Netherlands) and Master´s degree in Rheology (University of Twente, Netherlands).

April 2021

Rubber Textile Coating Technology: An Industrial Overview
Date: 07 April 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 3.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Dr. Dario Nichetti
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Coating covers a range of techniques that offer one of the most important means of conferring additional and novel properties to technical textiles. It is important to realise that the various chemicals and formulations used in industry are very varied and change rapidly over time, and the applicability to the requirements of the end products should be researched thoroughly. Theoretical analysis of lubrication is used to deals with the hydrodynamic behavior of thin films showing the relationship between viscoelasticy and process parameters. Blade coating techniques are the most used to apply a rubber solution either onto or into the structure of a textile and are going to be detailed explained.
Speaker: With more than 22 yrs experience in the rubber industry, Dr.Nichette started his professional career in Pirelli Tires as Technology Innovation and Project Manager in 1997 and later worked as Chiorino Belting's Technical Director. In 2005, He worked as Chief Technology Officer in ILVA Polymers and Vice President Technology in Cimentas. In 2015, he founded Rheonic Industrial Consulting to provide technical support for rubber industries globally. He has published more than 50 papers and holds 3 patents. He finished Ph.D in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University in 1997.

Rubber Viscosity: Mooney Test and Capillary Rheometry
Date: 20 April 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 3.00 pm (MEST) (Germany) , ~60 Min
Speaker: Dr. Dario Nichetti
Language: English
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group (20 Pax): 1000 US$
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Description: Mooney test is based on a steady state rotating rotor embedded in a rubber specimen, contained within a sealed in a pressurized cavity. The flow field has been studied by using the flow tracking technique and by numerical simulation. Particular attention is dedicated to determine the shear rate in Mooney viscosimeter, showing a non-inear regime from zero up to 2.5 s-1 at the border. This results clearly lead that the Mooney viscosimeter with flat rotor is not adequate to measure the shear viscosity because does not guarantee a unique shear rate in the chamber. Capillary rubber rheometry a consequent improvement to generate a constant shear rate in order to calculate directly the shear viscosity.
Speaker: With more than 22 yrs experience in the rubber industry, Dr.Nichette started his professional career in Pirelli Tires as Technology Innovation and Project Manager in 1997 and later worked as Chiorino Belting's Technical Director. In 2005, He worked as Chief Technology Officer in ILVA Polymers and Vice President Technology in Cimentas. In 2015, he founded Rheonic Industrial Consulting to provide technical support for rubber industries globally. He has published more than 50 papers and holds 3 patents. He finished Ph.D in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University in 1997.