On April 18-21, 2016, Expocentre Fairgrounds hosted the 19th edition of the Tires & Rubber International Exhibition for Rubber Goods, Tires, Their Production, Raw Materials and Equipment.
The show is held by Expocentre AO with support of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Russian Chemists Union, and under auspices of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tires & Rubber bears the labels of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibit1ion Industry, and RUEF, the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs.
Tires & Rubber 2016 covers all main sectors of the industry such as production of tires for all types of wheels, rubber goods, raw materials and manufacturing equipment, elastomers, wheels, chemical fibers, technical textiles, tire retreating, tire recycling, and use of recycled materials.
This year Tires & Rubber occupied 2,143 sq m to welcome 137 companies from 14 countries.
Many new interesting products were showcased by such foreign companies as Comerio Ercole, VMI Holland, KraussMaffei Berstorff, Troester, Gummiwerk Kraiburg, etc., as well as 56 Russian companies including Amurshina, BMP Technology, Kvart, Yaroslavl-Rezinotekhnika, NIIRP, Yaroslavl Rubber Plant, and many others.
One of the event’s participants was Fluoroelastomers OOO, which is an exclusive representative of Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of press equipment, PAN STONE, and Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of rubber mixing equipment, WSM, in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Exhibited equipment showed the process of rubber mixing and production of rubber goods. This equipment has unique technological and layout design notable for its small size, energy efficiency, and process automation.
Over four days Tires & Rubber 2016 was attended by 6,349 visitors, 85% of whom were industry professionals.
Many associated events of Tires & Rubber 2016 were devoted to the most relevant issues of the rubber and tire industries.
The key associated event was the 6th Russian Conference “Rubber 2016: Traditions and Innovations”, which also welcomed foreign participants, organized by NIIEMI OOO, the Lomonosov Moscow Technological University (Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies), and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, with assistance of Expocentre AO. Conference participants talked about production of elastomers, trends of the tire and rubber market in Russia and the world.
The conference had plenary meetings and sessions which featured speeches of representatives of such industry leaders as Nizhnekamskneftekhim PAO, the Institute of Synthetic Rubber, Progress Research Company, Kvalitet OOO, and several Russian rubber plants.
Well-known industry experts participated in the Rubber and Ingredients, and Elastomer Materials and Products sections. The wrap up meeting was devoted to expansion of client base at the materials market via Internet and the main trends of the tire market.
The next 20th anniversary edition of Tires & Rubber will run at Expocentre Fairgrounds on April 17–20, 2017.