RTEC Research


RTEC carry out basic research to generate scientific knowledge which will be applied to improve existing rubber technology or to develop new technology and innovation for the benefits of the rubber industry. RTEC research encompasses chemistry, physics and engineering of rubbers

1. Natural Rubber

  • Development of medical rubber products from natural rubber latex
  • Extrusion of NR latex
  • Innovation of NR latex foams

2. Rubber Rheology and Processing

  • Testing of rubber properties for improvement rubber processing
  • Rubber mixing

3. Structures and Properties of Rubbers

  • Rubber reinforcement
  • Dynamic properties of rubber product

4. Rubber Composites

  • Rubber/wood composites
  • Rubber/plastics composites

5. Rubber Surfaces and Interfaces

  • Modification of rubber surface

6. Tyres

  • Solid tyres/ Non-pneumatic tyres
  • Tyre material
  • Tyre Testing

Research Output

  • Publication in international journals
  • Patents
  • Transferable research output

Rubber Thesis (Mahidol University)