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Centre for Rubber Science and Technology


The 13th annual workshop and conference on macromolecules and materials was held from 7 to 10 September 2015 in Port Elizabeth.

Below is a list of the NMMU students who presented during the conference.



Anneme Boyce

Devulcanization of model compounds by variety of diphenyldisulfides

Stuart von Berg

Characterization and formulation development of novel tyre de-vulcanizate


Pumza Mente

Improving the efficiency of Diphenyldisulfide as a devulcanizing agent

Sibulele Pakade

The development of a Protocol for Identifying and Quantifying the curatives in a rubber vulcanizate

Keith Nare

The use of rubber crumbs as adsorbents for organic waste


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