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ACS Rubber Division opens registration, seeks abstracts

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AKRON—Registration is open for those planning to attend the ACS Rubber Division's 185th Technical Meeting and Educational Symposium, which will be held March 24-26 in Louisville, Ky.

The deadline to register early for the hotel is Feb. 25, and the deadline to register early to attend is Feb. 28.

The cost for members is $425, and $525 after the deadline; for non-members, the cost is $565 if registered early, and $665 after Feb. 28.

Cost to attend the 25-year Club Luncheon is $60 per person. The Science and Technology Awards banquet is included for registered attendees. Cost to attend the banquet for non-registered attendees is $60.

The Rubber Division has set aside a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville at the discounted rate is $169 per night. For more information, go to

Meanwhile, the Rubber Division is seeking online abstracts submissions for its 186th Technical Meeting that will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The abstract deadline is April 1; manuscripts are due Aug. 1; and PowerPoint presentations are due by Sept. 15.

The symposia's topics will include new commercial developments; advances in materials and tire technology; fillers; nanocomposites and regulations on nanofillers; cure systems and networks; basic and applied natural rubber research; process and injection molding of rubber mechanics and modeling of rubber; engineered and molded rubber products; rubber aging and durability; tire testing; and elastomers ... focus on innovation.

For more information, visit the Rubber Division website, or contact Linda McClure at 330-972-7978 or via email at

IISRP launches online registration for Kyoto event

HOUSTON—The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers has launched a website for its 55th annual general meeting, which will be held May 19-22 in Kyoto, Japan.

The website provides information on the meeting agenda as well as online meeting and hotel registration, according to IISRP Managing Director James McGraw.

“Our business program features 14 speakers reflecting this year's theme, "A Solid Past ... A Successful Future,' having broad appeal to the business leaders of our industry,” he said.

The AGM website also provides information about committee meetings, business and social programs and general information on Kyoto, as well as profiles of the speakers.

The Houston-based IISRP has more than 50 corporate members located in 21 countries that produce 80 percent of the world's supply of synthetic rubber. It also has section offices in Milan, Tokyo and Beijing.

RCI building symposium sets deadline for abstracts

RALEIGH, N.C.—The RCI Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is accepting abstracts for its 2014 event, to be held Oct. 20-21 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina and the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.

The deadline to submit abstracts of each paper, 200 words, to RCI headquarters is April 28. The RCI Building Envelope Symposium Committee will review abstracts, and authors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 16. If accepted, papers should be received at RCI headquarters by July 14 for peer review.

Papers and abstracts accepted for presentation may be published in RCI publications. All submitted abstracts and papers must be original, not previously published or presented nor scheduled for publication or presentation in any other publication or venue.

For more information about the process for abstract and paper submittal, contact Karen McElroy, RCI Director of Conventions and Meetings, 1500 Sunday Drive, Suite 204, Raleigh, N.C., 27607; or call 800-828-1900; or email

China will host Qingdao International Tire Fair

QINGDAO, China—The 11th China Qingdao International Tire Fair 2014 will be held April 9-11 at Qingdao International Convention Center.

The CTF was founded in 2004. Last year, the 10th edition doubled in advertising investment with more than 20,000 visitors.

According to the organization, CTF has become an international platform for information, exchange, market development and entrepreneurial communication in the rubber and tire industry for the Asia-Pacific area.