Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 05, 2008
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As one of the most important industrial chemicals in the world, carbon black represents an $8.8 billion global market. In terms of projected growth, the demand for carbon black is forecast to rise 4.2% per year though 2011 to eleven million metric tons with the major applications in rubber, plastics, coatings, inks (including inkjet), toners and chromatography columns. As a reinforcing tiller for rubber, the material offers functional properties including improved fracture behavior, abrasion resistance and tear strength. However, on the horizon for all carbon black producers is the threat of the “green tire” and the encroachment of precipitated silica and potentially starch and other fillers on the market. Spawned principally by this threat, work on analyzing and modifying the surface and structure of carbon black has led to greater understanding and technical advances for the black pigment leading to the challenge for all carbon black manufacturers- profitability.

IntertechPira’s Carbon Black World 2008 will address these issues, challenges and advances by providing carbon black users, feedstock suppliers, and providers of support equipment a comprehensive examination of the global carbon black industry. Attendees will receive a balanced view of where carbon black is heading and where new business opportunities are developing as well as a briefing on market trends by region and sector, new technologies, international regulatory issues and technical trends in major markets. To maximize the flow of information, a thorough global assessment on how the industry can continue to develop new products, processes and markets will also be introduced.

Featuring 20 speakers, two pre-conference half day seminars and various networking receptions and luncheons, Carbon Black World 2008 is a must-attend for attendees to learn about the latest technologies and strategies in carbon black and prepare for success in this ever-changing industry!