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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, June 22, 2018
ExxonMobil starts production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin and halobutyl rubber in Singapore
Michelin celebrates 10 years of a closed-loop process using micronized rubber powder from Lehigh Technologies
Fire resistant cable market projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2 percent from 2018 to 2023
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Trinseo announces increase to quarterly dividend

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Global synthetic latex polymers market expected to reach $47.96 billion by 2026
Hoosier Racing Tire receives ISO 9001:2015 certification
Sid Richardson Carbon announces price increase on all carbon black products
Goodyear and Bridgestone's joint venture TireHub set to begin operations in July
PolyOne unveils the first-ever thermoplastic elastomer material able to resist blue jean staining

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
ECG cables and ECG leadwire created with TPE, TPU and silicone market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021
Nokian Tyres to increase production capacity for passenger tires at its Finland facility
AdvantaPure completes BPOG standardized extractables testing on three of its silicone tubing products
Wacker Polymers announces price increase for vinyl acetate ethylene-based copolymer dispersions, dispersible polymer powders
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops aerodynamic simulation technology for tire flow design

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Kraiburg TPE responds to increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers
Global chlorinated polyethylene market forecast to reach $890 million by 2025
Rubber additives processor PPS/Chempac acquired by Connecticut-based Rose Mill Company
Goodyear announces retirement of Laura Thompson, chief financial officer
Zeon announces global price increase for thermoplastic elastomer and hydrocarbon resin

Monday, June 18, 2018
Technobiz announces USA Rubber Training Week 2018 - 5th Edition
Albemarle to attend Citi's Chemical Conference in London
Trelleborg keeps robots on the move
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Momentive launches next generation of thermally resistant silicone PSA

Friday, June 15, 2018
Kraton announces price increase for all Kraton HSBC polymers
Cabot increases prices on carbon black for the EMEA region
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
Dow Performance Silicones adds two RTV silicone adhesives to the Dowsil line
Continental unveils Port Plus compound for V.ply tires
Clariant completes Phase 3 of the EU regulation REACH

Thursday, June 14, 2018
BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech
Covestro LLC celebrates startup of thermoplastic polyurethane expansion in New Martinsville, WV
China approves TSR 20 rubber futures on Shanghai futures exchange
Arkema completes its third registration phase under REACH
Hankook Tire partners with Arlanxeo to develop high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications
DuPont to showcase Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers at DKT 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hankook presents all-weather tire Kinergy 4S
Nitrile butadiene rubber powder market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024
Sears expands list of stores to service tires purchased on Amazon
Global silicone adhesives and sealants market projected to reach $6 billion by 2022
BFGoodrich hires Salesforce for digital marketing services
Asia's largest rubber expo to be held in Mumbai next year

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Toledo Molding & Die plants to remain open after acquisition by Grammer AG
Plastikos announced the construction of a new medical molding facility
Falken Tyre to launch all season tire for vans and light trucks
Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $ 7.9 billion by 2026
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri unveiled new hot-cast elastomer machines at Utech

Monday, June 11, 2018
Regional tire manufacturing associations convene in Washington, D.C.
Desma USA integrates process automation with robotic systems for injection molding machinery
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops technology for the simulation of tire aerodynamics
Continental Trackman XP rubber track has been awarded the German Innovation Award
NuSil expert to speak at the 2018 Silicone Elastomers U.S. Summit
Orion is increasing prices for all rubber carbon black grades sold in the EMEA region

Friday, June 08, 2018
Engel to demonstrate three applications in elastomer processing at the German Rubber Conference in Nuremberg
Nokian Tyres breaks ground on test center in Spain
Arkansas tire cord manufacturers request exemption from steel tariffs
Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017
Smithers Rapra expert to share medical elastomers knowledge at U.S. summit
AAA study reveals worn tires put drivers at risk

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Denka develops high-performance elastomer Evolmer as an alternative to hydrogenated nitrile rubber
Liberia opens first wholly-owned rubber processing plant
Goodyear blimps to provide aerial coverage of NBA finals in Cleveland and Oakland
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers elects Kuraray's Brian Chapman as President International
Kuraray raises prices on elastomers for all regions
Saint-Gobain Seals begins production of Rulon 123 stamped fluoropolymer parts at its Bangalore, India, facility

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Worldwide styrenic block copolymers demand expected to grow 3.9 percent annually through 2022
Maplan exhibits rubber injection molding combined with robotics and automation at Days of Technology N.A.
BASF to increase prices for certain polyalcohols, diols and derivatives in North America
Lewis-Goetz, EVCO House of Hose and Valley Rubber & Gasket rebranded as Eriks
PolyOne Corporation announced the acquisition of PlastiComp
Global market for synthetic rubber forecast to reach $45 billion by 2023

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Bayer to complete acquisition of Monsanto, eliminate brand name
Michelin targets 2048 for tires to be made with 80% sustainable materials with 100% recyclability
BFGoodrich introduces its next-generation off-road tire, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop a new approach to optimize thermoplastic 3D printing
Bridgestone HosePower acquires hydraulic and industrial hose distributor Industrial Rubber Co.
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems acquires STARCO Lanka Private Limited

Monday, June 04, 2018
Goodyear expands mobility work with leading research center
Cooper Tire unveils the Discoverer AT3 family of tires
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $7 billion by 2026
AkzoNobel sells Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for 10.1 billion
USTMA releases statement on Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum
Michelin completes acquisition of Fenner PLC

Friday, June 01, 2018
Hyundai to invest $388 million to build a plant in Alabama
Nordson Asymtek receives Innovation and Vision awards at Nepcon China
TARRC and Rubber Consultants announce Open Day on Wednesday, July 18
Book of the Day: Rubber & Tire Technology, Volume 1
Green, low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach $104.23 billion by 2022
Specialty Silicone Products supplies a nickel-aluminum silicone that provides EMI shielding, resists galvanic corrosion

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Global high-temperature elastomers market forecast to reach $14.9 billion by 2023
Continental celebrated one million tires measured with its Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool, ContiTrack2
Goodyear engages workforce through annual Global Week of Volunteering
Arlanxeo's Keltan business hosts successful 2018 Innovation Challenge
Elastomers World Summits abstract deadline is tomorrow
Cooper Tire awards annual Roy V. Armes and Centennial scholarships

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Huntsman to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai
Swiss researchers develop elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025
Industrial rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2022
Continental Tire the Americas recalls 655 Conti Hybrid HS3 tires

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor
Mitsui Chemicals increases market development efforts for metallocene-based EPDM
Coloplast U.S. launches silicone wound dressing for the health industry
Lubrizol held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the start-up of its TPU capacity expansion in Avon Lake, Ohio
BASF is exhibiting at UTECH Europe 2018
Grammer AG acquires Toledo Molding & Die Inc.

Monday, May 28, 2018
Higher oil prices boost natural rubber in India
Ashland to increase the price of maleic anhydride sold in North America
Elastomix to increase carbon masterbatch production in China
Ford restarted production of F-150 after fire destroyed supplier facility
Bridgestone combines rubber and resin to create a high strength rubber

Friday, May 25, 2018
Bio-based polymers production capacity forecast to grow at 4 percent annually
Goodyear recognized by Subaru with the Excellent Performance Award
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers
Sea-Land Chemical and Chevron Phillips expand distribution relationship to include normal alpha olefins
Global polyurethane trends and innovations to be unveiled at UTECH Europe

Thursday, May 24, 2018
SPE Extrusion Minitec to be held Thursday, June 14, in Detroit, MI
Dow Polyurethanes opens a systems house in the state of Maharashtra in India
Smithers expands testing for rubber infill material commonly used in artificial turf
International Rubber Conference 2019 announces call for papers
Global demand for industrial rubber products is forecast to climb 6 percent through 2021

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