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9th International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition (IRGCE) 2018 and International rubber conference (IRC) 2018

From 4th – 6th September 2018 together with Behn Meyer Chemicals (M), Performance Additives' Marketing and Technical Support team participated in the 9th IRGCE/IRC 2018 at Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Malaysia.  This was an extremely grand event of the year as the opening ceremony was launched by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.  The last IRC was held 10 year ago in Malaysia.

Performance Additives made their appearance during the 9th IRGCE/IRC 2018, where they showcased their range of innovative solutions and services related to the latex and dry rubber industries.  Over the three-days event, they were engaged in knowledge sharing sessions and technical discussions on the latest trends and technologies, as well as introducing new product lines to visiting customers.

On 7th September 2018, the IRC2018 Organising Committee together with the Plastics & Rubber Institute Malaysia (PRIM) have organised a factory tour to Performance Additives.  A total of 22 persons from the latex and rubber industries and also universities visited the production site and laboratories (Behn Meyer R&D Centre).  The visitors came from America, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Malaysian University. 


Performance Additives and Behn Meyer Europe at DKT 2018 in Nürnberg, Germany

The rubber team of Behn Meyer Europe, together with Performance Additives, recently participated in DKT 2018 which took place in Nürnberg, Germany from 2 – 5 July 2018.

DKT, or Deutsche Kautschuk Tagung in full (meaning “German Rubber Conference”), is the biggest expo for the tyre and non-tyre industries in Europe, organised once every three years by Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft (German Rubber Association).

This year’s event turned out to be the biggest and best yet – the conference programme and education symposia featured over 130 lectures, and on top of that, the poster sessions featured more than 50 posters. The event was said to be on the highest level among all European rubber conferences.

Behn Meyer Europe together with Performance Additives at a specially designed booth represented the ever-growing importance of both companies in the European rubber market. Together we welcomed over 150 of our business partners from all over Europe who stopped by to have in-depth discussions about new trends and opportunities.

Over the course of the event, Behn Meyer and Performance Additives hosted two dinner events for about 75 customers, suppliers, partners and university representatives hailing from 12 different countries. The dinner events took place in the historical city of Nürnberg at two nice restaurants, where the guests were welcomed by an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity.

DKT 2018 has been a great success for Performance Additives and Behn Meyer Europe and we are excitedly looking forward to its next iteration in 2021.


March 2018 - first rubber seminar with customers in peru

Only a few years back we started marketing our products in Peru with our agent KBR Engenieros based in Lima. Since then, KBR have done a wonderful job and developed a nice and fine business. Recently KBR came up with the idea to organise a rubber seminar and invite all their customers in Peru. During the second week of March 2018 our two rubber technologists Jan Kiok and EW Toh were traveling to visit customers in Peru and to conduct this seminar. About 40 people followed KBR's invitation and attended this successful seminar. 


In october 2017 the rubber group of the american chemical society called the rubber industry for a meeting to cleveland, ohio

As usual, ChemSpec, our representative in the US has organised a joined stand with several of their principals. That always has a synergistic effect and works greatly for all the principals as well as for ChemSpec.