Smithers Rapra prepares for a busy fall conference season - Come meet our testing experts

The testing experts at Smithers Rapra get ready to embark on an eventful fall tradeshow season. Over the course of 7 weeks, Smithers will participate at some of the rubber and tire industry’s most well-known technical conferences and exhibitions.

Smithers will begin the fall show season at the International Tire & Exhibition Conference (ITEC). The three-day conference and exhibition will take place on September 13-15, 2016 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, OH. The biennial event is dedicated to tire makers and suppliers to the industry and features technical conference sessions and supplier expo. Smithers Rapra will participate in this year’s event in a big way, sending 4 presenters:

  • President, Nat Leonard will give a talk on how trends are affecting the tire industry.
  • VP, Technical Consulting, Bruce Lambillotte will present “Zinc Oxide Usage in Rubber Compounds” on Wednesday September 14th from 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm. 
  • Test R&D Project Engineer, Madhura Rajapakshe will present “Using Rating Systems to Assist Consumers Select Fuel Efficient Tires and Protect Environment” on Wednesday September 14th from 2:30 pm  -  3:00 pm.
  • VP of North America, James Popio will participate as a panelist in Testing Q&A session.                                                   

Smithers will also be an exhibitor at the expo. Visitors should come to booth # 318 to meet the Smithers Rapra team of experts. Learn more at

IANA Intermodal ExpoFollowing ITEC, Smithers will join the IANA Intermodal Expo for the first time in Houston, TX on September 18-20. The Intermodal Expo brings together logistics and supply chain professionals from various segments of the freight transportation industry and addresses key topics and concerns facing the intermodal supply chain.  Visitors can meet the Smithers Rapra team during the exhibition at booth # 438. To learn more, visit

International Elastomer ConferenceThe International Elastomer Conference will take place October 10 -13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. The Rubber Division, American Chemical Society puts together this 4-day technical conference and expo to bring together educators, industry professionals and customers, materials, equipment and service providers to network and exchange ideas about scientific technologies and regulatory considerations. Smithers Rapra will be among the exhibitors at the expo. Visitors can meet our expert team at booth# 527. Learn more at

Automotive Testing Expo 2016Finally, Smithers will close out the season at the Automotive Testing Expo USA. The annual event will be held on October 25th – 27th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michgan hosting over 300 exhibitors showcasing testing, evaluation and quality engineering technologies. Smithers Rapra will be among the exhibitors, showcasing its various product testing capabilities. Attendees should visit booth # 8046. Go to to learn more.