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Registration and refreshments
Conference Welcome
Session 1 : Global Market Overview for Carbon Black
Sustainability of Carbon Black and Future Outlook
  • Analysis of major sustainable carbon black types and their viability
  • The role of sustainable carbon black in current and future markets
  • Future market dynamics and regulatory outlook of sustainable carbon black

Joshua Guilliams | Vice President,Consulting Materials Science and Engineering, Smithers
Carbon Black Global Outlook
  • Major developments
  • Supply/demand forecast and capacity
  • Focus on Asia

Paul Ita | President, Notch Consulting,Inc.
Review of U.S. oil refining and trends in the U.S. Carbon Black Feedstock Market, 2019 - 2023.
  • Supply & demand for CBO
  • A historical review of premiums on U.S. CBO
  • Comparison to Chinese equivalents

Tim Bart | Principal, Carbon Management International
Networking break
Session 2 : End Uses and Applications of Carbon Blacks
How Can Carbon Black Help End Users Drive Sustainability?
Big tire companies have successively proposed goals of sustainability with timelines. As one of the important raw materials of tire production, carbon black plays an important role in the approach to sustainability of tire companies. This session will discuss how carbon black can help promote sustainable development from the perspective of tire companies.
Speaker from a tire maker  
Networking lunch
European market trends
Martin Von Wolfersdorff (plan)
The application of carbon/rubber nano-composite master in tyre
40phr and 50phr carbon/rubber nano-composite master were made by N121/N234/N326 and N660 respectively, which were compared with same phr common mixing rubber. The results showed: the  carbon/rubber nano-composite master can improve or maintain wear resistance, and reduce hysteresis loss drastically, meanwhile which can improve tensile strength and elongation. The affect of storage period in master was also studied, the results showed: when the storage period is less than 30 days, the storage period has no effect on the Mooney and mechanical properties of compound.
Bullet points:carbon/rubber nano-composite master, hysteresis loss, storage period
Lu An | R&D Chief Engineer & Senior Engineer, Qingdao Black Cat
Networking break
Session 3: Global Regulatory Updates and Impacts
Regulation update in China
Speaker TBC
Operational insight in worlds-first three sustainable air quality control systems, implemented in USA, in line with US EPA’s National Enforcement Initiative to control Air Emissions from Carbon Black manufacturing sites.
Carbon black manufactures around the world are looking towards the experience in the USA as, country-by-country is introducing similar stricter emission regulations, not only focusing on the stack emissions, but also a general cleaner environment with a climate-friendly and sustainable production, while at the same time ensuring cost-efficient manufacturing. As the emission and environmental regulations continue to get tighter and the manufacturing companies stive towards a higher degree of sustainability, the optimal handling of emission together with the lowest possible consumption of reagents and zero waste production are going hand-in-hand and is becoming increasingly important.
The Sustainable Air Quality Control Technology SNOXTM which removes up to 99% SO2, SO3, NOx and even oxidizes all Ammonia slip and “escaped” carbon black particulates from flue gases, even at a filter rupture, securing cleanest stack emission. The SNOXTM technology avoids any secondary pollution while recovering the sulfur from the flue gas as commercial-grade -typically 98% w/w concentrated- sulfuric acid - the world’s second most needed commodity (after oil)- mainly in demand due to its role as fertilizer in increasing the worlds food output and even production of car tires.
The extraction of energy from the flue gasses and the additional energy generated in the exothermal catalytic processes, provide a valuable thermal efficiency contribution to the carbon black manufacturing plant, keeping energy cost at a minimum and as a “side effect” the SNOXTM technology even reduces emission of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, compared to other more traditional technologies.
Kim Christensen | Director of SNOXTM Business, TOPSOE
End of Day one
Registration and refreshments
Welcome & Opening remarks
Session 4 : Carbon Black Manufacturing and Greening Feedstock and Materials
Applications of Recovered Carbon Black and Future Outlook
Speaker TBC
Technological Advancement for Greening Carbon Black Production
If refers to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) base case, carbon emissions from the black carbon industry need to be reduced by more than 50% by 2030. The green and low-carbon carbon production method is one of the important topics that the industry is exploring. This session will share a case study about technical advancement for greening CB production.
Speaker from Monolith
Upgrade and Application of CB Tail Gas Waste Heat Recovery Modular System
Carbon black tail gas is the main by-product in carbon black industry, and waste heat recovery and pollutant purification after tail gas combustion are of great significance for energy saving and emission reduction. In order to realize the efficient utilization of carbon black tail gas, a modular waste heat recovery system was designed. The system can efficiently recover the heat in the tail gas by low-nitrogen combustion of tail gas and waste heat recovery of multi-stage equipment, generate high-temperature superheated steam for industrial production and power generation, and effectively control the contents of oxygen, NOx and SOx. Compared with the traditional bulk boiler, the system adopts modular design, which is convenient for on-site installation and maintenance, and has strong interchangeability.
Zilong Zhu | Deputy Director, Design Department, Doright Co.,Ltd
Networking break
Circular Economy to Help the Green and Sustainable Development of the Industry---Ecostar's Green Cracking Technology for Waste Tires and High Value Application of By-products
Waste tires are industrial solid waste with triple attributes of resources, environmental protection and economy. It is not only helpful to realize green,  resource-based and high-value recycling of waste tires to solve the environmental pollution and resource waste caused by waste tires, but also important to achieve the goal of "carbon peaking and carbon neutral".
In the comprehensive utilization of waste tires, there are four main treatments: retreading, recycled rubber, rubber powder and thermal cracking. Among them, thermal cracking is the "ultimate methods" of all waste tire treatment, with wide applicability, low energy consumption, low environmental pollution and other characteristics. It is considered the most effective and promising recycling method worldwide. Ecostar has established a new pattern and new mode of green production, leading the development of the industry, creating a replicable Chinese solution and model.
The whole process solution: the only enterprise in the industry integrates equipment R&D and manufacturing, plant construction, production operation, and R&D, sales and application of new environmental protection materials into one whole process.
Xiaoyan Chen | Xiaoyan Chen, Assistant President of Doublestar Group Co., Ltd. , Doublestar Group Co., Ltd.
Innovations in CB Production: Utilizing Recyclable/Sustainable Materials
This session will share case studies of utilizing sustainable materials for producing carbon blacks, such as recycled and renewable/bio-based feedstocks.
Speaker TBC
Panel Discussion: Sustainability in Carbon Black
Panel moderator TBC
Panelists TBC
Networking lunch
Session 5 : Technical breakthroughs and Opportunities in Carbon Black Value Chain
Strategic development of porous carbon structures for use in energy storage devices
Novel Experimental Approach To Evaluate Silica-Polymer Interactions
Carbon black-rubber interaction is successfully evaluated by Kraus’ swelling method, which is not suitable for silica/silane filled vulcanization because crosslink density of rubber matrix is affected by increasing silica loading. It is of great challenge to accurately characterize polymer-filler interaction, or reaction degree of silane, in silica-filled vulcanizates. In this study, a new method was developed to calculate reaction degree of silane in silica-filled vulcanization. Hydrofluoric acid (HF) was applied to cut off chemical linkage between silica and polymer. Then polymer filler interaction was achieved by differences of crosslink density between before and after HF treatment. The result showed that silica was fully dissolved after HF treatment, and it also revealed that the polymer-filler interaction constructed by coupling agent bis[3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl]tetrasulfide (TESPT) was significantly greater than that of coupling agent bis[3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl]disulfide (TESPD).
Weijie Jia | Vice-President, EVE Rubber Institute
How the development of EVs will affect the carbon black industry
Electric vehicles have entered a stage of vigorous development. Compared with traditional fuel vehicles, tires with carbon black as an important raw material account for a significant increase in carbon emissions in EV components. This session will discuss the opportunities and challenges that the development of electric vehicles will bring to the carbon black industry.
Speaker TBC
Networking tea break
Approach of Chemical Recycling in Tire and Carbon Black Recycling
End-of-Life-Tire pyrolysis is considered one of the important approaches for sustainability in tire industry. This session will share a case study of leveraging advanced recycling technologies to recycle tires and carbon black efficiently and sustainably.

BASF (plan)
Carbon Black vs. Silica
  • Analysis of silica and carbon black
  • Carbon black vs silica in the tire industry’s drive for sustainability
  • New silica and carbon black products based on natural or recycled raw materials
Speaker TBC
End of Day Two
Networking Dinner
Cultural touring and sight viewing in Jingdezhen