Technische Konferenzen

Ergänzend zu den weiteren Aus- und Weiterbildungsangeboten werden auf den technischen Konferenzen in den Gebieten "Lifetime - Simulation", "Rubber Friction" and "Environmental Aspects sowie Sustainability" Themen rundum den aktuellen Stand der Technik diskutiert.

Die Konferenzen finden in englischer Sprache statt.

Technical Conferences

The Technical Conferences on select specific topics complement the content covered in the more systematically structured modular advanced training program. With talks and reports from internationally recognized R&D specialists, the Conferences focus on what is currently state-of-the-art expertise. In this way, the Technical Conferences ideally bridge the gap between academic knowledge and day-to-day practice in industry. The Conferences are geared primarily to experienced professionals with a solid training background. Some of the Technical Conferences are held in English to additionally accommodate participants from companies and organizations with international operations. These particularly interesting events vouch for a high-caliber, very broadly based exchange among experts in their field.

Lifetime - Simulation

Content and topics of the conference, Referees

The service life of technical rubber materials is dependent on a multitude of often interlinked influencing factors. An essential component of this seminar deals with the effects of chemical and thermal aging and the complexity of the fatigue properties of elastomers under arbitrary loading conditions. These are viewed in conjunction with approaches to and the application of service life predictions. Computer-aided simulation of the load processes of elstomer parts as the starting point for the optimized design of such parts is a topic of current relevance and thus also covered in the conference.

  • Structural property relationships of filled elastomers
  • Chemical and physical aspects in aging processes
  • Thermomechanical characterization
  • Crack propagation
  • Fatigue
  • Simulation
  • Extended material models

Rubber Friction and Tire Traction

Content and program of the conference

The experience of well-known specialists in this field will show new methods of solving material specific and constructive problems.

The lectures presented will provide a more fundamental understanding of friction phenomena like hysteresis or adhesion friction, friction induced vibrations and stick-slip, lubrication, dewetting and squeezing of water films.

Target group
The seminar focuses on experts as well as trainees in the fields of research, development and application of elastomer materials.

Head of the Seminar
Prof. Dr. Manfred Klüppel, Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e. V.


Environmental Aspects and Sustainabiliy

Content and topics of the conference

A steady stream of new developments and the tenor of ongoing discussions influence the demands made on public authorities, the general public and EU chemical policy (REACH). And so it is that increasing attention is now directed at raw materials, their availability and processing optimization, and materials development that is safe for both consumers and the environment. The necessity of setting limit values for substance emissions requires detailed knowledge of measuring methods and competence in interpreting analytic results.

The Conference deals with enviromental and consumer protection topics of current pertinence to the rubber industry and offers a good platform for an exchange of experiences and vibrant discussion


  • Current regulatory issues (at the national and European level)
  • New methods for determining and evaluating critical substances
  • Gaseous emissions in the manufacture and utilization of elastomers
  • Migration of compound components in water
  • Purity of raw materials, preparations and products  - REACH
  • Recycling

Schedule and online registration

  • Lifetime - Simulation 09.11 – 10.11.2017
  • Rubber Friction and Tire Traction 14.09 – 15.09.2017
  • Environmental Aspects and Sustainability 07.12 – 08.12.2017

Participation Fee

Members of DIK980.- €
Nonmembers1,200.- €
Three or more employees from same nonmember1,120.- €
Students300.- €

The fee include the conference proceedings, refreshments during the official coffee breaks, lunches and the social evening (without drinks).

For booking until two months before starting the conference you will receive a 10% discount on the participation fee (not for Students).

Education - Venue - Hotel Recommendations

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Hotelreservierung (hrs)


Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e. V.

Eupener Str. 33

30519 Hannover (Germany)


Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e. V.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Giese
Eupener Str. 33, 30519 Hannover


Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e. V.

Eupener Str. 33, 30519 Hannover


Andrea Geisler

Telefon: +49 511 84201-702