News from Notch Consulting, Inc.

April 13, 2020

Recovered Carbon Black Congress rescheduled for September

Filed under: Carbon Black, Conferences, Recovered Carbon Black, Tire Recycling — Notch @ 10:20 pm

The Recovered Carbon Black Congress 2020 will be held September 8-10, 2020 at the Pullman Stuttgart Fontana Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference was originally scheduled to be held May 12-14 in Berlin but was rescheduled due to COVID-19.

March 24, 2020

Recovered Carbon Black conference postponed

Filed under: Conferences, General, Tires — Notch @ 6:58 pm

The Recovered Carbon Black conference scheduled for May 12-14 in Berlin has been postponed.  You can find updates on their website here.  Once a new plan has been confirmed, participants will be contacted.  Contact Smithers for further information.

 

WRS 2020 Conference Postponed

Filed under: Conferences, Rubber, Tires — Notch @ 6:46 pm

The World Rubber Summit scheduled for May 4-6, 2020 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast has been postponed until September, 2020.

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March 19, 2020

Tire Cologne conference postponed

Filed under: Conferences, Tires — Notch @ 1:28 pm

Due to the health threat caused by COVID-19 outbreak, the Tire Cologne conference scheduled for June 9-21, 2020 has been postponed until next year. The next Tire Cologne conference will be held May 18-20, 2021 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

March 18, 2020

Conferences, expos and meetings rescheduled due to Coronavirus outbreak

Filed under: Auto, Conferences, General, Rubber, Rubber Chemicals, Tires — Notch @ 2:15 pm

The following conferences, expos and meetings have been postponed and/or rescheduled due to the coronavirus:

  • As of March 17, 6 pm, the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo and Latin Auto Parts Expo has rescheduled the joint event from July 14-17 to Nov. 17-20 at the recently opened Amador Convention Center in Panama City.  Organizers expect over 400 exhibitors.  Contact Linda Bassitt, president of Latin Expo Group, at linda@latinexpogroup.com for more information.
  • As of March 17, 4:10 pm, the International Silicone Conference has been rescheduled from May 13-14 to Nov. 9-10 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, at the Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls.  For more information, go to the conference website.
  • As of March 17, 11:53 am, the Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group has postponed its April 8 meeting at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.  A new date is TBD and will be be “available soon.”
  • As of March 17, 10:47 am, Federal Corp’s factories in Taiwan continue to operate at normal capacity, implementing “stringent safety measures” and “precautionary protocols.”  Domestic travel for employees has been suspended.
  • As of March 16, 4:52pm, Marangoni Tread North America remains operational.  Marangoni is following CDC recommendations and will closely monitor and evaluate the situation.
  • As of March 16, 12:03 pm, NAHAD canceled its upcoming annual convention.  More details can be found here.
  • Late last week, the ACS Rubber Division canceled its Spring Technical Meeting.
  • As of March 16, 10:48 am, the American Coatings Show and Conference scheduled for March 31 through April 2 was postponed.  New dates will be announced soon and organizers are hoping to keep the show at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.  For more information, contact, acshow@paint.org.
  • As of March 16, 10:39 am, Continental A.G. is postponing its 2020 shareholders’ meeting originally scheduled April 30.  It plans to keep the meeting in Hanover and a new date will be announced “soon.”
  • As of March 13, 2:29 pm, the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference set for April 20-22 is postponed.  Organizers are hoping to keep the conference at the Hilton Chicago, and will post updates at wac2020.org.  Email info@wac2020.org for more information.  Those who have booked rooms can check corp.hiltonbusinessonline.com for more information.
  • As of March 13, 11:52 am, the 38th Clemson Global Tire Conference has been canceled.  It was scheduled for April 28-38 on Hilton Head Island.  The conference may still be held in June.  Registered participants may seek immediate refund, have payments held, or have invoices voided.
  • The Mid-American Trucking Show have canceled the 2020 show scheduled for March 26-28 at the Kentucky Exposition in Louisville.  Paid attendee registrations and fees are being moved to the 2021 show, tentatively scheduled for March 25-27, 2021.  For questions, please call 800-743-3100.
  • As of March 13, 11:17 am, the Plastics Industry Association has canceled their lobbying event, and will reschedule at a later date.  Parts of the March board meeting scheduled for March 24-26 in Washington will move to a virtual platform at an undetermined date.
  • As of March 13, 10:49, The Automotive News postponed its annual World Congress originally scheduled for March 24-25 in Detroit, and hopes to sometime in the summer of 2020.
  • As of March 12, 4:39 pm, Marangoni remains operational in the face of government restrictions.  They remain in compliance and will continue operations, arranging for employees to work remotely.
  • As of March 12, 12:02 pm, the Tire Industry Association is postponing its Lobby Day and Environmental Summit scheduled for May 6-7 in Washington.  TIA had planned several events for its 100th anniversary, and will reschedule when the virus subsides.  Currently, TIA does not anticipate any impact for the Global Tire Expo/Specialty Equipment Market Association Show to be held in November in Las Vegas.
  • As of March 12, 10:15 am, the American Chemical Society has canceled their Spring 2020 National Meeting & Expo scheduled for March 22-26 in Philadelphia.

March 17, 2020

Tracker for status of tire-related events

Filed under: Carbon Black, Conferences, Rubber, Tires — Notch @ 8:17 pm

Tire Business has created an ongoing tracker detailing the status of tire-related events. The list covers conferences, technical meetings, and other events that have been cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus.

March 15, 2020

ACS Rubber Division cancels spring meeting due to coronavirus

Filed under: Conferences, General, Rubber, Tires — Notch @ 2:49 pm

From Rubber News comes word that the ACS Rubber Division has canceled its Spring Technical Meeting due to concerns about the coronavirus. The meeting was scheduled to be held in Independence, Ohio from April 28-30. The group attributed the decision to concerns about the “safety, health and well-being of our members, community, staff and those who engage with our organization.”

 

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.

January 30, 2018

World Rubber Summit 2018

Filed under: Conferences, Rubber — Notch @ 12:49 pm

Registration is now open for the ISRG World Rubber Summit 2018. IRSG in collaboration with the Ministry of Plantation Industries of the Government of Sri Lanka will host the World Rubber Summit (WRS) on 7-8 May 2018, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The World Rubber Summit is an unique and exclusive opportunity for the global rubber industry to discuss the current challenges that the industry is facing but also the future opportunities that might arise from the disruptive trends that are transforming the automotive industry and the extensive use of innovative solutions to improve rubber quality and productivity.

This Summit will bring together some 300 delegates from around the world, granting enormous networking and information sharing opportunities to attendees. The WRS 2018 will be combined with the IRSG’s inter-government and industry meetings.

For more information and to register for the World Rubber Summit 2018, visit the conference website.

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