Archived Events

RPN Live

RPN Live: Hose Manufacturing Conference Wrap Up

Thursday, November 21, 2019

We will wrap up Rubber & Plastics News' Hose Manufacturers Conference, reporting on what we learned at the show and also discuss ongoing trends in the hose industry.

RPN Live

RPN Live: Hose Manufacturing Conference Wrap Up

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Join Bruce Meyer, editor and Chris Sweeney, news editor of Rubber & Plastics News as they wrap up Rubber & Plastics News' Hose Manufacturers Conference, reporting on what they learned at the show and also discuss ongoing trends in the hose industry.


2019 Hose Manufacturers Conference

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Nov. 12-13, 2019.  Join us for the Hose Manufacturers Conference at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio.  This conference brings together hose manufacturers, end users, material suppliers and researchers for a 360° view of a product that is critical in industrial, automotive, hydraulics and many other applications.  Discuss the latest innovations and network with industry leaders.

RPN Live

RPN Live: Coverage of the 2019 International Elastomer Conference

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sponsored by ERGON.

The ACS Rubber Division’s International Elastomer Conference and Expo is the largest Event on the rubber industry’s calendar each year in North America. We will report on some of the innovations from the show and discuss the upcoming planned transition for the Rubber Division, with its executive director scheduled to retire at the end of 2019.

Industry Events

International Elastomer Conference

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Rubber Division, ACS’s International Elastomer Conference is the premier place where educators, customers, manufacturers and suppliers of materials, equipment, tools and services come together. This event is the one place, one time of year, where you find the best of the best of our industry all under one roof. 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 event features a large expo, technical meeting, educational symposium, networking opportunities and more.


2019 ITEC In Focus: Green Tire

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sept. 25-26, 2019. ITEC In Focus turns the spotlight on a growing area of the tire industry, green tires.  The conference topics will include bio materials as alternatives to rubber, sustainability, recycling, silica treads, and more.  If you want to learn about the materials, processes and technology around this burgeoning segment of the industry, from leaders in its advancement, don't miss this conference.  Plan to join us at the Sheraton Suites on the river in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.

RPN Live

RPN Live: Global Tire Report

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Join tire and rubber industry journalists Bruce Meyer, editor of Rubber & Plastics News, and Bruce Davis, special projects reporter at Tire Business, for a livestream event as they analyze results of the publications’ Annual Global Tire Report, and discuss other current issues of interest in the tire industry.

Industry Events - COMING SOON

International Rubber Conference IRC2019

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - Thursday, September 05, 2019

IRC 2019 – Innovations in Elastomer Materials and Products. A must attend event to learn about technical advances in the global rubber market.

RPN Live

RPN Live: Silicone Market Update

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Learn updates on silicone market conditions in this ever-growing part of the rubber industry from two veteran journalists. Join Bruce Meyer, editor, and Kyle Brown, reporter, for a Live Stream event August 15, where they will discuss such issues of interest to those involved in the silicone rubber as material availability, price volatility and regulatory matters.


2019 International Latex Conference

Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Aug. 6-7, 2019.  The International Latex Conference returns!  Conference Chairman Jim Finn, President of Akron Dispersions, will once again be organizing the conference.  The program will encompass innovations in materials, processes, technology, and what's ahead for the latex industry.  Join us at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn for two days of insight and networking in this important industry.

Conferences - NEW EVENT

2019 Healthcare Elastomer Conference

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Wednesday, May 22, 2019

May 21-22, 2019.  NEW EVENT! The Healthcare Elastomer Conference will provide to the engineers of the medical community to new technologies, trends, and ideas in elastomers.


Financial Summit

Monday, May 20, 2019 - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Financial Summit is the only conference specifically targeted to support the financial professional in plastics, rubber and urethanes processing and supply, and it includes top CFO’s, financial directors and controllers.


2019 Plastics & Rubber In Automotive

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Plastics & Rubber In Automotive, with its two tracks and access to suppliers and experts from both the rubber and plastics industries, is now over.  We hope you enjoyed this conference and have shared your feedback so that we can improve your experience.  Please plan to join us at one of our upcoming events.


2018 ITEC Tire Manufacturing

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - Thursday, September 13, 2018

ITEC 2018 has come to a successful conclusion.  Thanks to all the exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees for making this another great success.  This year 16% of ITEC attendees came from 22 other countries across five continents to be at this industry event where people from throughout the tire manufacturing industry come together to exchange information and ideas while making valuable connections.  We’re already working on plans to make the next ITEC, being held in Akron, OH Sept. 15-17, 2020, bigger and better than ever.  Plan now to join us.


Improve dispersion, reduce mixing time, and achieve best dimensional stability for rubber parts

Monday, April 09, 2018

VESTENAMER® transoctenamer (TOR) has been used as an additive in the rubber industry for many years. By virtue of its properties, the versatile transoctenamer (TOR) can solve a variety of problems in the compounding and processing of rubber. It can also improve the dynamic properties of the vulcanized material and as well be used to recycle waste rubber.
In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of transoctenamer (TOR) in all areas of rubber manufacturing – from mixing to shaping to better finished properties of your final rubber part. In addition, recipes with transoctenamer (TOR) covering rubber goods such as hoses, rubber rollers, and rubber mats made out of recycled rubber will be discussed to highlight product benefits.