TARRC presents papers at Seminar in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

TARRC presents papers at the MRB's 'Downstream Technical Advisory Services' seminar in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia

TARRC scientists presented papers at the Malaysian Rubber Board’s ‘Downstream Technical Advisory Services’ seminar at the Auditorium Akademi Hevea in Sungai Buloh, Malaysia on 10th November 2011.

The seminar was organised by the Technology & Engineering Division of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) and was a great opportunity to highlight the services on offer to the Malaysian rubber industry through the industry targeted projects A5 and A6. These projects are set up to help the Malaysian rubber product manufacturers increase their productivity and efficiency, improve profit margins, gain know-how on just-in-time manufacturing methodologies, and is a great platform for the industry to give feedback on their requirements and needs.

The proceedings were opened by Y Bhg Datuk Dr Salmiah Ahmad, Director General of the MRB, who emphasised the importance of these types of day seminars for both the MRB technical experts and the manufacturers themselves to interact and exchange experiences and knowledge.

TARRC's Graham Bennett gave a presentation entitled 'A5: The Key to Success - 5S & TPM in a Nutshell'.

Dr Marina Fernando, Head of TARRC's Industrial Support Unit, presented a paper 'Just-In-Time Manufacturing to Improve Profit Margins; The Power of Simulation'.

Dr Alan Muhr, Head of TARRC's Engineering Design Unit, presented a paper on 'Lifetime Prediction of Elastomers'.

There then followed a Q&A session to finish off the morning’s proceedings. After lunch the ‘A5 & A6 Clinic’ took place. This was a technical advisory consultation session between TARRC and MRB representatives and the individual manufacturers.

TARRC’s Dr Marina Fernando commented on the day, “I think the Downstream Technical Advisory Services seminar was well received by the industry. It provided a useful forum for discussion of existing factory issues and emerging technologies between the MRB and the Malaysian rubber industry”.

For more information on TARRC’s industry related activities, please contact Dr Marina Fernando, mfernando@tarrc.co.uk


November 2011

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