Short course calendar

Rubber Compounding and Processing

11 April 2016 - 14 April 2016

Rubber Compounding and Processing is an intensive course taught over a four day period comprising lectures, practicals, case studies, tutorials and complete with an up to date, comprehensive course book and all supporting lecture notes.
The course will develop understanding of the relationship between structure, properties and applications . It will also develop your skills related to the selection and mixing operations of rubber compounds and the manufacture and testing of engineering rubber components.

This course is ideal if you are working in an industrial role and working with elastomers, their processing and formulation or the supply and development of fillers and additives to the rubber industry. The course provides a broad and deep understanding of elastomers and additives used in the rubber industry and of the relationships between structure, properties and applications. It will also develop your skills related to the selection and mixing operations of rubber compounds and the manufacture and testing of engineering rubber components.

The course covers an extensive range of elastomeric materials and their basic science. It looks at the physical properties of these materials and how they influence material choice, design, processing methods and performance. In this way you and your company will benefit from being able to:

  • Appreciate the range and uses of industrially available elastomers
  • Understand the use of additives in rubbers
  • Understand the relationship between elastomer structure, properties and applications
  • Formulate rubber compounds for specific applications and property requirements
  • Choose appropriate test methods. Understand and develop specifications
  • Participate more fully in your development projects
  • Confidently discuss and identify requirements with suppliers, customers and workplace colleagues

Throughout the week you will have ample opportunity to clarify these issues and your specific interests in one-to-one free-time discussions with the lecturers. Our main aim is to give you the knowledge, understanding and confidence that you need to develop your role within your company.


For more information and programme details please use the link to the course web page.

Course details

Course code
MPP508
Venue
Department of Materials, Loughborough University, UK
Duration
Four Days
Course leader
Dr A.Ansarifar
Department
Department of Materials
Places available
10

Requirements

Target audience
This course is specifically designed for people in the rubber and elastomeric industries or materials engineers who need a broad and deep understanding of elastomers and additives used in the rubber industry and their applications.
Previous experience
Ideally a degree in an engineering or science subject and/or experience from working in a production or technical role within industry

Academic

Assessment
Short course: No formal assessment required. This course can be taken as part of a Materials Masters programme, leading to MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate, contact us to discuss this option.
Credits
15 Credits

Costs

Course fee
£1390 (£1290 for IOM3 and BPF members)
Accommodation costs
Accommodation not included
Accommodation information
Recommended convenient hotels on campus: Burleigh Court or The Link

Other Information:
Lunches for short course delegates are included, however short course delegates study alongside full-time MSc students and need to organise their own light refreshments outside of lunchtime.