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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, September 22, 2017
Goodyear acquires Ventech Systems GmbH
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Silicone defoamer market in India forecast to reach $299 million by 2024
Birla Carbon awarded 10 students from Kennesaw State University with sponsored scholarships
ASTM International president emphasizes partnerships at the general assembly of the ISO

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Reminder - International Elastomer Conference housing closes September 22
Liquid silicone rubber market to grow due to enhanced adoption for diverse end-use applications
Researcher use acrylic elastomers to create flexible water-proof solar cells
Silicone Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summits to be held November 28-29 in Munich
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve launch shared mobility innovation competition

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Technavio announces top five leading vendors in the global silicone elastomers market from 2017-2021
Global rubber coated fabrics market forecast to reach $2 billion by 2022
Engel opens MuCell Competence Center for structural foam in Stuttgart
AdvantaPure introduces AdvantaSil High Pressure unreinforced silicone tubing
Columbia University researchers developed a silicone based 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Continental employee at Lincoln, NE, plant celebrates 50-year anniversary
Michelin Scorcher tires are original equipment on select Harley-Davidson motorcycles
Global silicone elastomers market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.52 percent
Bridgestone Corporation named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index two years in a row
Davis-Standard acquires Maillefer International

Monday, September 18, 2017
Tire manufacturers communicate industry contributions, key issues to congress
Bridgestone launches training program for data scientists
Toyo Tire unveils airless concept tire
International Rubber Study Group adds two new members
Chicago Rubber Group fall technical meeting planned
Apollo Tyres named official tire partner by the Crystal Palace Football Club

Friday, September 15, 2017
Global natural rubber industry output increased to 12.4 million tons in 2016
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Hexpol TPE to showcase thermoplastic elastomers for a safe and healthy environment at Fakuma 2017
Bluestar Silicones will officially take the name Elkem Silicones
Rubber Consultants updates key analytical instrument

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Global tractor tires market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.06 percent through 2022
Rubber Consultants scientists to present papers at International Elastomer Conference
Continental presents two tire technology concepts for greater safety and comfort
Michigan Rubber Group announces November 1 technical meeting
Goodyear announces plans to create new Luxembourg facility for premium tires

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bernal Industrial to represent Davis-Standard in Mexico
Continental to introduce two new tire technology concepts at Frankfort Motor Show
DowDuPont revises its break-up plan
Troester appoints new CEO of its U.S. subsidiary
Global silicone market forecast to reach $20 billion by 2021

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Malaysia to discuss the stability of rubber prices at International Rubber Tripartite Conference
ZC Rubber expands into Europe with new offices in Germany
Momentive Performance Materials files for $100 million initial public offering
Medical adhesive tapes market forecast to reach $8.76 billion by 2022
Birla Carbon's Greenfield facility in China commences operation

Monday, September 11, 2017
Michelin launches Pilot Sport 4 tires for India
Goodyear announces intelligent tire trials and expands semi-autonomous fleet management solutions
Yokohama has begun supplying Geolandar tires as original equipment for the new Jeep Compass
ChemSpec to exhibit at the International Elastomer Conference
Teknor Apex to highlight Halguard for compliance with CPR at IWCS 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Nexen Tire to launch Hello Kitty tires in Japan
Goodyear announces new senior leadership roles
Safic-Alcan expands partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons for European distribution
Continental expands its agricultural tire business with technology and two new radial tires

Thursday, September 07, 2017
Apollo Tyres growing in European OE market
ChemSpec now distributes Dow Walsroder nitrocellulose products in the U.S.
VMI opens new manufacturing facility in Poland
Wacker Brazil celebrates 40th anniversary of its South American headquarters
Fort Wayne Rubber Group technical meeting planned for September 14

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Vystar expands product line and R&D development for deproteinized natural rubber
New development extruder installed at Davis-Standardís Pawcatuck lab
BASF increases prices for diols and derivatives in North America
Bridgestone and JFE Steel develop vibration control device for building construction
H.B. Fuller to acquire Royal Adhesives & Sealants for $1.575 billion

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. promotes Roy Bromfield to president and CEO
Roof coating market forecast to reach $1.94 billion by 2022
Bridgestone reminds parents to check tires for Baby Safety Month
Global rubber molding market forecast at CAGR of 5.3 percent through 2022
4th Europe Rubber Processing Week 2017 to be held in Amsterdam
Goodyear expands innovation network to Silicon Valley

Monday, September 04, 2017
Liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.82 billion by 2026
Toyoda Gosei to build new plant in Vietnam
The Emirate of Sharjah builds 1.3 km rubber walkway on beach
Huber closes $630 million sale of silica business to Evonik Industries
CKR Carbon to provide Aukam graphite for testing in high performance tires in Europe

Friday, September 01, 2017
BASF to increase the price of neopentylglycol in North America
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announces website launch
Explosions and smoke reported at Arkema's flooded facility north of Houston
Shin-Etsu to invest $21.8 million to expand silicone production capacity of Akron plant

Thursday, August 31, 2017
European specialty silicone supplier CHT Group acquires Michigan based ICM Silicones
Global EPDM market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.36 percent through 2021
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers names Hexpol Compounding a 2017 Safety Award Winner.
Gluco announces new partnership with Multiplas
Rubber Division offering 20 percent off upcoming September training courses

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Goodyear uses soybean oil-based rubber in tires
Sumitomo Rubber to merge with Dunlop Sports
Smithers tire testing expert provides training to Chinese tire industry
Birla Carbon awarded gold rating by EcoVadis for second consecutive year
Alliance Rubber partners with University of Sussex to infuse graphene into rubber

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Continental's Marysville conveyor belt plant celebrates 50th anniversary
Birla Carbon announces appointment of Mark Bass as regional president
Sumitomo accelerates its development of specialized tires for electric vehicles
ExxonMobil purchases former Lion Copolymer SBR site in Baton Rouge, LA
Tire Industry Association 2017 board of directors election deadline is September 1

Monday, August 28, 2017
Nagase America acquires Fitz Chemical
Indonesia to trade rubber for Russian jets
Continentalís Halstead, KS, conveyor belt plant receives national safety award
Yokohama Europe celebrates anniversary with a microsite of company's history
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry announces finalists for 2017 polyurethane innovation award
Goodyear and United Steelworkers sign five-year contract

Friday, August 25, 2017
Harvard researchers file patent for self-healing rubber
Interface Performance Materials strengthens its executive team
Indian natural rubber production rose 11 percent in July
Pyrolyx AG breaks ground on state-of-the-art recovered carbon black plant in Indiana

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