October 8-10, 2019 Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Brought to you by: Rubber Division | American Chemical Society
October 8-10, 2019 Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Technical Meeting

196th Technical Meeting 

October 8-10, 2019 – Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland

Technical Meeting price includes entry to the expo.

Call for Abstracts
2019 International Elastomer Conference
- Technical Meeting & Student Colloquium

Rubber Division, ACS invites your submissions for inclusion in our 196th 
Technical Meeting (October 8-10, 2019) & 16th Annual Student 
Colloquium (October 9, 2019) in Cleveland, OH.

Click here to submit your abstract. 
All abstracts received by April 12, 2019 will be considered for the program.

We are accepting abstracts for presentations in the following 
196th Technical Meeting topical symposia:

Advanced Materials in Healthcare
Advances in Materials and Processes for Car and Truck Tires. 
Elastomers in Electronic Applications
Mechanics & Modeling of Rubber
New Commercial Development
Recycling, Sustainability & Retreading
Rubber Bonding and Adhesion
Rubber for Shock, Damping, Noise, and Vibration Applications
Silicone Materials for Rubber 
Testing and Predicting Behavior of Rubber and Tires
Tire Processing, Manufacturing, and Testing Equipment
Thermoplastic Elastomers
Winter Tire Technology
Contributed Session (for invited talks or projects outside of the subject areas above)

Student Colloquium
We also seek submissions to the 16th Annual Student Colloquium, which includes 
both a poster session and oral presentations. This year, our spotlight on 
Graduate & Undergraduate research and Co-op or Internship experiences will 
take place on the Expo floor. Come show our attendees what you are doing! 
Financial prizes will be awarded to the top Posters and Oral Presentations.

Abstracts must be received by April 12, 2019 in order to be considered for 
inclusion in the schedule. Technical Paper written manuscripts for accepted 
talks will be due September 9, 2019.

Keynote Address
October 8, 2019; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Ramani Narayan
MSU University Distinguished Professor
Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI); Fellow, ASTM International
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
There are lots of developments in plastics & rubber as it relates to the “Circular Economy” and the concept of no leakage into the natural environments. The next generation of rubber technologists have to keep circularity front and center in designing and synthesizing new molecules and processes. This will be the subject matter of Ramani’s presentation.