Smithers's annual event Carbon Black World – one of the world's leading forums for the carbon black value chain – which was formerly scheduled for November 10-12 in Charlotte, NC, United States, has been postponed to 2021 due to the second wave of the global pandemic of COVID-19. The date is yet unknown, but will be published by Smithers later this or early next year.

About the event

According to Smithers, the conference regularly attracts an international audience that spans the entire carbon black value chain, including producers, end-users, and equipment solution providers from across the tire, rubber, plastics, compounds and ink industries all around the world.

In 2021, the event’s agenda is expected to include the following sessions:

  • Global market overview
  • Carbon black production and the CO2 footprint
  • Regulations and impact of IMO and Marpol 2020,
  • Manufacturing advancements and trends
  • Increasing applications for tires and industrial rubber products
  • Carbon black transportation and logistics
  • Sustainability within the carbon black industry, and more!

If you would like to benefit from hearing diverse, balanced perspectives from renowned industry leaders, including representatives from Parker Hannifin, Cabot Corporation, Monolith Materials, Birla Carbon, TSD Logistics, and other speakers that have already confirmed their participation at Carbon Black World 2020, visit the event’s website.

To learn more about the speakers at the event, please navigate to the event’s speaker page.