LONDON—The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) has issued a call for papers for the International Rubber Conference in 2019.
The event, organized by the IoM3 under the theme "Innovation in Elastomer Materials and Products," will be held Sept. 10-12, 2019, at the Oval cricket ground in London. IRC 2019 will provide a platform for rubber scientists, technologists, academics and industrialists to share knowledge and network.
The event, it added, will also host a range of training programs allied to the rubber industry, a large exhibition and events that are designed to engage local schools students in the industry.
The International Rubber Conference is the largest annual global conference for the rubber community, according to professor James Busfield, chairman of the IRC 2019 organizing committee.
"We look forward to hearing the from the best researchers from around the world about their latest innovations and showcasing the very best that the United Kingdom has to offer," Busfield said.
Conference papers typically will reflect current research and technology within the rubber industry, in areas such as defense, civil engineering, mineral extraction, biomedical, sustainability, adhesives, sports and leisure, robotics, transportation, and oil and gas.
Other discussion topics, will include environmental and sustainability issues, as well as innovations in polymer production, the use of fillers and other additives in compounds, and developments in vulcanization technology.
Papers that "can help characterize, or simulation tools that can help predict a range of properties including component stiffness, dynamic performance, fracture, fatigue and abrasion, as well as chemical degradation" also will be considered, according to IRC 2019 organizers.
The deadline to submit papers is March 1. Full conference details are available at irc2019.org.