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The short-course is entitled “Basic Rubber Technology”. This short-course is suited for those working in the rubber and allied industries that are not directly involved with technical operations and therefore not fully acquainted with the science and technology of rubber processing and product design. Consequently, it is appropriate for those working in none-technical areas such as sales, costing, management, human resources and so forth. The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of basic rubber technology as well as an appreciation of the terminology used within the industry.
All lectures will be delivered by Ahmed Farid. The workshop sessions will be carried out with the assistance of our laboratory supervisor and technician under the guidance of the instructor.
The short-course will be delivered over a two-day period. The schedule for each of the two days is delineated below.
The lectures will cover the following aspects of rubber science and technology:
• Structure-property relationships of rubbers
• Structure-processing relationships of rubbers
• Properties and applications of general purpose rubbers
• Properties and applications of speciality rubbers
• Classification and role of additives in rubbers
• Vulcanisation and curing methods
• Mechanism of mixing
• Shaping processes (for instance, extrusion, calendering and so forth)
• Physical testing of rubbers
The workshops will comprise practical hands-on sessions on the following processes:
• Cure characterisation
• Physical testing
The entire short-course will be delivered at the ARTIS site:
The short course is approved for professional development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. At the end of the course participants will receive a “Certificate of Approval” for a course in “Basic Rubber Technology” issued under the aegis of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.