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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 elastomers 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.

Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • Stephen Pask, Consultant, StePaDa Consulting (conference chairman)
  • Xuesong Peng, Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
  • Iskender Gökalp, Founder & Director, Institute On Combustion, Aerothermal Sciences, Reactivity And Environment (ICARE) – CNRS
  • Stuart Cook, Director of Research, TARRC
  • Jiří Brejcha, Material Development, Trelleborg Wheel Systems
  • Herman Dikland, Head of Innovation, BU High Performance Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Claus Wrana, Head of R&D, REX Articoli Tecnici
  • Anton De Castro Villamil, Business Development Performance Materials EMEA, Lehigh Technologies
  • Chris Hardiman, Global Director of Technology, Dynasol
  • Ger Vroomen, Senior Market Manager – Automotive, Teknor Apex
  • Robert Stäber, Head of TSAD EPDM / NBR,  Arlanxeo
  • Gerhard Karall, COO, D-NOV
  • Mark Archey, Global Sales Manager For The Synthetic Rubber Market, Polymer Solutions Group
  • Patrizia Piancastelli, Business Unit Elastomers – TMAT – EP(D)M, Versalis
  • Anton de Castro Villamil, Business Development Performance Materials EMEA, Lehigh Technologies


27th March 2019
28th March 2019
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Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Rafael Krupa – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+48 61 646 7040
Hubert Sosnowski – Sponsorship, Exhibition
+48 (0) 61 646 7059
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Lyon, France
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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
  • Herbert Fruhmann, Market Manager TYR, 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
  • Senior representativePolymer Solutions Group
  • 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
  • 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 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632







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:

  • Rubber and polymer rheology: Mooney, MDR, RPA
  • Plastic and composite manufacturing process: hydraulic laboratory platen presses
  • Mechanical testing: tensile, compression, bending
  • Corrosion test chambers: salt spray, cyclic corrosion, Atmosfär corrosion
  • 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




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 61 646 7059

email: hubert@acieu.net

  • 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
  • Research centres and institutes
  • Universities / petrochemical & chemical consultants
  • Policy / regulation / environmental institutions

TPE Magazine international is the world’s first and only technical magazine dedicated exclusively to thermoplastic elastomers and the industries involved in the production and the processing of this versatile group of materials.
The magazine is published with 4 issues per year and the core focuses on technical and scientific papers. Along with these come latest company and product news, reports about trade shows and conferences, events, personnel changes, book reviews, and market reports.

RFP Rubber Fibres Plastics is the version of GAK Gummi Fasern Kunststoffe for the English-speaking world with four issues per year, covering in condensed form topics around rubber, fibres, and plastics. It reaches more than 5,000 readers worldwide – professionals and interested persons looking for competent information in these areas.

GAK Gummi Fasern Kunststoffe is a specialised German journal, published monthly, covering topics about rubber, fibres, and plastics. It reaches more than 10,000 readers, professionals and interested persons worldwide. Since 1948 the journal continuously offers scientific, particularly technical and application orientated papers dealing with new materials, processing technologies, measuring and test methodology, machinery, equipment and quality assurance; short contributions provide news about companies, business, personnel changes and events.

Chemical Search International specialises in global executive search, talent acquisition and professional career development services for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals.

ChemExecSM | Executive Club is an exclusive online Club offering faster, simpler networking for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals on a worldwide basis. Please join us.

Rubber Chem Review – India’s one of the leading Bi-Monthly Publications for the Rubber and Allied Industries.
With a glorious legacy of over 45 years, Rubber Chem Review is the pioneer rubber magazine with large readership across the country and covers varied topics of interest including Technical Articles from the Research and Development of the Industry. The Magazine delivers latest trends of the Indian Rubber Manufacturers and gives the wider coverage of news of both Tyre & Non-Tyre Products.
We provide the latest information source on a wide variety of products and services for the Rubber Industry, including Machinery, Chemicals, Natural Rubber, Synthetic Rubber, Reclaim Rubber, Carbon Black, besides Rubber Research, Rubber Technology, Rubber Expos & Conferences etc. It also provides information on production technology to produce high-quality and high performance products demanded by today’s rubber industry.
Rubber Chem Review participates in the major Indian/International Rubber Expos in China and Southeast Asian Countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore etc., for over two decades.

PlasticPortal.eu® is a business portal for the professionals in the plastics industry in Czech and Slovak republic. The purpose of the portal is a comprehensive support for managers in carrying out tasks associated with increasing sales, supplies the best solution in the field of raw materials, machines and equipment, company promotion and human resources seeking. PlasticPortal.eu® visits everybody who is looking for information on plastics, packaging, technologies and recycling.

PolymerUpdate is a platform for global players seeking plastics and petrochemical intelligence and is a world renowned provider of real time news and price alerts of products including crude oil, naphtha, aromatics, olefins, polyolefins and petrochemical intermediates. Credible, neutral and regular reporting has attracted several thousand subscribers who include most of the region’s leading resin producers, processors, distributors, traders, consultant firms, investment bankers, credit rating agencies, as well as front runners in the international information services, news and media companies. Polymerupdate has helped companies make business critical decisions through its services which are delivered through on-line and smartphone applications.

Polymer Bazaar

Clocate.com  is a leading international directory for worldwide conferences and exhibitions. Clocate.com is equipped with a unique and comprehensive search that helps you find easily any event in any category or location. Each event includes detailed information, like, description, dates, location, map, prices, link to the official event’s website and more…
If you search for a conference or exhibition in areas such as Industry and manufacturing, Health and medicine, Technology and IT, Business and finance, sciences, education, services (banking, insurance, tourism, Hospitality and more), government, environment, life style and arts, you’ll find it in Clocate.com.

ASDReports – Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Are you mastering your market? Do you know what the market potential is for your product, who the market players are and what the growth forecast is? We offer global, regional or country specific research studies for almost any market imaginable. Our market research reports consist of market analysis with statistical and analytical information, applications, industry analysis, market shares, technology and technology shifts, important players, and the developments in the market.

At ASDReports.com, you will find all the globally available market research and company reports from well-respected market research companies, all leaders in their field. ASDReports is totally independent and serves its customers by providing the most reliable market research available, as we understand how important this is for you.


In the realm of Automotive, where innovation is rapid, automotive technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, banner advertising and event marketing within our platform, www.automotive-technology.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.

Eurasian Chemical Market – International bisiness magazine, which launched in 1996, was one of the first Web sites created about chemical market CIS, is committed to the discussion of issues related to country CIS around the world. Eurasian Chemical Market is one of the leading providers of analytical researches, market data, consulting services devoted to the CIS markets in fine organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, polymers, agricultural chemicals, paints and coatings, mechanical rubber goods and specialty chemicals.

Eurasian Chemical Market is a monthly publication issued in the Russian and English languages available in web versions. This makes it easily accessible for a wide readership all over the world. The magazine provides your business with an ideal target audience from the CIS, Europe and Asia, researching the huge purchasing power in these vast emerging markets. Each publication contains market reviews of separate chemical products and branches of the global chemical industry, supply-and-demand situation as well as the dynamics of changes in production, export, and import volumes. Regional spread – Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Europe, Asia and Americas.

Polymer Chemistry is the home for the most innovative and exciting polymer chemistry, with an emphasis the synthesis of polymers and their resulting applications. Polymer Chemistry is the home for the most innovative and exciting polymer chemistry, with an emphasis the synthesis of polymers and their resulting applications. The scope of Polymer Chemistry includes the following: • Novel synthetic and polymerization methods• Polymerization mechanisms and kinetics• Advanced characterization of polymers• Macromolecular structure and function• Synthesis and application of novel polymers for bio-/nanomedicine• Reactions and chemistry of polymers• Supramolecular polymers• Higher-order polymer structures.

POLYMER BAZAAR – is a leading information services provider for the Plastics & Polymers Industry. We offer all news alerts by E-mail Alerts, Whatsapp, SMS Alerts, Mobile application along with web site access at most reasonable annual subscription. We are committed to deliver up-to-date information of the highest possible quality enriched with accuracy and value to our readers. The contents are actively managed on a daily basis by our editorial staff from many international & local sources.
We offer premium business and research content in a unique combination with powerful databases and search tools for finding industry-related information. Plastics manufacturers, Polymer traders, importers & known leaders from & within the industry rely on the information services provided by your own “POLYMER BAZAAR” for your daily Purchase / Sale.

With accumulated database of over 600,000 plastics members, the China Plastic & Rubber Journal (CPRJ) is a leading B2B media pioneer which has been delivering comprehensive market news and providing unique insights into the plastics and rubber industry for 36 years.
Appointed as the Official Media of CHINAPLAS, Asia’s No.1 Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair, CPRJ provides a full range of communication channels — print magazines, website, mobile site, weekly eNews, eBlast services and international conferences that help create valuable business opportunities for advertisers.

MacPlas (technical magazine for the plastics and rubber industry) is published bimonthly with the support of AMAPLAST (Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association), by the commercial company PROMAPLAST srl.
MacPlas (Italian edition) has been published for 41 years and nowadays is the leading magazine in the plastics & rubber industry according to its circulation (7,000 copies) and distribution in Italy.
PROMAPLAST srl publishes also The International edition of MACPLAS that is scheduled in local languages concurrently with specialized fairs taking place in several areas all over the world on the occasion of collective Italian participations.
Moreover, the newsletter MacPlas E-News published in Italian and in English, containing a selection of highlights published in MacPlas website, is available. The Italian version is mailed twice a week to 12,000 addresses, whereas the weekly English version targets 18,000 subscribers (mostly plastics and rubber processors, but also machinery manufacturers, raw material producers, research institutes, agents etc.). In each issue of MacPlas E-News advertisers may place banners to promote their activity, products and services directly in the e-mail box of readers.

Packaging Herald is a state-of-the-art B2B bimonthly magazine about packaging news and trends, which provides practical tips and in­novation insights for daily business. It creates communication and an infor­mation exchange platform for all participating parties that deal with packaging and related services: the packaging producers, packaging technology pro­viders, designers and retailers.

Asia Rubber Expo 2018 will pool in participants, visitors and other key decision makers from a diverse cross section of the rubber industry with a view to provide more innovative solutions, identify new business opportunities and create an environment congenial for growth. Asia Rubber Expo 2018 will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. To Make India a manufacturing hub in the area of Rubber Textiles under the “Make in India” initiative of Government of India. Project the latest technological developments in Rubber Industry. Project the status, facilities and services on R&D, quality control, govt. regulations and controls, rules and procedures. Supply of plant, machinery and equipment in Rubber Industry. Showcase the latest products, machinery, equipments & developments in the industry for generating business and test marketing.

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