8:45 to 9:15 a.m.: Batch Mixer Inspection for Optimal Performance, Robert McNabb Jr., HF Mixing Group USA.
9:15 to 9:45 a.m.: Evaluation of the Viscoelastic Properties of Filled Compounds as Measured by the Capillary Rheometer and the RPA, Ed Norton, Alpha Technologies Inc.
9:45 10:15 a.m.: Techniques to Evaluate the Mechanism of Coupling Agents in Silica Treads, Ed Terrill, Akron Rubber Development Laboratory.
10:45 to 11:15 a.m.: Validate New Tire Reinforcement Materials Early in the Design, Close to Real Usage in the Tire, Philippe van Bogaert, Bogimac Engineering.
11:15 to 11:45 a.m.: Introducing Maxx Technology for Faster Tire Development Cycles, Theo Teunissen MSc, VMI Tire.
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Reinforcing Filler for Truck Tires, Lin Bradley, Orion Engineered Carbons, L.L.C.
1:15 to 1:45 p.m.: Testing Innovations at Calspan's Tire Research Facility, Henning Olsson, Calspan Corp.
1:45 to 2:15 p.m.: Tire X-ray: Beyond the Image, Joscha Malin, Yxlon International GmbH.
2:15 to 2:45 p.m.: Exploring Green Tire Structures Using 3D Imaging, Dennis Reynolds, Starrett-Bytewise Measurement Systems.
3 to 3:30 p.m.: Benchmarking Tire Belt Overlays (“Cap Plies”): What Tests are Needed and What do they Reveal? Bruce D. Lambillotte, Smithers Rapra (North America).
3:30 to 4 p.m.: Winter Tire Traction Test Methods and Requirements, Dean Tener, Smithers Rapra.
4 to 4:30 p.m.: Wheel Test to Predict Giant Tire TMPH Road Performance, Leighton Spadone, DAAS Inc.
4:30 to 5 p.m.: Automation—The next level of Productivity and Consistency, Suzanne de Lemos-Williams, Instron.