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.
 About TARRC
        Current News at TARRC


TARRC's Rubber Consultants at RubberCon 2014, Manchester 14th-15th May 2014 Rubber Consultants to exhibit @ RubberCon 2014

Rubber Consultants will be exhibiting its services for the first time at the RubberCon 2014 from 14th-15th May 2014, Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester, UK. Rubber Consultants is your No.1 consultancy for rubber analysis, testing, design, manufacturing and contract research. Come see the UK's No.1 independent rubber testing laboratory on Stand No.1 .... 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 >>
TARRC at AAPEX 2013 TARRC exhibit at AAPEX 2013, Las Vegas, NV

TARRC exhibited at AAPEX 2013, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, at the Sands Expo Center (Venetian Hotel), Las Vegas, from 5th - 7th Nov 2013. TARRC exhibited as Malaysian Rubber Automotive Products, Stand 9510. .... More >>
Rubber Consultants @ Rubber Expo 2013, Cleveland, OH TARRC's Consultancy @ Rubber Expo 2013, Cleveland, OH

Rubber Consultants exhibited at the ACS Rubber Division International Rubber Expo & Advanced Materials In Healthcare Expo 2013 at the I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio .... More >>
TARRC at Alihankinta 2013, Tampere, Finland TARRC @ Alihankinta 2013, Tampere, Finland

TARRC exhibited for the third time at Finland's No. 1 subcontracting trade fair, Alihankinta 2013 in Tampere, Finland from 24th - 26th September 2013. .... More >>
YB Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas visits TARRC Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities visits TARRC

On Wednesday 18th September 2013 TARRC were pleased to welcome YB Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas, the new Malaysian Minister of Plantation Industries & Commodities. .... More >>
TARRC on BBC1's The One Show TARRC gives expert opinion on BBC1's The One Show

TARRC was delighted to be approached by the prime-time BBC1 topical live magazine programme, The One Show, as independent experts in the field of tyre safety and testing. .... More >>
An Historic Week at TARRC - 75th Anniversary Day TARRC's 75th Anniversary Day

TARRC held its 75th Anniversary Day celebrations on Friday 28th June 2013 at Brickendonbury, Hertford. The celebrations day consisted of presentations, a laboratory tour and lunch for staff and more than 100 visitors to end an historic week. .... More >>
IRRDB IRC 2013, London IRRDB IRC 2013, London

The IRRDB IRC 2013 at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London from the 24th-26th June 2013. The conference included a field trip to TARRC at Brickendonbury, Hertford. .... More >>
TARRC @ Autopromotec 2013, Bologna, Italy TARRC @ Autopromotec 2013, Bologna, Italy

TARRC exhibited for the first time at Autopromotec 2013 in Bologna, Italy from 22nd - 26th May in Hall 18 Stand D41. The 25th international biennial exhibition covers automotive .... More >>
 Forthcoming Events

Click on each link below for more details:

RubberCon 2014
Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester, UK

Alihankinta 2014
Tampere, Finland

International Elastomer Conference
& Rubber Expo 2014
Nashville, Tennessee

AAPEX 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada


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

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

More Links >>


Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre
Brickendonbury, Hertford, United Kingdom, SG13 8NL
T: + 44 (0)1992 584966 F: +44 (0)1992 554837 E:

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.
Click on logos below to view TARRC's ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025:2005 Certificates.

Link to the SGS in the United Kingdom Certificate  Link to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service Certificate  Link to the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) Certificate
Click here for TARRC's Schedule of Accreditation (UKAS)

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