2013 IRRDB conference focusing on green tech, hosted in London
Organisers have announced that the 2013 International Rubber Research & Development Board (IRRDB) conference will ask “Are we ready for Green Technologies?” The event is being held in London and is scheduled to run 24 – 26 June 2013. The conference has been organised jointly by the IRRDB, Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) and its UK–based research facility the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC).
As you would imagine it will focus on green and sustainable technologies relevant to the rubber industry, with topics ranging from: the rubber economy, life cycle analysis of raw materials and rubber compounds for specific products and applications of natural rubber, ‘green’ tyres, tyre labeling, genome research, biotechnology and physiology, cultivation and processing of natural rubber, including crop improvement and harvesting, alternatives to natural rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and civil engineering applications.
The conference programme will feature a field trip on Wednesday 26 June to the world-renowned laboratories of TARRC at Brickendonbury, outside Hertford. Transport from the Millennium Hotel will be provided. The conference will be part of the 75th Anniversary celebrations of TARRC and will commemorate the work of the IRRDB over more than fifty years.