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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
R.D. Abbott and the Rubber Division are presenting three rubber compounding courses next month
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory hires Rick Behne as quality manager
Lanxess completes acquisition of Chemtura
Global PVC additives market projected to reach $4.08 billion by 2021

Monday, April 24, 2017
Vystar receives 3 international patent notices of allowance for Vytex latex deproteinization
Global emulsion polymers market forecast to reach $43 billion by 2020
Bridgestone announces expansion of its Dueler tire line to include heavy duty truck tires
Engel Group appoints new chief financial officer

Friday, April 21, 2017
Bridgestone develops next generation bicycle tire design using air free concept
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Global liquid silicone rubber market is expected to reach $3.29 billion by 2025
Covestro raises prices for elastomer products

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Klean Industries flagship facility awarded Cradle to Grave certification
Dow Corning and R.D. Abbott to showcase LSR solutions for rubber fabrication
Natural rubber exports from India reach highest levels in last four years
Rubber Division's 191st Technical Meeting takes place next week

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Griswold LLC board announces CEO transition
Cooper Tire to release first quarter results
Goodyear will redeem $700 million in senior notes
Global silicone use in the construction industry forecast to reach $7.7 billion by 2022
Tire Industry Association 2017-2018 board of directors nomination deadline nears

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Global silicone potting compounds market forecast at $1.07 billion by 2022
TA Instruments announces rheology practical training webinars
Yokohama to sponsor the Los Angeles Angels for the eighth consecutive season
Goodyear to announce first quarter 2017 financial result

Monday, April 17, 2017
ARPM announces the retirement of George Rugman
Global automotive rubber molded parts markets forecast to grow in 2017
Ukraine's tire market forecast at $2.2 billion by 2022
University of Michigan researchers develop self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating utilizing fluorinated polyurethane elastomer
New product videos for Cooper Tires win Telly Awards

Friday, April 14, 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Songwon opens new technology innovation center in Korea
Wacker and STC Silicones agree on co-branding of silicone compounds
Hexpol Holding purchases equity interest of Mitchell Rubber Products from Gladstone Investment
Robert Blanco and Gary Horning join Sid Richardson Carbon as national account managers

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Continental opens the third phase expansion of its Hefei, China, tire plant
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
Smithers Rapra enhances small batch mixing capabilities at its Akron laboratory
PolymaxTPE becomes first TPE compounder to be certified to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard
Global silicone gel market is forecast to reach $1.81 billion by 2025

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Continental invests $10 million on new indoor tire test center in Texas
Goodyear's board of directors re-elected to new one-year terms
Lord Corporation announces date for sixth annual International Rubber Journey 2017
Global market for industrial rubber forecast to reach a CAGR of 6.1 percent and valued at $167.9 billion by 2026

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Global silicone elastomers market is expected to reach $8.7 billion by 2022
Trinseo to offer medical grade Magnum ABS for medical equipment
Trelleborg sells compounding operation in Czech Republic to Hexpol AB
Momentive celebrates opening its new research and development laboratory in Charlotte, NC

Monday, April 10, 2017
Apollo Tyres inaugurates Hungarian plant
R.D. Abbott announces new company logo and website
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 to be held in Pittsburgh May 22-23
NPE2018 Plastics Show sells out exhibit space for the first time
American Chemistry Council accepting nominations for annual Polyurethane Innovation Award

Friday, April 07, 2017
Gelest announces partnership with New Mountain Capital
Trinseo CEO Christopher Pappas to receive Leadership Award from NY American Chemical Society
Apollo Tyres introduces three new products
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Wacker Polymers to raise prices for dispersions in Europe

Thursday, April 06, 2017
U.S. tire manufacturers recognized for achievements in worker safety by the Rubber Manufacturers Association
Yokohama Rubber launches SAE/EN standards high-pressure hose
Sumitomo Rubber completes acquistion of Dunlop's Sports Direct International
Lanxess increases capacities for iron oxide pigments
Cytec Industries prevails in its patent infringement lawsuit in China against Sunshow Specialty Chemical Co.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Connell Bros. and Sonneborn extend distribution agreement for Indonesia
Hexpol TPE introduces TPE for drinking water applications
Michelin wins four J.D. Power awards for customer satisfaction
Kraton launches Sylvalite 9000 tackifier
Borealis and Nova Chemicals enter preliminary agreement with Total to meet growing global demand for polyethylene

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
AkzoNobel to be carbon neutral and use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050
Dow DuPont merger delayed
Raw materials handling in plastics processing course will be held May 30 in Bangkok
Hexpol acquires Valley Processing
Lanxess Corporation’s Little Rock site marks fifth anniversary

Monday, April 03, 2017
IISRP announces elastomer and synthetic rubber webinar
Smithers Rapra to open new extractables and leachables laboratory
Global rubber molding market shows a predicted 5.3 percent CAGR through 2022
Momentive to launch silicone based gel for cosmetic applications
Cooper and Hexpol nominated for the Innovation Award 'Bio-based Material of the Year'

Friday, March 31, 2017
Global automotive silicones market is expected to reach $5.84 billion by 2025
VMI appoints Dr. Edward Holweg as COO
Fort Wayne Rubber Group to hold technical meeting April 13
ContiTech opens plant for coated fabrics in China

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Hankook Tire announces 2017 motorsports program
India's production of natural rubber rose 54 percent in February
SI Group board chairman named 2017 Business ChangeMaker
Showa Denko to raise chloroprene rubber price
CRP Technology launches a thermoplastic elastomer for 3D printing

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Bridgestone to increase tire prices in Japan
Worldwide automotive tire market forecast to reach $219 billion in 2017
Safic-Alcan announces new distribution agreement with Vencorex
Firestone Industrial Products raises prices due to raw material increases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kuraray America celebrates 30 years of Eval production in United States
Wacker opens international training center for silicone applications in Japan
Songwon announces financial results for 2016
Goodyear announces its 34th Highway Hero
Songwon announces global price increases for its polymer stabilizers

Monday, March 27, 2017
Hankook Tire reports on what is driving tire purchasing habits
BASF has declared force majeure in North America
R.D. Abbott signs distribution agreement for 3M fluoropolymers and additives
Grieve offers 500°F truck oven
Global phenolic resins market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2020

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