Post Show Report Tires & Rubber 2018

24 / 05 / 2018

The 21st edition of the International Exhibition for Rubber Goods, Tires, Their Production, Raw Materials and Equipment 

The most successful tire and rubber trade show and networking platform in Russia brought together Russian and foreign rubber manufacturers and processors to demonstrate the latest products, materials, innovations and technology of the tire and rubber industry.  

Dates: 2427 April 2018

Venue: Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow

Organized by Expocentre AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russian Chemists Union, NIITEKHIM OAO

Auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibition area: about 2,000 net sq m

Exhibitors: 139 companies (62% of exhibitors are non-Russian)  

Foreign exhibitors: Comerio Ercole, VMI, KraussMaffei Berstorff, Textima, Troester, Franco Gomme, etc.

Russian exhibitors: 60 companies (BMP Technology, Dmitrov Rubber Technical Plant, ETS, Kurskrezinotekhnika, Saransk Plant Rezinotekhnika, Ural Plant, Ftorelastomery, Chaikovskiy Zavod RTD, Yaroslavl Rubber Plant, etc.)

New products were shown by companies from Belarus, Germany, Italy and Russia including Oksihim, Euro Chemicals, KVART, Comerio Ercole, and Stokfer. See more about new products at the show's website in the New Products of Exhibitors section.  

Countries: 14

Attendance: 5,000 (Visitors represented not only rubber and tire industry but also automobile manufacturing, machine building, shipbuilding, road construction, aircraft construction, railway coach manufacturing, agriculture, electric engineering, power industry, construction, oil and gas industry, chemical industry, etc.)

Types of products on display:

  • Natural and synthetic rubbers; elastomeric materials, thermoplastic elastomers, composite materials; latex, silicones; chemical fibers and yarns, technical textile
  • Equipment for production of rubber goods; retreading and recycling equipment, equipment for quality control tests  
  • General and special purpose rubber goods
  • Tires for all types of wheels
  • Goods made of recycled materials
  • Packaging and storage
  • Innovations, R&D
  • Environment protection, ecology
  • Contract manufacturing
  • Services for rubber industry and allied sectors

To learn more about product sectors, go here>>>.

Show highlights

At the first Employment Centre at Tires & Rubber visitors could see the current job offers from the exhibitors, post their CVs, and get professional consultations. The majority of visitors were chemists, technologists, engineers and designers.

Supporting events 

The 8th edition of the Russian Conference Rubber 2018: Traditions and Innovations was organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, Association of Producers of Rubber Technical Goods (Elastomers Association), NIIEMI OOO, Moscow Technological University (Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies) with assistance from Expocentre AO. Media support was provided by the Kauchuk & Rezina Magazine.

The event was sponsored by SIBUR Holding, Management Company of Orgkhim Biochemical Holding, Volgograd State Technical University, and Zavod RTI-Kauchuk. Its media partner was the Russian Automotive Market Research. 

This year it welcomed participation of more than 50 enterprises and colleges. More than 150 speakers made reports covering all sectors of elastomer research and manufacture.

The central report was devoted to analysis of performance of Russian manufacturers of synthetic rubber in 2017 and prospects of the industry development in Russia and the world.

The plenary meeting and its sessions were attended by representatives of sponsor companies, Koltzov Institute of Developmental Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (St.-Petersburg), All-Russia Research Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, MIREA Russian Technological University, Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies, Research and Technology Center of Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Kazan National Research Technological University, and other leading companies and colleges of Russia.

The conference featured presentations of AGC Chemicals RUS, ENTEX Rust & Mitschke, Eliz, Marathon, Olga-1, and a round table on achievements and prospects of production and use of natural rubber.

Opinions of top officials

Sergey Tsyb, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia:

"Tires & Rubber offers ample opportunities to showcase new products, technologies and materials. It promotes exchange of information among market participants, development of Russian value chains, and attraction of financial and technological investments to the industry." 

Viktor Ivanov, President of the Russian Chemists Union:

"I believe this trade show will cement partnerships, attract investments into the industry, and accelerate introduction of advanced manufacturing technologies at Russian enterprises."

Exhibitor feedback

Elena Guschina, Director of the Development Department, Vybor Employment Agency:

"There are not enough specialists in the rubber industry. Employers are not always ready to hire older candidates. But at the same time many companies hire them to train young people. It is rewarding and the right thing to do. The exhibitors had positive feedback. They looked through our database of job applicants. We will post a report after the show. We are inviting everybody to come to our stand next year and use the services of the Employment Centre. We will gladly share information about salaries, current employment policies, and candidates and their contacts."

Viktor Gesko, CCO, Euro Chemicals:

"Our company is a regular participant here. We see it as a place to network with our clients. There are much more visitors this year. All days here are very productive. We had a lot of talks. Tires & Rubber is a great platform for market monitoring. We have grown together with Expocentre and are planning to come back next year."

Visitor feedback

"Tires & Rubber is a place where one can meet clients, suppliers and customers, and discuss projects and cooperation."  

"All Russian rubber plants are here under one roof. We come here to understand what is going on in the rubber world."

"Everything is managed very well here. You can meet specialists, technologists, get new information, learn about new trends, and see equipment in operation."

"The products showcased here are in demand all over the world."

"It is a useful trade show!"

See more feedback here>>>.

The 22nd edition of the Tires & Rubber exhibition will take place at Expocentre Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, on April 2326, 2019. 


Press Service, Expocentre AO