Rubber, Latex & Tyre

Understanding the General Layout of a Tire Tread and Side Wall Extrusion Line
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This webinar discusses about multiplex extrusion lines; tread profiles; side wall profiles; concept of die design; take-off and shrinkage conveyor; online measurements like meter weight and total width; profile scanning; cooling section; calculation of cooling capacity; cut to length; autobooking; profile winding; quality control in an extrusion line
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
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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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).

Viscoelastic Properties of Polymer Materials and their Measurements
Speaker: Kartik Srinivas
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This webinar on Viscoelastic Properties of Polymer Materials and Their Measurements provides an introduction to solid polymer materials and their time, frequency and temperature dependent properties. These properties play an important in the long term durability of polymer components. The webinar provides a review of the basic theory, how the materials are experimentally characterized, and how to analyze and predict their behavior under different service conditions.
Speaker: Mr. Kartik Srinivas is a consulting mechanical engineer with extensive background and experience in product engineering using simulation technologies and mechanical and materials testing. He started his career as a consulting Mechanical/FEA Engineer at Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Akron, Ohio, USA. In a career of over a decade and half in USA and at Advanced Scientific and Engineering Services (AdvanSES) India, Kartik has advised and assisted companies solve engineering problems related to materials and product design. Kartik provides material and design development, material testing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solutions to a broad range of industries and is well versed with material and product testing as per ASTM and ISO standards. In his professional career he has worked with industry leading OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers providing product R&D, material development and testing, design optimization, reverse engineering and manufacturing services. Kartik Srinivas has 7 technical papers to his credit and has been the chair of the session on automotive composites at the SAE World Congress from 2006 through 2011. Kartik Srinivas has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Elastomer Curing Systems and Their Effects on Product Performance
Speaker: Dr. P. Thavamani
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: Elatsomers are broadly classified, based on the source of origin as Natural Rubber (NR) and Synthetic Rubbers (SR) and further the synthetic rubbers are divided into general purpose and special purpose according their applications. All the elastomers require curing to convert the plastic substances into useful elastomeric product. The curing system introduces chemical bonds between the elastomer molecules and thereby it develops a network. The curing characteristics are measured using rheometer and the crosslink density by chemical methods. The rate of cure, type of cross link, and the intensity of crosslink decide the curing time required for shaping a particular elastomeric product. The major elastomeric curing systems are sulphur, peroxide, metal oxides, resins, amines, soap and metal stearates. In this articles the selection of cure systems along with suitable accelerators and activators, the mechanism of chemical cross links, the relative thermal stability of such cross links and the effect of such cross links on physical, mechanical, thermal and dynamic mechanical properties of elastomeric product would be discussed in details..
Speaker: Dr. P. Thavamani obtained his M. Sc., (Chemistry) from Madurai Kamaraj University and M. Tech., & Ph.D in Rubber Technology from IIT. Kharagpur. He received many awards and prizes for his outstanding academic performance. He worked in leading Indian Rubber industries such as M/s. Roulunds India, Fenner (India) Ltd. and Pix Transmission Ltd., in strategic Technology Management role. In 2009, Government of India appointed him as Director of Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association IRMRA) , Thane. Under his dynamic Directorship, IRMRA was turned around from a loss making and struggling to survive research, testing & development organization to a financially sound, self-reliant and globally recognized organization. After leaving IRMRA, he joined SABIC, a leading Petrochemical Company in Saudi Arabia as Leader for Technology Management in Polymer Strategic Business Unit. At present, he is working as Chief technology Officer (CTO) at Vinko Auto Industries ltd., New Delhi., India. He has got more than 30 years of experience in rubber and plastics Research and Technology Development, Quality Assurance and Six Sigma activities, 3 patents and 31 research papers published / presented in various journal / forums. He was the past Chairman of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) rubber product committee, and leader of Indian delegates for International Standards Organization (ISO).

Thermoplastic Elastomers: New Trends & Applications
Speaker: Prof. Kinsuk Naskar
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Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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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.

Rubber Extrusion: Impact of Residence Time Distribution on Rubber Compounding
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Joachim Graf
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This Webinar discusses the Residence Time Distribution in a Single Screw Extruder, the Measurement with Tracers, the dependency from Screw Design and its consequence on Rubber compounding.
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.

Design of Rubber Injection Molding Process
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Joachim Graf
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This webinar discusses the steps of the rubber injection process, the operating window and how to set up the machine for process stability. An outlook on latest process control technique will be discussed.
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.

Rubber Compounding with Silica
Speaker: Dr. Samir Majumdar
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This webinar is aimed for rubber and tire compounders with reference to silica as a filler. This webinar discusses about concept of rubber compounding; Silica properties and applications, comparison between carbon black and silica as fillers, mixing characteristics of silica, internal mixer and importance of rotor design in silica mixing, case studies of rubber compound formulation with silica etc.
Speaker: PROFESSIONAL: Total 44 Yrs. of Experience; 16 yrs in Tire/Tube factory: JK Tire, Ace Tire, Kyoto Japan Tire (Xintai, Beijing), worked as compounding head, Tire Engg. Head and R&D Head.; 11 yrs in ExxonMobil Company, Head of Technical Services in Asia pacific, R&D Head of Asia Pacific.; 7yrs. In Carbon Black manufacturing as Head R&D and Technical Services, Continental Carbon India, Eureka Chemicals Limited.; 9 yrs in rubber consultancy and training and in-house training. He has visited and worked with at least 250 tyre and rubber companies in Southeast Asia. More than 450 Technical publications in National and International Journals. Currently working as Technical consultant in India and Abroad. EDUCATION: M.Sc. (Gold Medalist.), Rubber & Plastic Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India; Ph.D in Polymer Engg., IIT Kharagpur, India, PRI , Rubber (UK), Management from AIIMA, Delhi.

Engineering with Rubber
Speaker: Kartik Srinivas
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: Engineering with Rubber webinar is designed for both engineering and non-engineering professionals. It provides the knowledge to understand rubber as an engineering material for product development and failure analysis. The topics covered in the webinar include basic properties, linear and non-linear elasticity, design concepts for development of different rubber products, etc. Besides providing an overall subject matter view, principles of static and dynamic material and product testing as per different ASTM and ISO test methods are discussed to equip participants with the information to evaluate quality of rubber materials and products.
Speaker: Mr. Kartik Srinivas is a consulting mechanical engineer with extensive background and experience in product engineering using simulation technologies and mechanical and materials testing. He started his career as a consulting Mechanical/FEA Engineer at Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Akron, Ohio, USA. In a career of over a decade and half in USA and at Advanced Scientific and Engineering Services (AdvanSES) India, Kartik has advised and assisted companies solve engineering problems related to materials and product design. Kartik provides material and design development, material testing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solutions to a broad range of industries and is well versed with material and product testing as per ASTM and ISO standards. In his professional career he has worked with industry leading OEMs, Tier 1 and 2 suppliers providing product R&D, material development and testing, design optimization, reverse engineering and manufacturing services. Kartik Srinivas has 7 technical papers to his credit and has been the chair of the session on automotive composites at the SAE World Congress from 2006 through 2011. Kartik Srinivas has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Rubber Manufacturing Processes
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Joachim Graf
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This webinar discusses the advantage of Design of Experiment [DoE] in Rubber Manufacturing. DoE Case Studies in Rubber mixing, molding and extrusion will be discussed. And also, the webinar addresses how a correlation between process and performance evaluated and used in process control and design.
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.

Rubber Molding using Vacuum: Theory & Practice
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 70 Min.
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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.

Design of Experiments (DoE) in Rubber Formulation Development
Speaker: Dr. Hans-Joachim Graf
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 90 Min.
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Description: This webinar discusses about DoE application of formula development in rubber compounding. Other components of webinar includes: Impact of Filler & Oil on compound properties; vulcanization system evaluation and design with response surface and mixture design.
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.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Applications & Relationships in Polymer Processing
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group: 1500 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~ 60 Min.
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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.

Rubber Profile Extrusion & Vulcanization Lines
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
GROUP: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 MIn
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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).

Understanding the Working Principle of the Rubber Extruder
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Nijman
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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).

Viet Nam Rubber & Tire Industry: Market Trends, Challenges and Outlook
Speaker: Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: This KnowHow Webinar is aimed to give overview of developments in Viet Nam Rubber & Tire Industries. The presentation includes Vietnam market trends in Natural Rubber, Synthetic Rubber, Rubber Products, Tires etc. Viet Nam Government policy on Rubber Industry Development and Rubber Industry Cluster Park projects will be discussed. The other discussion issues included are Developing Vietnamese Certification Systems for Sustainable Natural Rubber, Covid-19 Impact on Vietnam Rubber Industry, Challenges of Sustainable Natural Rubber Development in Viet Nam, Foreign Investment Outlook etc.
Speaker: Dr. Tran Thi Thuy Hoa is a Member, Steering Committee for Sustainable Development of Rubber Industry, Viet Nam Rubber Group

Troubleshooting of Backrind Defect in Rubber Molding Process
Speaker: Van Walworth
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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.

Latex industry - Recent Developments and Cost Reduction
Speaker: Anil Skariah
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar is aimed for latex industry professionals and business owners with focus on latest developments as well as cost reduction opportunities available in the latex industry. This webinar is divided into four main issues: 1. An introduction of latex processing from latex collection to the final product 2. New processing techniques to reduce overall cost, 3. New technology to convert all the scrap rubber to a value-added product and 4. New niche market products from natural rubber latex.
Speaker: Mr. Anil Skariah is a Polymer Technologist with 32 years experiences in latex industries in the areas of: Latex centrifuging, Startups of latex-based production plants, Latex compounding, especially in Pre-vulcanized latex, Formulations which meet all the regulatory requirements, such as food contact application and nitrosamine-safe products, Latex dipping (heat-sensitized &coagulant dipping), Casting, Regulatory affairs and quality control, Safety management, Process engineering, Product and process development, Recruitment and training of operations crew and QMS etc. He is ASQ-certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence. He regularly writes columns in Rubber Asia Magazine’s “Quality Talk”. His industry experience involves in dipped products such as examination gloves, surgical gloves, balloons, baby-feeding teats and pacifiers, latex toys, and compression-molded products

Thermal Analysis of Polymers
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Marcinko
Registration Fee: Members: 150 US$
Non-Members: 250 US$
Group: 1500 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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.

Managing Clamping Pressure in Rubber Molding Process
Speaker: Van Walworth
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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.

Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on Natural Rubber Supply, Demand and Market
Speaker: Jom Jacob
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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Description: This webinar examines potential impact of “Covid-19 Pandemic” on global natural rubber industry with particular reference to the global demand, supply and prices. Besides providing the most updated developments in the major consuming countries and producing countries, it will give clear indications of the emerging supply-demand and market dynamics supported by authentic facts. This webinar is suitable for buyers and sellers of natural rubber.
Speaker: Mr. Jom Jacob is a Senior Economist, Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries, Kuala Lumpur. Jacob possesses extensive experience in analysing rubber market, forecasting industry trends, formulating development plans and undertaking studies. He maintains a broad network among industry players and professionals in commodity markets, downstream rubber manufacturing, investment banks and hedge funds across countries. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur as Senior Economist at the ANRPC, an inter-governmental organization of natural rubber producing countries. Jacob holds a Masters in Statistics from the Kerala University in India and M. Phil. in Applied Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Jacob is a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) of the USA-based International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) and a full member of the UK-based Society of Technical Analysts (STA). He has to his credit about 100 published papers and analytical articles on rubber industry.

Rubber Testing Laboratory : Instrumentation & Purpose
Speaker: Dr. Samar Bandyopadhyay
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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.

Rubber Testing Principles
Speaker: Dr. Samar Bandyopadhyay
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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.

Understanding Structure Property Relationship in Rubbers
Speaker: Prof. Kinsuk Naskar
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~70 Min
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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.

How to Judge the Quality of Rubber Compounds?
Speaker: Lakshminarayanan Ramaiya
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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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.

Latex Compounding: Key Principles
Speaker: David Hill
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Premium Member: FREE
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: Compounding latices is a critical stage in the manufacturing, as this operation, more than any other, is where quality is built into the product. The practice of latex compounding is simple, although understanding what is actually going on within the mix is more complicated. This webinar aims to describe some of the underlying chemistry and physics of compounding natural and synthetic latices.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Latex Stability and Film-forming
Speaker: David Hill
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: Latex stability is critical for successful dipping. It is also technically a very complex subject. The related process of film forming is similarly complicated. This webinar will describe, in simple terms, some of the underlying principles that can be used by a latex formulator to help address problems with latex stability and film-forming, and create a better product.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Process Validation of Latex Dipped Products
Speaker: David Hill
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~50 Min
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Description: Many latex dipped products, such as condoms and gloves, have to comply with regulatory requirements, and one of the requirements will be that the manufacturing processes have to be validated. Process validation, however, as will be shown in this webinar, can be much more than a regulatory requirement and lead to a better understanding of the process and product quality.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Testing of Latex and Latex Dipped Products
Speaker: David Hill
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: There are many tests that can be applied to latices, other raw materials and dipped latex products. But which ones are important? Which ones are predictors of quality and performance? This webinar will review the available tests and make recommendations as to which ones are important.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Cost Saving in Latex Dipping and Latex Dipped Products
Speaker: David Hill
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: In today’s world there is an ever-increasing need to save money in manufacturing, and at the same time performance, regulatory and environmental pressures on dipped latex products such as gloves and condoms are increasing. This webinar will look at ways in which savings can be made without impacting on performance, through, for example, formulation, energy saving and quality improvements
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Troubleshooting in Latex Dipping
Speaker: David Hill
Registration Fee: Members: 100 US$
Non-Members: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~60 Min
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Description: All latex dipping processes will yield some scrap from time to time, even with a controlled and well-run production process. In these cases a careful investigation into the problem, including a systematic review of the data and examination of the faulty products can help solve the problems and increase productivity. This webinar will present various techniques found to be of use in trouble-shooting, with examples.
Speaker: DAVID HILL # Graduate chemist, specializing in polymers. # Worked in the latex industry since 1981. # Worked with LRC (subsequently known as London International Group, SSL International). # Headed the Latex Research and Development and Group Process Development Departments. # Work included new product development, dipping line installation and commissioning, technical support, trouble-shooting, training, etc. # Started International Latex Consultancy in 2008. # Author of several scientific papers and patents. # Author of “Latex Dipping – Science and Technology”, 2nd edition, DeGruyter, 2019

Rubber Product Molding and Process Overview for the Non-Technologist
Speaker: Terry Chapin
Registration Fee: Member: 100 US$
Non-Member: 175 US$
Group: 1000 US$
Language: English
Time Length: ~90 Min
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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.