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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
ARPM member Marsh Bellofram to host plant tour
Guill Tool names Brad Robillard as representative for Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan
Global silicone elastomers market forecast to grow with a CAGR of 7.7 percent through 2022
MDI capacity increases at BASF Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium

Monday, January 23, 2017
Goldsmith & Eggleton growth leads to 24-hour production at Wadsworth, OH, manufacturing plant
Rubber Manufacturers Association announces National Tire Safety Week 2017
Gelest, Inc. relocates logistics department to enhance packing and shipping efficiency
Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau appoints recognized extrusion specialist

Friday, January 20, 2017
Lubrizol announces TPU DesignFEST
ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Bridgestone Europe to acquire specialist tire manufacturer Groupe Ayme
Lion Elastomers increases specialty styrene butadiene rubber prices globally for SBR 1000

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Hexpol to release year-end report February 3
Evonik to present Vestenamer for efficient tire production at Tire Technology Expo 2017
Kraton Corporation announces a general price increase for HSBC polymers
Nexen Tire holds inauguration ceremony for Nexen Tire Japan Inc.
Norma Group expanding its North American test and product development labs

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Dow recognized as Top 100 Global Innovator for sixth consecutive year
Bridgestone tires with run-flat technology to be original equipment on 2017 Lexus LS sedan
Ashland increases prices for hydroxyethylcellulose worldwide
Arkema is investing $90 million in its Clear Lake Texas site
Toyo Tire Group expanding R&D base for North American tire business

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Rubber bonded abrasives market forecast to reach $1.47 billion by 2026
Thailand expects lower rubber output due to unseasonal flooding
Finland explores partnership with the Philippines in construction for tire processing facility
Aurelia Gloves responds to FDA ban on powdered surgical gloves

Monday, January 16, 2017
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 announces call for papers
Harwick Standard adds PVC sales and marketing representative
Yokohama Tire Corporation names Jeff Barna as COO
Goodyear declares a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
BKT was awarded as the “Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year”

Friday, January 13, 2017
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Rubber Division issues call for abstracts for the 2017 International Elastomer Conference
Thailand transforms into ASEAN aircraft tire hub
Rogers Corporation acquires Diversified Silicone Products
Silicone gel market forecast to reach $1.96 billion by 2026

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Kirk Bowman retires from the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) board of directors
Rubber Division announces upcoming training opportunities
Omnova Solutions announces price increase
Thailand sees rebound in rubber prices likely in 2017
Finnish tire manufacturer eyeing construction of a 50 hectare rubber manufacturing plant in the Phillipines

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 has earned a 2016 Good Design Award
Lanxess presents new solutions for the tire industry at Tire Technology Expo 2017
Evonik successfully completes acquisition of Air Products specialty additives business
Global liquid silicone rubber market is projected to reach $3.82 Billion by 2026

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Global Rubber Industries lays the foundation for its latest specialized tire factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka
Medical grade silicone market projected to reach $7.23 billion by 2021
Momentive to demonstrate self-lubricating LSR for healthcare applications at 2017 MD&M West Show
Bridgestone and International Olympic Committee announce expansion of the company's Olympic Partnership

Monday, January 09, 2017
Goodyear to present at Deutsche Bank auto industry conference
Ohio Rubber Group announces results of recent election
Yokohama Rubber to acquire Japanese industrial tire manufacturer Aichi Tire
Sumitomo Rubber Industries to acquire U.K.-based Micheldever Group

Friday, January 06, 2017
Registration is now open for Technobiz's Rubber Testing and Quality Control for Process Improvement course
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Bernal Industrial names Guill representative for Mexico
BASF to increase prices for neopentylglycol in North America
Tesloop, Goodyear map out the digital future of tires on Teslas

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Blair Rubber donates ARPM award money to Medina County Career Center
Tom Marsh, CEO of Centrotrade, begins term as ASTM International board chairman
Harwick Standard receives Parker Hannifin's Gold Link Award
SI Group realigns executive leadership team
Evonik completes acquisition of Air Products specialty additives business

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Birla Carbon celebrates 75 years of innovation in the use of the first industrial microscope
Arlanxeo opens rubber technology center in China
Swedish tire recycler Enviro acquired by investment firm KL Ventures
ARPM releases several revised power transmission belt publications

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Vietnam rubber exports are expected to reach 1.2-1.25 million tons
Cooper Tire to present at Deutsche Bank Global Industry Conference
Dutch study finds crumb rubber safe for sports fields

Monday, January 02, 2017
Denka Performance Elastomer celebrated the grand opening of its corporate office in LaPlace, Louisiana
Blair Rubber expands sales and business development teams
Brazil's tire market is forecast to cross $6.5 billion by 2021

Friday, December 30, 2016
Happy New Year from Rubber World
Global injection molding machine market to grow at a CAGR of 2.52% through 2020
Michelin's tire experts advise against riding on summer tires in wintery climates

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Solvay and the CNRS renew framework agreement for five years
Global rubber molding market is expected to show a growth at CAGR of about 5.3% through 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.82 billion by 2026
Tiger Woods signs multi-year agreement to use Bridgestone high-performance golf balls
SRI Group's USA Technical Center to be fully operational from January 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Toyo Tire's Sendai plant switching from coal to natural gas to reduce environmental impact
Nexen Tire inks agreement with Pirelli in Brazil to boost sales coverage in Brazil
Silk Road Fund takes 10% stake in SIBUR

Monday, December 26, 2016
Toyo Tire selected as original equipment for Mazda CX-5
Kraiburg TPE expands flame retardant TPE portfolio
Kraton announces price increase for HSBC polymers
ASTM International Committee on carbon black honors Dirk Roller with Jeff Melsom distinguished service award

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