Rubber meets Science – Processing of organic and silicone rubbers
The conference “Rubber meets Science”, organised by the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, takes place on 25 – 26 June 2019 in Aachen. It is dedicated to the processing of organic rubbers and silicone rubbers. These two topics will be dealt with in parallel sessions. The organic rubber session will be chaired by Dr. Gerard Nijman, KrausMaffei Berstorff, the silicone rubber session will be chaired by Oliver Franssen, Momentive Performance Materials.
Each session will consist of eleven presentations from experts from industry and IKV, who will talk about the latest developments in practice and research. They will cover the overriding aspects of future technologies, material behaviour, processing and simulation. Over and above that, seven plenary papers from members of the industry will provide additional impulses for the rubber segment. A visit to IKV's extrusion and rubber technology pilot plants and laboratories plus a tour of the Centre for Plastics Analysis and Testing will complement the IKV presentations by taking a look at the practical side.
IKV organises this conference for the rubber industry every two years. Apart from the technical discussions, the many breaks, the evening dinner on the first day and the tours of the Institute's facilities offer further opportunities for experts to exchange ideas and experience. For the first time, the presentations at this year's event will be in English.