Rubber Division, ACS, extends abstract deadline for 2021 International Elastomer Conference

Akron, OH – Rubber Division, ACS, invites submissions for inclusion in the 200th Technical Meeting and Annual Student Colloquium, to be held October 5-7 in Pittsburgh, PA. All abstracts received by May 17 will be considered for the program.

To celebrate the 200th Technical Meeting, the division is organizing special “Frontiers” symposia to address the past, present and future of key areas in rubber science. Abstract submissions are welcome on the following topics: Frontiers of Rubber Science: Rubber Synthesis; Frontiers of Rubber Science: Reinforcement of Rubber; and Frontiers of Rubber Science: Additives and Vulcanization.

Also being accepted are abstract proposals covering basic and innovative research on the following featured topics: Characterization of Elastomers and Raw Materials; Sustainability and Renewable Materials; Non-pneumatic Tires; Elastomers for Healthcare; Advances in Materials and Processes for Tires; Modeling and Simulation; Connectivity, Robotics and AI in the Rubber Industry; and New Commercial Developments.

Undergraduate and graduate students are also invited to submit abstracts to the Annual Student Colloquium. This separate event includes both oral presentations and a poster session on the expo floor. The colloquium provides a platform for research activities and applied industry experiences of students in rubber/polymer chemistry and processing.

Abstracts must be received by May 17 in order to be considered for inclusion in the schedule. Technical paper manuscripts for accepted talks will be due September 3.

Contact Chuck Brady at (330) 595-5543 or for more information about submitting an abstract, or click here to submit an abstract.