Industry Calendar and Information

March 2019

March 18 - 19

International Rubber Study Group, World Rubber Summit 2019

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March 25

ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, workshop

Opelika, AL
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March 26 - 28

ASTM International, Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies Meeting

Auburn, AL
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March 27 - 28

Active Communications International, 6th World Elastomer Summit

Lyon, France
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April 2019

April 1

Los Angeles Rubber Group, golf outing

Mira Loma, CA
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April 2

Los Angeles Rubber Group, TIPS meeting on lightweighting silicone rubber materials

Buena Park, CA
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April 3 - 5

Dekra Organizational Safety & Reliability Safety in Action Conference

Nashville, TN
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April 8 - 11

Association for Advancing Automation: Automate 2019

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
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April 8 - 11

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries,ISRI2019 Annual Convention and Exposition

Los Angeles, CA
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April 8 - 11

Motion Control & Motor Association Automate 2019

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
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April 9

Ohio Rubber Group, technical meeting

Twinsburg, OH
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April 11

Mexico Rubber Group: course on "How to Improve Rubber Compounds, Part 1"

Rubber Chamber Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico
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April 11

Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group technical meeting

Ceruti's, Fort Wayne, IN
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April 16

Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group, Technical Meeting

Louisville, KY
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April 30 - May 2

Rubber Division, Americal Chemical Society, 195th Technical Meeting

Holiday Inn, Independence (Cleveland), OH
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April 30

Fundamentals of Rubber Technology

Ravenna, OH
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May 2019

May 1

Silicone Rubber Technology

Ravenna, OH
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May 2

Rubber Mixing for Consistency

Ravenna, OH
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May 2

How to Set-up a Rubber Molding Process

Ravenna, OH
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May 7 - 9

TechnoBiz, Europe Rubber Industry Forum 2019: All About Rubber Compounding

Vienna, Austria
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May 8 - 10

Course on Rubber Extrusion Technology

UWM School of Continuing Education; Milwaukee, WI
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May 8 - 10

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course

Milwaukee, WI
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May 13

Introduction to Rubber Technology

Ravenna, OH
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May 13

Chicago Rubber Group, spring technical meeting

Hawk's View Golf Club, Lake Geneva, WI
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May 13 - 16

International Association of Advanced Materials, 4th Baltic Conference Series on Plastics and Rubber Technology

Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland
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May 14

Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group, Golf Outing

Seneca Golf Course, Louisville, KY
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May 14

Rubber and Plastics Failure Analysis

Ravenna, OH
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May 15 - 16

Rapid Medtech Communications Ltd., Med-Tech Innovation Expo

National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, UK
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May 15

Chemistry and Technology of Polymeric Materials Used in Medical Devices

Ravenna, OH
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May 16

Polyurethanes in Medical Devices

Ravenna, OH
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May 16 - 17

TechnoBiz, Steel Cord Reinforcement in Tires Training Course

Chennai, India
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May 16

Mid Atlantic Rubber & Plastics Group spring technical meeting

AGC, Exton, PA
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May 16

Blue Ridge Rubber Group, spring technical meeting

Old Beau, Roaring Gap, NC
May 17

Introduction to Rubber and Plastic Medical Device Regulation and ISO 13485

Ravenna, OH
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May 20

Introduction to Polymer Science

Ravenna, OH
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May 20 - 23

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Rapid + TCT 2019 additive manufacturing and 3D printing event

Cobo Center, Detroit, MI
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May 21 - 22

Smithers Rapra Recovered Carbon Black conference

Berlin, Germany
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May 21

Plastics Materials Selection and Specification

Ravenna, OH
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May 21 - 24

Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., Chinaplas 2019

China Import and Export Complex, Pashou, Guangzhou, China
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May 27 - 30

Asia Rubber Industry Training Week 2019

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May 27 - 30

TechnoBiz, Asia Rubber Industry Training Week 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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May 30

Michigan Rubber Group, golf outing

Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
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June 2019

June 11 - 12

Rubber Compounding for Durability

Ravenna, OH
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June 13

Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group technical meeting

Ceruti's, Fort Wayne, IN
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June 19

Rubber Basics

Ravenna, OH
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June 19 - 20

JEC Group: JEC Forum Chicago Conferences & Business Meetings

Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, Chicago
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July 2019

July 11

Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group, Technical Meeting

Louisville, KY
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July 14 - 20

University of Granada, SPain, ICCE 27, 27th Annual International Conference on Composites and Nano Engineering

Granada, Spain
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July 16 - 17

TechnoBiz, Tire Design & Manufacturing 2019

Bangkok, Thailand
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July 24 - 26

Latin Expo Group, Latin America & Caribbean Tire Expo and Latin Auto Parts Expo

Amador Convention Center, Panama
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August 2019

August 6 - 7

Applied Rubber Technology

Ravenna, OH
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September 2019

September 3 - 5

Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3), International Rubber Conference 2019

London, UK
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September 18 - 21

Messe Dusseldorf North America, T-Plas International Trade Fair for the Plastics and Rubber Industries

Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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October 2019

October 2 - 4

Rubber Compounding and Mixing for Performance

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
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October 8 - 10

Rubber Division, Americal Chemical Society, International Elastomer Conference featuring the 196th technical meeting, Educational Symposium, and Rubber Expo

Huntington Convention Center, Cleveland OH
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October 16 - 23

Messe Dusseldorf North America, K 2019 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber

Dusseldorf, Germany
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October 18

Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group, Technical Meeting

Louisville, KY
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Industry Links

2KM North America Inc

2KM North America Incorporated was established in 2000. Manufacturer of Metering and Mixing systems for the processing of multicomponent liquid polymers. Sales and Service of all 2KM Products within North America.


AirBoss is one of North America's leading custom rubber mixers with the capacity to supply over 250 million pounds annually. We continually invest in our manufacturing. Our main facility in Kitchener, Ontario, is supplemented by a state-of-the-art mixing facility in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. AirBoss specializes in rubber compounding including EPDM Rubber, Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, Compression Molding Rubber, CPE Rubber, CBM Rubber, Synthetic Rubber, Buna-N Rubber, Nitrile Rubber, Rubber Calender and Elastomeric Rubber Compounds.

Akrochem Corporation

Akrochem offers one of the broadest lines of materials in the rubber industry. We're immediately recognized for superior colors, but our technical support and our attention to detail make us a reliable and popular source for all compounding needs.

Akron Dispersions

providing high quality water-based dispersions and custom processed chemicals


Capabilities of Akron Rubber Development Lab's 6 testing facilities


Akzo Nobel has a long and proud tradition in the Chemicals industry and is one of the world’s leading chemicals producers.

Asia Rubber Expo & RubberTech India 2020

Asia Rubber Expo & RubberTech India 2020 is an International standard Exhibition Which will take place under the confluence of innovation & experience of the entire rubber industry of Asia. ARE & RTI 2020 is Jointly organised by Aakar Exhibition Pvt. Ltd. and China United Rubber Corporation, forming a joint venture named as CURC Aakar Exhibitions LLP.

Bluestar Silicones

Bluestar Silicones offers a comprehensive range of silicones products in the sectors of release coatings, engineering elastomers, healthcare products, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins.


The world's largest producer of releasants and lubricants to the rubber, tire, polyurethane, composites, rotation and die casting industries.


Eagle Elastomer is focused on manufacturing high quality extruded and calendered fluoroelastomer products. Our product line was expanded to include custom-mixed fluoroelastomer compounds in the mid- 80’s with press-cured fluoroelastomer sheet added in 1990. As an alternative to single press-cured sheets, continuous cured sheet rolls were introduced in 2003.


Endurica LLC was founded in 2008 to provide services, technology, and training that accelerate reliable design for elastomer materials and components. We use the Endurica fatigue life prediction code – a patented system for analyzing the effects of multiaxial, variable amplitude duty cycles on elastomers. Endurica is the world’s first code for elastomer fatigue life simulation. We strive to make CAE-based fatigue life prediction for rubber as widely practiced and as well-understood as fatigue life prediction for other materials by empowering materials, component, and system developers with reliable methods and tools for assessing fatigue life. Our solutions help our clients understand and manage the effects on fatigue life of nonlinear material behavior, component geometry, and complex duty cycles. Endurica has served leading companies in the automotive, defense, medical device, offshore, and consumer products.

Finite Fiber

Located in Akron, Ohio, Finite Fiber is a leading source of natural and synthetic cut fibers, pulps and flocks for the rubber and plastics industries.


Firestone Polymers is a global supplier of polymeric materials to the rubber, plastics, adhesive and asphalt markets.


Franklynn Industries - ITW Fluids N.A. provides mold release agents for rubber, composite, urethane and plastic molding applications in a variety of industries. Our mold release agents are known world-wide for application ease, minimal build-up, higher productivity, and lower reject rates.

French Oil Mill Machinery

French custom designs, manufactures and supports hydraulic presses and polymer dewatering and drying equipment for our production-oriented customers in the field of shaping rubber, thermoplastic, composite and other materials as well as our process-oriented customers in the field of liquid-solid separation. We partner with our stakeholders to provide products with superior value and superior service that improve our customers’ productivity and reduce their overall production costs.


Goldsmith & Eggleton Incorporated, an employee- owned company, is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of rubber raw materials. Since our founding in 1968 our mission is to provide customers with consistent quality polymers that adhere to specification and provide economic value. G&E's Reliable Polymer Alternatives are used by original equipment manufacturers in a variety of diverse applications. G&E's quality system is registered to ISO 9001: 2000. We supply customers throughout the world from our Processing facility in Wadsworth Ohio. G&E provides the experience of seasoned industry professionals and the commitment of employee owners to continuous improvement.


Used/Rebuilt Rubber Machinery


Grieve Corporation provides quality at each and every step of the design and manufacturing process. With CAD/CAM/CAE design equipment and ever-improving manufacturing procedures, we make the very best ovens and furnaces possible.


Extrusion tooling for the rubber and plastics industries.


Guyson Corporation is a privately held company based in Saratoga Springs, New York. We engineer, design, and build blasting and parts-washing machines for manufacturing plants across North America and worldwide in our 80,000-square-foot design and manufacturing facility. Guyson serves tire and rubber product manufacturers as a builder of manual, automated and robotic mold cleaning systems, including programmable media-blast machines and airless wheel-blast equipment for non-destructive cleaning of precision tooling. The company offers a free test cleaning service.


HallStar Company is a leading supplier of performance additives to the Polymer and Personal Care industries, worldwide. The Company's products are used extensively in rubber, plastics, adhesives and coatings, selected personal care, and specialized industrial applications.


We, at Harwick Standard Distribution Corporation, use our thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes, supply availability and current market trends to help our valued customers maximize market opportunities. We understand that loyalty and dedication to our customers' needs are as important as the top quality raw materials we provide.


HEXPOL Compounding is one of the world’s leading companies in the development and production of advanced, high-quality rubber compounds and is a truly global operating company in this industry. Since recently it is also operating in the market of highly developed TPE compounds due to the acquisition of ELASTO in April 2010.


Magnetic mold clamping systems from Hilma are designed specifically for the high temperatures of rubber injection molding machines. The new long pole technology uses double magnets to provide up to 20% more clamping force. The magnetic systems offer quick change of different size molds in three to five minutes, and withstands high temperatures up to 210° (410°F) and is specifically made for rubber injection mold applications.


Founded in 1957, Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Over 1,000 different types of race tires are produced, with all tires manufactured in the United States. Hoosier has expanded their Plymouth, IN manufacturing plant and established Hoosier Custom Manufacturing, offering calendering, gum calendering, rubber mixing, specialty tires, components and engineering/testing services to the market.

Hoosier Custom Manufacturing

Hoosier Custom Manufacturing ( is a division of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Hoosier Custom Manufacturing offers calendering, gum calendering, rubber mixing, specialty tires, components and engineering/testing services. Hoosier expanded their Plymouth, IN manufacturing plant to include Hoosier Custom Manufacturing, enabling Hoosier Racing Tire to outpace current production demands and provide ample capacity for future growth and custom mixing opportunities. Multiple mixing lines are available with each offering its own opportunities for specific mixing applications. A variety of equipment is also available for custom calendering. The company’s four-roll inclined “Z” calender handles calendered fabric widths from 30” to 59”. Non-reinforced gum calendering is provided from an extrusion-fed calender line. Several engineering/testing services are offered including multiple test wheel/dynamometers, tire load deflection machine, tire uniformity grading, state-of-the-art x-ray capabilities, shearography and compound development and compound analysis. Hoosier Tire was founded in 1957 by Robert and Joyce Newton, who began producing race tires by re-treading street tires with softer compounds. The Hoosier Tire business, and reputation for quality race tires, grew from there and today Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Over 1000 different types of race tires are produced, with all tires manufactured in the United States.


Experts in rubber injection systems.

Interbusiness USA, Inc.

Interbusiness Group is a UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certified leader in the manufacture and distribution of INTERCURE® accelerators, vulcanizing agents and curing agents for special elastomers. Family-owned and founded in 1985 to cater to a niche market, we are headquartered in Milan, Italy (Interbusiness S.r.l.), with a technical operations facility in Brindisi, Italy (IB Chem S.r.l.), and a network of globally positioned independent distributors. Our sister company in New York (INTERBUSINESS U.S.A., INC.) distributes throughout North America. Interbusiness is dedicated to excellence in products and services, manufacturing efficiencies, quality systems, increasing value to our customers, and environmental protection.

Jing Day

Jing Day Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd. is a supplier of total rubber and silicon molding machine and related solutions for our global clients. We are committed to design, fabrication (manufacturing), marketing and all services related to rubber and silicon molding machine, our most popular models being the auto-production of rubber molding machines. Our most specialty expertise is in vertical injection molding machines and hydraulic molding machines.


Your Partner for rubber injection moulding machines, represented in N.A. by Starlinger N.A. Inc.


Corporate profile, Team McLube Saikote, Mold Release, Industrial Lubricants and More.

Polymer Valley Chemicals

Polymer Valley Chemicals, Inc. was founded in Akron, Ohio in 1986. Dedicated to serving the rubber and plastic compounding and mixing markets with quality mineral fillers and carbon blacks, the company has expanded rapidly to meet the needs of the customer.

Reliable Rubber & Plastic Machinery Company

Reliable designs, manufactures and rebuilds machinery that endures.


By combining REP injection technology and SACOMAT moulding technology today the REP GROUP is in the perfect position to solve the numerous problems involved in rubber moulding: small to very large runs, frequent production, changes, complex parts, new materials, composite parts, automation, etc.

Rex Gauge Company

Rex Gauge has been specializing in quality durometers for over 50 years. We pride ourselves in the fact that Rex durometers are easy and convenient to use as well as durable and extremely accurate. Our personnel are truly professionals in their trade, as is evident in the fine workmanship and quality that go into each gauge - from the first calibration to the final approval before delivery to the customer.

Rubber Division

The Rubber Division, ACS's mission is to expand the elastomeric profession and individual development through educational, technical and interactive activities.

Sid Richardson

The quality of your product depends on the quality of ours—and we’ve been perfecting ours for the past 62 years. Carbon black is one of the darkest and most finely divided materials known. We carefully produce it in varying aggregate size and structure, allowing our 30 different grades of blacks to be used in solving a variety of application challenges—even yours.

Soucy Techno Inc

For the past 20 years, Soucy Techno inc. has specialized in the production of rubber compounds as well as colour concentrates based on polyethylene. The company has grown continuously owing to the quality of its products and the active participation of its employees. Soucy Techno's mixing operations are located in an 80,000 square feet plant, and the equipment consists of Banbury-type mixers for rubber and plastic, calendars, extruders, and mills.


Sprinter Marking is an industry leader in automatic ink code-marking machines. Sprinter Marking manufactures a range of machines models that automatically ink code-mark message sizes up to 2 square inches on a wide range of pourous and non-pourous surfaces. These machines are very small in physical size, yet are built for rugged industrial operation and are capable of high speed imprinting on a continuous basis. The machines can be mounted on existing in-line production or assembly lines and are also available for off-line operations as a complete system in the benchmount or benchtop units.


A global company with more than a century of specialty chemical expertise. Struktol Company of America, a force in North America for almost thirty years with production, technical, and support staff to meet the market needs of the polymer industry. Quality additives for performance that are produced to a quality managed system that meets ISO 9001 standards, the most comprehensive standard that is accepted worldwide.

TMP, A Division of French

TMP Inc., A Division of French engineers and manufactures technologically advanced hydraulic presses from 5 to 3,000 tons for compression, lamination, transfer and vacuum molding. In addition to the extensive line of hydraulic presses and rubber mixing systems, TMP services machines and offers machine rebuilding, which invariably includes upgrades, higher automation, improved product quality and process control. Owned by The French Oil Mill Machinery Company, TMP is internationally recognized for building high-performance machinery. Leading rubber industry companies in more than 1,500 locations in over 16 countries rely on TMP molding and mixing systems to meet their objectives for product quality and process efficiency with lower life cycle costs.


Leading tire manufacturers all over the world depend on TROESTER's Expertise and Experience. Wide ranging innovation and continual technical development have enabled TROESTER to become one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of complete lines for the production of car and truck tire components.

Tung Yu

Tung Yu specializes in the manufacture and distribution of rubber and silicon compression, injection molding machines, conveyor belt compression, tire retreading compression, solid tire machines, and hydraulic machines. They have recently expanded their business from rubber industry to other realms such as the consumer electronic industry as well as aeronautics, photoelectric, medical,and composite materials.


U-CAN DYNATEX INC. is a leading worldwide supplier of analytical instruments and testing equipment for polymer industries. The company's first major product, the Rheometer, is primarily used to detect physical property changes induced in polymer materials by chemical reactions during processing. This is a high-tech business that demands professional expertise and precision in areas such as mechanical design and control, sensing signal acquisition and processing, electronic circuit design, analytical software programming, and chemical interpretation of changes in physical properties. Due to the need for cross-sectoral operational integration, U-CAN has established a strong, innovative technical team that strives to meet the needs of customers through continuous research and development.

Valley Processing

For all your custom mixing and calendering needs.

Valley Rubber Mixing

All polymers, except silicone, are mixed at this facility. In addition, black and non-black compounds in virtually any color are mixed at this location. Run sizes run the gamut of small to large (batches of 100 lbs. to multi-batches totaling 10,000 to 20,000 lbs.).


Tire assembly, tire components, tire testing, tire curing and rubber compound handling. VMI with plants in Europe, North America and East Asia is the world's leading supplier to the manufacturers of radial passenger tires, light truck tires, all steel radial truck and bus tires and off-the-road tires.

Wabash MPI

Wabash MPI is a major domestic USA manufacturer of many types of machines and hydraulic presses for rubber and plastics production as well as research. Wabash MPI is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

Wacker Silicones Corp.

A leading manufacturer of silicone fluid products, heat-curable rubber and room temperature vulcanizing elastomers sold primarily to domestic industries.

Zeon Chemicals

As specialists in polymers for the elastomer and plastics industry, our focus never wavers. And as a result, we are leading the industry forward through innovative technology and solutions, dedication to customer satisfaction and a commitment to the industry itself.