The Rubber Board will organise a training programme in the manufacture of latex-based products from November 14 to 18 and dry rubber-based products from November 21 to 30 at the Rubber Training Institute near here.

According to a release issued here on Thursday, the course content for training in latex based-product making includes latex collection, preservation, concentration and compounding; product designing; production of rubber band, gloves, foam rubber, adhesives and balloons and quality control aspects.

The course content for training in dry rubber-based product making includes natural and synthetic rubber; compounding; moulded, extruded and calendered goods; process control and vulcanisates testing; production, planning and control. The medium of instruction for the workshops is English.

The fee for training in latex-based product making is Rs.1,750 and that for dry rubber-based product making is Rs.2,400. For residential training, an extra fee of Rs.125 will be charged per day per participant.

Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Cases/Scheduled Training (SC/ST) category are eligible for a concession of 50 per cent in the fee on production of the caste certificate.

The payment may be made by money order or demand draft drawn in favour of Director (Training), Rubber Board, payable at Kottayam.

The application on white paper along with the fee may be forwarded to Director (Training), Rubber Training Institute, Rubber Board PO, Kottayam – 686 009.

The fee can also be paid directly to account No.1450300184 of the Central Bank of India (IFSC Code – CBIN 0010955).

For further details, contact phone 0481-2351313, 2353127 or e-mail: training@rubberboard.

Training includes making latex-based and dry rubber-based products.