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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Yokohama Rubber posts first-quarter gains in sales and earnings
Brazil conditionally approves DuPont Dow merger
Advanced Composites recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year
Rubber Manufacturers Association rebrands as U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
India's rubber production increased 23 percent in April
ARPM announces the 2017 Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit
Primex Color, Compounding & Additives announces new line of TPEs
Clariant and Huntsman to merge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Clariant to invest in new additives facilities in China
Natvar expands medical tubing product portfolio with globally available silicone extrusion
Evonik to increase surfactant prices
Wacker announces €2.00 dividend and annual shareholders meeting
Forbes selects Michelin as one of 'America's Best Employers' for 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017
BASF to divest its Micronal PCM business to Microtek Laboratories
Students, schools win scholarships, grants at Goodyear's 19th annual STEM career day
AkzoNobel ramps up use of renewable energy with Vattenfall
Dow and DuPont announce board of directors for DowDuPont
Ashland board declares quarterly dividend

Friday, May 19, 2017
New silicone 3D printing method promises vastly superior medical implants for millions
Momentive introduced a self-bonding liquid silicone rubber at Chinaplas 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Lanxess expects best results in company history in 2017
Bridgestone names Brian Goldstine new president of Firestone Fibers and Textiles
The Lubrizol Corporation announces changes to its senior leadership team.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
VMI South America Ltda. officially opened in Itatiaia, Brazil
Rubber Division, ACS, offers course in September
Michigan State University researchers develop paper-thin energy generating membrane
Indian rubber sector in the throes of change

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Continental invests $12 million in ContiTech PVC hose business in North America
New Jersey Senate Commerce Committee passed legislation to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires
Hexpol to participate in the Technobiz USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 being held in Pittsburgh
U.S. demand for rubber is forecast to reach $8.9 billion in 2021

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Goodyear announces multi-year sponsorship for logo placement on Cleveland Cavaliers uniforms
Rubber anti-tack agents market set for a 4.5 percent growth rate through 2024
General Motors works to set sustainable natural rubber tires into motion
Lauren Manufacturing adds employees to support expanded operations

Monday, May 15, 2017
Songwon announces first quarter results
Three states lead the way on used tire legistlation
Thailand's Sri Trang Agro-Industry to spend $57.69 million to increase natural rubber capacity
Malaysia's natural rubber production down 7.4 percent
Global textile testing equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 1.99 percent though 2021

Friday, May 12, 2017
Global automotive intelligent tires market to grow at a CAGR of 291 percent through 2021
Songwon and Sabo's successful partnership continues
Global hydraulic rubber hose market forecast at $1,002 million by the end of 2022
Kent Elastomer Products launches new website
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Global rubber processing chemicals market expected to reach $6.11 billion by 2024
Southeast Asian market for synthetic latex polymers is driven by the glove dipping industry
Global silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $10.6 billion by 2025
Dow Corning launches three advanced new moldable silicone products

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
India rubber production up 22 percent
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase new self-bonding liquid silicone rubber at Chinaplas
Petronas and Aramco consider investing in specialty chemicals and synthetic rubber plants
Hankook Tire America hires director of corporate sales

Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Marangoni's solid tires assets sold to Onyx Group
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting
Titan International reports 11 percent increase in sales for the first quarter
Momentive Performance Materials Silicones agrees to $1.25 million fine over pollution

Monday, May 08, 2017
Global automotive adhesive market forecast to reach $6.53 billion by 2020
Cooper Tire announces quarterly dividend of 10.5 cents per share
Bourbon Trail Elastomers Group kicks off membership drive
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers elects Enrico Lucchese as president international
Apollo Tyres net sales up 11 percent year-on-year, with a recommended dividend of 300 percent

Friday, May 05, 2017
Quality Plated Products installs Intelicare material handling and drying equipment
Global high temperature elastomer market forecast to reach $1.725 billion by 2022
India backs off promise for a national rubber policy

Thursday, May 04, 2017
Malaysia recruits Indian rubber tappers with offers of better pay
Nokian Tyres announces it is building a $360 million plant in Tennessee
Global antioxidant BHT market forecast to reach $265.9 million by 2021
Bluestar Silicones announces price increases from 10 percent upwards

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Huber Engineered Materials increases capacity for fire retardants at Arkansas plant
TechnoBiz issues call for authors to write short books on rubber, latex and tire technology
Dow Corning to launch new flame retardant Synergist at Chinaplas 2017
Global silicone market forecast to reach $21 billion by 2021

Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Goodyear reports results for the first quarter
Epoxy composite market forecast to reach $33 billion by 2021
Yokohama Rubber dissolves subsidiary Motorsports International Co., replaces with internal department
Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Monday, May 01, 2017
Cooper Tire videos earn top honors from the Internet Advertising Competition
Hankook Tire recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year
Global tire market is forecast to surpass $319 billion by 2022
Six global tire manufacturers and Smithers Rapra announce tire testing system partnership

Friday, April 28, 2017
Stuart Croll named winner of 2017 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings
Cooper Tire operating profits down in first quarter report
Global reclaimed rubber market forecast at $6.32 billion by 2025

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Global butadiene and its derivatives market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16%
Trinseo to present at Wells Fargo Industrial Conference
Ashland provides update on final separation of Valvoline Inc.
Bridgestone Americas celebrated the completed renovation of their Akron Data Center
Apollo Tyres enters into commercial vehicle tire segment in Europe

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dow Polyurethanes' U.K. facility to host workshop on new REACH-compliant elastomer
Cooper Tire adds new load range to Roadmaster steer tire line
Goodyear to hold 19th annual STEM career day in Akron, Ohio
Carbon black market projected to reach $13.79 billion by 2021

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




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