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5th World Elastomer Summit

Date: 7th March 2018 - 8th March 2018 Location: Europe

ACI’s 5th World of Elastomer Summit provides the perfect opportunity for you to meet with leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain (crude oil/feedstock producers, petrochemicals companies, elastomers producers & distributors, end-products manufacturers, industry associations as well as technology providers and consultants) from established key actors in the elastomers industry, from worldwide based companies, for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussion & excellent networking opportunities.




5th World Elastomer Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,595.00
5th World Elastomer Summit - Documentation Package Only£420.00


7th March 2018
8th March 2018
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Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Piotr Baziuk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 61 646 7025
Hubert Sosnowski – Sponsorship
+48 (0) 61 646 9780
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


Europe, + Google Map

The 2017 edition, which took place in Dusseldorf, Germany, included the following key topics:

  • State of Nation: The Global Economy Impact on the Elastomer Industry
  • Balancing Butadiene – Bringing the Market Back up to Speed
  • Natural & Synthetic Rubber Market Overview
  • Elastomers in Automotive: Market Drivers & Trends
  • High Performance Elastomers for Industrial Use
  • Tire Industry Update
  • Going Green: Emerging Bio-based/Renewable Developments Paving the Path for the Sustainable Future
  • Identifying New Markets: An Insight on Specialised Elastomer Uses

BASF | ExxonMobil | Borealis Polymers Oy | Evonik Industries AG | Fluor | ORGKHIM | Dynasol | Braskem | Krahn Chemie GmbH | Lanxess International | Nynas | MOL GROUP | Teknor Apex |Ergon Refining | Elastopole | Varsalis | Invista | Styron Europe | Sulzer Chemtech | Trans Ocean | PIRELLI TYRE | Bridgestone | YACCO | Mitsui Chemicals Europe | Smithers Rapra | Repsol | Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC) | Solvay | LMC International | Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research | Omya | SteDaPa Consulting | Shroff S.R. Rotary Institute of Chemical Technology | RECIPNEU | VMI-Group | BlackBear Carbon | Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) | Synthos | AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals | Cooper Tire Europe | Michelin | CPE Lyon | LRCCP | MITAS | Global Bioenergies | MCCP France | Huntsman Polyurethanes | Tomra Sorting NV | Technip | Unger | Wacker Chemie | Mitas | Sulzer | Trinseo | Kimberly – Clark | Amersports Footwear | Addivant | Dynasol Elastomers | Kraton Polymers | Sumitomo Rubber Industries | IFPEN | Petrofer AG | Tyre Industry Research | GAJ | TechSci Research | Wrigley Europe | IFPEN | Sibur | INTEREP | Mitas | Arçelik  Trinseo | French Oil Mill Machinery Co | Balkrishna Industries (BKT) | Hutchinson | SIGMA Engineering | DSM Engineering Plastics | Jacobs Consultancy | Chemical Inspection And Regulation Services and many more!

The last edition of our World Elastomers Summit included the following speakers:

  • Stephen Pask, Staff Scientist, Elastomers, SABIC
  • Robert Ribeiro, President, Townsend Solutions
  • John Marcantonio, Group Manager Petroleum, Chemicals & Energy Jacobs Consultancy
  • Shashank Shekhar, Editor, Platts
  • Xuesong Peng, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
  • Krijn  Dijkstra, Global Business Manager Arnitel & Arnite A, DSM Engineering Plastics B.V.
  • Floran Prades, Low Pressure Polyolefins Structure Property Processing Relationship, Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
  • Herman Dikland, Head Of Business Line NBR / HNBR, Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH
  • Guenter Scholz, Product Development Elastomers, BASF
  • Alessandro Visconti, Head Of Pine Chemical Division, Petrofer AG
  • Christian Hainz, Senior Analyst Automotive & Transportation | Global Markets, Ernst & Young GmbH
  • Malte Wohlfahrt, Leader ESBR/BR Synthetic Rubber, Trinseo Deutschland GmbH (Former Styron)
  • Ronan Rocle, Business Development Manager, Global Bioenergies
  • Patricia Geelen, R&D Manager, BlackBear Carbon
  • Gerard Van Doremaele, Head Of R&D BL Keltan Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Walter Ramirez, Chief Innovation Officer, Founder Innventik
  • Ed Juline, Managing Director, Polymer Solutions Group
  • Rutger Knoop, Scientist, Wageningen UR/Food And Biobased Research


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the 2018 edition with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email: lpardoux@acieu.net  


The elastomer industry, like many other industries, is constantly looking for innovations in order to compete among its players and other technologies.  Innovation can come from within the major players, universities and suppliers to the industry.  Without these innovations, the industry stagnates and doors open for competitors and competitive technologies to enter.  Polymer Solutions Group is a manufacturer of formulated chemicals that improve the performance, processing and protection of polymers.  We are focused on creating and sustaining this innovation for our partners through deep customer intimacy.  Our products are used in synthetic rubber production, tire production and non-tire production.

  • ProMix – Homogenizing agents to reduce mix time and improve extrudability
  • SureMix – Silica process aids to improve processability and optimize physical properties
  • PolyCoat – Advanced slurry polymer partitioning agents for improving processability
  • TechKote – Next generation release agents


ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Hubert Sosnowski

Tel: +48 (0) 61 646 9780

Email: hubert@acieu.net

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