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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, March 24, 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
SBR joint venture between Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical to start operations in April
Oliver Rubber Company introduces new drive retread and ULP trailer retread size
Kraiburg TPE opens sales office in Seoul
Lion Elastomers to increase prices of SBR
Global specialty silica market was valued at $5.1 billion in 2016

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Omnova Solutions announces price increase for Wingstay antioxidants
Mikael Fryklund appointed president and CEO of Hexpol AB
Firestone Building Products to acquire Gaco Western
Final day to use $100 discount for the Rubber Division, ACS, online courses
Tire market forecast to reach $30.26 billion by 2021

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Imerys Performance Additives launches formulation service
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 announced as original equipment for Aston Martin's Valkyrie hypercar
Tulane University hosts Polymer GPC Academy
AkzoNobel reviews options for separation of its Specialty Chemicals business
Booth reservations now open for GRTE 2018 in Bangkok

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
R.D. Abbott signs distribution agreement for Lord In-Mold Bonding adhesives in North America
Indian tire manufacturers seek new natural rubber supply due to domestic production slowdowns
Global silicone oil market forecast to reach $2.55 billion by 2022
Michelin drives tire safety action with AAMVA best practices update

Monday, March 20, 2017
Global automotive elastomer market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 percent through 2022
AirBoss announces fourth quarter, full year 2016 results and dividend
International Elastomer Conference issues call for abstracts
French expands machining capability with CNC machine tool investment
Manufacturing Institute honors three at Cooper Tire & Rubber with 2017 STEP Ahead Awards

Friday, March 17, 2017
ARPM welcomes new sponsor
Yokohama Tire earns Platinum Supplier Award from Caterpillar
Lanxess invests EUR 100 million, primarily in its German sites
Apollo Tyres' Satish Sharma elected ATMA chairman

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Firestone Industrial Products plant recognized for safety
Tire Industry Association accepts nominations for 2017-2018 board of directors
Wacker to raise prices for silicone products
Falken Wildpeak H/T HT01A2 is factory standard tire on Jeep Compass

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
BASF invests in plastic additives plant in Shanghai, China
Rubber Division offers $100 discount on online courses through March 23
Kuraray America celebrates 30th anniversary of Kuraray Eval production in U.S.
Ace Products & Consulting names ChemSpec exclusive distributor of its silicone additives product range

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers adds new board members
ChemSpec expands market segments as JHSi's exclusive silane distributor in North America
Cooper Tire & Rubber names John Bollman senior vice president and chief human resources officer
Swan Chemical distributes Robac Technology in U.S. and Canada for Robinson Brothers

Monday, March 13, 2017
Pirelli introduces colored edition of P Zero tires at Geneva Motor Show
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor
Michelin introduces new Michelin Defender for passenger vehicles
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $5.15 billion by 2024

Friday, March 10, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Ohio State researchers use food waste as fillers for manufacturing tires
The Philippines plans to build its first rubber manufacturing plant in the country
APS Elastomers now offers thermochromatic pigments for TPUs
New Jeep Compass to be equipped with Yokohama Geolandar G005 tires

Thursday, March 09, 2017
Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering form the composite solutions joint venture Vestaro GmbH
Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities deadline extended to April 1
Goodyear shares concepts, technology for urban mobility at Geneva International Motor Show
Cabot to increase investment in elastomer composites at Malaysia plant

Wednesday, March 08, 2017
TA Instruments introduces latest Discovery SDT system
Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. celebrates its 100th anniversary
TechnoBiz invites consultants to join the 'Rubber Industry Consultants Club'
Dunlop Winter Maxx tires utilize liquid farnesene rubber performance additive developed by Amyris and Kuraray

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Small business leading national movement to feed the hungry
Cooper opens new office in Guadalajara to serve Latin America
Wacker Chemical expands its silicone production in Brazil
Orion Engineering declares interim dividend

Monday, March 06, 2017
DuPont Performance Materials to increase prices for all Delrin grades
African tire market forecast to exceed $8 billion by 2022
Lithuanian researchers announce the development of an antimicrobial silicone
Goodyear announces offering of senior notes
Michelin introduces radio frequency identification tags into commercial truck tires

Friday, March 03, 2017
Goodyear associates to be honored by Manufacturing Institute
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
ARPM releases 2017 State of the Industry report
American Process and Birla Carbon announce joint development agreement for combining nanocellulose and carbon black in tires

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Tire Industry Association accepting nominations for the 2017 Tire Industry Hall of Fame
Falken Tires chosen as original equipment for Jeep Compass Trailhawk
BASF to increase price for diols and derivatives in North America
EU report finds very little risk in the use of recycled rubber on playing fields

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Hankook Tire opens European test center for winter tires in Finland
ExxonMobil adds state-of-the-art tire testing capabilities to Shanghai Technology Center
Medisafe to expand rubber glove production with $25 million investment
Global silicone gel market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.51 percent

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
BASF will increase its list and off-list prices in North America for certain polyalcohols
India's natural rubber imports fell 39 percent in January
Global industrial rubber market to expand at a CAGR of 6.1 percent through 2026
Dana Incorporated unveils Rhombus TireAnalytics solution for fleet tire maintenance
Continental signs collaborative agreement with Caterpillar to equip Cat off-highway trucks

Monday, February 27, 2017
Kuraray's liquid farnesene rubber used in car tires for first time
TIA announces new director of marketing and communications
Indian planters association asks government not to reduce import duties
China's tire exports increased 5.4 percent and are valued at CNY 468.48 million in 2016

Friday, February 24, 2017
Global styrene butadiene latex market forecast to reach $9.12 billion by 2023
Registration is now open for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 being held in Pittsburgh, PA
Accella agrees to purchase spray polyurethane foam business from Covestro
Tire market in Colombia is anticipated to cross $1.5 billion by 2022

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) conductive silicone market forecast at $879 million by 2021
India's natural rubber production continues to grow
Cooper Tire & Rubber to recall certain Discover M+S Sport tires
Global construction adhesive and sealant market forecast to reach $12 billion by 2020

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Yokohama reports declining profits for fiscal 2016
Asia Pacific conductive silicone market forecast to reach $1.99 billion by 2021
India approves second phase to train 22,000 rubber tappers and processors
Goodyear recognized by Fortune as world’s most admired tiremaker
Leaf fall disease strikes early in India, may lead to rubber production shortages

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