Rubber technology support & training

Technical support and advise to rubber product compounders and manufacturers.

PRL has many years experience in the compounding, processing and testing of most of the common elastomers and specifically EPDM for moulding and extrusion applications. We have majored on the use of recycled rubber as a compounding ingredient and can advise companies on how best they can utilise their scrap. We have been called upon many times to advise on production problems and product failure.

We have links with the main compounders in the UK and have worked closely with them. PRL can offer technical support to compounders interested in entering the UK market.

Technical support and advise

Training courses for personnel working in the UK rubber industry.

PRL has run training courses in Basic Rubber Technology for personnel working in the rubber industry. These courses can be designed for particular companies but all have a large element of practical work and hands on mixing, moulding and testing.

Some elements of the course can be taught on the customers site but the practical elements will be at PRL. A typical course programme is shown.

Currently there is only one national standard for rubber technology courses but ther is a movement to try and improve on this and to bring the courses into the apprenticeship framework.

The next two day short course in Basic Rubber Technology will be held in Tamworth, 23rd - 24th November 2016. For more information contact

Training courses