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NRSA visited the Research Center of Innovative Rubber at TGGS

On February 2nd, 2016, Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot, Vice president of National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA) as President of the Coordination National Reform Steering , Gen.Chusak Meaksuwan, Gen. Thawatchai Samutsongkhram and Mr.Paitoon Limwattana, Coordination Committee of NRSA visited KMUTNB to exchange ideas about guidelines for cooperation in the reform steering assembly with Prof. Dr. Teravuti Boonyasopon, President of KMUTNB at Ratchaphruek meeting room, Navamindra Rajini Building, KMUTNB.

On this occasion, members of NRSA visited the “Research Center of Innovative Rubber” led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Rapeephun Dangtungee, lecturer and researcher at the Materials and Production Engineering Program and the Assistant to the Dean for Industrial Collaborations at TGGS.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Rapeephun Dangtungee and his researcher's team have combined the natural rubber with synthetic polymer for use in rubber cement soil road and improve the performance of the road. Rubber is an important agricultural production in Thailand. Its outstanding feature is the elastic, toughness and abrasion resistance. These great flexibility and adhesive properties can be applied in the development of cement soil road. Currently, it is well known that rubber price has dropped and has become a major national issue. By utilizing rubber for cement soil road application will help solving this issue as well as to promote this new application as export product to other countries.

 

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