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Centre for Rubber Science and Technology

25/05/2016

The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - Stellenbosch University student symposium was held on the 11 and 12 November in Stellenbosch.

Below is a list of the NMMU students who presented at the symposium:

 Presenter

 Topic

 Keith Nare (MSc 1)

 The study of the interaction between rubber crumbs and Bitumen

 Pumza Mente (MSc 1)

 Natural fibre reinforced waste rubber composites

 Vuyolwethu Mazwi (BTech)

 The development of a protocol for identifying and quantifying the curatives in a rubber crumb

 Onthatile Osiile (BTech) & Nosiphiwo Horn (In-  service trainee) 

 Heterogeneity in rubber networks of virgin/rubber crumbs blends

 Phuti Tsipa (BSc Honours)

 Investigative analysis of oil derived from waste rubber

 Lukhanyo Bolo (Scientific Officer) – just  started with the project

 Study of EPM/crumb rubber mixture as a compatibilizer and/or a processing aid for the processing of recycled plastics

Photographs of the symposium can be viewed here.

Contact information
Dr Shanganyane Hlangothi
Lecturer in Physical & Polymer Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Rubber Science & Technology
Tel: 27 41 504 2437
Percy.Hlangothi@mandela.ac.za