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Amsterdam Institute for Business and Economic Research (AMBER)Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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AMBER is een onderzoeksinstituut met een breed scala aan opdrachtgevers: nationale en internationale organisaties uit zowel de private als publieke sector. AMBER kent een afdeling Algemeen-economisch Onderzoek en een afdeling Bedrijfseconomisch Onderzoek. Binnen deze afdelingen worden de volgende onderzoeksgebieden en expertisecentra onderscheiden:

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Deutsche Kautschuk Gesellschaft - DKG

website Organisation

Founded in 1926, the mission of DKG is „the promotion and the distribution of scientific knowledge concerning the production and the chemical, physical and technical behavior of rubber and rubber-elastic materials“. DKG is a registered non-profit organisation, having its seat in the Haus der Kautschukindustrie, Zeppelinallee 69, 60487 Frankfurt/Main.

“Looking ahead” defines today`s activities of DKG. Due to a flood of information, the interexchange between experts is gaining importance. Identifying competent contact persons, discussing challenges together and finding realtime solutions is more important than ever. DKG is offering a broad “E2E”-platform: from expert to expert.

  • Four regional groups („Regionalgruppen“) are supporting DKG: North, Rhineland-Westfalia, South- and Southwest-Germany and East.

  • DKG is organising the triannual Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung DKT (German Rubber Conference).

  • DKG supports workshops for beginners and professionals.
  • DKG sets up several expert-forums.
DKG is promoting research and development.

  • DKG is honoring outstanding personalities in a Rubber Hall of Fame.

  • DKG is part of a global network, including research institutes, universities and federations.
  • DKG: „Tradition meets science meets industry“.

DSM Resolve

website Test laboratories

Benefit from effective and knowledgeable R&D support

At DSM Resolve we can help you shift your horizon to resolve your most difficult issues. We are a competence center that offers R&D support for products and processes based on Analytical Sciences, Safety and Health, Technical  Services. DSM Resolve is a Service Unit of Royal DSM.

Dutch Polymer Institute - DPI

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DPI was established in 1997 as an initiative of the Dutch Ministries of Economic Affairs (EZ), Education, Culture and Science (OC&W) and Agriculture, Environment and Fishery (LNV). DPI is a public-private-partnership between the main polymer producing and processing industries in the Netherlands and selected knowledge institutes (universities and TNO) that have a track record in the research field of polymers and polymer processing.


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MERL is an independent British company, founded in 1986, located in Hertford, 30 miles (50 km) north of London, England. MERL is registered to ISO 9001 by BSI and a member of AIRTO (Association of Independent Research and Technology Organisations). MERL also hold Investors in People (IIP) status. MERL offers a range of independent contract R & D services and consultancy in polymer engineering with a multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified staff. Specialist knowledge of non-metallic and related materials (rubber, TPE, thermoplastics) Mechanical testing of materials and components Stress, chemical, failure and design analysis including FEA Chemical resistance testing including material compatibility and durability assessment in hostile environments Rubber compounding and prototype development Engineering design & manufacture of bespoke test equipment Specialist training courses Licensing of IPR Services are provided internationally to the oil and gas, automotive, aerospace/defense, medical, civil, chemical, utilities and other industries. Bespoke single client projects International multi-client (joint industry) projects European and UK government funded projects

Rubber Foundation / Rubber Stichting

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The aim of the Rubber Foundation (R-F) Information Center for Natural Rubber is to inform companies and institutions about properties and processing of natural rubber and about products manufactured on the basis of natural rubber.


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Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre

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The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, a unit of the Malaysian Rubber Board, was founded in 1938 and is now one of the world's leading rubber research and development establishments. TARRC's main role is to promote and assist the Malaysian rubber and rubber products industries. This is accomplished by scientific research into natural rubber, technological developments in the compounding and processing of rubbers, the design of rubber products and the improvement of service lifetime of rubber products.

Universiteit Twente

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De Universiteit Twente (UT) is een ondernemende researchuniversiteit. Gesticht in 1961 verzorgt de UT onderwijs en onderzoek in wetenschapsgebieden die variëren van bestuurskunde en technische natuurkunde tot biomedische technologie. De UT is de enige campusuniversiteit in Nederland.

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