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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

Friday, September 15, 2017
Rubber Consultants updates key analytical instrument
Global natural rubber industry output increased to 12.4 million tons in 2016
Bluestar Silicones will officially take the name Elkem Silicones
Hexpol TPE to showcase thermoplastic elastomers for a safe and healthy environment at Fakuma 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Continental presents two tire technology concepts for greater safety and comfort
Michigan Rubber Group announces November 1 technical meeting
Goodyear announces plans to create new Luxembourg facility for premium tires
Global tractor tires market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.06 percent through 2022
Rubber Consultants scientists to present papers at International Elastomer Conference

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Global silicone market forecast to reach $20 billion by 2021
Bernal Industrial to represent Davis-Standard in Mexico
Continental to introduce two new tire technology concepts at Frankfort Motor Show
DowDuPont revises its break-up plan
Troester appoints new CEO of its U.S. subsidiary

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Momentive Performance Materials files for $100 million initial public offering
Malaysia to discuss the stability of rubber prices at International Rubber Tripartite Conference
Medical adhesive tapes market forecast to reach $8.76 billion by 2022
ZC Rubber expands into Europe with new offices in Germany
Birla Carbon's Greenfield facility in China commences operation

Monday, September 11, 2017
Teknor Apex to highlight Halguard for compliance with CPR at IWCS 2017
ChemSpec to exhibit at the International Elastomer Conference
Michelin launches Pilot Sport 4 tires for India
Yokohama has begun supplying Geolandar tires as original equipment for the new Jeep Compass
Goodyear announces intelligent tire trials and expands semi-autonomous fleet management solutions

Friday, September 08, 2017
Nexen Tire to launch Hello Kitty tires in Japan
Safic-Alcan expands partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons for European distribution
Continental expands its agricultural tire business with technology and two new radial tires
Goodyear announces new senior leadership roles
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, September 07, 2017
Apollo Tyres growing in European OE market
VMI opens new manufacturing facility in Poland
Wacker Brazil celebrates 40th anniversary of its South American headquarters
Fort Wayne Rubber Group technical meeting planned for September 14
ChemSpec now distributes Dow Walsroder nitrocellulose products in the U.S.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
BASF increases prices for diols and derivatives in North America
H.B. Fuller to acquire Royal Adhesives & Sealants for $1.575 billion
New development extruder installed at Davis-Standardís Pawcatuck lab
Bridgestone and JFE Steel develop vibration control device for building construction
Vystar expands product line and R&D development for deproteinized natural rubber

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Bridgestone reminds parents to check tires for Baby Safety Month
Global rubber molding market forecast at CAGR of 5.3 percent through 2022
4th Europe Rubber Processing Week 2017 to be held in Amsterdam
Goodyear expands innovation network to Silicon Valley
Roof coating market forecast to reach $1.94 billion by 2022
Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. promotes Roy Bromfield to president and CEO

Monday, September 04, 2017
The Emirate of Sharjah builds 1.3 km rubber walkway on beach
Huber closes $630 million sale of silica business to Evonik Industries
CKR Carbon to provide Aukam graphite for testing in high performance tires in Europe
Liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.82 billion by 2026
Toyoda Gosei to build new plant in Vietnam

Friday, September 01, 2017
Explosions and smoke reported at Arkema's flooded facility north of Houston
BASF to increase the price of neopentylglycol in North America
Shin-Etsu to invest $21.8 million to expand silicone production capacity of Akron plant
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announces website launch

Thursday, August 31, 2017
European specialty silicone supplier CHT Group acquires Michigan based ICM Silicones
Rubber Division offering 20 percent off upcoming September training courses
Global EPDM market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.36 percent through 2021
Gluco announces new partnership with Multiplas
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers names Hexpol Compounding a 2017 Safety Award Winner.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Birla Carbon awarded gold rating by EcoVadis for second consecutive year
Sumitomo Rubber to merge with Dunlop Sports
Alliance Rubber partners with University of Sussex to infuse graphene into rubber
Smithers tire testing expert provides training to Chinese tire industry
Goodyear uses soybean oil-based rubber in tires

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Continental's Marysville conveyor belt plant celebrates 50th anniversary
Sumitomo accelerates its development of specialized tires for electric vehicles
Birla Carbon announces appointment of Mark Bass as regional president
Tire Industry Association 2017 board of directors election deadline is September 1
ExxonMobil purchases former Lion Copolymer SBR site in Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, August 28, 2017
Indonesia to trade rubber for Russian jets
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry announces finalists for 2017 polyurethane innovation award
Continentalís Halstead, KS, conveyor belt plant receives national safety award
Nagase America acquires Fitz Chemical
Goodyear and United Steelworkers sign five-year contract
Yokohama Europe celebrates anniversary with a microsite of company's history

Friday, August 25, 2017
Harvard researchers file patent for self-healing rubber
Pyrolyx AG breaks ground on state-of-the-art recovered carbon black plant in Indiana
Interface Performance Materials strengthens its executive team
Indian natural rubber production rose 11 percent in July

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Kraton closes Euro loan; uses savings to prepay U.S. based debt
Balkrishna Industries to build carbon black plant in India
ExxonMobil celebrates the 40th anniversary of Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate
Global polyols market forecast to reach $29.5 billion by 2020
Lubrizol to expand its Wisconsin silicone facility

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Wacker expands technical center in Dubai and includes two new labs for polymers and silicones
Clariant and Huntsman continue towards merger after second regulatory review
Evonik increases prices for Vestanat and Vestagon products
Indian rubber product manufacturers are pinched by Chinese imports
Bridgestone named to two new ESG indexes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
AkzoNobel nominates new supervisory board members
BASF lifts force majeure on dispersions, powders and hot melts
Birla Carbon presents the social value of carbon black
Trelleborg invests in high-end production for sealing solutions in Denmark
Toyo Tire divests several business segments
Mexico initiates E-SBR dumping investigation against Poland, Korea, Japan and the United States

Monday, August 21, 2017
Teknor Apex to build a compounding and R&D facility in Germany
ARDL names Bonnie Stuck president and adds new laboratory leadership positions
Fujikura Rubber to expand operations in China
Global automotive tire market forecast to reach $219 billion in 2017
Contitech and USW ratify a new five-year contract
Goodyear names Chris Helsel as new vice president and chief technology officer




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