NETZSCH Australia Thermal Analysis Seminar

On Tuesday June 12 NETZSCH Australia invited APRI Members to join them in Parramatta for a seminar and demonstration of thermal characterisation techniques. Attendees then had the opportunity to tour the Western Sydney University’s Advanced Material Characterisation Facility.

A similar event will be held in Melbourne in early-2019. Details will be announced in 2019.

IRC 2018 – Transforming Technology, Driving Innovation.

The 2018 International Rubber Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur from September 4 to 6, 2018.

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IRC 2019 –  Innovations in Elastomer Materials and Products.

The 2019 International Rubber Conference will be held in London from September 3 to 5, 2019.

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Rubber Technology 101 – Brisbane 2018

The APRI recently held a Rubber Technology 101 seminar in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The presenter was Emeritus Professor Robert Burford from the University of NSW.

The 3 hour introduction to Rubber Technology seminar covered the following topics:

Part 1 – What is Rubber?

  • Where is Rubber used?
  • Polymer types; Plastics, Resins, Elastomers and TPEs
  • Latex & Dry rubber
  • General Purpose & Specialist rubbers

Part 2 – What is a Recipe (Formulation)?

  • Overview of Ingredients and their Function.
  • Importance of the recipe for Processing and Properties.
  • The basics of cross-linking chemistry & methods

Part 3 – How are Rubber Products Manufactured?

  • Mixing of rubber compound
  • Mixed rubber compound testing
  • Product forming processes
  • Product and Application testing

Victorian Golf Day and APRI Annual General Meeting

The Victorian Branch Golf Day and Annual General Meeting will be held in Melbourne in early 2019.


CSIRO Lab 22 – 3D printing offer

CSIRO are providing Australian companies with access to metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) technologies that promise high efficiency and productivity gains for a competitive advantage.

Check their website for more information on the services that they offer.