Industry Leaders Gather at Smithers Rapra's High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas 2013


Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce the dates for the High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas 2013 conference, the only North American event exclusively dedicated to the high performance polymer role in the oil and gas industry. The 3-day conference will take place April 10-12, 2013 at the Westin Houston, Memorial City in Houston, Texas.

High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas will have concurrently run workshops available at an additional fee on the morning of April 10th before running a full two day technical conference. This event will bring together engineers, processors, end-users, designers, R&D, and senior management for a technical discussion of non-metallic sealing systems, low temperature resistance, high pressure-high temperature application experience and many more industry specific topics.

“At High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas, we will explore the emerging applications, manufacturing techniques, processing improvements and testing advances that are moving this growing industry forward,” said Alexandra Reeves, Conference Director for Smithers Rapra, “This year's conference will be shaped by our esteemed advisory board consisting of Bjørn Melve, Dr. Ing., Senior Specialist Material Surface Treatment & Polymers, RDI FD GPU UDWP, Statoil ASA; Marie Schmidt, Industry Platform Manager - Oil & Gas, Solvay Specialty Polymers; Dr. Helmut G. Benning, Rubber processes, Stator Manufacturing, Baker Hughes INTEQ GmbH; Frederic Tronc, R&D Project Manager - Polymer Material Department, Technip; Tim Bremner, Vice President of Materials Technology, Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Inc.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available; please contact Brian Santos at +1 207 781 9618 or email if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of partnering on this annual, international High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas event.

Complete information and registration information for High Performance Polymers for Oil and Gas 2013 can be found at

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