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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve launch shared mobility innovation competition
Researcher use acrylic elastomers to create flexible water-proof solar cells
Liquid silicone rubber market to grow due to enhanced adoption for diverse end-use applications
Reminder - International Elastomer Conference housing closes September 22
Silicone Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summits to be held November 28-29 in Munich

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Columbia University researchers developed a silicone based 3D-printable synthetic soft muscle
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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Davis-Standard acquires Maillefer International
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

Monday, September 18, 2017
Bridgestone launches training program for data scientists
Toyo Tire unveils airless concept tire
International Rubber Study Group adds two new members
Chicago Rubber Group fall technical meeting planned
Apollo Tyres named official tire partner by the Crystal Palace Football Club
Tire manufacturers communicate industry contributions, key issues to congress

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
Rubber Consultants scientists to present papers at International Elastomer Conference
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
Michigan Rubber Group announces November 1 technical meeting

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

Monday, September 11, 2017
Goodyear announces intelligent tire trials and expands semi-autonomous fleet management solutions
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
Teknor Apex to highlight Halguard for compliance with CPR at IWCS 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Yokohama Europe celebrates anniversary with a microsite of company's history
Goodyear and United Steelworkers sign five-year contract
Nagase America acquires Fitz Chemical

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
Indian natural rubber production rose 11 percent in July
Interface Performance Materials strengthens its executive team

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Bridgestone named to two new ESG indexes
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

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

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