Post Show Report Tires & Rubber 2021

19 / 05 / 2021

The 23rd edition of the International Exhibition for Rubber Goods, Tires, Their Production, Raw Materials and Equipment

Tires & Rubber 2021 is Russias main event in the sector of production of rubber products, tires, tire retreading and recycling.  

Dates: 2629 April 2021

Venue: EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia

Organised by EXPOCENTRE AO

Supported by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Chemists Union, NIITEKHIM OAO, the Chimvest Scientific and Technical Centre

Under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibition area: 5,000 sq m

Attendance: 3,800 professional visitors over 4 exhibition days

Exhibitors: 58 companies

Countries: Russia, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the USA

Foreign exhibitors: Alpha Technologies, Erhardt+Leimer GmbH, M. Huber I.T.S. GmbH, LWB Steinl GmbH & Co.KG, MonTech Werkstoffprumaschinen GmbH, Rubicon Gummitechnik und Maschinenbau GmbH, Schill+Seilacher GmbH, Textima Export Import GmbH, Amkodor Elastomer, Lesohimik, etc.

Russian exhibitors: BMP Technology, DBH Rus, RubEx Group, Tula Rubber Technical Articles Plant, Ural Elastomeric Seals Plant, Fluoroelastomers, Elad-Germes, Yaroslavl-Rezinotekhnika, etc.

Newcomers: Color Service S.R.L. (Italy), and Lexor, EPDM.RU, RTI-Postavka, Bigprinter, SET (Russia)

Products on display: different types of rubber products, technical textiles, special purpose tires, synthetic rubbers, elastomers and composite materials

Show highlights

Tires & Rubber 2021 put a special focus on environmentally friendly companies: suppliers of equipment for tire recycling and disposal such as Bonus, Piroliz-Ecoprom, Global Printing Systems (Arcon), ZERMA Machinery & Recycling Technology, and recycling services providers such as Dmitrov Rubber Technical Plant, Green Rubber, CHRZ, etc. An active business networking was at the stand of the Tire Ecology Association.

The Employment Centre helped employers to recruit staff, provided visitors with the current job offers from exhibitors, and gave professional career development consultations.

Event programme

The event programme of 2021 was opened with the 1st Tires & Rubber International Forum, organised by EXPOCENTRE AO jointly with the Association of Exporters and Importers, and the Energy Group.

Forum moderator, Vice President at the Association of Exporters and Importers Pavel Dolgov, talked about the great importance of international commerce for the tire and rubber market. The speech of Energy Group General Director Oleg Vysotsky began with a review of the tire, rubber and rubber products market. The speaker underlined that in recent years, the global market for tires, rubber and rubber products had become more competitive due to the growth of low-cost products in developing countries, and the market was growing in physical terms but shrinking in value terms. Looking at the Russian market, Mr. Vysotsky said that tire and synthetic rubber output would recover in the first quarter of 2021, but that the rubber goods market was unbalanced as its capacities were underutilized and imports took precedence over exports. According to the representative of the Energy Group, a promising future for Russian companies is the development of new brands of products with high added value.

Energy Group Managing Partner Alexey Baranov spoke about the groups experience in using new technologies to process foreign trade statistics to shape the commodity and pricing policies. Oksana Polyanskaya, expert from ANO Soyuzexpertiza of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, devoted her speech to the quality and origin of goods, raw materials, and materials in the tire and rubber industry.

The forum also looked at cases of rubber and rubber products imports and exports, tire labelling, localization of production in special economic zones, state support for manufacturers and exporters.

The forum was attended by Trade Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Russia Tengku Bayu Nasrul Sjah, Investment Advisor to the Indonesian Ambassador Lubarto Sartoyo, Alfa-FTOR General Director Sergey Andreyev, Mamontov Consulting LLC Managing Partner Olesya Mamontova, and other speakers.
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Another traditionally important event was the 10th Russian Conference Rubber 2021: Traditions and Innovations. The conference was organised by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Association of Developers and Manufacturers of Elastomer Materials and Products (Elastomers Association), the Scientific Research Institute of Elastomeric Materials and Articles (NIIEMI), the Lebedev Institute of Synthetic Rubber, MIREA the Russian Technological University, the Kazan National Research Technological University, the Yakutsk Scientific and Research Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, with assistance of EXPOCENTRE AO, the Chimvest Scientific and Technical Centre, and with media support of the Rubber journal. The Russian Automotive Market Research agency was a media partner of the conference.

Vladimir Razumov, Deputy Chairman at the Board of SIBUR Holding, welcomed the participants and spoke about the two-year results of the companys activities and its development plans. A report by Victor Aksenov, PhD in Chemistry, presented a comparative analysis of synthetic rubber production by Russian companies over the period 2018-2020 and cited current global natural rubber production figures. 

The conference programme 2021 included over 80 plenary, section and stand reports as well as presentations. The reports provided an overview of the carbon black market in Russia and worldwide, considered the development of the market for waste tire recycling in Russia, development of engineering education through close cooperation between universities and the industry, training of engineering staff for chemical and petrochemical enterprises, the nanocarbon industry, and other topics. 

The plenary and section meetings were attended by representatives of Makrochem, the Chimvest Scientific and Technical Centre, the Gubkin National University of Oil and Gas, the Tire Ecology Association, the Yakutsk Scientific and Research Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, MIREA the Russian Technological University, the Kazan National Research Technological University, the Lebedev Institute of Synthetic Rubber,  Eigenmann & Veronelli Russo, the Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute, and the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

The Panel on the State and Relevant Trends of the Russian Market of Tires and Rubber Products was organised by NIITEKHIM OAO jointly with the Russian Chemists Union and EXPOCENTRE AO. The experts from companies involved in the manufacture and/or use of tires and rubber products, as well as representatives of state-run associations, the Russian Export Centre and the Industry Development Fund, took part in the discussion. The main topic of almost all presentations was the competitiveness of Russian tires, rubber and rubber products RTI, and the search for ways to improve the efficiency of their manufacturing facilities.

The development of the Russian market for synthetic rubbers, which are a raw material for production of tires, was a topic of presentations of Deputy Executive Director at the Russian Chemists Union Leonid Freiman, Head of the Market and Development of the Chemical Industry at NIITEKHIM OAO Galina Zhigareva, Head of Government Relations for Cordiant Anton Akimov, Research Supervisor at the Lebedev Institute of Synthetic Rubber Galina Grigoryan, Head of Technical Department at Nizhnekamskneftekhim Ilyas Rafikovich, and Head of the Chemistry and Technology Department at the Progress Federal Scientific and Production Centre Natalia Tretyakova. Presentations of representatives of the Russian Export Centre and the Industry Development Fund attracted a special attention. 

One more important event was the Panel on the Current Issues in the Development of Human Resources in the Industry. It was moderated by Maria Ivanova, Vice President at the Russian Chemists Union, Vice-Chairman at the Professional Qualifications Board for the Chemical and Biotechnology Sector. The industrys experts and representatives of different enterprises and universities discussed the situation with human resources potential of the industry and the most important trends of its development. The proposals made during the discussion will be used in the future work.

The organisers managed to create a comfortable and effective platform where professionals could attend interesting events, find new partners and suppliers, sign beneficial contacts, and agree on cooperation.

The next edition of the exhibition, Tires & Rubber 2022, will run at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds, Moscow, Russia, on 2629 April 2022.

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