Creating synergies through association membership


Companies of the Barbe Group of Companies are member in the following associations:

Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft

The Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft e. V. (DKG) is registered as a non-profit organisation with its head office in the Haus der Kautschukindustrie (House of the Rubber Industry) in Frankfurt am Main.

The DKG's goal is to promote and disseminate scientific knowledge about rubber. It provides a broad platform for experts, scientists, as well as industry professionals and executives in the rubber industry.

The DKG's task is to bring its members together and network them as best as possible to generate and promote scientific knowledge. In accordance with its non-profit status, it also has the task of disseminating and publishing that knowledge to the public. This includes the opportunity for free participation in regional conferences, a publicly accessible rubber library, and the publication of current news, scientific findings, and information on rubber.

As a result, the DKG lives up to its claim of being a scientific professional society and an innovation driver in the rubber industry.

Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft e. V.
Zeppelinallee 69

The DKG works closely with the German Institute for Rubber Technology e. V. (DIK), which promotes applied research, particularly on the chemical and physical behaviour of rubber. It is a non-university publicly funded institution under the auspices of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport, and Digitalisation.

BARBE company being a coporate member: Hans W. Barbe Chemische Erzeugnisse GmbH

Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie

The German Rubber Industry Association (wdk) is the umbrella organization of German manufacturers of tires and technical elastomer products. It represents around 200 companies with around 70,000 employees and a total annual turnover of ten billion euros.

Wirtschaftsverband der deutschen Kautschukindustrie e.V.
Zeppelinallee 69
60487 Frankfurt am Main

BARBE company being a coporate member: Hans W. Barbe Chemische Erzeugnisse GmbH

Rubber Division der American Chemical Society (ACS)

The Rubber Division, ACS, represents one of the 32 divisions within the American Chemical Society (ACS). It constitutes an international association encompassing chemists, engineers, technicians, scientists, educators, plant managers, sales and marketing professionals, and others involved in the rubber, polymer, or related fields within industry, academia, and government. Their mission is to educate, connect, and advance the evolving elastomer industry through a variety of educational, technical, business, and networking activities. The Rubber Division, ACS, boasts a history of over 100 years!

306 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd.
Akron, OH 44333
Phone: +1 (330) 595-5531

Non of the companies of the BARBE Group of Companies is currently a coporate member of the Rubber Division, however several BARBE employees have individual memberships.

BARBE company being a coporate member: none