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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

Monday, June 19, 2017
Lubrizol names new Middle East distributors for its engineered polymers
Goodyear celebrates its inaugural Week of Volunteering
Bridgestone wins patent infringement suit against Chinese tire maker Wanli Tire
Michelin to acquire NexTraq from Fleetcor Technologies
Trinseo is celebrating 80 years of synthetic rubber production
Songwon brings new pilot plant online in India

Friday, June 16, 2017
Smithers Rapra breaks ground on tire testing center with top global tire manufacturers
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Saint-Gobain Seals exhibiting two new products at the Paris Air Show
Evonik annouces global price increase for oleochemical and silicone specialty products
Wacker intensifies collaboration with technology startups and joins Germany's HTGF III fund

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Yokohama Rubber strengthening overseas sales of high-pressure hoses
Registration and housing are now open for the International Elastomer Conference
BASF lifts the force majeure on PolyTHF in North America
Bridgestone Exedra motorcycle tires featured as original equipment on Yamaha Star Venture
PolyOne expands its specialty color, additives and inks solutions with the acquisition of Rutland Holding Company

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Automotive composites event organized by Engel U.K. and Jaguar Landrover draws over 200 delegates
Wacker opens research and development center for silicones in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ashland increases the price of adhesives and butanediol
Trelleborg's technical library is now available online
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kraton announces global price increase for rosin ester, terpene and AMS/AMS phenolic products
AkzoNobel completes expansion of coatings research facility in Houston
Bridgestone Europe announces a price increase on average of 3 percent on its car, van and SUV ranges
Pirelli suspends production in Venezuela indefinately
Ashland completes acquisition of composites manufacturing facility in France from Reichhold

Monday, June 12, 2017
Italian trade association Assocomaplast changes name to Amaplast
Mitsui Chemicals to increase TPE production by 30 percent
Vystar receives Indonesian patent notice of allowance for deproteinization natural rubber latex
Goodyear to present at Citi Industrials conference

Friday, June 09, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Toyo Tire's Malaysian facility produces its 10 millionth tire
Cooper Standard names Banas as chief financial officer; Brusate as chief accounting officer
Sumitomo Rubber develops 'Sensing Core' tire sensing technology
RSS, LLC releases Harmonite as an alternative additive for rubber compounding

Thursday, June 08, 2017
IISRP announces upcoming webinar titled Innovation Pays Off
Cooper Tire awards first Roy V. Armes scholarship and Centennial scholarships
2017 Tire Industry Hall of Fame nominations deadline approaching
SI Group receives its second silver award from EcoVadis

Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Kent Elastomer Products hires Joseph Williamson as director of global sales
Chinese researchers develop skin-like triboelectric elastomer
AkzoNobel partners with The Ocean Cleanup for largest clean-up in history
Cooper Tire's Texarkana operations receive Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade
Silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $9.2 billion by 2023

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Sibur to develop new processing hub south of Moscow
Lion Copolymer purchases the assets of East West Copolymer
Vystar forms strategic partnership with Lien 'A
AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market
Dr. Andreas Bischoff awarded the Europe Rubber Technologist 2017 award

Monday, June 05, 2017
Rubber Consultants holds open house June 9
Yokohama resumes partial tire production at Philippine facility after May 14 fire
BASF increases prices for pigments worldwide and butanediol and derivatives in Europe
Wacker breaks ground on pyrogenic silica plant in Charleston, TN
Ansell announces leadership succession plans

Friday, June 02, 2017
Trinseo to present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Materials Summit
University researchers invent process to make bio-derived butadiene for sustainable rubber, plastics
BASF to increase prices for diols and derivatives in North America
ChemSpec fuels growth in PIB portfolio

Thursday, June 01, 2017
Smithers Rapra exands its capacity for testing medical devices for extractables and leachables
TechnoBiz announces its Rubber Compounding & Processing Training Program being held in Kuala Lumpur
H.L. Blanchford acquires the slab dips and coatings business of the Hallstar subsidiary Memphis Solutions
Polybutene market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2025

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Cooper Tire's Tupelo and Clarksdale facilities receive enHance recognition
Mölnlycke Health Care honors Wacker as long-term supplier
TechnoBiz announces second edition of the Polyurethane Conference 2017 in Bangkok
Texas legislature sends used tire highway safety bill to governor for signature
Global solution styrene butadiene rubber market forecast to reach $5.40 billion by 2025

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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
Flexan to open an office in Germany

Monday, May 29, 2017
Orion announces price increase for all carbon black grades sold in the EMEA region
World market for silicone forecast to reach $17.52 billion in 2017
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

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

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Evonik to increase surfactant prices
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
Clariant to invest in new additives facilities in China

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