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News Article | May 18, 2017
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Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Amgen Incorporated, Aptar Pharma, AstraZeneca, Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., BCM Group LLC, Biogen Incorporated, Centurion Medical Products, Daicel Corporation, Eli Lilly, Ermo, FDA, Forest Laboratories, Janssen, McArdle & Associates, LLC, Merck Research Laboratories, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL, Nemera, Nipro, Nipro Europe NV, Novo Nordisk A/S, Nye Lubricants, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Philips – Medisize, Plastibell DTP Holding, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc, Robert Bosch Packaging Technology Inc, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging, Schreiner MediPharm, Shire, Smithers Rapra, Takeda, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions, TESARO, West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc, Zeon Chemicals L.P. and more. The preliminary attendee list and a series of interviews with key speakers such as SCHOTT, Eli Lilly and Shire are also available to read in the event website's download centre. Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast takes place on June 5th and 6th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, San Diego, CA. Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at www.prefilled-syringes-westcoast.com. For all media inquiries, contact Teri Arri on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6162 / Email: tarri@smi-online.co.uk. Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/attendee-list-released-for-pre-filled-syringes-san-diego-summit-300460177.html


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Leading medical device and drug delivery experts from industry and science set to gather at Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast 2017 -- With just over 2 weeks to go, SMi Group have released an attendee list featuring a global audience of scientists, medical device experts and industry leaders fortaking place in San Diego, California. As well as USA representation, other nations present will include Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan and Sweden.A snapshot of organisations confirmed to join Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast include:Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Amgen Incorporated, Aptar Pharma, AstraZeneca, Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., BCM Group LLC, Biogen Incorporated, Centurion Medical Products, Daicel Corporation, Eli Lilly, Ermo, FDA, Forest Laboratories, Janssen, McArdle & Associates, LLC, Merck Research Laboratories, MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL, Nemera, Nipro, Nipro Europe NV, Novo Nordisk A/S, Nye Lubricants, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Philips – Medisize, Plastibell DTP Holding, Regeneron Pharmaceuitcals Inc, Robert Bosch Packaging Technology Inc, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Packaging, Schreiner MediPharm, Shire, Smithers Rapra, Takeda, Terumo Pharmaceutical Solutions, TESARO, West Pharmaceuticals Services Inc, Zeon Chemicals L.P. and more.The preliminary attendee list and a series of interviews with key speakers such asandare also available to read in the event website's download centre Pre-Filled Syringes West Coast takes place on June 5th and 6th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, San Diego, CA.Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at www.prefilled- syringes-westcoast.com ---end---Contact Information:For all media inquiries, contact Teri Arri on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6162 / Email: tarri@smi-online.co.uk About SMi Group:Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi- online.co.uk


AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smithers Rapra, a world leader in rubber, plastics and composites testing, held its first Tire Technology Symposium in China. The event, designed to bring the Chinese tire industry together to share technical knowledge, regulatory expertise and business insight, featured over 70 technical experts from companies throughout the industry supply chain including automotive OEMs, tire manufacturers and retailers. Dr. James A. Popio, Vice President of Smithers Rapra’s North American operations kicked off the day of technical sessions with a history of Force and Moment testing. The session was designed to help fellow technologists understand the reasons behind such measurements and why they are a critical input to vehicle design. “These measurements are made to allow vehicle makers (OEMs) to ride and drive tires in the virtual world. In addition, it allows them to do chassis, control and suspension design,” stated Popio. “For automotive OEMs and tire manufacturers alike, understanding how tire dynamics change with different driving conditions provides key data that can be used for performance measurements and is essential to creating tire models.” The sessions continued with discussions by several industry experts on topics providing insight for Chinese manufacturers looking to enter and succeed in global markets. They included: “It was amazing to see so many of the top tire technical minds from the Chinese tire and automotive industry in the room,” noted Derek Read, General Manager, Smithers Rapra’s Suzhou testing laboratory. “The Chinese market has experienced exceptional growth in volume, but also in technical knowledge and expertise. Our symposium provided the industry with a forum to learn and discuss the latest trends in tire testing technology.” Smithers Rapra has supported the global tire industry since the company’s inception in 1925. Today, the company operates industry leading tire testing facilities in the United States, China and England along with a winter proving ground for tire traction testing in Michigan, United States. From material characterization and formulation chemistry to endurance testing and a wide variety of other tire testing techniques, Smithers Rapra provides the full supply chain with tire development support. Smithers Rapra has been a trusted partner of the plastics and rubber industries for over 90 years. Our business is built around delivering a complete portfolio of rubber and plastic testing services to support a wide range of industry sectors including tire, automotive, polymer products, oil and gas, medical device, pharmaceutical, transport, packaging, industrial and consumer products. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers’ goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products. Please visit www.smithersrapra.com. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra, and Smithers Viscient. Each Smithers Group company provides technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long-term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products, by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as Trusted Providers of Innovative Solutions. For more information, visit www.smithers.com.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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AKRON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce the agenda for Traction Summit 2017 conference taking place May 9-10, at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia. Traction Summit is the 2017 conference and exhibition that will continue to explore commercial and technical issues which impact the entire industry, from auto OEMs and after-market sales, tire manufacturers, raw materials and specialty chemicals suppliers, industry regulators and business analysts. This year’s program will feature a line-up of expert presenters representing major industry players such as Ford Motor Company, Michelin North America, Continental Tire, General Motors, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Pressure Systems International and more. “Traction Summit 2017 will provide the leadership of the tire industry with a platform for sharing ideas and data covering a variety of topics, with the ultimate goal of working together to drive the tire industry forward,” said Ciaran Little, Conference Producer for Smithers Rapra. Ford Motor Company will deliver the keynote address, Future mobility trends and the implications for the tire industry, at the Traction Summit. Additionally, this year’s agenda is filled with innovative discussions, important trends and issues like: For more information about Traction Summit 2017 visit: www.tractionsummit.com Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithersrapra.com. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, The Smithers Group includes Smithers, Apex, Smithers Avanza, Smithers Pira, Smithers Quality Assessments, Smithers Rapra and Smithers Viscient. Each of The Smithers Group companies provide technology-based services focused on a defined market. As a group the diversity of market sectors and technologies provides stability and a platform for long-term growth. By integrating science, technology and business expertise, Smithers’ goal is to add value throughout the life cycle of our clients’ products by utilizing testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. All Smithers companies are known by their clients as trusted providers of innovative solutions. For more information, visit www.smithers.com.


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Sealing Technology | Year: 2012

This article discusses the different effects of the operating environment on polymers when they are subjected to both static and dynamic loads. It discusses ageing mechanisms - for example, oxidation, thermal degradation, chemical attack and plasticisation - which can occur during service and it looks at the test methods that are available to characterise performance. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.


Smithers Rapra, a world leader in rubber, plastics and composites testing, held its first Tire Technology Symposium in China.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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LEATHERHEAD, England, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First annual conference dedicated to the electronic nicotine delivery systems industry More than 80 key stakeholders from the electronic nicotine delivery systems industry will convene at St James' Court Hotel in London, UK from...


News Article | March 1, 2017
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First annual conference dedicated to the electronic nicotine delivery systems industry More than 80 key stakeholders from the electronic nicotine delivery systems industry will convene at St James' Court Hotel in London, UK from 14-15 June 2017 for the inaugural edition of Smithers Rapra's ENDS conference. The European Commission began regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems as of 19 May 2014, with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) becoming applicable to all EU member states as of 20 May 2016. Understanding how this affects your business moving forward and what you need to do to ensure compliance is just one of the areas that will be covered at ENDS this June. What makes this conference unique is that not only will it cover the regulatory landscape; the conference will also provide attendees with the latest information on testing, standards, methods and concerns, materials and components for ENDS as well as looking at future product development. The 2017 agenda will include presentations from: In addition to the informative and engaging programming, ENDS will include over eight hours of dedicated business networking time throughout the conference, as well as poster presentations from Altria. Smithers Rapra has a long history of hosting regulatory and testing-focused conferences, such as the renowned Extractables & Leachables and Global Food Contact conferences, so attendees can be sure that ENDS will provide the most up to date and relevant information available, as well as an excellent conference experience. For more information on ENDS, visit http://www.ends-conference.com. Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities still available. For more information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Cherrie Keene, Business Development Manager at ckeene@smithers.com. Current sponsors and exhibitors include; ELiqud Solutions/Eos Scientific, Leadscope, Broughton Labs and Hall Analytical. Smithers Rapra is a global leader in rubber, plastics and polymer testing, consulting services, conferences, training, publications and market reports, focused mainly on the medical, industrial, automotive and consumer industries.


Plus de 80 parties prenantes clés de l'industrie des systèmes d'administration de nicotine électroniques se réuniront au St James' Court Hotel à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, le 14 et 15 juin 2017 pour l'édition inaugurale de la conférence ENDS de Smithers Rapra. La Commission européenne a commencé à règlementer les systèmes d'administration de nicotine électroniques le 19 mai 2014, et la Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) est devenue applicable à tous les états membres de l'UE le 20 mai 2016. Comprendre comment ceci affectera vos activités à l'avenir et ce que vous devez faire pour assurer la conformité n'est qu'un des domaines qui seront couverts à ENDS en juin prochain. Ce qui rend cette conférence unique est qu'elle couvrira le paysage règlementaire mais fournira aussi aux participants les toutes dernières informations sur les tests, les normes, les méthodes et les problèmes, les matériaux et composants pour ENDS, et examinera également le développement futur du produit. Les présentations suivantes sont à l'ordre du jour 2017 : En plus d'un programme informatif et stimulant, ENDS proposera huit heures de temps de réseautage commercial dédié pendant la durée de la conférence, ainsi que des présentations d'affiches d'Altria. Smithers Rapra organise depuis longtemps des conférences axées sur la règlementation et les tests, telles que les conférences renommées Extractables & Leachables et Global Food Contact, par conséquent, les participants sont assurés qu'ENDS fournira les informations les plus récentes et les plus pertinentes disponibles, ainsi qu'une expérience de conférence de premier ordre. Des opportunités limitées de parrainage et d'exposition  sont encore disponibles. Pour plus d'informations sur ces opportunités de parrainage et d'exposition, veuillez contacter Cherrie Keene, directrice du développement commercial à l'adresse ckeene@smithers.com. Les commanditaires et exposants actuels sont ELiqud Solutions/Eos Scientific, Leadscope, Broughton Labs et Hall Analytical. Smithers Rapra est un leader mondial en caoutchouc, tests de plastiques et de polymères, services de consultation, conférences, formation, publications et rapports de marché, principalement axés sur les industries médicales, industrielles, automobiles et de consommation.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Am 14. und 15. Juni 2017 treffen sich im Londoner St James' Court Hotel mehr als 80 Interessenvertreter aus der Branche für elektronische Nikotinabgabesysteme zur ersten Ausgabe der ENDS-Tagung von Smithers Rapra. Seit dem 19. Mai 2014 sind elektronische Nikotinabgabesysteme durch die Europäische Kommission geregelt. Die "Richtlinie über Tabakerzeugnisse" gilt seit dem 20. Mai. 2016 für alle EU-Mitgliedsstaaten. Auf der ENDS-Tagung im Juni wird unter anderem beleuchtet, wie sich dies in Zukunft auf das eigene Geschäft auswirkt und was man tun muss, um die Compliance zu gewährleisten. Das Besondere an dieser Tagung ist aber, dass sie sich nicht nur mit dem regulatorischen Umfeld beschäftigt. Die Teilnehmer können sich auch über aktuelle Testverfahren, Normen, Methoden und Anliegen, Materialien und Komponenten für elektronische Nikotinabgabesysteme (ENDS) informieren und sich über die zukünftige Produktentwicklung austauschen. Vorträge gibt es unter anderem von: Neben dem informativen und interessanten Programm sind auf der ENDS-Tagung mehr als acht Stunden speziell für Business Networking reserviert, und Altria wird Poster präsentieren. Smithers Rapra veranstaltet schon seit langem Tagungen mit Schwerpunkt auf regulatorischen Fragen und Testverfahren wie beispielsweise die renommierte "Extractables & Leachables" und "Global Food Contact". Die Teilnehmer können zuversichtlich sein, dass sie auf ENDS mit den neuesten und relevantesten Informationen versorgt werden, und sich auf ein ausgezeichnetes Konferenzerlebnis freuen. Weitere Informationen zu ENDS finden Sie unter http://www.ends-conference.com. Es werden noch einige wenige Sponsoren und Aussteller gesucht. Interessierte Sponsoren und Aussteller wenden sich bitte an Cherrie Keene, Business Development Manager, unter ckeene@smithers.com. Angemeldete Sponsoren und Aussteller sind unter anderem ELiqud Solutions/Eos Scientific, Leadscope, Broughton Labs und Hall Analytical. Smithers Rapra ist ein Weltmarktführer im Bereich Kautschuk, Kunststoff und Polymer mit Dienstleistungen in Testverfahren, Beratung, Konferenzen, Schulung, Publikationen und Marktberichten, und das primär für den Medizin-, Industrie-, Automobil- und Konsumgütersektor.

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