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6th World Elastomer Summit

Date: 27th March 2019 - 28th March 2019 Location: Lyon - France

With the ever pressing sustainability & circular economy targets, and the expected evolution in the automotive industry, the elastomer industry is facing changes in the near future.

It will not only need to adapt to these new objectives & developments, but also work together as a whole to ensure a smooth & thriving transition.

These changes, along with other pressing matters in the industry, will be addressed during ACI’s 6th World Elastomer Summit, taking place in Lyon, France, on the 27th & 28th March 2019.

Over the two days, the participants will discuss the most urgent and current questions of the industry, from feedstocks, natural rubbers, elastomers production, TPE, to tyre design, technologies and other applications for elastomers.

This new edition will bring together senior executives from petrochemical companies, elastomers & rubbers producers, end-products manufacturers, technology providers, chemical intermediate suppliers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders from the value chain.

Join us in Lyon for two days of exchanging perspectives, learning and excellent networking opportunities with your peers.


27th March 2019
28th March 2019
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Hubert Sosnowski – Sponsorship, Exhibition
+48 61 646 7059


Novotel Lyon Confluence
3 rue Paul Montrochet
Lyon, 69002 France

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+33 4 37 23 64 00
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For this 6th edition of the event, we have gathered some key industry players to form an advisory committee and help us build the conference agenda, on top of our research.

  • Gerard van Doremaele, Head of R&D, BL Keltan Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Herman Dikland, Head of Business Line NBR/HNBR, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Chris Twigg, CTO, Black Bear Carbon
  • Chris Hardiman, Global Director of Technology, Dynasol
  • Jiri Brejcha, Material Development, Trelleborg Wheel Systems
  • Malte Wohlfahrt, Leader ESBR/HCBR Synthetic Rubber R&D, Trinseo
  • Elastomers Market Dynamics
  • Enhancing Sustainability & Circular Economy in the Elastomer Industry
  • Natural & Bio-based Rubbers
  • Current Regulation Shaping the Industry
  • Traditional Elastomers Production
  • Adopting a Holistic Approach to Recycled Elastomers
  • Elastomer Production Technologies
  • A deeper look into Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Maximising Tyre Design & Production
  • The Future of the Automotive Industry
  • Other & Non-Traditional Applications for Elastomers
  • Stephen Pask, Consultant, StePaDa Consulting (conference chairman)
  • Xuesong Peng, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
  • Stuart Cook, Director of Research, TARRC
  • Dr. Maria Gyftopoulou, Senior Economist, LMC Tyre & Rubber
  • Iskender Gökalp, Founder & Director, Institute On Combustion, Aerothermal Sciences, Reactivity And Environment (ICARE) – CNRS
  • Kamyar Alavi, Senior Technical Advisor, Nynas
  • Maxime Katgely, Global Automotive Market Development Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical
  • Herman Dikland, Head of Innovation, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Claus Wrana, Head of R&D, REX Articoli Tecnici
  • Patrizia Piancastelli, Busienss Unit Elastomers – TMAT – EP(D)M, Versalis
  • Richard Kretz, Sales Engineer, Leistritz Extrusiontechnik
  • Michele Scacchi, Field Application Engineer, Alpha Technologies
  • Laure Hannebicque. Head of QAQC, CarbonX
  • Chris Hardiman, Global Director of Technology, Dynasol
  • Ger Vroomen, Senior Market Manager – Automotive, Teknor Apex
  • Anton De Castro Villamil, Business Development Performance Materials EMEA, Lehigh Technologies
  • Jiří Brejcha, Material Development, Trelleborg Wheel Systems
  • Sergio Corona Galvan, Advanced Technology Manager, Dynasol
  • Robert Stäber, Head of TSAD EPDM / NBR,  Arlanxeo
  • Gerhard Karall, COO, D-NOV


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the 2019 edition with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email[email protected]  






France Scientifique is part of Aptco Invest, an international group of companies active in the sale and maintenance of laboratory equipment for industries, institutions and academic laboratories.

France Scientifique, distributor of scientific equipment, covers the entire French territory. We are also present in some countries of North Africa. Our head office is located in Saint-Genis-Laval, near Lyon and our showroom is located in the Paris region, near Versailles.

Our range of products is made up of different technologies to answer the problems of our customers in order to offer them turnkey solutions. In this range you will find solutions for:

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  • Microscopy: desktop SEM, CLEM and AFM
  • Hardness testing: Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers and universal
  • Surface chemistry: contact angle measurement, tensiometer
  • Preparation of metallographic samples and wide range of mills
  • Characterization of pores and surfaces
  • Analysis of metals: XRF, micro-XRF, LIBS, OES and CS / ONH
  • Particle analysis: particle size, zêta potential
  • Impact tests and Melt Flow Index
  • Measurement of permeability: air, water, gas

We believe in long-term success relationships, whether with our suppliers or our customers. This is one reason why the group is experiencing sustainable growth.

France Scientifique strives to bring you the best quality of service possible. Therefore, we offer a wide range of services tailored to your needs.

Website: www.france-scientifique.fr




Leistritz stands for up-to-date extrusion equipment and turnkey extrusion lines. The co-rotating twin screw extruders of the ZSE MAXX series with screw diameters of 18 to 260 millimeters are the flagship of the German extruder manufacturer. With the segmented screw and barrel systems and the extensive selection of gearboxes and drives, this range of extruders proves to be extremely flexible and highly adaptable for almost any process requirement. The ZSE MAXX range with a high volume of OD/ID = 1.66 and a very high available specific torque of 15.0 Nm/cm³ facilitates maximum throughputs for volume and torque limited applications.

Range of applications:

– Compounding of thermoplastic materials
– Filling and reinforcing of thermoplastic materials
– Masterbatch production
– Direct extrusion
– Pharmaceutical applications
– Reaction extrusion
– Special applications



CarbonX helps creating the next generation of materials.

Its unique carbon network structure enables better product performance, opening up a new world of design opportunities.

We started with the vision to make smarter use of materials. After successfully scaling up our production globally, we’re just doing that.

With 25 FTE we operate our HQ and R&D Centre from The Netherlands, still being close to Delft University of Technology.

Sales & production offices are run in China Mainland and USA



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Thermal Analysis has played an important role in METTLER TOLEDO since the early 1960s. Since the beginning, we have offered customers innovative Thermal Analysis solutions, products and services. Our dedicated worldwide team of highly qualified sales and service engineers are ready to assist you.

Thermal Analysis comprises a group of techniques that measure the physical or chemical properties of a sample as a function of temperature or time while it is heated, cooled or held at a constant temperature.

METTLER TOLEDO’s complete thermal analysis systems comprise four different techniques. Each technique characterizes the sample in its own particular way. The combination of all the results simplifies interpretation.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Flash DSC and High Pressure DSC measure changes in heat flow, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) the weight curve, Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) the length change and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) the modulus and damping behavior.

The powerful STARe software allows users to control all the connected modules and provides unlimited evaluation possibilities.

All systems are modular and upgradable to suit current and future needs. Practical accessories can also be added as needed.


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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 61 646 7059

email: [email protected]

  • Oil & Gas / petrochemicals / chemicals companies
  • Feedstocks / rubber suppliers / chemical & commodity trading / elastomer producers
  • End product manufacturers / Tyre producers / Plastic compounders and converters
  • EPC / technology providers
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