Rubber Compounding Symposium
The Philippine Rubber Industries Association, Inc. (PRIA ), together with the Polymer Research Laboratory of (University of the Philippines Diliman) & Department of Chemical Engineering, USAID STRIDE and the Philippine Rubber Research institute (PRRI) conducted a Rubber Compounding Symposium last October 3, 2016 at the Pine Room of Sequoia Hotel, Timog Ave., Quezon City. PRIA is the chosen industry partner of Dr. Bryan Pajarito, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering, UP-Diliman for his Collaborative Applied Research with Industry (CARWIN) Grant which is a program of the United States Agency for International Development Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID-STRIDE) that aims to strengthen applied research activity in the Philippine universities and industries.
This Rubber Compounding Symposium was attended by the members of PRIA, particularly the rubber manufacturers and suppliers, government sector and academe.
ATTENDEES OF THE RUBBER COMPOUNDING SYMPOSIUM
MS. RHODORA MEDALLA- PRIA PRESIDENT WELCOMING THE GUESTS AND PARTICIPANTS
Technical Resource Speakers were Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, Professor at the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) who presented on Polymer Intro, 3-D Printing of Elastomers and Polymer and Chemical Selection and Dr. Bryan Pajarito, Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, UP Diliman who presented on the results of the USAID STRIDE funded project “Expanded Organo-Bentonite Nano Filler for High Value Added Rubber Products” from October 2014 to September 2016, and conducted Rubber Compounding Workshop.
DR. RIGOBERTO ADVINCULA DURING HIS PRESENTATION ON POLYMERS AND RUBBER
DR. BRYAN PAJARITO ON RUBBER COMPOUNDING WORKSHOP
DIR. RODOLFO GALANG OF PHILIPPINE RUBBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (PRRI) ON HIS PRESENTATION OF THE PRRI PROGRAM FOR RUBBER INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
Interim Executive Director of the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI), Dir. Rodolfo Galang also presented on the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) Program for Rubber Industry Development.
PROF. DENISE ESTER O. SANTIAGO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, UP LOS BANOS DURING HER PRESENTATION ON THE “EFFECT OF BENTONITE MODIFICATION ON HARDNESS AND MECHAICAL PROPERTIES OF NATURAL RUBBER NANOCOMPOSITES”
PROF. CLAIRE GARING, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, LOS BANOS ON HER PRESENTATION ON THE “EFFECT OF CARBON BLACK SUBSTITUTION WITH MODIFIED AND RAW BENTONITE ON THE VULCANIZATION CHARACTERISTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND WATER RESISTANCE OF NATURAL RUBBER NANOCOMPOSITES”
MR. NOEL JEFFREY PINTON, MS CHE STUDENT FROM UP DILIMAN DURING HIS PRESENTATION ON THE “EFFECT OF NATURAL AND MODIFIED FELDSPAR AND SILICA CLAY ON VULCANIZATION CHARACTERISTICS OF NATURAL RUBBER”
MR. MARK RIGEL ALI, MS CHE STUDENT FROM UP DILIMAN PRESENTED ON THE “EFFECT OF REPLACING SILICA WITH MODIFIED AND RAW BENTONITE ON THE VULCANIZATION, MECHANICAL AND WATER SORPTION PROPERTIES ON NATURAL RUBBER NANOCOMPOSITES”
Other presenters include Prof. Denise Ester O. Santiago, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering, UP Los Banos presented on the “ Effect of Bentonite Modification on Hardness and Mechanical Properties of Natural Rubber Nanocomposites” , Prof. Claire Garing, Assistant Professor from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos presented on the “Effect of Carbon Black Substitution with Modified and Raw Bentonite on the Vulcanization Characteristics, Mechanical Properties and Water Resistance of Natural Rubber Nanocomposites”, Mr. Noel Jeffrey Pinton, MS ChE student from UP Diliman presented on the “ Effect of Natural and Modified Feldspar and Silica Clay on Vulcanization Characteristics of Natural Rubber” and Mr. Mark Rigel Ali, MS ChE student from UP Diliman presented on the “Effect of Replacing Silica with Modified and Raw Bentonite on the Vulcanization, Mechanical and Water Sorption Properties of Natural Rubber Nanocomposites.”
At the end of the Rubber Compounding Symposium, PRIA Members as well as the academe participants were very glad and satisfied with what they’ve learned especially to their questions/ consultations that has been given with an elaborative answer from our technical experts.