Responsible for conducting research and development in value-added dry rubber products diversification categorised under the
Industrial Rubber Goods (IRG), General Rubber Goods (GRG) and Tyre Technology. The Unit also provides consultative and technical advisory services
on various aspects of dry rubber science and technology for the manufacturers and consumers of the rubber-based IRG/GRG products.
These include aspects on rubbers (natural and synthetic), rubber compounding, formulation designs and fabrication techniques.
The R&D activities are broadly divided into 3 main areas namely advanced materials, tyre technology and dry rubber processing and manufacturing.