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Smithers Rapra's Carbon Black World Brings Hundreds of Carbon Black Leaders to San Diego Next Week

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PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The only North American event in 2012 focused on the carbon black industry will kick off next week at the Omni San Diego in San Diego, CA. Attendance for Smithers Rapra's Carbon Black World 2012 is up more than 50% from previous editions and will connect organizations from all over the carbon black supply chain including Birla Carbon, Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone Americas, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Alstom Power Inc., the Rubber Manufacturing Association and many others. This group of senior executives will cover the most topical issues including tread wear, traction and rolling resistance; tire labeling; material innovations in the automotive industry; nanoparticles and advanced heat recovery.

“The response to Carbon Black World 2012 from the industry has been tremendous with more than 100 unique companies from 17 countries are currently registered to attend,” said Smithers Rapra Conference Director Andrew T. Smaha. “Attending and supporting this year's event are companies who manufacture integral process components and blowers and exhausters specially dedicated to the carbon black industry; equipment suppliers; oil product trading companies; specialists in the development and manufacture of zirconium oxide ceramics; producers of carbon black and many others throughout the supply chain. There is no better opportunity to build relationships and receive comprehensive coverage of the issues and challenges facing the carbon industry today than at next week's Carbon Black 2012.”

Organizations presenting, sponsoring or exhibiting at Carbon Black World 2012 include Aditya Birla Management Corporation; Alstom Power Inc. Heat Transfer Solutions; ANH Refractories Company; Cabot Corporation; ChemRisk; LLC; Continental Industrie S.A.S.; Cooper Tire & Rubber; CTC International; D24; Diversa Inc.; Doright Co Ltd; DSF Refractories & Minerals Ltd; Ekstrom & Son; Enjet Inc; Firestone Polymers; Co.; a subsidiary of Bridgestone; FlackTek; Inc.; FLSmidth; Ford Motor Company; Glencore Ltd; Gulftronic / General Atomics; Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems; Lehigh Technologies; Makrochem; Northcoast Research; Notch Consulting; NSF I/ UCRC Center for Tire Research; PCME ltd; UK; Phillips Carbon Black Limited; Pirelli Tyre SpA; Pulva Corporation; Quest International; RHI AG; Rubber Manufacturing Association; Saint-Gobain High Performance Refractories; Sefar BDH Inc.; Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co.; Smithers Rapra; Inc.; Solex Thermal Science Inc.; Tauber Oil and Zircoa Inc.

Press passes are available for select media to attend this year's event. Please contact Danielle Marks, Marketing Manager, at +1 207 781 9637 to register.

For more information about Carbon Black World 2012 or to view the 2012 agenda, visit http://www.carbonblackworld.com.

About Smithers Rapra
Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithersrapra.com.

Smithers
Danielle Marks, 1-207-781-9637


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