AKRON—Smithers will be represented by Dustin Jenkins at the upcoming Carbon Black World 2021, set for Sept. 13-14 in Charlotte, N.C.
Jenkins, the head of Smithers' analytical chemistry lab in Akron, will offer a presentation on improved carbon black particle analysis at 9 a.m. Sept. 13. He will focus on ASTM D3849, the standard for the digital measurement of carbon black particle sizes via transmission electron microscopy.
"Dustin is extremely dedicated to the Smithers promise of accurate data and excellent service," said Jim Popio, vice president of North America operations, materials science and engineering. "The framework he shares in this presentation is the product of his team's passion for finding a way to get better data for our valued clients.
"I'm confident that the knowledge he shares will be a great asset to anyone who attends Carbon Black World."
According to Smithers, there has been recent discussion about ASTM D3849 regarding its usage on smaller grades of carbon black (along with other industry applications).
Jenkins' presentation will discuss an improved process developed at Smithers, how this process addresses some of the limitations of ASTM D3849 and how it can identify specific carbon black from mixed rubber samples.
Jenkins has more than a decade of experience in organic and inorganic chemistry, "with technical expertise in GC-MS, FT-IR, polarimetry, time-resolved laser spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and NMR spectroscopy," according to Smithers.
Smithers provides testing, consulting and compliance services for a range of industries, from medical to automotive.