Conference Program to Deliver Innovation in Processes, Materials and Technology
With nearly a third of the conference presentations determined, the agenda already features diverse programs united by their focus on the new approaches being used in many areas of the tire industry. Keynote Speakers Rich Kramer, Chairman, CEO and President of Goodyear, leads this with his presentation, "Miles Ahead - Tire & the New Mobility Ecosystem. He is joined by industry experts including:
Christine Domer, General Manager, Akron Laboratories & Tire Services, Presentation title to come
Tim Fisher, Owner, FACTS, Inc., Conversion of Screw Actuator Calenders to Servo Hydraulic Operation
Lawrence Gooch, Principal/Owner, Gooch Engineering Associates, The Calender Line in the Tire Plant
Don Heelis, Sales Manager, Cimcorp Automation,  Latest Trends in Automation - How to Improve Productivity in Tire
Jens Kiesewetter, Director Applied Technology Tire & Rubber Evonik Resource Efficiency,  Advancements in the Production of Green and All-season Tires for SUVs
Benjamin Klie, Ph.D., head of Processing Department, German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK), Laser-Induced-Breakdown-Spectroscopy as a Tool to Evaluate Distributive Mixing Efficiency of the Mixing Additive Zinc Oxide in Silanized Natural Rubber Compounds
Bruce Lambillotte, Vice President, Technical Consulting Smithers Rapra,  Trends and Techniques for Light Weighting in Truck Tires
Rabindra Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D., Director & CE, HASETRI,  Green Economy – Challenges & Opportunities for the Automobile and Rubber Industry
Joel Neilsen, Technical Applications Specialist  Lanxess-Rhein Chemie,  Two Compounding Additives to Improve Tire Reversion Resistance
Erick Sharp, CEO ACE, Products & Consulting, Evaluation of Functionalized Aluminosilicate Microspheres in Elastomer Compounds
Leighton Spadone, President, DAAS Inc., Predicting OTR Tire Deflection
Jeff Valentage, Global Tire Market Development Manager, Butyl; Specialty Elastomers & Butyl, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Presentation title to come
Hermann-Josef Weidenhaupt, Ph.D., Scientist Applied Technology, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Vulkanol TOF to Improve Wet and Ice Traction in Tires
Yanxi Zhang, Ph.D., Technical Sales Support  Netzsch Instruments North America  Prediction of Tire Performance by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
Please check back to see how the conference program grows.