Cabot, Birla Carbon, Cooper Tire and more headline Carbon Black World 2014

  Cabot, Birla Carbon, Cooper Tire and more headline Carbon Black World 2014

    Conference and exhibition to be held 20-22 October in Barcelona, Spain

Carbon Black World 2014

Business Wire

PORTLAND, Maine -- July 25, 2014

Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce the agenda for the 13^th edition of
Carbon Black World. Taking place 20-22 October in Barcelona, Spain, this
conference and exhibition will feature presentations from Birla Carbon, Cabot
Corporation, China Carbon Black Institute (CCBI), Cooper Tire & Rubber;
Doright Co., Ltd., Notch Consulting, Omsk Carbon Group, Phillips Carbon Black
Limited, Pirelli Tyre, Tire Industry Research and more.

Chaired by Dr. James A. Popio, Vice President and General Manager, Smithers
Rapra, Inc. and Ricky Magee, Director, RCB Technical Services and Quality
Systems, Birla Carbon, Carbon Black World will bring together feedstock
producers, carbon black manufacturers, equipment solution providers and tire
and pigment end-users to hear market-driven and technical perspectives from
Russia, China, Ukraine, Europe, US, India and the Middle East.

The Carbon Black World 2014 programme will also explore the macro and micro
stressors the automotive industry and regulatory agencies have thrust upon
Carbon Black stakeholders, including insights from Martin J. O’Neill, Senior
Vice President of Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs, Cabot Corporation
into emerging trends in environmental emissions regulations and Mr. Rajiv
Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA),
India on global future demands in technical standardization in tyres. Other
organisations presenting include AdvanPro Limited; ALSTOM Power Energy
Recovery; carbon clean tech AG; Continental Carbon India; CTC International;
Imerys Graphite & Carbon Ltd.; Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Assoc.; PCME ltd.;
Pro2Act Management SAS; Reklaim Inc.; RÜTGERS; Smithers Rapra; The Petroleum
Institute; and the UK Tyre Recovery Assoc.

“We are excited to see the global response from carbon black stakeholders that
this year’s programme has generated – including large delegations from India
and North America already registered. Additionally Doright Co. Ltd., a premier
Carbon Black World partner, has helped secure a large group of delegates from
mainland China – and all conference talks will be simultaneously translated
into Mandarin,” says Conference Director Andrew T. Smaha.

“We anticipate this year’s audience to exceed 250 users, specifiers, equipment
suppliers and producers of carbon black – our return to Europe after four
years will allow our to meet with a large network of customers and colleagues.
In addition to a strong line-up of expert speakers, we’ve prepared a full
social programme offering the flavor of Barcelona – including local food and
drink, flamenco dancing and tours of the city.”

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available; however the exhibit hall has
sold out. For more information about Carbon Black World 2014, visit

About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and
composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key
focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical
industries. For more information, visit


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