German Rubber Society
|German Rubber Society
|Frankfurt am Main
|Promotion of elastomer research
The German Rubber Society (DKG) is a registered association (eV) for the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge about the production and the chemical, physical and technical behavior of natural rubber and synthetic elastomers .
The society was founded in 1926 as a scientific association in Düsseldorf following a call signed by 38 rubber researchers from science and industry and published in the Kautschuk magazine . With the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, it had to stop its activities, mainly holding lectures. The ban on the production of synthetic rubber in Germany was lifted in 1951 and the DKG, based in Frankfurt / Main, was re-established. Today the DKG has 1,100 personal members, member companies and institutes.
Since 1933 the DKG has awarded the Carl Dietrich Harries Medal, which was donated by Hertha Harries and which honors particularly meritorious scientific achievements in the field of elastomer research. In addition, the DKG has recognized outstanding achievements in rubber technology since 1980 with the Erich Konrad Medal.
The DKG is a member of the working group of industrial research associations "Otto von Guericke" .