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Four days with up to three parallel lecture sessions and daily poster sessions await you at the DKG Elastomer Symposium. The presentations are live and you can directly ask questions to the speaker via chat. For your convenience, selected presentations will also be available on demand up to one week after the event. 

Focus Days

Three focus days highlight the topics sustainability, tyres, and future mobility and set current developments within these areas in context with elastomers. Special sessions deal with the modern material group of thermoplastic elastomers

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Seichi Kawahara, University of Nagaoka, Japan
Discovery of nanomatrix structure playing important role in degradation and vulcanization of natural rubber
Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 09:15 CEST

Matthias Bode, Kumho Tire Europe, Germany
The effect of autonomous driving on tire development
Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 14:45 CEST

Dr. Fabio Bacchelli, Versalis, Italy
A multi‐perspective approach to sustainable synthetic rubber
Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 9:15 CEST

Prof. Dariusz Bieliński, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
Advanced characterization of rubber
Thursday, 01 July 2021, 9:15 CEST

Roberto Regalia, Pomini, Italy
Filtering of elastomer compounds: development of a new High Efficiency Short Intermeshing Counter Rotating Twin Screw Extruder. Experimental results. 
Thursday, 01 July 2021, 14:45 CEST

Opportunities for Students

In a special block of the event, the Student Sessions, young researchers present the results of their work. A digital poster exhibition completes the program. Thus, the event also offers a good opportunity to connect to young people and raise the interest of potential future employees in our industry.