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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Dow Performance Silicones launches silicone-based anti-squeak additive at ChinaPlas 2018
Wacker Chemie opens production site for silicone elastomers in South Korea
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, ACC, accepts applications for its annual Polyurethane Innovation Award
Vystar Corporation acquires assets of NHS Holdings
Global performance elastomers market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2024

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Halcyon Agri completes acquisition of four rubber factories in Indonesia
U.S. light truck tires outpace 4x4/SUV, passenger car segments in units, dollars and price
Global silicone elastomers market expected to reach $14.07 billion by 2025
Goodyear announces sustainable natural rubber procurement policy
Top Polymer Enterprise locating first U.S. based TPE plant In Georgia

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Trinseo launches portfolio of soft-touch TPEs for automotive applications
Global high temperature elastomers market expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2022
Solvay implements price adjustment for its polymer additives products
MidAtlantic Rubber & Plastics Group meets May 10 to discuss collaborative testing of rubber, plastic and blends
Lanxess develops polyester-based prepolymer for hot cast elastomers

Monday, April 23, 2018
SIBUR expands board of directors, announces dividend
Albemarle Corporation declares force majeure due to the shortage of key raw materials
Global polyisoprene rubber market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% through 2022
Cabot Corporation is increasing prices for carbon black products sold in North America
Maxxis is sponsoring Future Tires competition for college students

Friday, April 20, 2018
Cabot Corporation expands specialty compounds business globally
China imposes anti-dumping tariffs on synthetic rubber imports from the EU, Singapore and U.S
Evonik opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore
Dow Silicone Elastomers announces a new 3D-printable liquid silicone rubber
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Lubrizol to highlight its TPU product portfolio at the Adhesives & Sealants EXPO in Miami
Global automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $60 billion by 2023
DowDuPont to invest $100 million to expand manufacturing capacity at Sabine River Works
Continental announced change of outlook that will impact earnings by Ä150 million
TRAC 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium announced for November in Niagra Falls

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Global polyurethane elastomers market forecast to reach $16.63 billion by 2022
Continental works on automatic system to warn of the risk of aquaplaning
Cooper Tire to announce first quarter results April 30
Freudenberg expands capacities in Taiwan
International Elastomer Conference abstracts deadline extended to April 30

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Goodyear and Bridgestone to form joint distribution venture in U.S. called TireHub
Continental celebrates the production of its 10 millionth tire at Russian plant
Michigan Rubber Group golf outing scheduled for May 31
Cooper Standard wins PACE award for its Fortrex elastomer
Saint-Gobain recognized as a Top Employer in North America

Monday, April 16, 2018
Michelin captures top honors with J.D. Powers original equipment tire satisfaction study
Rubber Division, ACS accepting nominations for 2019 Science & Technology Awards
Hankook to build facility for Kinergy ST passenger tires at its Tennessee facility
RPM reports record sales for third quarter
Silicone elastomers market expected to reach at CAGR of 6.52 percent through 2021

Friday, April 13, 2018
Continental launches digital tire monitoring platform for commercial fleets called ContiConnect
Malaysia reports a 14 percent increase in rubber production in February offset by a 28 percent decline year-to-date
Goodyear to report first quarter results April 25
MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group announces spring meeting.
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Evonik expanding production capacities at Mobile, AL facility
Perpetual Rubber announces campaign to buy record amounts of reclaimed rubber
Pirelli launches all terrain tire for North America
Goodyear re-elects directors at annual board meeting; declares quarterly dividend

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Conti's business model of the future for conveyor belts: Lease, donít buy
Global performance elastomer market forecast to reach $17.17 billion by 2023
Goodyear returns to its roots with a line of performance bicycle tires
Cooper Standardís Fortrex material innovation wins 2018 Automotive News PACE award
Safic-Alcan opens Russian subsidiary

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Cooper Tire announces planned retirement of CFO Ginger Jones
USTMA announces National Tire Safety Week 2018 will be May 21-28
Indian Rubber Board predicts rubber production shortfall
Giti Tire joins the U.S.Tire Manufacturers Association
Goodyear being investigated over potential faulty tires linked to deadly crashes spanning two decades

Monday, April 09, 2018
Cooper Tire Asia earns two awards from Great Wall Motors Company
Nitrile butadiene rubber power market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024
Toyo Tires launches website for new airless concept tire
USTMA projects 2018 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 319.1 million units

Friday, April 06, 2018
Registration opens for 61st Polyurethanes Technical Conference
Grieve Corporation mourns the loss of former president Pat Calabrese
Aerospace and defense elastomers market projected to reach $70.8 million by 2022
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association recognizes six tire manufacturers for health and safety

Thursday, April 05, 2018
Nokian Tyres to move North American headquarters to Tennessee
Avon Rubber sells off U.S.-based subsidiary Avon Engineering Fabrications
Sun Chemical to increase prices in North America of silicone-based products
Global thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $30.65 billion by 2023

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Hankook adds new all-season tire to its Kinergy portfolio
Kumho Tire to retain brand name and independence after being acquired by Qingdao Doublestar
Vietnam exported 275,000 tons of rubber in the first quarter of 2018
Falken Tire announces price increase and second quarter marketing moves
Paper call issued for Africa Rubber Industry Forum 2018

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Birla Carbonís pledge to safe water, sanitation and hygiene
Mitsubishi Chemical to expand performance polymer business in Singapore
Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group holds technical meeting April 12
Sartomer announces partnership with Harwick Standard Distribution for specialty (meth)acrylate additives and co-agents
Hankook Tire named Official Tire of Major League Baseball

Monday, April 02, 2018
Cooper launches new Mastercraft winter tire
Brenntag North America announce distribution partnership with StanChem Polymers
Bayer and the Nature Conservancy Brazil are joining forces for more sustainable agriculture in Brazil
Lubrizol unveils unique Innovation Alliance at ISPO 2018
Freudenberg opens training center in Weinheim, Germany

Friday, March 30, 2018
Alpha Technologies launches automated production floor testing solution
Clariant introduces new additives for sustainable coatings solutions
Fran O'Connor, former chairman of Harwick Chemical and the Rubber Division, ACS, has died
Yokohama and the Los Angeles Angels continue partnership with new multi-year sponsorship
Ace Products and Consulting adds key people to its organization

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Alpha Technologies launches modular production floor testing solutions
Songwon reports strong sales for fiscal year 2017
Early registration pricing for the Rubber Division, ACS 193rd Technical Meeting ends Saturday
Nominations sought for the 2019 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Hankook Tire survey sees many spring break drivers on the road
Liberia's Cocopa rubber plantation regains prewar status with new management
Malaysiaís rubber export to China rose 80 percent in 2017
Hexcel and Arkema join forces in thermoplastic composite solutions for aerospace
Mike Recchio appointed to ARPM board of directors

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Butyl rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% through 2025
Hankook Tire to being the fourth phased expansion of its tire plant in Hungary
Mitsui subsidiary Advanced Composites to construct new thermoplastic olefin elastomer facility in Ohio
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Tupelo plant produced its 375 million tire
HollyFrontier appoints Terrie Portmann to director global specialty products




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