Elastomers in Sustainability
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This online technical meeting held on Thursday 17th March 2022 as part of GRIPS2022 was organised by the Rubber in Engineering Group (RIEG) of IoM3 with a focus on the innovations that are being undertaken to make elastomers more sustainable, especially tyres. With tyre wear particulates being one of the major sources of ‘microplastic’ in the oceans and increased focus on making road transport more sustainable, it’s imperative that we make tyres with better wear characteristics and improved performance with respect to sustainability.
The talks will specifically discuss the challenges faced to make a more sustainable tyre and examine how both tyre producers and material suppliers can address these challenges and work towards increased sustainability in this space.
13:30 (UK time) Chair – Dr Joe Hallett, Technical Service Manager, Birla Carbon
- Professor James Busfield, Head of the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Materials, Queen Mary University of London
- Professory Richard Thompson OBE FRS, Director of the Marine Institute, University of Plymouth
- Dr Lewis Tunnicliffe, Product Design and Development Manager, Birla Carbon
- Dr Lehani Verwey, Materials Specialist, Apollo Tyres
15:30 (UK time) – Event Close
This event is brought to you with thanks to the RIEG Sponsors.
Visit the RIEG website here: IOM3 | Elastomer Sustainability