Official website of the Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC)

The Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre, founded in 1938, is the UK-based research and promotion centre of the Malaysian Rubber Board, whose mission is to enhance the competitiveness and viability of the Malaysian rubber industries in the global environment through focused R&D, effective transfer of technology and quality support services.

TARRC’s scientific and engineering excellence is focussed towards the advancement of the Malaysian rubber industry through compounding and processing, materials and product development, engineering design, evaluation and testing and production technology. TARRC’s participation in international exhibitions, seminars and conferences promotes Malaysian manufacturers as leading worldwide suppliers of rubber products and materials.
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TARRC Annual Report 2013

TARRC is pleased to announce the release of our Annual Report for 2013 covering our 75th anniversary and much more! Please feel free to take a look. .... More >>
TARRC @ AAPEX 2014 TARRC @ AAPEX 2014, Las Vegas, NV

TARRC are exhibiting as Malaysian Rubber Automotive Products, Booth 9504 at AAPEX 2014, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, at the Sands Expo Center (Venetian Hotel), Las Vegas, from 4th - 6th Nov 2014. .... More >>
Rubber Consultants @RubberDivision IEC & Rubber Expo 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Rubber Consultants at RubberIEC and Rubber Expo 2014, Nashville, TN. 14th-16th October

Rubber Consultants exhibited at the ACS Rubber Division International Elastomer Conference and Rubber Expo 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee from 14th-16th October .... More >>
TARRC Launches Natural-FR the zero halogen, low smoke, low toxic modified NR compound #NaturalFR TARRC Launches 'Natural-FR'

The zero halogen, low smoke, low toxic modified NR compound developed at TARRC, Natural-FR, is currently undergoing commercial trials. If you need a NR compound to protect your components from fire .... More >>
#MalaysianCarnivalUK Malaysian Carnival 2014, Brickendonbury, Hertford

The Malaysian Merdeka Carnival UK 2014 was held on Sunday 5th October 2014 at Brickendonbury in Hertford and was a great success with fabulous weather, great Malaysian food and entertainment. .... More >>
Malaysia Night 2014 Malaysia Night 2014, Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Square in London hosted Malaysia Night 2014 for the fifth time on Friday 26th September 2014 and TARRC was there to experience it. .... More >>
TARRC exhibit as Malaysian Rubber Board Europe at Alihankinta 2014 TARRC @ Alihankinta 2014, Tampere, Finland

TARRC successfully exhibited for the fourth time at Finland's No. 1 subcontracting trade fair, Alihankinta 2014 in Tampere, Finland from 16th-18th Sept 2014. .... More >>
Speciation & Adulteration Testing now offered by RC Speciation & Adulteration Testing now offered by RC

TARRC's Rubber Consultants now offers Speciation and Adulteration testing. There is also a new information sheet for Biotechnology services and Analytical testing .... More >>
TARRC @ 7th International Rubber Glove Conference & Exhibition 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia TARRC @ 7th International Rubber Glove Conference 2014

TARRC will have a booth with the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) at the 7th International Rubber Glove Conference & Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2 - 4 September 2014 .... More >>
TARRC CEO meets Dr Mahathir TARRC CEO meets former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek, CEO of TARRC met the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, at the Perdana Leadership Foundation, in Putrajaya .... More >>
TARRC's Colin Robinson on the A5 Helpdesk TARRC launches new Helpdesk

The A5 team from TARRC and Malaysian Rubber Board (LGM) has set up a new Helpdesk at .... More >>
Plant Genomics Congress 2014, London TARRC presents two posters at Plant Genomics Congress

Several members from TARRC’s Biotechnology Unit attended the 2nd Plant Genomics Congress held on 12th-13th May 2014 in London and presented two posters. .... More >>
Rubber Consultants 30th Anniversary Rubber Consultants celebrates 30th Anniversary in 2014

This year RC is celebrating 30 years in business, marking the anniversary of the company’s formation in 1984. RC was set up as an independent contract research organisation (CRO) .... More >>
TARRC on Twitter TARRC, Rubber Consultants & Brickendonbury now on Twitter

TARRC, Rubber Consultants and Brickendonbury are now officially on Twitter! Please follow us @tarrcuk, @rubberconsultan and @brickendonbury for up-to-date news, pictures and .... More >>
TARRC's Rubber Consultants at RubberCon 2014, Manchester 14th-15th May 2014 Rubber Consultants exhibit @ RubberCon 2014

Rubber Consultants exhibed its services for the first time at RubberCon 2014 from 14th-15th May 2014, Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester, UK. Three papers and two posters were also presented at the conference by TARRC scientists. The conference was well attended by over 220 delegates. .... More >>
Tan Sri Ali Hamsa TARRC's CEO presents book to the Chief Secretary of the government of Malaysia

The Chief Secretary of the government of Malaysia, Y Bhg Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, was in London on the 28th April 2014 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting .... More >>
Dato' Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir, Chief Minister of Kedah at TARRC TARRC visited by Chief Minister of Kedah

TARRC was honoured to welcome the visit to Brickendonbury from YAB Dato' Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir, Chief Minister of Kedah on Monday 14th April 2014. .... More >>
TARRC's Dr Mark Perkins TARRC appoints new Unit Head - Dr Mark Perkins

TARRC is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Mark Perkins as Head of the Materials Characterisation Unit. Mark has a wealth of knowledge with over 12 years’ experience in polymer R&D, testing and analysis .... More >>
Dr Alan Roberts wins two honourary awards TARRC's former Deputy Director of Research, Dr Alan Roberts, wins two honorary awards

TARRC's former Deputy Director of Research, Dr Alan Roberts, has been awarded The Special Award at the MRB Innovation Award Dinner and the Charles Goodyear Medal from the Rubber Division, ACS, their highest honour, in the US. .... More >>
University of Malaya visits TARRC University of Malaya visits TARRC

TARRC was pleased to welcome a visit to Brickendonbury from the University of Malaya on Tuesday 18th March 2014. The delegation included Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin, Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya .... More >>
Second Penang Bridge open Second Penang Bridge Opened 1st March 2014

The second Penang bridge was opened on 1st March 2014 with the total length of the bridge being 24km (15miles) with 16.9km (10.5 miles) over water, making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the longest in Southeast Asia. .... More >>
TARRC showcasing EKOPRENA at Tire Technology Expo 2014 TARRC exhibited @ Tire Technology Expo 2014

TARRC exhibited at Tire Technology Expo for the seventh consecutive year, in Cologne, Germany from 11th-13th February 2014, showcasing EKOPRENATM. .... More >>
TARRC develop “Halogen Free, Low Smoke, Low Toxic” rubber compound TARRC develop “Halogen Free, Low Smoke, Low Toxic” rubber compound

A team at TARRC led by Dr Marina Fernando, Head of the Industrial Support Unit, has successfully developed a “Halogen Free, Low Smoke, Low Toxic” rubber .... More >>
EandL Conference 2013 RC Pharma exhibit at Extractables & Leachables Conference

The pharmaceutical arm of TARRC's consultancy RC Pharma exhibited at the Extractables & Leachables Conference in London from 11th-12th December 2013 .... More >>
From Pelham to Penang Book Published New Book Published - From Pelham to Penang

To mark the completion of the 24km second Penang bridge in Malaysia that has been built using TARRC’s rubber bearing seismic technology, a landmark book has been published. From Pelham to Penang - Natural Rubber Bearings .... More >>

 Forthcoming Events

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Tire Technology Expo 2015
10th-12th Feb
Cologne, Germany

Autopromotec 2015
20th-24th May
Bologna, Italy



Rubber Consultants

RC Pharma


Ekoprena Brochure 2014

Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB)    Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)    Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)

TARRC Publications site

Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB)
Brickendonbury Conference Centre
TARRC Staff Email

MRB - KL Addresses:
Rubber Technology Centre (RTC)
International Rubber Products
   Exhibition Centre

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Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre
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All TARRC Research and Testing Units are certified to ISO 9001: 2008 by SGS (UK) Ltd.
The Materials Characterisation Unit (Analytical laboratories), the Biotechnology Unit and the Tyre Testing Laboratory are accredited to ISO 17025: 2005 by UKAS.
The Tyre Testing Laboratory holds designation as a Technical Service from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) for automotive type approval testing.
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