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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Monday, March 27, 2017
BASF has declared force majeure in North America
R.D. Abbott signs distribution agreement for 3M fluoropolymers and additives
Grieve offers 500°F truck oven
Hankook Tire reports on what is driving tire purchasing habits
Global phenolic resins market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2020

Friday, March 24, 2017
Oliver Rubber Company introduces new drive retread and ULP trailer retread size
Global specialty silica market was valued at $5.1 billion in 2016
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Lion Elastomers to increase prices of SBR
Kraiburg TPE opens sales office in Seoul
SBR joint venture between Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical to start operations in April

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mikael Fryklund appointed president and CEO of Hexpol AB
Firestone Building Products to acquire Gaco Western
Tire market forecast to reach $30.26 billion by 2021
Final day to use $100 discount for the Rubber Division, ACS, online courses
Omnova Solutions announces price increase for Wingstay antioxidants

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 announced as original equipment for Aston Martin's Valkyrie hypercar
Imerys Performance Additives launches formulation service
AkzoNobel reviews options for separation of its Specialty Chemicals business
Booth reservations now open for GRTE 2018 in Bangkok
Tulane University hosts Polymer GPC Academy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Michelin drives tire safety action with AAMVA best practices update
R.D. Abbott signs distribution agreement for Lord In-Mold Bonding adhesives in North America
Indian tire manufacturers seek new natural rubber supply due to domestic production slowdowns
Global silicone oil market forecast to reach $2.55 billion by 2022

Monday, March 20, 2017
French expands machining capability with CNC machine tool investment
Manufacturing Institute honors three at Cooper Tire & Rubber with 2017 STEP Ahead Awards
Global automotive elastomer market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 percent through 2022
International Elastomer Conference issues call for abstracts
AirBoss announces fourth quarter, full year 2016 results and dividend

Friday, March 17, 2017
ARPM welcomes new sponsor
Lanxess invests EUR 100 million, primarily in its German sites
Apollo Tyres' Satish Sharma elected ATMA chairman
Yokohama Tire earns Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Firestone Industrial Products plant recognized for safety
Tire Industry Association accepts nominations for 2017-2018 board of directors
Wacker to raise prices for silicone products
Falken Wildpeak H/T HT01A2 is factory standard tire on Jeep Compass

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
BASF invests in plastic additives plant in Shanghai, China
Ace Products & Consulting names ChemSpec exclusive distributor of its silicone additives product range
Rubber Division offers $100 discount on online courses through March 23
Kuraray America celebrates 30th anniversary of Kuraray Eval production in U.S.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Swan Chemical distributes Robac Technology in U.S. and Canada for Robinson Brothers
Cooper Tire & Rubber names John Bollman senior vice president and chief human resources officer
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers adds new board members
ChemSpec expands market segments as JHSi's exclusive silane distributor in North America

Monday, March 13, 2017
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $5.15 billion by 2024
Michelin introduces new Michelin Defender for passenger vehicles
Pirelli introduces colored edition of P Zero tires at Geneva Motor Show

Friday, March 10, 2017
APS Elastomers now offers thermochromatic pigments for TPUs
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
New Jeep Compass to be equipped with Yokohama Geolandar G005 tires
Ohio State researchers use food waste as fillers for manufacturing tires
The Philippines plans to build its first rubber manufacturing plant in the country

Thursday, March 09, 2017
Cabot to increase investment in elastomer composites at Malaysia plant
Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering form the composite solutions joint venture Vestaro GmbH
Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities deadline extended to April 1
Goodyear shares concepts, technology for urban mobility at Geneva International Motor Show

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Dunlop Winter Maxx tires utilize liquid farnesene rubber performance additive developed by Amyris and Kuraray
TA Instruments introduces latest Discovery SDT system
Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. celebrates its 100th anniversary
TechnoBiz invites consultants to join the 'Rubber Industry Consultants Club'

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Small business leading national movement to feed the hungry
Orion Engineering declares interim dividend
Cooper opens new office in Guadalajara to serve Latin America
Wacker Chemical expands its silicone production in Brazil

Monday, March 06, 2017
Lithuanian researchers announce the development of an antimicrobial silicone
Michelin introduces radio frequency identification tags into commercial truck tires
African tire market forecast to exceed $8 billion by 2022
DuPont Performance Materials to increase prices for all Delrin grades
Goodyear announces offering of senior notes

Friday, March 03, 2017
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Goodyear associates to be honored by Manufacturing Institute
American Process and Birla Carbon announce joint development agreement for combining nanocellulose and carbon black in tires
ARPM releases 2017 State of the Industry report

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Falken Tires chosen as original equipment for Jeep Compass Trailhawk
BASF to increase price for diols and derivatives in North America
Tire Industry Association accepting nominations for the 2017 Tire Industry Hall of Fame
EU report finds very little risk in the use of recycled rubber on playing fields

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Global silicone gel market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.51 percent
Hankook Tire opens European test center for winter tires in Finland
ExxonMobil adds state-of-the-art tire testing capabilities to Shanghai Technology Center
Medisafe to expand rubber glove production with $25 million investment

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
BASF will increase its list and off-list prices in North America for certain polyalcohols
Dana Incorporated unveils Rhombus TireAnalytics solution for fleet tire maintenance
Continental signs collaborative agreement with Caterpillar to equip Cat off-highway trucks
India's natural rubber imports fell 39 percent in January
Global industrial rubber market to expand at a CAGR of 6.1 percent through 2026

Monday, February 27, 2017
Kuraray's liquid farnesene rubber used in car tires for first time
TIA announces new director of marketing and communications
Indian planters association asks government not to reduce import duties
China's tire exports increased 5.4 percent and are valued at CNY 468.48 million in 2016

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