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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Kobelco says steel and machinery not part of fake inspections scandal
Cambodia's rubber exports rise 33 percent
Lanxess announces price increase for brominated flame retardants
Zinc Oxide LLC acquires Zochem to become the largest producer of zinc oxide in North America
Apollo Tyres furthers its brand presence with English Premiere League sponsorships

Monday, October 16, 2017
Cooper Tire to present at the Baird 2017 Global Industrial Conference
Shin-Etsu to invest $21.3 million to expand production capacity of Akron plant
ChemSpec is now a distributor for the Dispersix brand of HCR silicone processing additives
Covestro to expand capacity of thermoplastic polyurethane at West Virginia facility
Goodyear increases dividend by 40% on common shares

Friday, October 13, 2017
Ashland announces price increase for maleic anhydride in North America
Dow introduces new Vorasurf polyurethane additives
Evonik is raising the prices for its isophorone diamine
Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot Two embarks on a 2,600-mile cross-country journey
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Global roof coatings market forecast to reach $1.68 billion by 2023
AkzoNobel develops novel technology platform to manufacture a wide range of ethylene amines
Tire Industry Association announces that online registration is now open for the 63rd Annual Off-the-Road Conference
Global silicone coatings market forecast to reach $6.81 billion by 2025
Freudenberg signs final agreement to acquire Playtex household gloves in the US

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Songwon commissions second production line for thermoplastic urethanes in South Korea
Yokohama's Mississippi facility plants 2000 trees during Forever Forest event
Camso acquires Stanley Industrial Tire
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association celebrates Manufacturing Day
Global tractor tires market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.06% through 2022

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Lanxess to cease production of base oils at its Ankerweg site in the Netherlands
Cooper Tire & Rubber to release third quarter results
Dow Corning Silicones announces the new brand name of DOWSIL
International Elastomer Conference opens today in Cleveland, Ohio
Global mechanical test equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 5.87% through 2021
General Motors to discuss the use of sustainably sourced rubber at COMMIT!Forum

Monday, October 09, 2017
U.S. construction silicone sealants market is expected to reach $288.1 million by 2025
Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.6 billion by 2022
Thermoplastic elastomers market will grow at 6% CAGR to cross $20 billion by 2023
Hankook Tire joins the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Chemours named winner of 2017 Polyurethane Innovation award

Friday, October 06, 2017
Global thermoset molding compound market forecast to reach $13.56 billion by 2023
Alternative Rubber & Plastics, Inc. unveils its new name, ARP Materials
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
Falken Tires launches two new all-season tires for crossover vehicles
Giti Tire creating more than 1,700 jobs with its first U.S. factory

Thursday, October 05, 2017
Wacker announces price increases for silicone polymers, silicone fluids and silicones
Hankook Tire survey reveals top destinations for American autumn travel
Global latex medical disposables market forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024
Bridgestone supplies fuel efficient 'ECOPIA with ologic' tires for World Solar Challenge
Sumitomo selects Solvenian site for new medical elastomer plant

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Zeon Chemicals launches new corporate website
New rubber tree cultivation expected to produce double the yield
Porous Pave has used over 10 million pounds of recycled rubber for permeable paving
Continental hose plant in Iowa celebrates 40th anniversary
Industrial hose market forecast to reach $14.81 billion by 2023

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Apollo Tyres denies report it is trying to acquire Kuhmo Tire
4th Europe Rubber Processing Week 2017 to be held in Amsterdam
Exhibitors sought for the rubber industry career fair during the International Elastomer Conference
Goodyear honored for having one of the best workforce wellness programs in U.S.
Lanxess announces price increase for urethane products worldwide
Cooper Standard hosting Manufacturing Day events throughout October

Monday, October 02, 2017
TechnoBiz holds Tire Technology training course in Bangkok in December
Toyo Tires to expand tire production capacity in the U.S. and Malaysia
Disposable gloves market forecast to reach $7.85 billion by 2019
DowDuPont brings new ethylene facility online to be followed by next generation EPDM facility
LWB Machinery announces the appointment of national sales manager

Friday, September 29, 2017
Boeing certifies Goodyear's Flight Radial tire for the 777x
Synthomer acquires BASF's Austrian SBR business for 30 million
Organic peroxide market forecast to reach $1.06 billion by 2022
Momentive expands distribution agreement with Safic-Alcan in Europe
Trinseo announces price increase for styrene butadiene and styrene acrylate product lines in North America

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Goodyear introduces airless tire technology for commercial mower applications
Cooper Tire reaching out to 10,000 students for National Manufacturing Day events in October
Elastomers professionals from across the silicone elastomers and TPE industries to gather in Munich this November
European Commission adds natural rubber to its critical raw materials list
R.D. Abbott to feature new technical innovations and services at IEC

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Vietnam Rubber Group plans to raise $563 million in IPO share sale
Malaysia expects rubber exports to hit $4.75 billion target
Goodyear recognized as one of the top military suppliers
Italy sees sustained growth for manufacturers of rubber processing machinery and equipment
Booth reservations now open for GRTE 2018 being held in Bangkok

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Training program for thermoplastic foams and foam extrusion to be held in Tampa
Preferred Compounding acquires Kleen Polymers
Bridgestone celebrates 50th anniversary of operations in Thailand
Silicone structural glazing market forecast to reach $43.95 billion by 2022
HF Mixing Group enlarges its mixing room solutions capabilities

Monday, September 25, 2017
Nishikawa Rubber agrees to settle class-action lawsuit for price fixing
Bridgestone donates $1 million to American Red Cross for hurricane relief
ISO issues new standards to determine bio-based content of rubber products
BASF agrees to acquire Solvay's polyamides business for 1.6 billion
Showa Denko completes construction of BMC plant in China

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Bridgestone Corporation named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index two years in a row
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
Continental employee at Lincoln, NE, plant celebrates 50-year anniversary
Davis-Standard acquires Maillefer International

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

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