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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Michelin, FIA improve tire safety education for new drivers in all 50 states
Registration opens for Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2017 being held in Amsterdam
Apollo Tyres introduces two-wheeler tires to Sri Lanka
Troester celebrates 125 years of excellence
Thermoplastic elastomers market projected to reach $28.27 billion by 2022

Monday, July 17, 2017
Flexan opens new headquarters in Lincolnshire, IL
Sumitomo Chemical's Chiba plan to focus on special-grade EPDM production
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
Mitsui Chemicals expects increased demand for EPT
Thailand rubber planters protest government offices over falling prices
Bridgestone receives Volkswagen Group award for innovation and technology

Friday, July 14, 2017
Primewell recalls more than 394,000 tires for sidewall crack
CPI announces course curriculum for polyurethane professional development program
Upcoming training opportunities from the Rubber Division, ACS
TechnoBiz training program on rubber compounding and processing starts next week in Kuala Lumpur
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ashland to report financial results for third quarter of fiscal 2017 after NYSE closes August 1
Accella Tire Fill Systems teams up with American Forests to plant 142,000 trees to date
Evonik allocates €100 million for digitalization and enters into cooperation with IBM and the University of Duisburg-Essen
AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
ASTM International’s Committee D11 on Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials honors Mohan Kosamia
Dow launches grant program with Keep America Beautiful for recycling
Arkema announces ambitious objectives and several major projects for 2023
Cooper Standard boosts regional capabilities, establishes Asia Pacific sealing test and prototype centers in Shanghai
BASF presented Innovation Award by Europur for Irgastab PUR 70

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
PolyOne acquires color and additive materials producer Mesa
Falken Tires chosen as OEM for the SEAT Ibiza
Mahindra & Mahindra recognizes Apollo Tyres with Business Partner of the Year award
Japan's synthetic rubber shipping volume increased for the third straight term
Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products expands vibration testing services

Monday, July 10, 2017
Michelin introduces the X Multi D regional drive-position tire
Ube Industries producing BR at full capacity in Japan and Thailand
Optimus Manufacturers launches crumb rubber startup to make rubberized roads in India a reality
Nondestructive testing equipment and services market forecast to reach $26.4 billion by 2022

Friday, July 07, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Rostec to form joint venture with Vietnam for rubber plantation and research project
TechnoBiz training program for Rubber Compounding & Processing in Kuala Lumpur starts on July 17
Thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to reach $28.7 billion by 2022
Thailand's rubber farmers warn of protests for falling rubber prices
New Jersey sends unsafe used tire bill to governor

Thursday, July 06, 2017
LanXess shifts rubber and colorant line to Rhein Chemie unit
Dow Elastomers introduces INFUSE olefin block copolymers for footwear foam in Vietnam
Jaguar chooses Goodyear tires for their new Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Velar
PolyOne signs agreement to divest designed structures and solutions

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Custom Automation & Machinery and LMG Presses announce strategic partnership
Bluestar Silicones becomes Elkem Silicones
Hankook Tire America names new president
Rhein Chemie business unit of Lanxess combines rubber and colorant specialties

Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Styrene butadiene rubber market expected to reach $9.9 billion by 2025
ISRI proposes specifications for polyvinyl chloride plastic recyclables
Double-digit growth predicted for Italian rubber machinery manufacturers

Monday, July 03, 2017
TechnoBiz plans USA Rubber Processing Education Week 2017
Amyris partners with Queensland on biofutures acceleration program
New tire plant in Algeria to feature logistics automation from Cimcorp
ChemSpec celebrates one-year anniversary of Mexican subsidiary

Friday, June 30, 2017
Cooper Tire's Roadmaster brand celebrates 10th anniversary
Smithers Rapra adds senior analytical chemist to Akron chemistry laboratory
Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group announces summer technical meeting
Goodyear blimp to visit Ottawa for Canada 150

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Chem-Trend receives three national safety awards
Sea-Land Chemical announces partnership with Lockhart Chemical
RSS and Alternative Rubber + Plastics reach Harmonite distribution agreement
Yokohama Tire names Rick Alonzo senior director of supply chain and logistics

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
CPI announces keynote speaker for 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference
Airbus Helicopters selects Hexcel as supplier of advanced composites materials
ARPM reveals full speaker line-up for 2017 EHS Summit
Black Bear debuts world's first Crade to Cradle Certified carbon black

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Davis-Standard appoints senior sales engineer for sheet and foam, and regional manager for blown film aftermarket
Silicone Elastomers World Summit advisory board confirmed
Canada's top car care franchisee offers extensive tire inventory
Global styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) market is expected to reach $9.9 billion by 2025

Monday, June 26, 2017
Hallstar expands North American partnership with L.V. Lomas
Global industrial rubber market forecast to reach $168.3 billion by 2022
Global silicone potting compounds market projected to reach $1.07 billion by 2022
Birla Carbon Releases Sustainability Report

Friday, June 23, 2017
Canadian researchers find recycled tires create stronger concrete
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Global re-dispersible latex powder market forecast to reach 1.53 billion by 2022
Fire at Vietnamese processing plant destroys 30 tons of latex

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Michelin and Safran present the first connected tire for aircraft
Primex Color, Compounding & Additives releases FDA compliant TPEs
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to reach $79.4 billion by 2025
Global latex medical disposables market is expected to be worth $6.4 billion by 2024

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
SI Group appoints Brooke Manrique to vice president, global human resources and communications
Bridgestone held opening ceremony for new passenger tire plant in Russia
Webinar examines high-force dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and related tests

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Texas governor vetoes unsafe used tire legislation
Polyurethane training course being held in Bangkok in July
Bridgestone to raise seismic isolation rubber prices in Japan by 10 percent
Goodyear ranks 184th on the latest Fortune 500 list
Dow Corning introduces CL-1000 optical silicone binder to the Chinese market

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