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Carbon Black World

14-15 May 2024
Vienna, Austria

Smithers Carbon Black World returned in 2024

The Carbon Black World conference was back in Europe for its 19th year. With world events causing uncertainty and subsequent supply and demand issues this timely event will give an in-depth analysis of markets and legislation. Industry challenges will be addressed, sustainability challenges will be explored, new innovations and processes that will help shape the future of the industry will take centre stage to give you a full 360 degree view of the carbon black world.

This event regularly attracts an international delegation of producers, end-users, and equipment solution providers from across the tire, rubber, plastics, compounds and ink industries to make new connections, share strategic insights, and explore future opportunities in the marketplace with key influencers and decision makers from all aspects of the value chain!

Why Attend Carbon Black World?

  • Network with attendees from across the entire carbon black value chain
  • Hear from companies who are leaders in the market, with past speakers including representatives from Birla Carbon, Continental Carbon Company, Goodyear Dunlop Handelssysteme GmbH, Omsk Carbon Europe GmbH, Jiangxi Black Cat Carbon Black and many more
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of new technologies and global markets to help you make informed business decisions
  • Attend an exclusive networking evening drinks reception at the end of day one to meet up with peers and make new connections
  • Attend the pre-conference workshop 'Pathways to Net Zero' led by Martin von Wolfersdorff
"Carbon Black World is the preeminent opportunity to interact with experts from across the industry" Tokai Carbon CB Limited

"The event you should not miss if you want to be a global player in the Carbon Black World!" IMERYS Graphite & Carbon

"Networking paradise for Carbon Black industry" PCBL Limited


Carbon Black Workshop - Pathways to Net Zero
Monday 13 May | 14:00 - 16:30 CEST | Vienna, Austria

Workshop Focus: 95% of the global carbon black production come from the furnace process. This is the most flexible process for producing a wide variety of carbon black grades with different specific surface areas and structures. The furnace process has been much improved over the last 8 decades, including, among many others, improvements to energy recovery, feedstock injection and type of the feedstock. As of 2024, all tier 1 carbon black producers have pledged for net zero by 2050 and we start to see new types of carbon blacks and carbon black blends with a lower carbon footprint in the market.

Why you should attend: This workshop explores potential pathways to net zero in three sessions. In session 1, we look at the status quo of carbon black manufacturing processes and carbon emissions. In session 2, we discuss process optimisations and alternative processes. In session 3, we sketch and discuss pathways to net zero.

Who should attend: The workshop is intended for technical and non-technical participants alike. We welcome questions and an open discussion about carbon emissions and net zero.


2024 Agenda

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Randall B Smith - Seerstone Development LLC

Randall B Smith

CTO at Seerstone Development LLC
Davide Bergna - Hycamite TCD Technologies

Davide Bergna

Senior Application Specialist at Hycamite TCD Technologies
Paul Ita - Notch Consulting

Paul Ita

President at Notch Consulting
Hubert Hirschlag - Continental

Hubert Hirschlag

Head Raw Material Introduction, R & D Material Development at Continental
Robert Weibold  - Robert Weibold

Robert Weibold

Managing Director at Robert Weibold
Tim Bart  -  Carbon Management International, LLC

Tim Bart

Editor at Carbon Management International, LLC

2024 Advisory Board

Joshua Guilliams - Smithers

Joshua Guilliams

Vice President, Consulting Materials Science and Engineering at Smithers
Paul Ita - Notch Consulting

Paul Ita

President at Notch Consulting
Martin Von Wolfersdorff - Wolfersdorff Consulting

Martin Von Wolfersdorff

Principal Advisor at Wolfersdorff Consulting
Dr. Jerry Lai - Birla Carbon

Dr. Jerry Lai

Director, Product Design & Development, Specialty Blacks at Birla Carbon
Theo Al - Cabot Corporation

Theo Al

Global Director Reinforcement Materials at Cabot Corporation
Shane Perl - Alpen Group LLC

Shane Perl

Managing Director at Alpen Group LLC
Doright Co., Ltd.
Eurotecnica Contractors and Engineers S.p.A.
Greif-Velox Maschinenfabrik GmbH
Jiangxi Black Cat Carbon Black
Panasystem Handels GmbH