Summer 2024 Technical Meeting

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June 2nd - June 5th

Chattanooga Marriott Downtown
Two Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402

The Southern Rubber Group is switching things up for 2024 and we will be heading to Chattanooga Tennessee!

The meeting will be held at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, we have a block of rooms already reserved for the meeting.
Room Rates are as follows $189.00 a night

To make your reservation please call 423-756-0002. You need to mention you are with the Southern Rubber Group to get your room rate.

The cut off for the room block has extended to May 10th so make sure you make your reservation now!

Technical Program

Board Meeting - Monday June 3 Technical Session I - Monday, June 3 Hospitality Reception - Monday June 3 Technical Session- Tuesday June 4 Top Golf Networking and Lunch Event - Wednesday, June 5

Event Schedule


Monday, June 3 Tuesday June 4 Wednesday June 5
8:30 am Program Planning Technical Session II 8:00 am- Registration opens 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Top Golf Networking Event and Luncheon
9:30 am Board Meeting (open to public) 8:30 am- “Selecting Zinc Oxide Grades that are more Environmentally Friendly” presented by John Dick, Rubber Chemist LLC
Technical Session I 1:00 pm Registration opens 9:05 am- “Building Rural Property Through Continuous Youth Engagement” presented by Shawn Jyawook, Wabtec
1:30 pm – “Chloramine Devulcanization: Setting New Standards in Carbon Black and Rubber Recovery from End-of-Life Tires” presented by Ian Byberg, Arudro 9:40 am- Break
2:05 pm- “Sustainability efforts at Tokia Carbon” presented by Peter Cameron Tokai Carbon CB 10:15 am- “Navigating My Business and Personal Investments in Uncertain Times” presented by Robert Taliaferro, Baird Capital
2:35 pm- Break 10:50 am- “Sulfur Vulcanization and Accelerator” presented by Tim Eromomene, Akrochem Corporation
3:05 pm- “Custom Compounding with Spherix Microspheres” presented by Jeffrey Heath, Spherix “Sustainable solutions and offerings for the Tire and Rubber Goods Market”, presented by John Kounavis, SI Group
3:35 pm- “How Simulate supports the entire R&D chain from part design to molding” presented by Cristoph Hinse, SimpaTec Incorporated 12:00 pm- Lunch and business meeting
Conclude Day 1 of Technical Meeting

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