Current Issue


  • Time for Exec of Year nominees

    We're at the time of year that has become an annual rite of passage for us here at Rubber & Plastics News. Yes, it's time again for you to nominate someone for our Rubber Industry Executive of the Year Award.

  • Editorial: Across the rubber industry, brand matters

    When dealing with the business-to-business industrial sector, one might think that the particular brand name wouldn't mean that much when it comes to a buying decision. That, however, doesn't seem to be the case as there are numerous examples...

  • Column: See you on the road

    Just as I returned from vacation this week—a much needed trip to Cape Cod—I came back to the office just in time for me and the Rubber & Plastics News editorial staff to gear up for the fall conference and exhibition travel season.

  • Talking election buzz

    Just in case anybody has been living in a cave for the past year or so, there's an election campaign taking place. But according to our latest web poll at, most of our readers have been keeping up.

  • Column: Make plans to be at ITEC

    Rubber & Plastics News Editor Bruce Meyer looks ahead to this year's ITEC event, planned for Sept. 13-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.

  • Column: Autonomous cars need proper testing

    Once autonomous cars have been tested and proven with millions of miles of trouble-free operation, there will be a huge potential market for commercialization. Until that time, we should make sure that companies don't use our highways as their...