AKRON — Smithers Rapra will run a free four-part series on rubber compounding led by Christine Domer, general manager of Smithers’ analytical and physical testing labs.
The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) and SingEx Exhibitions, together with Enterprise Singapore as Strategic Partner, organise the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2019, to be held on 18-19 March 2019 in Singapore.
‘’From Evolution to Revolution: New Paths for the Rubber Economy” will be the theme of the WRS 2019. Rubber is omnipresent in our everyday life, moving our lives and our world and it is a very important source of living for many people around the globe. Innovation and technology transfer have always played a crucial role in developing a sector that has constantly evolved adapting to fast changing economic, social and environmental conditions worldwide. Today new challenges are ahead: industrialisation and urbanisation in emerging economies, changing demographics and consumer preferences, rise of new technologies and climate changes. They have the potential to trigger trends that require new approaches through the whole rubber value chain.
The two-day World Rubber Summit (WRS) is a unique and exclusive opportunity for global leaders to meet, share best practices and lay the foundations for future collaborations.
Rubber Recycling Symposium: Early Registration Ends Today: Register Now!
Historically proven to be a great success, our biennial Rubber Recycling Symposium draws in an international audience of hundreds, including key players in the industry. With thought-provoking panels and ample networking opportunities, the Rubber Recycling Symposium provides a hub where thought leaders can interact and work towards the cooperative development of an environmentally sustainable industry.
Our theme for this year’s Symposium “Taking Sustainability to the Next Level” starts with the premise that we all must all play our part in building a sustainable world for our children’s children and beyond. But examining the idea closer to home, what does “taking sustainability to the next level” actually mean for the tire and rubber industry? Reusing goods and materials over and over to create a virtuous circular economy? Certainly. Creating a market environment that encourages and sustains products without the need for ongoing financial incentives? Absolutely. Producing more goods with fewer and fewer non-renewable inputs? Yes. How about producing fewer goods and doing more with less? Why not?
This year’s Symposium will address all these differing aspects of sustainability and, we hope, demonstrate that the tire and rubber industry continues to be a leader in understanding and being responsive to our environmental imperatives.
For every rubber product, there are myriad design factors that must be taken into account when formulating compound options. Service environment, performance specifications, and material selection must be reviewed carefully to ensure that you can not only design an effective product, but also do so with as few iterations in the development process as possible. In this webinar, Christine Domer, General Manager of Smithers Rapra’s Analytical and Physical Testing labs, will cover the various formulation and processing considerations that rubber product manufacturers must use when developing compounds. An overview of material properties, processing techniques, and how they relate to various end use applications will be covered.
Munich, Germany – The EU Butadiene and derivatives conference, organised by ICIS, will investigate issues around supply and demand for the feedstock in the tire & rubber industry.
Topics for the event, being held 12-13 Sept in Munich, include: the butadiene market; future tire trends; outlook for SBR; and the relationship between natural and synthetic rubber.
Among the confirmed speakers are Michael Weidokal, executive director International Strategic Analysis and Enrico…
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada, (TRAC) held its biennial Tire & Rubber Summit on June 19 and 20 in King City, Ont. The precursor of the Summit dates back more than 30 years, and its core value remains constant to this day—bring together C-level executives to reveal latest trends, collaborate, and address key issues and developments affecting the global tire industry with the spotlight on Canada.
“Canadian manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes,” says Glenn Maidment, President of the Association. “The NAFTA renegotiation undoubtedly represents the core sign of times of the global challenges facing Canada. But trade agreement between Canada and the E.U., as well as potential agreements within Mercosur in South America, and a pivot toward China cannot be discounted when it comes to their potential profound effect on Canada. We want to create conversation on how such fundamental changes challenge not just how the tire and rubber industry approaches business, but how we approach business in Canada.”
Regarding international trade and NAFTA, McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre discussed the deep integration of the automotive sector throughout United States, Mexico and Canada, and Royal Bank of Canada provided
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada held its 2017 Tire and Rubber Summit at the Kingbridge Centre in King City, Ontario. The Summits theme was “Navigating the New Normal in International Trade,” and included discussions regarding NAFTA, economic benefits of an integrated automotive industry in North America and other related topics.
The Keynote presentation at the Chair’s Opening Dinner was presented by …
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Alternative sources of natural rubber are no longer in the realm of speculation but are now viable technologies for tire manufacturing, a pair of speakers claimed at the 33rd Clemson University Global Tire Industry Conference in Hilton Head, April 19-21.
Join us on June 19th and 20th in King City, Ontario, to explore the latest developments in the Canadian tire and rubber industry.
These are tumultuous times for international trade, so it’s no surprise that the Summit 2017 will focus on the questions of trade, as the Canadian rubber manufacturers and suppliers face profound challenges brought on by global economic and political changes.
As NAFTA comes under fire, the Canadian industry is inundated with trade agreements between Canada and E.U., and potential agreements with South America (Mercosur) and a seeming fast-paced pivot to China, with others coming on soon.
With NAFTA renegotiations underway, the U.S. is raising prospects of a border tax on automotive products, and disregarding how deeply integrated the automotive industry is across North America, causing a major concern for the automotive industry, a principal industry for tire and rubber manufacturers.
Tire & Rubber Summit 2017 comes at a critical time and may be the perfect anecdote to make sense of it all with learned colleagues and expert panelists to discuss the major issues and challenges affecting our businesses, our market and our country.
The International Elastomer Conference organised by Rubber Division, ACS (American Chemical Society), will take place from October 9-12, 2017 at Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland, OH USA.
The Conference is the premier place where customers, suppliers of materials, equipment, tools and services, and educators come together. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, observations regulatory reforms and emerging scientific technologies, as well as learning, networking, seeing current customers and making new ones. This conference takes place every October.
Highlights of this year’s conference include:
- International Rubber & Advanced Materials In Healthcare Expo
- 192nd Technical Meeting
- Educational Symposium
- 4th Advanced Materials In Healthcare Conference; International Rubber Conference
- Expo Theater Presentations
- Student Colloquium & Poster Session
- Experience Elastomers Student Outreach Programme
- Career Fair
- Rubber Division, ACS Committee Meetings
- Special events including a 5K Walk/Run, 25-Year Club Reception & Luncheon and Business & Awards Meeting
- Networking Opportunities.