Training Introduction to rubber technology

Two-day course given at ERT B.V., Deventer, the Netherlands

Course information

Become familiar with different types of rubber, their properties, raw materials, processing techniques and applications. Rubber is quite different from other materials such as metals and plastics in terms of properties, applications and processing techniques. In regular courses, knowledge of rubber is rarely part of the learning material.



  • What is rubber and what makes it special
  • Types of rubber
  • Ingredients
  • Compounding and mixing
  • Processing and vulcanization
  • Properties and testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Visit to the laboratory of ERT B.V. (incl. demonstrations of mixing, vulcanization and testing)



Target audience

This course is given on a level which is suitable for newcomers in the rubber processing industry, users and purchasers of rubber products, commercial employees, technicians, technical buyers, managers, etc. No special education, nor knowledge of rubber technology, is required to participate in this course.


Practical information

Teacher:          Dr. Ir. Dirk Balkenende                     

Location:         ERT B.V., Teugseweg 27,  7418 AM Deventer

Duration:         2 days

Participants:   Maximum 20 persons    

More info:

Costs p/p:       € 1.145,- (incl. course map with all presentations, lunches and diner).

Course date 2024

  • 23-24 april 2024 (Fully Booked)

Introduction to Rubber Technology course registration form

The trainee may cancel free of charge up to two weeks before the start of the course. The course will continue if a certain minimum number of participants is registered. If this minimum number is not reached, ERT B.V. has the right to cancel the course.

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Elastomer Research Testing BV
Teugseweg 27
7418 AM Deventer                              the Netherlands


Postal address

Elastomer Research Testing BV
PO Box 2149
7420 AC Deventer                              the Netherlands


T +31 570 62 46 16
F +31 570 62 57 02