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Smithers Rapra at TPE World Summit: To Focus on Bio-renewable TPE Feedstock Technologies

Published on 2014-11-18. Author : SpecialChem

Smithers Rapra announces the cutting-edge program for the 2014 editions of the Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit, which will be hosting over 250 industry leaders from 3-4 December in the dynamic and historically vibrant city of Vienna.

Bringing together the world's most influential and respected members of the industry, the overview of the summit can be seen below:

Day 1, Session I: 360 Market Analysis for the TPE Industry

In this session, delegates will hear the latest industry developments with overviews in TPE and related markets, notes on emerging regulatory issues, and investment perspectives on major end use industries.

Day 1, Session II: TPE Performance Innovations: Theoretical and Applied R&D of TPE Materials

The world's foremost researchers and corporate engineers present critical R&D that can have longstanding impact on the TPE industry. One could learn how new research is changing, how to understand material properties, and what emerging theories must be taken into account when determining industrial applications and establishing effective corporate operations.

Day 2, Session III: Innovative Bio-renewable TPE Feedstock Technologies

Interest in renewable elastomers, including TPEs, has been growing, as customers request greater sustainability and producers look for strategic alternatives to fossil feedstocks and their supply/price volatility. This session explores the dynamics and opportunities in both natural fibers and bio-polymers

Day 2, Session IV: Supply Chain Dynamics: Understanding the End-User Drivers

This is their core offering. Each year, a deeper dive is taken into the economics, prospects, new developments, research and other updates on major end uses of thermoplastic elastomers.

About Smithers Rapra

Smithers Rapra is one amongst the global leaders in rubber, plastics, polymers and composites testing, consulting services, and conferences, training, publications and market reports, focused mainly on the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. Smithers Rapra encompasses what was previously Smithers Rapra Technologies, established in the United Kingdom in 1919 and Smithers Scientific Services, established in the United States in 1925.

Source: Smithers Rapra

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