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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Flexan to open an office in Germany
Global industrial rubber market forecast to reach $167.9 billion by 2026
Cooper Tire launches Tread Wisely app for teen safety
Global polyisobutylene market is expected to grow at a 4.79 percent CAGR through 2021

Monday, May 29, 2017
World market for silicone forecast to reach $17.52 billion in 2017
Orion announces price increase for all carbon black grades sold in the EMEA region
Toyo Tire & Rubber relocates its headquarters to Itami, Japan
Cambodia optimistic about recovery prospect of rubber price

Friday, May 26, 2017
Toyo Tire U.S.A. recognizes National Tire Safety Week
Global liquid silicone rubber market is expected to reach $3.29 billion by 2025
Tire manufacturers weigh in on steel imports investigation
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Brazil conditionally approves DuPont Dow merger
Rubber Manufacturers Association rebrands as U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Advanced Composites recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year
Yokohama Rubber posts first-quarter gains in sales and earnings

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Clariant and Huntsman to merge
Primex Color, Compounding & Additives announces new line of TPEs
ARPM announces the 2017 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit
India's rubber production increased 23 percent in April

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Evonik to increase surfactant prices
Clariant to invest in new additives facilities in China
Natvar expands medical tubing product portfolio with globally available silicone extrusion
Wacker announces 2.00 dividend and annual shareholders meeting
Forbes selects Michelin as one of 'America's Best Employers' for 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017
Dow and DuPont announce board of directors for DowDuPont
BASF to divest its Micronal PCM business to Microtek Laboratories
AkzoNobel ramps up use of renewable energy with Vattenfall
Ashland board declares quarterly dividend
Students, schools win scholarships, grants at Goodyear's 19th annual STEM career day

Friday, May 19, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Bridgestone names Brian Goldstine new president of Firestone Fibers and Textiles
New silicone 3D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions
Lanxess expects best results in company history in 2017
Momentive introduced a self-bonding liquid silicone rubber at Chinaplas 2017
The Lubrizol Corporation announces changes to its senior leadership team.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Rubber Division, ACS, offers course in September
VMI South America Ltda. officially opened in Itatiaia, Brazil
Michigan State University researchers develop paper-thin energy generating membrane
Indian rubber sector in the throes of change

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires
U.S. demand for rubber is forecast to reach $8.9 billion in 2021
Hexpol to participate in the Technobiz USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 being held in Pittsburgh
Continental invests $12 million in ContiTech PVC hose business in North America

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Goodyear announces multi-year sponsorship for logo placement on Cleveland Cavaliers uniforms
Rubber anti-tack agents market set for a 4.5 percent growth rate through 2024
General Motors works to set sustainable natural rubber tires into motion
Lauren Manufacturing adds employees to support expanded operations

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thailand's Sri Trang Agro-Industry to spend $57.69 million to increase natural rubber capacity
Global textile testing equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 1.99 percent though 2021
Malaysia's natural rubber production down 7.4 percent
Three states lead the way on used tire legistlation
Songwon announces first quarter results

Friday, May 12, 2017
Global hydraulic rubber hose market forecast at $1,002 million by the end of 2022
Global automotive intelligent tires market to grow at a CAGR of 291 percent through 2021
Kent Elastomer Products launches new website
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Songwon and Sabo's successful partnership continues

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Global rubber processing chemicals market expected to reach $6.11 billion by 2024
Dow Corning launches three advanced new moldable silicone products
Global silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $10.6 billion by 2025
Southeast Asian market for synthetic latex polymers is driven by the glove dipping industry

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
India rubber production up 22 percent
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase new self-bonding liquid silicone rubber at Chinaplas
Petronas and Aramco consider investing in specialty chemicals and synthetic rubber plants
Hankook Tire America hires director of corporate sales

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Marangoni's solid tires assets sold to Onyx Group
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting
Titan International reports 11 percent increase in sales for the first quarter
Momentive Performance Materials Silicones agrees to $1.25 million fine over pollution

Monday, May 08, 2017
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers elects Enrico Lucchese as president international
Apollo Tyres net sales up 11 percent year-on-year, with a recommended dividend of 300 percent
Global automotive adhesive market forecast to reach $6.53 billion by 2020
Bourbon Trail Elastomers Group kicks off membership drive
Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share

Friday, May 05, 2017
India backs off promise for a national rubber policy
Global high temperature elastomer market forecast to reach $1.725 billion by 2022
Quality Plated Products installs Intelicare material handling and drying equipment

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Bluestar Silicones announces price increases from 10 percent upwards
Nokian Tyres announces it is building a $360 million plant in Tennessee
Global antioxidant BHT market forecast to reach $265.9 million by 2021
Malaysia recruits Indian rubber tappers with offers of better pay

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Global silicone market forecast to reach $21 billion by 2021
Huber Engineered Materials increases capacity for fire retardants at Arkansas plant
TechnoBiz issues call for authors to write short books on rubber, latex and tire technology
Dow Corning to launch new flame retardant Synergist at Chinaplas 2017

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Goodyear reports results for the first quarter
Yokohama Rubber dissolves subsidiary Motorsports International Co., replaces with internal department
Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics
Epoxy composite market forecast to reach $33 billion by 2021

Monday, May 01, 2017
Global tire market is forecast to surpass $319 billion by 2022
Cooper Tire videos earn top honors from the Internet Advertising Competition
Six global tire manufacturers and Smithers Rapra announce tire testing system partnership
Hankook Tire recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year

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