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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Clariant and Huntsman continue towards merger after second regulatory review
Evonik increases prices for Vestanat and Vestagon products
Bridgestone named to two new ESG indexes
Indian rubber product manufacturers are pinched by Chinese imports
Wacker expands technical center in Dubai and includes two new labs for polymers and silicones

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
AkzoNobel nominates new supervisory board members
Toyo Tire divests several business segments
Trelleborg invests in high-end production for sealing solutions in Denmark
BASF lifts force majeure on dispersions, powders and hot melts
Mexico initiates E-SBR dumping investigation against Poland, Korea, Japan and the United States
Birla Carbon presents the social value of carbon black

Monday, August 21, 2017
Global automotive tire market forecast to reach $219 billion in 2017
ARDL names Bonnie Stuck president and adds new laboratory leadership positions
Teknor Apex to build a compounding and R&D facility in Germany
Fujikura Rubber to expand operations in China
Contitech and USW ratify a new five-year contract
Goodyear names Chris Helsel as new vice president and chief technology officer

Friday, August 18, 2017
Accella Polyurethane Systems acquires Covestro spray foam roofing assets
Kraton adds two to its board of directors
Wacker to present dispersions and silicones for easy-to-clean coatings at Abrafati 2017
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
Lanxess reports nearly 30 percent sales increase for the second quarter
Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers convert used tires and cooking oil into biofuel
Hexpol TPE to showcase high performing thermoplastic elastomers at Interplas 2017
Songwon releases second quarter results
UTECH Europe 2018 announces call for papers
NuSil earns Supplier of the Year award from Honeywell

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

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

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

Friday, August 11, 2017
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
Cooper Tire and consortium partners complete $6.9 million USDA grant to study guayule polymer for tires
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 31, 2017
Alttran expands its compound development and QC laboratory with MonTech instruments
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.
Yokohama Tire celebrates 100th anniversary by remaking its classic Advan HF Type D tire
Trinseo's CSR report is said to exceed the highest standards for safety and environmental performance

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

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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
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

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

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

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