News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

February 24, 2020

Notch speaking at Tire Tech Expo this week in Hannover

Filed under: Carbon Black, Conferences, Recovered Carbon Black, Rubber, Silica, Tires — Notch @ 12:09 am

Tire Tech Expo will be held this week (Feb. 25, 26, 27) at the Hannover Messe. This is one of the best and most comprehensive conferences on all aspects of tire-making, compounding materials, and equipment, with three days of talks alongside a huge exhibition floor. Here is the conference program.

Here are the details for the Notch paper:

Session: Understanding the Role of Polymer, Filler and Compound Additives (Stream 3)

Wednesday February 26, 10:15 AM.

Paper: “Carbon Black and Silica: Challenges and Opportunities”

February 11, 2020

Carbon Black China 2020 conference postponed due to coronavirus

Filed under: Carbon Black, Conferences — Notch @ 11:53 pm

The organizers of the Carbon Black China 2020 conference have announced that the meeting will be postponed due to the strict travel and meeting protocols being enforced to contain the novel coronavirus. The conference was to be held in Xiamen, Fujian, China from April 14-17, 2020. The organizers do not yet have a new date scheduled for the conference, which is held every other year in China.

February 5, 2020

Goodyear suspends operations in China due to coronavirus

Filed under: Tires — Notch @ 11:36 pm

Rubber News reports that Goodyear has suspended operations at two facilities in China until at least Feb. 9 over concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus. The shutdown includes Goodyear’s Chinese headquarters in Shanghai and its tire plant in Pulandian. The company will continue to work with Chinese authorities to determine the appropriate time to reopen these facilities. Goodyear did not say how many employees are affected. Goodyear also has suspended travel to and from China except for “business-critical” trips.

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