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ERJ Livestream with Rockwell Automation

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Organised by European Rubber Journal - Sister publication of Rubber & Plastics News


Driving Automation in Tire Manufacture: Preparing for a "new normal" in tire production (9am EDT / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST) 

In the first of the ERJ livestream series, Patrick Raleigh (Editor of ERJ) and Dominique Scheider (Automotive & Tire Industry Manager at Rockwell Automation) will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing tire manufacturers and tire-machine builders engaged in the adoption of automation technologies today.


Pushing Boundaries! How to increase recycle rubber content and reduce costs

Thursday, May 07, 2020

In this webinar you will learn how to improve mechanical properties and increase recycled content of rubber parts. Today recycled rubber is used in in many applications; however use of recycled rubber comes with challenges such as processing of high recycled rubber compounds, sharp-drop in mechanical properties, and manufacturing defects in final end products.


Find out how to combine better processing and superior performance by incorporating an additive technology that has proven itself in the last 20 years. Together we will explore 3 main strategies to bridge the performance gap when using recycled rubber: type of rubber, particle and surface size, and surface modification with and without using VESTENAMER® transpolyoctenamer (TOR).


Join us in this informative webinar where Alexander Paasche, Business Development and Ankur Kant, Business Development Manager, Evonik Industries will address an effective way to evaluate your process, increase recycle content, reduce costs, and take part in a more sustainable economy.


Topics covered:

  • Sources of recycle rubber
  • Improvement in wear and abrasion
  • Gain technical benefits such as viscosity reduction and green strength
  • Achieve better processing with higher recycle content and lower scrap rate
  • Reduction in costs


Who should attend?

  • Rubber chemists and managers interested in incorporating recycled rubber in compounds
  • Product and business managers looking to increase product profitability by increasing recycle content
  • Sustainability and environmental stewardship managers
RPN Live

RPN Live: The Automotive Market: Living Through the Pandemic

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Sponsored by Endurica. This Livestream will bring viewers up to date on what the coronavirus outbreak means to the automotive market and the companies that supply it. There also will be discussion on the ongoing evolution in the market toward electric and autonomous vehicles.

Industry Events

Automotive Plastic Part Design Seminar

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Friday, April 24, 2020

This three day in-depth automotive seminar will provide information on material selection, design procedures, processing techniques, and the assembly methods required when designing with plastics in the automotive field.

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.

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.


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.

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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.