Event Overview

"Excellent in introducing new technology." Kuraray America

Co-located Thermoplastic and Silicone Elastomers US Summits are the only North American events that bring together these growing industries to discuss opportunities in the elastomers sector, creating a unique platform for innovation and networking, and cultivating endless learning opportunities and a thorough look at trends and advancements. Purchasing one ticket to either Silicone Elastomers Summit or TPE Summit allows access to both summits for the price of one. All attendees have complete access to both summits, and can choose between two tracks of specialized presentations.

Elastomers Summits have been running for over 10 years in the EU, and was brought to the US in 2014 to share key program content and the unique co-located format. Experts discuss the latest trends in both silicone elastomers, such as HCR, LSR, and medical prospects, and thermoplastic elastomers, such as smart TPEs, automotive, and high performance needs; as well as tackling topics that affect both sectors, such as emerging applications, market trends, material updates, and sustainability. Attendees have the opportunity to network with innovative and forward thinking industry professionals who are serious about succeeding and discovering the answers they need to obtain their business goals. With double the information and networking opportunities, Elastomers US Summit offers all the industry insights and connections needed to push the silicone and thermoplastic elastomers industries into the future!

This program is shaped by a panel of expert advisory board members who know this industry inside and out.

Who Attends?

Smithers’ Thermoplastic and Silicone Elastomer US Summits bring together experts from the entirety of both supply chains to share perspectives, needs, and ideas.

Take a look at a sample of companies who have attended past events, and common job titles of attendees. Join these industry experts at the next event and add your company's name to this list!

Common Job Titles:

Application Engineer • Business Development Manager • Co-founder and CEO • Director of Technology • Engineering Manager • Global Marketing Director • Manager, Operations • Polymer Engineer • President • Product Development • Senior Materials Scientist • Technical Service • VP of Technology

Sample of Past Attendees

3M Optical Systems
A. Schulman Inc.
ACE Products & Consulting
ACH Solution GmbH
Advanced Polymer, Inc.
Alterra Holdings
API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali SPA
Appliance Design, BNP Media
Arburg USA
Arkema Inc.
Artesyn Biosolutions
Audia Elastomers
Aurora Plastics, LLC
Blue Sea Capital
Bose Corporation
Cancarb Limited
Chemical Search International
ChemRep Inc
Cold Jet LLC
Consolidated Engineering Laboratories
Coperion Compounding Systems
Coventus Polymers
CSL Silicones Inc
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Elastomers
Dow Performance Silicones
DuPont Co.
Dyneon LLC
Eastman Chemical Company (HQ)
Electron Beam Technologies, Inc.
Elkem Ltd
Elkem Silicones
Elmet North America
EMD Performance Materials Corp.
Esprix Technologies LP

Extreme Molding, LLC
Extrusiones S.A.
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Fenner Precision
Ford Motor Company
Forecast 3D
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Gupta Verlag
H&R Group US, Inc.
Hexpol TPE
Hübner GmbH & Co. KG
Johnson Matthey Inc
Kraiburg – TPE
Kuraray America, Inc.
Laukamo Group
Laur Silicone Inc
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lehigh Technologies
Lion Elastomers
LORD Corporation
Lubrizol Advanced Materials (HQ)
M.R. Mold & Engineering Corp
M+A Matting
Material ConneXion
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
National Research Council Canada
Nationl Institute of Applied Science, Lyon France
NewAge Industries
Nexus Elastomer Systems GmbH
NuSil Technology
NuSystems LLC
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.
Plastics Technology Magazine
Poly One Corporation

Polymer Science
PolymerTechnik Ortrand GmbH
PolyOne Corporation
PPM Group
Precision Control Systems
Prime Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.
Proquinal SA
Q Holding Company
R.D. Abbott Company, Inc.
Renkert Oil
Rico Elastomere Projecting GmbH
Robert Eller Associates LLC
Rogers Corporation
Roli Ltd.
Rubber World Magazine
Saint-GobaiEDn Performance Plastics
Shamrock Technologies
SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding
SIMTEC Silicone Parts LLC
Smooth-On, Inc.
Southwire Company
Specialty Silicone Products
Spherix Mineral Products
Spradling International
Square Silicone
Star Thermoplastics
Starlin North America LLC
Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
Sumitomo Rubber USA
Teknor Apex Company
The Lubrizol Corporation
The University of Akron
Titan Tire Reclamation Corp.
Tpe Magazine
Trinseo Llc
United Minerals Group LLC
Universitat Kassel
University of Virginia
Veryst Engineering
Vulcanizados Alvarez S.L.
Wacker Chemical Corporation
Xalt Energy
YUDO ValuePro Canada Inc.
Zeon Chemicals

Five Reasons Attending Industry Events Improves Your Operations:

Smithers has over 40 years’ experience organizing leading global events that deliver strategic business insights from industry experts in a high caliber networking environment. Smithers also provides testing, consulting, market reports, and compliance services.

  • Network with top players from across the supply chain.
    Meet people who are just as passionate about this industry as you are! Meet with major industry players who can connect you with new companies and help grow your business.
  • Raise awareness, brainstorm with experts, and develop innovative solutions.
    Present your innovative ideas and meet the people who can help you make them happen. The networking sessions and Q&A opportunities at the end of each presentation encourage group discussion. Ask the questions that have been on your mind and find answers. Be part of the innovators helping to push this industry into the future.
  • Be one of the first to hear about emerging trends.
    Expand your industry knowledge and learn the latest business intelligence and market updates from industry-leading event speakers. Hear about their latest research, cutting edge technology, and growth opportunities. Learn beyond your field of interest.
  • Invest in yourself, and establish yourself in the industry.
    Let people know who you are and position yourself as a key player in the industry. Someone attending is waiting to meet you and learn from your experiences. Represent your company as a knowledgeable and leading industry player.
  • Get inspired and motivated.
    Sometimes we all get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget our work is important. This industry is blooming! Meet passionate people, learn new ideas, and then take that motivation back to your daily work. You will have access to all the presentations after the conference - take back the lessons you learned and apply them directly to your operations.