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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, August 18, 2017
Kraton adds two to its board of directors
Wacker to present dispersions and silicones for easy-to-clean coatings at Abrafati 2017
Accella Polyurethane Systems acquires Covestro spray foam roofing assets
Smithers Rapra expands winter test center in Brimley, MI
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, August 17, 2017
NuSil earns Supplier of the Year award from Honeywell
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers convert used tires and cooking oil into biofuel
Hexpol TPE to showcase high performing thermoplastic elastomers at Interplas 2017
Lanxess reports nearly 30 percent sales increase for the second quarter
Songwon releases second quarter results
UTECH Europe 2018 announces call for papers

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launch new EU REACH compliant polyurethane Zurcon line
Dow Chemical and DuPont announce date for merger of equals
Brenntag posts growth in second quarter driven by North American sales
BASF establishes new group to pursue 3D printing technology
Ansell announces increased sales and dividend with full-year results

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Trinseo to raise $450 million through senior notes offering
Tennessee approves $28.4 million infrastructure grant for new Nokian Tyres plant
U.S. construction silicone sealants market forecast to reach $288 million by 2025
Ashland declares a force majeure in Europe after fire shuts down production at Marl, Germany plant
Yokohama posts first half gains in fiscal 2017
Michigan Rubber Group announces September technical meeting

Monday, August 14, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber to establish precision medical rubber parts for medical applications production facility in Slovenia
Bridgestone to invest $300 million in upgrades for Indian tire plants
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company issues 2016 Global Sustainability report
TechnoBiz announces the Africa Rubber Expo & Summit 2018
Scandinavian Enviro Systems extends memorandums of understanding with Guangzhou Vanlead Group

Friday, August 11, 2017
Cooper Tire and consortium partners complete $6.9 million USDA grant to study guayule polymer for tires
Wabash MPI and Carver will highlight full line of presses at International Elastomer Conference
Global performance elastomer market forecast to reach $16.75 billion by 2022
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group plans first golf outing
Rubber Division publishes "Frontiers" issue of Rubber Chemistry and Technology
Silicone elastomers technology and fabrication course
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to reach $79.5 billion by 2024

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
New Jersey enacts unsafe used tire legislation
Firestone Building Products announces new president
Myanmar’s rubber export represents 1.6 percent of world rubber export, with most going to China

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
TechnoBiz announces Thermoplastic Foams & Foam Extrusion training program
Kentucky awards grant funding for rubber-modified asphalt projects
Firestone Rubber Plantation to suspend Liberian rubber purchases due to over-supply
Global automotive tire market is forecast to reach $306 billion by 2022

Monday, August 07, 2017
Chloroprene rubber supply and demand tighten worldwide
Nitta to acquire chemical and industrial product business of Toyo Tire and Rubber
Apollo Tyres reports 1st quarter results
AkzoNobel and Itaconix finalize first bio-based polymer application agreement
Cooper Tire reports lower sales in second quarter
Global protective gloves market forecast to reach $11.26 billion by 2022

Friday, August 04, 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Sumitomo Rubber and United Steel Workers Union tentatively come to terms on contract
Rubber Division accepting online abstract submissions for the Spring 193rd Technical Meeting
Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share

Thursday, August 03, 2017
Cooper Tire to present at J.P. Morgan Auto Conference
TechnoBiz training program on rubber engineering and product failure analysis to be held in Bangkok
Medical grade silicone market forecast to reach $1.6 billion by 2022
Yokohama partners with KaBOOM to build eco-friendly playground

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Conitex Sonoco USA launches BulkSak On-Demand, online ready-to-ship FIBC bags
VMI tire building patents upheld in China
Yokohama to increase tire prices on all tire sold in U.S.
AGC Chemicals Americas expands its Aflas testing lab

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Silicone breast implants dominate the market, expected to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent
Asahi Kasei to increase production of S-SBR for fuel efficient tires
Goodyear and USW reach tentative agreement on five year contract
Japan reports fifth straight month of import increases for carbon black
Zeon develops advanced thermal interface material used to cool semiconductors

Monday, July 31, 2017
Alttran expands its compound development and QC laboratory with MonTech instruments
Yokohama Tire celebrates 100th anniversary by remaking its classic Advan HF Type D tire
Goodyear reports results for the second quarter and first half of 2017
Orion Engineered Carbons increases the price of carbon black sold in the U.S.
Trinseo's CSR report is said to exceed the highest standards for safety and environmental performance

Friday, July 28, 2017
Silicone release liners demand grows as part of $93 billion release liner market
ARPM announces 2017 Safety Award winners
Zenyatta Ventures, Alliance Rubber and the University of Sussex collaborate on enhanced rubber-graphene products
Malaysian government to provide financial assistance to 440,000 smallholder planters and rubber tappers

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Global automotive elastomers market anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.72 percent
Polytek acquires Raw Material Suppliers
Giti Tire to hire 1,700 workers for new SC tire plant
Thailand uses over 7,000 tons of rubber latex for asphalt road repairs
PolyOne Corporation reports second quarter results for 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
University of Akron hosts four-day silicone elastomers technology and fabrication course
RPM International Inc. reported record sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and year
BASF improves the process for manufacturing Lupranol to lower VOC
AkzoNobel announces new structure for Executive Committee and announces extraordinary general meeting of shareholders
Smithers Rapra announced the opening of its extractables and leachables (E&L) lab

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Yokogawa acquires Norwegian company with advanced chemical injection technology
Ansell announces transformation plan after divestment of sexual wellness business
Nexen Tire wins two IDEA Design Awards
Trelleborg reports increased sales for the second quarter
Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia reported to reduce rubber exports

Monday, July 24, 2017
High temperature sealant market forecast to reach $3.56 billion by 2022
NKNK considers production of S-SBR by 2020
Zeon opens Asia Technical Support Laboratory in Singapore
Cooper Tire to announce second quarter results August 4th
RTP to offer webinar for colored thermoplastic compounds for medical applications

Friday, July 21, 2017
Goodyear to report second quarter 2017 financial results July 28
Apollo Tyres to plant another 100,000 trees to slow deforestation in India
Arsenal Capital acquires PolyOne's Designed Structures and Solutions unit

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thailand and Indonesia consider cutting rubber output from 10 to 15 percent
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Chinese production capacity by 60 percent by 2020
Nexen Tire and Mubadala Investment Company sign memorandum of understanding
Birla Carbon announces the retirement of Kevin Boyle and appoints John Loudermilk as COO
Lawrence Livermore research team prints 4D silicone meta materials

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Falken announces global partnership with Liverpool FC
Career Fair being held at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland this October
Blair Rubber enters the Korean market with new partner, Saekaphen Korea Co.
Davis-Standard celebrates the completion of its Pawcatuck facility expansion




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