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5th World Elastomer Summit

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

For its 5th edition, the World Elastomer Summit will return to Dusseldorf, Germany on the 7th & 8th March 2018.

With the volatility of butadiene prices still very much influencing the industry, amongst other factors, the elastomer market is yet to adjust to a more stable supply & demand balance.

On top of this, the elastomer production is still in high demand. It is a fact for the usual main driver – the tyre industry, or new and emerging other applications for end-products. The industry, as the chemicals and plastic ones in general, is also undertaking, important and much needed, changes and improvement in terms of sustainability & recycling.

Over the two days, key industry experts will discuss these challenges & opportunities, as well as industry drivers & future trends, over insightful case studies and interactive panel discussions.

Join us in Dusseldorf to benefit from their experiences. You will exchange it with your peers and network with actors from the entire industry.


Exclusive Site Visit:

We are pleased to say we have secured a unique opportunity to visit both Black Bear Carbon & Arlanxeo sites in The Netherlands.

There are no extra charge for spaces on site visits. They are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please notify your interest upon registration. See below for further details.


7th March 2018
8th March 2018
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Rafael Krupa – Marketing/Sales
+48 616 467 040
Aleksandre Chrikishvili – Sponsorship
+48 (0) 61 646 9780
Lauriane Pardoux – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0632
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


Steigenberger Parkhotel Dusseldorf
Konigsallee 1a
Dusseldorf, 40212 Germany
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+49 211 1381-0

Tuesday 6th March 2018

On the afternoon of Tuesday 6th March, before the conference, a limited number of attendees will have the opportunity to visit both the Black Bear Carbon‘s pyrolysis plant (Nederweert, NL) and Arlanxeo‘s EPDM plant (Geleen, NL).


Sites Visit Schedule

  • 11:30 Site visit registration at conference hotel/venue
  • 12:00 Bus departs conference hotel/venue
  • 13:10 Arrival at Black Bear Carbon tyre pyrolysis plant in Nedeweert, NL
  • 13:20 Welcoming Address by Black Bear Carbon representative(s) & introduction of the plant
  • 13:40 Black Bear Carbon tyre pyrolysis plant tour
  • 14:40 Refreshments & final Q&A
  • 15:00 Bus departs Black Bear Carbon plant
  • 15:40 Arrival at Arlanxeo EPDM plant in Geleen, NL
  • 15:50 Welcoming Address by Arlanxeo representative(s) & introduction of the plant
  • 16:10 Arlanxeo EPDM plant tour
  • 17:40 Refreshments & final Q&A
  • 18:00 Bus departs Arlanxeo plant
  • 19:00 Arrival at the conference hotel/venue in Dusseldorf, Germany


Please confirm your interest in joining this exclusive double site visit when booking for the conference.

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please note that, due to compliance reasons, attendance is subject to approval from Black Bear Carbon & Arlanxeo.

  • Focus on Elastomers Feedstocks
  • Butadiene’s Volatility
  • The Elastomer Market – Global & European Scale
  • Circular Economy & Sustainability in the Elastomer Industry
  • Recycling & Upcycling Elastomers
  • Low PAH Products: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Elastomers vs. Other Polymers
  • Renewable Elastomers
  • Exploring Applications & Performance
  • The Tyre Industry
  • The Impact of Electrical/Hybrid Vehicles on the Elastomers Industry
  • (Other) End-Products
  • Stephen Pask, Staff Scientist, Elastomers – Global Technology 5P & Elastomers, Polymers SBU, Sabic (conference chairman)
  • Dr. Hidde Smit, ConsultantRubber Forecasts
  • Stephen Bowers, Feedstock And Petrochemical Technologies, Evonik
  • Maria Gyftopoulou, Senior EconomistLMC International
  • Artur Rakhmatullin, Sales ManagerSIBUR
  • Martin von Wolfersdorff, AdvisorWolfersdorff Consulting
  • Sascha Wüstenhöfer, System Manager, ISCC
  • Gerard van Doremaele, Head of R&D BL Keltan Elastomers, Arlanxeo
  • Dr. Floran Prades, Group Leader Analytical Characterisation Linz, Innotech Operational Support (IOS)Borealis
  • Chris Twigg, DirectorBlack Bear Carbon
  • Dr. Ingrid van der Meer, Manager Business Unit Bioscience Coordinator DRIVE4EU, Wageningen University & Research
  • Ger Vroomen, Senior Market Manager – Automotive, Teknor Apex
  • Ed Juline, Managing Director, Polymer Solutions Group
  • Saeid Kheirandish, Rheology/Processing Expert in Busienss Unit Tire & Specialty Rubbers, Arlanxeo
  • Jiří Brejcha, Material DevelopmentMITAS
  • Thomas Hanel, Head of Material InnovationPirelli
  • Lukas Rupsch, Sales DirectorRORA MOTION
  • Dr Sebastian Richter, Laboratory Manager – Thermoplastic Polyurethanes, BASF
  • Chris Hardiman, Global Director of TechnologyDynasol


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the 2018 edition with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email: lpardoux@acieu.net  

For this 5th 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
  • Chris Twigg, Product – R&D, Black Bear Carbon
  • Floran PRADES, Low Pressure Polyolefins – Structure Property Processing Relationship, Project Driven Organisation – Innovation and Technology, Borealis
  • Jiří Brejcha, Material development, MITAS
  • Stephen Pask, Staff Scientist, Elastomers – Global Technology 5P & Elastomers, Polymers SBU, SABIC
  • Ger Vroomen, Senior Market Manager Automotive, Teknor Apex


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



SIBUR is Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company. We are building a strong, internationally competitive and resilient business with unique advantages and opportunities for profitable growth.

Our petrochemicals segment produces and sells a wide range of products including basic polymers, synthetic rubbers, plastics and organic synthesis products, as well as intermediates and other chemicals.

SIBUR’s petrochemicals production capacity exceeds one million tons of basic polymers, 572 thousand tons of synthetic rubbers and 1.1 million tons of plastics and organic synthesis products per annum.

SIBUR is ranked among the Top 10 world synthetic rubbers producers in terms of capacity with production sites in Voronezh, Togliatti and Krasnoyarsk. Our sales offices & customer support facilities are placed in Moscow (Russia), Vienna (Austria), Shanghai (China) and other cities.

Our joint ventures partners in synthetic rubbers business are Reliance (a jv facility under construction in Jamnagar, India) and Sinopec (a jv on the basis of Krasnoyarsk plant).






For Evonik Performance Materials, intelligently shaping our ChemicalBusiness is our future.

 We, the Performance Intermediates (PI) Business Line, create the future of C4Chemistry together with our customers: We make Chemistry4People!

We are a major producer of C4-based materials for the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets. You come across our products in daily live frequently when they have been further processed by our customers to automotive tires, examination gloves, sports bottles, green houses, gasoline fuel, PVC flooring or wallpapers, garden hoses or deodorant sprays.

With more than 50 years of experience, we have acquired profound expertise in the global market.

According to the principle “one face to the customer”, we maintain direct contact with our customers and offer more than just our products: (i) supply chain competence, (ii) technology leadership and (iii) market & customer focus. We are a multicultural and diverse team that understands the requirements of our customers worldwide.

By the way, did you know?

  1. Our process optimization is based on >120 patents to improve resource efficiency.
  2. The material handled daily in & out by us equals to a 7 Km train of rail tank cars.




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:

Alex Chrikishvili

Tel: +48 (0) 61 646 7027

Email: alex@acieu.net

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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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