Global Rubber Conference 2017 Wickham Award

In conjunction with the 13th Global Rubber Conference (GRC2017) was held at the Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 12th - 14th September 2017, the Henry Wickham Award was presented to three rubber personalities that have contributed significantly to the rubber industry in Malaysia.

GRC 2017


The Technology Innovation segment was awarded TARRC’s CEO Dato’ Dr Kamarudin Ab Malek for research on the usage of natural rubber in seismic rubber bearings for earthquake protection of structures. Mr Or Tan Teng, Managing Director of Doshin Rubber Products was awarded the Technology Commercialisation segment. The Technology Commercialisation segment was awarded to Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, Executive Chairman and Founder, Top Glove Sdn Bhd.

GRC Award and presentation

Dr Marina Fernando, Head of TARRC’s Industrial Support Unit, presented a paper at GRC2017 entitled ‘New Rubber Materials for Fire Protection; the Development of Natural FR’.

Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor, Acting DG of the MRB received the Henry Wickham award on Dato’ Kamarudin’s behalf.

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