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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, April 19, 2018
DowDuPont to invest $100 million to expand manufacturing capacity at Sabine River Works
Lubrizol to highlight its TPU product portfolio at the Adhesives & Sealants EXPO in Miami
Continental announced change of outlook that will impact earnings by Ä150 million
TRAC 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium announced for November in Niagra Falls
Global automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $60 billion by 2023

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Freudenberg expands capacities in Taiwan
International Elastomer Conference abstracts deadline extended to April 30
Cooper Tire to announce first quarter results April 30
Continental works on automatic system to warn of the risk of aquaplaning
Global polyurethane elastomers market forecast to reach $16.63 billion by 2022

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Saint-Gobain recognized as a Top Employer in North America
Cooper Standard wins PACE award for its Fortrex elastomer
Michigan Rubber Group golf outing scheduled for May 31
Continental celebrates the production of its 10 millionth tire at Russian plant
Goodyear and Bridgestone to form joint distribution venture in U.S. called TireHub

Monday, April 16, 2018
Silicone elastomers market expected to reach at CAGR of 6.52 percent through 2021
RPM reports record sales for third quarter
Rubber Division, ACS accepting nominations for 2019 Science & Technology Awards
Michelin captures top honors with J.D. Powers original equipment tire satisfaction study
Hankook to build facility for Kinergy ST passenger tires at its Tennessee facility

Friday, April 13, 2018
MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group announces spring meeting.
Goodyear to report first quarter results April 25
Continental launches digital tire monitoring platform for commercial fleets called ContiConnect
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Malaysia reports a 14 percent increase in rubber production in February offset by a 28 percent decline year-to-date

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Perpetual Rubber announces campaign to buy record amounts of reclaimed rubber
Goodyear re-elects directors at annual board meeting; declares quarterly dividend
Pirelli launches all terrain tire for North America
Evonik expanding production capacities at Mobile, AL facility

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Global performance elastomer market forecast to reach $7.17 billion by 2023
Goodyear returns to its roots with a line of performance bicycle tires
Conti's business model of the future for conveyor belts: Lease, donít buy
Safic-Alcan opens Russian subsidiary
Cooper Standardís Fortrex material innovation wins 2018 Automotive News PACE award

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Indian Rubber Board predicts rubber production shortfall
Giti Tire joins the U.S.Tire Manufacturers Association
Goodyear being investigated over potential faulty tires linked to deadly crashes spanning two decades
Cooper Tire announces planned retirement of CFO Ginger Jones
USTMA announces National Tire Safety Week 2018 will be May 21-28

Monday, April 09, 2018
Toyo Tires launches website for new airless concept tire
USTMA projects 2018 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 319.1 million units
Cooper Tire Asia earns two awards from Great Wall Motors Company
Nitrile butadiene rubber power market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024

Friday, April 06, 2018
Registration opens for 61st Polyurethanes Technical Conference
Grieve Corporation mourns the loss of former president Pat Calabrese
Aerospace and defense elastomers market projected to reach $70.8 million by 2022
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association recognizes six tire manufacturers for health and safety
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

Thursday, April 05, 2018
Avon Rubber sells off U.S.-based subsidiary Avon Engineering Fabrications
Nokian Tyres to move North American headquarters to Tennessee
Global thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $30.65 billion by 2023
Sun Chemical to increase prices in North America of silicone-based products

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Hankook adds new all-season tire to its Kinergy portfolio
Paper call issued for Africa Rubber Industry Forum 2018
Falken Tire announces price increase and second quarter marketing moves
Kumho Tire to retain brand name and independence after being acquired by Qingdao Doublestar
Vietnam exported 275,000 tons of rubber in the first quarter of 2018

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Birla Carbonís pledge to safe water, sanitation and hygiene
Mitsubishi Chemical to expand performance polymer business in Singapore
Sartomer announces partnership with Harwick Standard Distribution for specialty (meth)acrylate additives and co-agents
Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group holds technical meeting April 12
Hankook Tire named Official Tire of Major League Baseball

Monday, April 02, 2018
Freudenberg opens training center in Weinheim, Germany
Cooper launches new Mastercraft winter tire
Brenntag North America announce distribution partnership with StanChem Polymers
Bayer and the Nature Conservancy Brazil are joining forces for more sustainable agriculture in Brazil
Lubrizol unveils unique Innovation Alliance at ISPO 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018
Ace Products and Consulting adds key people to its organization
Yokohama and the Los Angeles Angels continue partnership with new multi-year sponsorship
Clariant introduces new additives for sustainable coatings solutions
Fran O'Connor, former chairman of Harwick Chemical and the Rubber Division, ACS, has died
Alpha Technologies launches automated production floor testing solution
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Nominations sought for the 2019 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings
Early registration pricing for the Rubber Division, ACS 193rd Technical Meeting ends Saturday
Songwon reports strong sales for fiscal year 2017
Alpha Technologies launches modular production floor testing solutions

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Hexcel and Arkema join forces in thermoplastic composite solutions for aerospace
Malaysiaís rubber export to China rose 80 percent in 2017
Liberia's Cocopa rubber plantation regains prewar status with new management
Hankook Tire survey sees many spring break drivers on the road
Mike Recchio appointed to ARPM board of directors

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Butyl rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% through 2025
HollyFrontier appoints Terrie Portmann to director global specialty products
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Tupelo plant produced its 375 million tire
Hankook Tire to being the fourth phased expansion of its tire plant in Hungary
Mitsui subsidiary Advanced Composites to construct new thermoplastic olefin elastomer facility in Ohio

Monday, March 26, 2018
Goodyear announces recipient for its 35th Highway Hero Award
Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference
Toyo Tire & Rubber announces rapid improvements in fuel efficiency for truck and bus tires with Nano Balance Technology
Harris Williams & Co. to advise EP Minerals on its pending sale to U.S. Silica Holdings
Global automated test equipment market size is expected to reach $4.7 billion by 2023

Friday, March 23, 2018
Michelin to acquire British conveyor belt manufacturer Fenner
Global polyurethane elastomer market forecast to reach $16.6 billion by 2022
Apex Machine to showcase line of printing machines at NPE in Orlando
Kuraray adds the performance-enhancing additive liquid farnesene rubber to the Dunlop Winter Maxx 02 tires

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Cold Jet will demonstrate its Combi 120H at NPE 2018
TransDigm acquires the Kirkhill elastomers business from Esterline Technologies
Industrial rubber market is forecast to reach $33.82 billion by 2022
India's Commerce Ministry forming national rubber policy to boost shipment and productivity
Wacker expands silicone production with new hydrosilylation plant in India
Aerospace and defense elastomers market projected to grow to $70.8 million by 2022

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Camso implements a price increase in the aftermarket
KraussMaffei Group reports record results for 2017
Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities deadline is April 1
ExxonMobil considers U.S. gulf coast polypropylene expansion
Falken Tires selected as original equipment for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
TBC Corporation continues rebranding of merchant locations in Virginia
BizVibe announces a B2B networking platform for the rubber industry in Thailand
TechnoBiz announces a three-day specialized training course in rubber compounding and processing
Shortage in supply of carbon black causes crisis in India's rubber industry
ASTM International selects EWI and Auburn University-NASA for new additive manufacturing center of excellence




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