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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, April 28, 2017
Stuart Croll named winner of 2017 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Cooper Tire operating profits down in first quarter report
Global reclaimed rubber market forecast at $6.32 billion by 2025

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Global butadiene and its derivatives market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16%
Ashland provides update on final separation of Valvoline Inc.
Apollo Tyres enters into commercial vehicle tire segment in Europe
Trinseo to present at Wells Fargo Industrial Conference
Bridgestone Americas celebrated the completed renovation of their Akron Data Center

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dow Polyurethanes' U.K. facility to host workshop on new REACH-compliant elastomer
Cooper Tire adds new load range to Roadmaster steer tire line
Carbon black market projected to reach $13.79 billion by 2021
Goodyear to hold 19th annual STEM career day in Akron, Ohio

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
R.D. Abbott and the Rubber Division are presenting three rubber compounding courses next month
Global PVC additives market projected to reach $4.08 billion by 2021
Lanxess completes acquisition of Chemtura
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory hires Rick Behne as quality manager

Monday, April 24, 2017
Vystar receives 3 international patent notices of allowance for Vytex latex deproteinization
Bridgestone announces expansion of its Dueler tire line to include heavy duty truck tires
Global emulsion polymers market forecast to reach $43 billion by 2020
Engel Group appoints new chief financial officer

Friday, April 21, 2017
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Global liquid silicone rubber market is expected to reach $3.29 billion by 2025
Bridgestone develops next generation bicycle tire design using air free concept
Covestro raises prices for elastomer products

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Klean Industries flagship facility awarded Cradle to Grave certification
Dow Corning and R.D. Abbott to showcase LSR solutions for rubber fabrication
Natural rubber exports from India reach highest levels in last four years
Rubber Division's 191st Technical Meeting takes place next week

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Goodyear will redeem $700 million in senior notes
Tire Industry Association 2017-2018 board of directors nomination deadline nears
Griswold LLC board announces CEO transition
Global silicone use in the construction industry forecast to reach $7.7 billion by 2022
Cooper Tire to release first quarter results

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Goodyear to announce first quarter 2017 financial result
Global silicone potting compounds market forecast at $1.07 billion by 2022
Yokohama to sponsor the Los Angeles Angels for the eighth consecutive season
TA Instruments announces rheology practical training webinars

Monday, April 17, 2017
Ukraine's tire market forecast at $2.2 billion by 2022
ARPM announces the retirement of George Rugman
Global automotive rubber molded parts markets forecast to grow in 2017
New product videos for Cooper Tires win Telly Awards
University of Michigan researchers develop self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating utilizing fluorinated polyurethane elastomer

Friday, April 14, 2017
Robert Blanco and Gary Horning join Sid Richardson Carbon as national account managers
Songwon opens new technology innovation center in Korea
Wacker and STC Silicones agree on co-branding of silicone compounds
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Hexpol Holding purchases equity interest of Mitchell Rubber Products from Gladstone Investment

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Continental opens the third phase expansion of its Hefei, China, tire plant
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
Global silicone gel market is forecast to reach $1.81 billion by 2025
Smithers Rapra enhances small batch mixing capabilities at its Akron laboratory
PolymaxTPE becomes first TPE compounder to be certified to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Continental invests $10 million on new indoor tire test center in Texas
Goodyear's board of directors re-elected to new one-year terms
Lord Corporation announces date for sixth annual International Rubber Journey 2017
Global market for industrial rubber forecast to reach a CAGR of 6.1 percent and valued at $167.9 billion by 2026

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Momentive celebrates opening its new research and development laboratory in Charlotte, NC
Trelleborg sells compounding operation in Czech Republic to Hexpol AB
Trinseo to offer medical grade Magnum ABS for medical equipment
Global silicone elastomers market is expected to reach $8.7 billion by 2022

Monday, April 10, 2017
Apollo Tyres inaugurates Hungarian plant
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 to be held in Pittsburgh May 22-23
NPE2018 Plastics Show sells out exhibit space for the first time
American Chemistry Council accepting nominations for annual Polyurethane Innovation Award
R.D. Abbott announces new company logo and website

Friday, April 07, 2017
Apollo Tyres introduces three new products
Trinseo CEO Christopher Pappas to receive Leadership Award from NY American Chemical Society
Gelest announces partnership with New Mountain Capital
Wacker Polymers to raise prices for dispersions in Europe

Thursday, April 06, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber completes acquistion of Dunlop's Sports Direct International
Lanxess increases capacities for iron oxide pigments
U.S. tire manufacturers recognized for achievements in worker safety by the Rubber Manufacturers Association
Cytec Industries prevails in its patent infringement lawsuit in China against Sunshow Specialty Chemical Co.
Yokohama Rubber launches SAE/EN standards high-pressure hose

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Michelin wins four J.D. Power awards for customer satisfaction
Kraton launches Sylvalite 9000 tackifier
Connell Bros. and Sonneborn extend distribution agreement for Indonesia
Hexpol TPE introduces TPE for drinking water applications
Borealis and Nova Chemicals enter preliminary agreement with Total to meet growing global demand for polyethylene

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Lanxess Corporation’s Little Rock site marks fifth anniversary
Raw materials handling in plastics processing course will be held May 30 in Bangkok
Dow DuPont merger delayed
AkzoNobel to be carbon neutral and use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050
Hexpol acquires Valley Processing

Monday, April 03, 2017
Global rubber molding market shows a predicted 5.3 percent CAGR through 2022
Momentive to launch silicone based gel for cosmetic applications
Smithers Rapra to open new extractables and leachables laboratory
IISRP announces elastomer and synthetic rubber webinar
Cooper and Hexpol nominated for the Innovation Award 'Bio-based Material of the Year'

Friday, March 31, 2017
Global automotive silicones market is expected to reach $5.84 billion by 2025
Fort Wayne Rubber Group to hold technical meeting April 13
VMI appoints Dr. Edward Holweg as COO
ContiTech opens plant for coated fabrics in China

Thursday, March 30, 2017
India's production of natural rubber rose 54 percent in February
SI Group board chairman named 2017 Business ChangeMaker
Showa Denko to raise chloroprene rubber price
CRP Technology launches a thermoplastic elastomer for 3D printing
Hankook Tire announces 2017 motorsports program

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Safic-Alcan announces new distribution agreement with Vencorex
Bridgestone to increase tire prices in Japan
Worldwide automotive tire market forecast to reach $219 billion in 2017
Firestone Industrial Products raises prices due to raw material increases




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