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14th & 15th DECEMBER 2018

Organized by


Affiliated to DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India

In Collaboration with



The Conference

Emerging Trends in Rubber Material Technology,

Testing and Analysis for Future Generation.

IRMRA’s 23rd Rubber Conference”on 14th & 15th December 2018 at Mumbai in collaboration with French Rubber and Plastics Research and Testing Laboratory (LRCCP), Paris.LRCCP, France which is an advanced research and testing institute since past 70 years.The objective of the conference is to bring in the classic innovations in materials and their alignment to the trending technology from various sectors. To provide a unique platform to cover the complete spectrum of the industries involved at every stage of product lifecycle like Raw material manufacturers, product manufacturers, machinery manufacturers,testing equipment manufacturers and the end users like the automotive OEMs, Component manufacturers, Defence sector etc. More than 20 technical oral and poster presentations are planned with speakers from India and abroad to deepen the knowledge of the delegates and provide complete exposure to the emerging trends and development currently taking place in different technology areas.


Advances in Rubber and Rubber Chemicals

  • Nano – Materials and Nanocomposites
  • Bio – Materials and BioComposites
  • Advances in Additives
  • Advances in Testing and Characterization
  • Virtual Testing, Modelling and Simulation
  • Rubber Techno-Economics and Sustainability
  • Advances in Tyre Technology
  • Global Regulations – Present and Future Trends
  • Life Cycle Analysis and End of Life Rubber
  • Products – Waste management


IRMRA encourages research work & calls for technical paper presentation. Authors presenting papers at the conference are requested to take note of the following.

  • Papers should be based on original & innovative work on the above mentioned subjects.
  • A copy of abstract paper (about 300 words) must be submitted in typed format and sent by email to IRMRA on or before 15th September 2018.
  • The full text of the papers, including diagrams/ photographs etc. must be submitted to IRMRA in not more than 12 pages in A4 size pages along with soft copy through emails on or before 15th November 2018.


IRMRA was established in 1958, to provide scientific & technological support through Testing, Training, Consultancy, Research & Product development services to the Rubber and Allied industries, functioning under the administrative control of Dept. of Industrial Policy and Promotion [DIPP], Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. IRMRA is celebrating its 60th Anniversary as Diamond Jubilee Year. As a part this celebration, IRMRA is happy to announce “IRMRA’s 23rd Rubber Conference” on 14th & 15th December 2018 at Mumbai.

IRMRA has rendered remarkable service to rubber & allied Industries such as polymer, paints, chemicals, textile, etc. in our Country.

IRMRA is well known for its expertise in the fields of Testing and Investigations, Research and Products / Compound development, training & manpower development and consultancy services, and has diversified its activities in the new sophisticated areas such as Nano and Latex Technologies as well as Rubber Engineering.

Best Technical Paper Award

IRMRA is pleased to announce an award of 20,000/- and 15,000/- respectively for 1st and 2nd best technical papers to be presented in the conference.


IRMRA is pleased to announce the following International Workshops which will be conducted in parallel with 02 days Conference
  • Non Linear Finite Element Analysis of Materials.
  • Benchmarking & Formula Reconstruction of Rubber Products.
  • Failure Investigations of Rubber Products.
  • Recent Trends in Global Tyre Regulations & India’s Perspective
  • Environmental Sustainability through Use of Bio-based Alternatives in Rubber Industry.
  • Environmental Sustainability through Science-based Approaches.
  • 14th December 2018
  • 15th December 2018
14th December 2018
Hall 1 Hall 2
Time : 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Non-linear finite element analysis of rubber
and rubber like materials

Registration Fee ₹ 25,000/- | No. of seats : 20

Time : 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Reverse Engineering and
formula reconstruction

    Registration Fee ₹ 20,000/- | No. of seats : 20   

15th December 2018
Hall 1 Hall 2
Time : 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Global tyre regulations

Registration Fee ₹ 25,000/- | No. of seats : 20
Time : 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Bio-based Alternative in Rubber Industry

Registration Fee ₹ 25,000/- | No. of seats : 20
Time : 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Failure Investigation of Rubber products

Registration Fee ₹ 25,000/- | No. of seats : 20
Time : 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Environmental Sustainability through
Science-based Approaches

Registration Fee ₹ 25,000/- | No. of seats : 20

Early Bird discount : Before 15th September, 10%

Discount offers :

  • 10% for 2 workshop registration for single participant
  • 15% for 3 workshop registration for single participant
  • 2 or more participants, additional 10%
  • 10% for IRMRA members
  • 5% for AIRA / IRI / ATMA / RCMA / SARPOL members

  Event Opening Date
 Closing Date
  Abstract Submission25th March15th Aug
 Acceptance of Abstract intimation15th Sep30th Sep
 Submission of Full Paper30th Sep15th Nov
 Early Bird Registration1st April30th Sep

     1IRMRA Members₹4,500/-₹5,500/-
     2Members of RCMA, AIRIA, ATMA₹5,000/-₹7,000/-
     3Non Members / Industry Delegates₹6,000/-₹8,000/-
     4Delegates from Academics, R&D Institution and Defence₹5,000/-₹7,000/-
     5Students & Research Scholars₹3,000/-₹4,000/-
     6International Delegates$150/-$200/-

  Back Outer Cover ₹ 50,000/-
  Front Inner Cover ₹40,000/-
  Back Inner Colour ₹30,000/-
  Full Page Colour Adv. ₹20,000/-
  Half Page Colour Adv. ₹15,000/-
  Full Page Black Adv. ₹10,000/-

  Platinum  ₹ 10,00,000/-
  Diamond  ₹7,50,000/-
  Gold  ₹5,00,000/-
  Silver  ₹3,00,000/-
  Supporter  ₹1,50,000/-
  Co-supporter  ₹1,00,000/-

Payment can be made through DD/Cheque in favor of IRMRA, payable at Thane.

  • State Bank of India – Wagle Industrial Estate Thane – 400604
  • A/c No : 10928676072
  • NEFT/IFSC : SBIN0001053
  • Swift Code : SBININBB541
  • MICR Code : 400002097
  • Account Type : Current Account
  • GST No : 27AAAAT7089F1Z6
  • PAN : AAAAT7089F
  • TIN VAT : 27690029299V
  • CST : 27690029299C


Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across the globe

Patrick Heuillet


R & D DIRECTOR, Laboratory of Research
and Control rubber and plastics.

Florence Bruno


Director of Operations at LRCCP

Our Committee's

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Anil K. Bhowmik
  • Dr. Patrick Heuillet
  • Mr. P. J. Xavier
  • Mr. Tom Thomas
  • Prof. N. K. Singha
  • Dr. A.K. Chandra
  • Prof. Chinnappan Bhaskar
  • Dr. Bipin Prakash Thapliyal
  • Dr. Saikat Dasgupta
  • Prof. Sabu Thomas
  • Prof. B.Khothandaraman
  • Dr Manoranjan Patri

Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Vandana Kumar
  • Dr. R K Matthan
  • Dr. W. Millns
  • Dr. D K Setua
  • Dr. James Jacob
  • Dr. S K Deshpande
  • Dr. B. B. Sharma
  • Mr P. K. Mohamed
  • Mr. Yogen S Lathia
  • Mr. Niraj Thakkar
  • Mr. D J Bharucha
  • Mr. Kamal Chowdhry
  • Mr. Vikram Makar
  • Mr. Vinod T Simon
  • Mr. Vinod T Simon
  • Mr. G A Nijhawan
  • Mr. M F Vohra
  • Mr. Swapan K Dey
  • Mr. Rajiv Budhiraja

Organizing Committee

Mr. Rajendra V. Gandhi, President, IRMRA : – Chief Patron

Dr. K. Rajkumar, Director, IRMRA :- Chief Convener

Dr. Christian Caleca, LRCCP : – Joint Convener

Mr. Niteesh Kumar Shukla, Asst. Director

Mrs. Suchismita Sahoo, Asst. Director

Mr. Sethumadhavan, Asst. Director

Mr. Mohammad Anis, Asst. Director

Mr. Manohar Nawale, Sr. Scientific Officer

Mr. Sachin Barve, Sr. Scientific Officer

Mr. Gnana Sandeep, Sr. Scientific Officer

Dr. Bharat Kapgate, Sr. Scientific Officer



Affiliated to DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India

Plot No. 254/1 B, Rd Number 16V, Neheru Nagar,
Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra – 400604

Conference Secretariat :

  • irmra23rc@gmail.com
  • 022 6787 3200

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