Programme is subject to change

Day 1 - Monday 2nd September 2019
17:00 - 19:00  Registration Opens
18:00 - 19:00  Welcome Drinks 0
18:30 - 19:00 Chairmen and Judge Briefing Meeting

Day 2 - Tuesday 3rd September 2019






Plenary – Manfred Kluppel


Poster Pitches


Coffee & Pitches


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4



Constitutive Modelling of Elastomers

Wear and Abrasion

Filler Reinforcement – Carbon

Elastomer Sealing

Challenges in Material Modelling and Testing of Elastomers

Michael Johlitz, Institute of Mechanics, Bundeswehr University Munich

Simulating low-severity wear of rubber tyre materials in the lab

Paul Sotta, CNRS

The benefits of plasma functionalisation on improving the properties of recovered carbon black (rCB), graphene and other carbon-based nanomaterials in rubber compounds

Thomas Greaves, Haydale Composite Solutions

Elastomer Composites Development for Oil and Gas Applications

Julien Ramier, Schlumberger Research


A simple physically-inspired n-chain model for the elastic deformation of elastomers exhibiting anisotropic Mullins softening

Davide De Focatiis, University of Nottingham

Parameters Affecting Tread Wear of Tractor Tires

Maedeh Faghiri, Institut für Maschinenelement, Konstruktion und Fertigung, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Carbon black reinforcement of rubber for anti-vibration applications

Lewis Tunnicliffe, Birla Carbon


Overview of ongoing long-term ageing investigations on elastomer seals

Maha Zaghdoudi, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM)


Incremental critical plane analysis for cyclic stiffness loss under displacement control and force control

William Mars, Endurica LLC

A wear tester for fatigue-induced wear on small elastomer specimens

Raimund Jaeger, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM


CarbonX: A Revolutionary New Carbon, Opening up a new world of design opportunities

Daniela Sordi, CarbonX B.V.

Numerical Leak Prediction of Elastomeric Seals

Travis Hohenberger, Queen Mary University of London


On the efficacy of phenomenological models for highly porous thermoplastic sytactic foams

William Parnell, University of Manchester


 Chip and Cut Behaviour of Tyre Tread Material - Theory and Implementation of a Unique Lab. Test

Radek Stocek, PRL Polymer Research Lab 

Effect of single wall carbon nanotubes on the mechanical and electrical properties of SBR mixture compounds

Alexander Khasin, OCSiAI

Assessment of leak tightness of swellable packers using multiphysics formulation in COMSOL and considering FSI and hyperelasticity coupled with swelling

Yevgen Gorash, University of Strathclyde


                                                                     Lunch & Expo



 Ageing Mechanisms

Fatigue Testing and Modelling

High aspect ratio nanofillers for rubber composites

Maurizio Galimberti, Politecnico di Milano

Magneto Rheological Elastomers

 Thermal Oxiative ageing in filled and unfilled rubber blends - Influence of morphology

Ulrich Giese, Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktchnologie e. V.

Relevance of Dynamic Crack Propagation for Lifetime Estimations

Jens Meier, Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktchnologie e. V.

A three-dimensional constitutive model of magneto-sensitive rubber with amplitude, frequency and magnetic dependency under finite strain

Bochao Wang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Thermo-oxidative ageing of NR elastomers: mechanisms, consequences...and questions.

Laurent Chazeau, MATEIS laboratory, INSA de Lyon, Université de Lyon

Crack deviation in natural rubber during fatigue loading

Konrad Schneider, Leibniz Institut für Polumerforschung Dresden

Combination of functionalized CNT and Carbon Black as fillers for the development of tire tread compounds

Pilar Bernal Ortega, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology

Anisotropic Natural Rubber based Magnetorheological Elastomer with Enhanced Damping Properties

Nik Intan Nik Ismail, Malaysian Rubber Board


Development, Qualification and Industrialization of the Air Tightening Membrane for the New Safe Confinement of Chernobyl nuclear power plant Products/applications

Eric Marty, CNIM

Characterisation of fracture and fatigue behaviour of elastomers under biaxial loading conditions based on thermal energy analysis

Konrad Schneider, Leibniz Institut für Polumerforschung Dresden

Rational Design of Advanced Elastomer Nanocomposites Towards Extremely Energy-saving Tires Based on Macromolecular Assembly Strategy

Liquin Zhang

EPDM Based Isotropic Magnetorheological Elastomer Composites Consisting of Carbon Black and Micron Sized Iron Oxide Particles

Mert Goksuzoglu, Sampa Otomotiv San Ve Tic As


New Generation HT-ACM Technology for Highly Demanding Automotive Hose Applications

Peter Abraham, Zeon Europe GmbH

Characterising the Cyclic Fatigue and Static Tear Resistance of HNBR Compounds

Barnabas Shaw, Queen Mary University of London

Sustainable Fuctionalisation of sp2 Carbon Allotropes

Vincenzina Barbera, Politecnico di Milano



                                                                  Coffee & Posters



NORDEL(TM) EPDM Developments to Respond to Extremely High Heat Resistance Requirements in Under The Hood Applications

Maria del Mar Diez Diaz, Dow Europe GmbH

Friction and Erosion


Scattering studies on hierarchical structures in rubber/filler systems under deformation

Mikihito Takenaka, Kyoto University

Rubber Adhesion

SoftSlide technology: controlling rubber friction by surface texturing

Matthias Wangenheim, Leibniz University Hannover

Reactivity Assessment of Dried Adhesive

Chris Stevens, NGF Europe Limited


New Vamac® (AEM) Ethylene Acrylate Polymer Developments

Patricia Panne, DuPont

General studies of hysteresis and adhesion friction using tire tread compounds on rough surfaces

Andrej Lang, Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V.

Advanced time-domain RMN experiments in rubber science and technology: overview and novel applications

Juan Lopez Valentin, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Polimeros (CSIC)

Rubber-metal-bonding for downhole applications – investigation of critical parameters

Viktoria Ziemann, Baker Hughes a GE Company



Physical Properties and Slip Resistance of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber Compounds Containing Liquid Rubber

Donghun Han, KIFLT

The change on the filler dispersion in SBR/silica under uniaxial elongation by in-situ ultra small x-ray scattering

Shotaro Nishitsuji, Yamagata University

The Influence of Moisture on the Mechanical Properties of Rubberized Textile Cords

Hongying Zhao, Clausthal University of Technology



Characterising and understanding erosion of rubber lining materials by hard particle slurries

Wichain Chailad, The University of Strathclyde

Study on Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Reinforced with Hybrids of Chitosan-PVA gel and Bamboo Charcoal/Silica

Xiangxu Li, Koreatech University

Epoxidized Natural Based Compounds Rubber as Adhesion Promoter in Natural Rubber

Murat Öter, Özka Tyre







Day 3 - Wednesday 4th September 2019






Plenary – Judit Puskas


Poster Pitches


Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4



Filler Reinforcement – Characterisation


Microstructural Modelling

Curing Technologies

Progress of Nano-to Mega Technology of Rubber Materials

Toshio Nishi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

In vitro natural rubber biosynthesis by various prenyltransferases introduced onto rubber particles from Hevea brasiliensis

Yukino Miyagi-Inoue, Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.

Cooling phenomenon of rubber network under deformation at pure shear mode

Keizo Akutagawa, Bridgestone Corporation

Network structure of sulfur-cured rubbers with low and high unsaturation (IIR & EPDM vs. NR & BR)

Christoph Goegelein, Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH


Synthesis and Physical Properties of Polyrotaxane-containing Polyurethane Elastomers

Hiroto Murakami, Nagaski University

The Challenges of Sustainable Development in Tyre Materials

Luca Giannini, Pirelli Tyre

Entropic and Energetic Elasticity of Natural Rubber with Nanomatrix Structure

Yoshimasa Yamamoto, National Institute of Technology, Tokyo College

New Insights into Vulcanization Mechanism

Yuko Ikeda, Kyoto Institute of Technology


Coffee & Posters


Benefits of Neuburg Siliceous Earth in Peroxide Cured FKM & Silicone Rubber

Reimund Pieter, Hoffman Mineral

Green Economy - Challenges and Opportunities for Automotive & Tyre Industries

Rabindra Mukhopadhyay, Indian Rubber Institute

Dynamic moduli of elastomer nano-composites via analytical and molecular modelling

Reinhard Hentschke, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Exploring the role of nitrile rubber fragments as an accelerator’s activator in sulphur vulcanisation system

Sakrit Hait, Leibniz-Institute für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.


Effect of functionalised silicone and polyisobutylene on processing properties and vulcanisate properties of silica filled  SBR compounds

B Kothandaraman, Anna University, MIT Campus

How to meet the future requirements of the automotive industry?

Fabian Grunert, University of Twente

Mechanical Properties Prediction of Natural Rubber using Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Woomin Kyoung, Hyundai Motor Group

Considerations on Curing Kinetics and Part Quality of Industrially Manufactured Styrene-Butadiene Rubber with Respect to Batch Variations

Martin Traintinger, PCCL GmbH


Piezoresistivity - A Novel and Powerful Tool to Monitor the Behavior of Filler Networks in Rubber

Sven Wiessner, Leibniz-Institute für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V.

A potential tire recycling technology portfolio towards circular economy

Ashoke Karmokar, Bridgestone Corporation

Filler flocculation in elastomer blends - an approach based on measured surface tensions and monte carlo simulation

Reinhard Hentschke, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Influence of Various Peroxide Types and Their Concentrations on The Activation Energy Analyzed Using Isothermal and Non-Isothermal Kinetics of EPDM Based Rubber Compounds

Luciane Klafke de Azeredo, Datwyler Sealing Solutions


Filler Distribution in NR/NBR Blends and Its Potential Application

Chong Sun, Qingdao University of Science and Technology

A Materials-Science Driven Approach to Tyre Recycling

Nicolas Schüwer, Tyre Recycling Solutions

Effect of Filler Morphology and Distribution State on the linear and Nonlinear Mechanical Behaviour of Nanofilled Elastomers : a Quantitative and Predictive Model

Didier Long, CNRS/Solvay

Key factors influencing marching modulus in silica-silane compounds

Wilma Dierkes, Universty Twente


Viscoelastic heterogeneity of rubbery materials investigated by nanorheological AFM

Ken Nakajima, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Toward more sustainable elastomers: stereoregular polymerization and copolymerization of natural linear terpenes

Carmine Capacchione, Departimento di Chimica e Biolgia "A. Zambelli" - Università di Salerno

Tuning the structures and properties of advanced polymer nanocomposites via molecular dynamics simulation

Guanyi Hou, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Thiol-ene chemistry as a versatile toolbox for ultrafast and highly efficient cross-linking of silicone elastomers with diverse applications

Khai D Q Nguyen, FormFormForm Ltd


Lunch & Expo



Studying the interphase of elastomer nanocomposites by using  quantitative nanomechanical mapping mode of AFM

Ming Tian, Beijing University of Chemical Technology


Design, synthesis, and properties of several new bio-based polyester elastomers

Zhao Wang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Additive Manufacturing of Elastomers

Advanced solutions in rubber chemistry, engineering and exploitation

Dariusz Bieliński, Lodz University of Technology

Light cure silicone 3D printing by sla/dlp, materials and techniques

Michael Levandoski, Henkel


Dynamic moduli mapping for filled SBR vulcanizate by nanorheological AFM

Eijun Ueda, Zeon Corporation

Design and preparation of functionalized bio-based elastomer from itaconic acid

Runguo Wang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Visible light 3D printing of elastomeric materials

Sarah Karmel, Photocentric Ltd

Predispersion treatment of nano-active ZnO and its application performance

Weidong Wu, Beijing University of Chemical Technology


Comparison of states of Mix Using the New ASTM Payne Effect Method vs. the Dispersion Method

John Dick, Alpha Technologies

Effect of proteins on the mechanical properties of natural rubber 

Yayoi Akahori, The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

3D printing elastomers with latex ink

Jane Clarke, Loughborough University

Nanosized and single site zinc based activator onto silica for reducing ZnO in rubber vulcanization process

Roberto Scotti, University of Milano-Bicocca


Effect of bound rubber on mechanical properties of natural rubber with inorganic nanomatrix structure

Seiichi Kawahara, Nagaoka University of Technology

 Green technology approach for the preparation of phenyl-modified natural rubber in latex stage

Nuorn Choothong, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin

ACEO® 3D printing with silicones for the global rubber market

Egbert Klaassen, ACEO

Utilizing Peroxide Blends in HNBR – Impact of Cure Rate and Aged Properties

Dana Stripe, Zeon Chemicals


Coffee & Posters


A comparison of new generation lab-scale twin-screw micro-compounders with conventional rubber compounding devices

Guralp Ozkoc, Kocaeli University

Self-Healing and Ionic Elastomer

 Fire Retardancy

Luperox® F-AIR-B2 ™ Organic Peroxide New AIR PEROXIDE™ System for Crosslinking EPDM in Hot Air

Alfredo Defrancisci, ARKEMA France

Development of sustainable and self-healing SBR composites

Javier Alejandro Araujo Morera, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC)

The Use of Three-Level Definitive Screening Designs in the Optimisation of a Fire Retardant Modified Natural Rubber Compound for Technical Rubber Products; Natural FR”.

Marina Fernando, TARRC/Rubber Consultants



Influence of mastication on microstructure and physical properties of rubber

Koji Okamoto, Nihon Spindle Manufacturing

Elastomer self-healing and performance

Vincent Coveney, University of Bath

Achieving the balance between flame retardancy, processability and material physical strength for Marine, Aerospace and Rail industries

Ben Edgell, Clwyd Compounders Ltd

Effect of co-agents on the adhesion between peroxide cured EPDM and thermoplastics in two-component injection moulding

Brittany Laing, KU Leuven


 Influence of carbon black morphology and content on the Payne effect in shear in styrene butadiene rubber exposed to varying uniaxial tensile histories

Vinotharan Annarasa, University of Nottingham

Novel strategy of reinforcement based on the incorporation of ionic elastomers in the tire treads compounds

Pilar Posadas, Institute of Polymer Science & Technology (ICTP)


Multivariate statistical process monitoring in rubber injection molding by emplying principal component analysis

Thomas Hutterer, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH




Conference Dinner

Day 4 - Thursday 5th September 2019












Filler Reinforcement – Silica

Sustainable Filler Reinforcement

Innovative Polymers and Polymer Additives

Keynote Speaker

Molecular Weight Dependance of the Viscosity of Highly Entangled Polymers

Mike Roland, Naval Research Laboratory


From Research to Market: A New Family of Silica Fillers

Barbara Di Credico, Università di Milano-Bicocca

Biopolymers as a filler in rubber blends

Ivan Hudec, Slovak University of Technology

First synthesis of styrene-butadiene random copolymers via solution RAFT polymerization

Abdullah Gunaydin, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)


How does the Chemical Structure of the Silane Modified Silica Surface look like?

Anke Blume, University of Twente

Carbon Black Recovered from used Vehicle Tyres used a Elastomer Reinforcement - Black Carbons that are Green

Robert Bradley

Hydrin (ECO) for Vibration and Acoustic Damping

Andrew Mittermiller, Zeon Chemicals L.P.

Dynamic Behaviour

Effect of Epoxidation on the Dynamic Properties of Natural Rubber

Pamela Martin, Rubber Consultants


Silica-Reinforced SBR/NR Tire Tread Compounds: Aspect of Molecular Characteristics of SBR and Blend Ratio on the Properties

Kannika Sahakaro, Prince of Songkla University

Influence of pyrolysis process temperature on recovered carbon black in-rubber performance

Arqam Anjum, University of Twente

Influence of modified renewable oils on the fracture mechanics behaviour of SBR polymers

Md Mahbubur Rahman, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences

Quantification of Filler Network Contributions to Dissipation in Various Rubber Nanoparticle Composites.

Sriharish Malebennur Nagaraja, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS


Reinforcement of Deprotenised Natural Rubber by Nano-Silica: Effect of Different Type of Coupling Agents

Siti Sarkawi, Malaysian Rubber Board


New plasticizer products for increased service life of resin cured rubber articles

Volker Boerger, Schill+Seilacher "Struktol" GmbH

High frequency DMA of filled compounds in a forced vibration resonant system

Syed Imran Hussain Syed Javaid Iqbal, Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH


Coffee & Posters



- Michael  York

Cluster Morphology of Silica and Silanization, Part I: Molecular Dynamic Simulations

Sustainable Vulcanisation and Devulcanisation

Smart and Responsive Elastomers

Engineering Applications

- Dogu Kaya

Combined Devulcanization Strategy for End-of-Life Tyres

 - Sun-Mou Lai

Effect of carbon nanotube on the shape memory behavior of NR/beeswax/CNT nanocomposites

- Vivian (Paraskevi) Christogianni

Characterisation of highly filled 1-RTV silicone elastomer putties - Sugru mouldable glues


- Jorge Lacayo-Pineda

Cluster Morphology of Silica and Silanization, Part II: Experimental Evaluation

- Erick Sharp

Evaluation of reclaimed rubber compounds

- Leihao Chen

Changes in optical transmission of a soft membrane using a dielectric elastomer actuator

 - Dae-Un Sung

Evaluation and Characterization of Squeak Noise of Natural Rubber


- Arpan Datta Sarma

Properties of silica-filled rubber compounds vs. vegetable oil content and extent of epoxidation

- Sanjay Pal

Exploring Novel Green Routes of Cross-Linking of Elastomers

 - Kok Chong Yong

Electrostrictive Properties of Epoxidised Natural Rubber-Polyaniline Dodecylbenzenesulfonate [ENR-PAni.DBSA] Blends: Effects of PAni.DBSA Loading

- Takashi Utsu

The influence of the tire on wireless power transfer from road to electric vehicles


- Jungmin Jin

The relation between macro- and micro-dispersion of silica in a rubber matrix

-  Chandrasekaran Pillai

Coal powder and devulcanized tire rubber in off-the-road tire formulation


- Sachin Kumar Enganati

Resolving interphase structure at the nanoscale in polymeric cord - rubber composites


Lunch & Expo



Innovative Filler Reinforcement

Crystalisation Phenomena

Polymer Characterisation

- Stefan Wolter

Modeling and Application of Hydraulic Damping for Rubber-To-Metal Mounts and Bushings

- Nasim Amiralian

Dry Compounded Rubber Materials Reinforced With Cellulose Nanofibres

- Katsuhiko Tsunoda

Novel method to evaluate threshold conditions for Strain Induced Crystallisation enhanced strength in NR

 - Kay Saalwaechter

Quantitative characterization of crosslinking and chain dynamics in rubbers by low-resolution NMR


- Sahbi Aloui

Simultaneous dynamic-mechanical and dielectric investigations on rubber products

 - Claudia Marano

Effect of softening on bound rubber and strain induced crystallisation in filled rubber compounds

 - Thomas Rauschmann

Existing and Advanced Rheological Measurements on Polymers and Rubber Compounds

 - Jean-Louis Poisson

In-House design and preliminary results of a testing machine for rubber laminated bearings


- Ján Kruželák

Rubber composites with the ability to absorb electromagnetic radiation

 - Mario Beiner

Biomimetic synthetic rubber vs. natural rubber – strain induced crystallization and abrasion resistance

 - Akshay Karekar

Ageing effects on the distribution of crosslink densities in elastomer blends as studied by solid-state 1H NMR

 - Şebnem Özüpek,

Effect of Compressibility on Finite Element Analysis of Seismic Isolation Bearings


- Marie Mangavel

Innovative reinforcement systems for EPDM

 - Xi Zhang

Our Recent Researches on Strain Induced Crystallization of Natural Rubber and Epoxidized Natural Rubber

- Michele Scacchi

Different techniques to detect long chain branching in polymers by non-linear viscoelastic characterization

 - Eugenia Biral

Durability prediction for anisotropic polymers with application in prosthetic heart valves


- Arup Saha Deuri

Nano cellulose for tire application

 - Minna Poikelispää

Natural rubber - phase-change material composites for heat storage applications

 - Takatsugu Tanaka

Introducing sacrificial bonds to rubber vulcanizes for enhancing physical properties

- Mengjie Dong

Study on thermal conductivity, flowing property and volume shrinkage of medical gutta-percha point


Coffee/Awards and Closing Ceremony