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Trelleborg’s marine systems operation was invited to speak at the leading event in the international rubber calendar, RubberCon 2015, in early March, which was held at Hotel ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India.

Organized by the Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Rubbercon is the official bi-annual conference from the International Rubber Conference Organization (IRCO). With the theme ‘Shaping the Future through Innovative Technology’, Rubbercon 2015 brought together over 600 attendees to discuss the latest trends and developments in the rubber and allied industries.

At the seminar, Trelleborg technical expert, Mishra Kumar, discussed how a superior rubber formulation – one which uses natural rubber and reinforcing fillers – can be degraded if it is subjected to an inferior mixing process, ultimately producing a low performance compound and a low performance fender.

In addition, Mishra also discussed mixing and compound modulus as an effective and robust measure of fender performance.

You can learn more about the topics covered in our recent “Assuring fender Performance” webinar.

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