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Dates Announced for Smithers Rapra Carbon Black World 2016

AKRON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce that its global carbon black conference, Carbon Black World (, will convene May 25 – 27, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth in Texas. Carbon Black World is the only North American event dedicated exclusively to carbon black, attracting an international delegation of producers, end-users and equipment solution providers from across the tire, rubber, plastics, compounds and ink industries.

The two-day technical conference attracts brands like Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Phillips Carbon Black, Continental and other major brands to network and share strategic insights.

“Carbon Black World is the pre-eminent opportunity to interact with experts from across the industry,” said Bill Jones, President of Sid Richardson and Carbon Black World Advisory Board Co-Chair. “The conference will include diverse, balanced perspectives from the entire value chain, delivered with the goal of advancing economics, environmental controls and technological knowledge for carbon black stakeholders.”

The soon-to-be-announced agenda has been curated by an expert Advisory Board that includes Birla Carbon, Sid Richardson, Cabot Corporation, and Doright Corporation among others. Programming will examine the global carbon black industry, including raw material supply, competition, regulation, micro- and macro-economic issues, and thorough discussion around new technology. Also included are numerous networking opportunities, as well as access to the adjacent Smithers Rapra Traction Summit 2016.

New in 2016, Smithers Rapra’s Carbon Black World event will run concurrently with the Traction Summit 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth. The co-location with Traction Summit, Smithers Rapra’s leading tire and rubber conference, was a strategic move to allow event attendees to experience the best of carbon black, tire, rubber, feedstock, production technology and industrywide dynamics all under one roof. Attendees registered for either conference will have the opportunity to participate in presentations at both for no additional cost.

Organizations presenting at Carbon Black World 2016 include Notch Consulting, Goodyear, Pirelli, and Smithers Rapra, among others.

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