Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


The objective of this thematic network was to share information on rubber compounding for health, safety and the environment, to broaden contacts within and outside the European rubber industry and to identify improvements to specifications and standards. Notable achievements have been the setting-up of an information Website (, an FP5 project launched (zinc oxide reduction), novel work on rubber odour (electronic nose, smell-free rubber), testing rubber compounds for potable water contact, solvent reduction updating, suggestions for aromatic oil substitution, documentation on the control of factory fumes, proteins in rubber updates, life cycle assessments and knowledge exchange and dissemination (2 open seminars).

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Record Number: 1856 / Last updated on: 2002-08-30
Category: PROJ