Cabot, Birla Carbon, Cooper Tire and More Headline Carbon Black World 2014

Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce the agenda for the 13th edition of Carbon Black World.

Taking place 20-22 October in Barcelona, Spain, this conference and exhibition will feature presentations from Birla Carbon, Cabot Corporation, China Carbon Black Institute (CCBI), Cooper Tire & Rubber; Doright Co., Ltd., Notch Consulting, Omsk Carbon Group, Phillips Carbon Black Limited, Pirelli Tyre, Tire Industry Research and more.

Chaired by Dr. James A. Popio, Vice President and General Manager, Smithers Rapra, Inc. and Ricky Magee, Director, RCB Technical Services and Quality Systems, Birla Carbon, Carbon Black World will bring together feedstock producers, carbon black manufacturers, equipment solution providers and tire and pigment end-users to hear market-driven and technical perspectives from Russia, China, Ukraine, Europe, US, India and the Middle East.

The Carbon Black World 2014 programme will also explore the macro and micro stressors the automotive industry and regulatory agencies have thrust upon Carbon Black stakeholders, including insights from Martin J. O’Neill, Senior Vice President of Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs, Cabot Corporation into emerging trends in environmental emissions regulations and Mr. Rajiv Budhraja, Director General, Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA), India on global future demands in technical standardization in tyres. Other organisations presenting include AdvanPro Limited; ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery; carbon clean tech AG; Continental Carbon India; CTC International; Imerys Graphite & Carbon Ltd.; Imported Tyre Manufacturers’ Assoc.; PCME ltd.; Pro2Act Management SAS; Reklaim Inc.; RÜTGERS; Smithers Rapra; The Petroleum Institute; and the UK Tyre Recovery Assoc.

“We are excited to see the global response from carbon black stakeholders that this year’s programme has generated – including large delegations from India and North America already registered. Additionally Doright Co. Ltd., a premier Carbon Black World partner, has helped secure a large group of delegates from mainland China – and all conference talks will be simultaneously translated into Mandarin.” says Conference Director Andrew T. Smaha.

“We anticipate this year’s audience to exceed 250 users, specifiers, equipment suppliers and producers of carbon black – our return to Europe after four years will allow our to meet with a large network of customers and colleagues. In addition to a strong line-up of expert speakers, we’ve prepared a full social programme offering the flavor of Barcelona – including local food and drink, flamenco dancing and tours of the city.”

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available; however the exhibit hall has sold out. For more information about Carbon Black World 2014, visit