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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Monday, October 23, 2017
Goodyear's Houston chemical plant earns OSHA VPP star status for safety
Songwon enters distribution partnership with Lehmann & Voss & Co.
Sovereign Chemical hires Jeff Cooley as director of sales
Lanxess announces collaboration with Polymer Science and Engineering department of University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michelin acquires specialty materials company Lehigh Technologies

Friday, October 20, 2017
Global chlorinated polyethylene market forecast to reach $890.3 million by 2025
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Global nitric acid market forecast to reach $20.4 billion by 2022
Yokohama Tire names Andrew Briggs vice president of marketing and product management
Renault contracts with Iranian tire company Yazd Tire, to supply tires for Algerian operations
Nexen Tire looks to a high-tech future in new Ohio technical center

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Global automotive tire market forecast to reach $645 billion by 2027
Global automotive rubber hoses market to grow at a CAGR of 5.08 percent through 2021
Malaysian Rubber Board set to build new headquarters in Sungai Buloh
Wacker to showcase its new Elastosil LR 5040 liquid silicone rubber line at Fakuma 2017
DuPont announces new guide to advances in plastics and elastomers for automotive air management systems

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group holds educational symposium for polymer processing and testing
Goodyear to report third quarter 2017 financial results
Global medical grade silicone market is expected to reach $596.8 million by 2025
Accella Performance Materials acquired by Carlisle for $670 million
Hankook opens $800 million, 1,000-worker tire plant in Clarksville, TN
Pasha Rubber Products' thermoplastic vulcanizate made from recycled truck tire rubber approved by General Motors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Zinc Oxide LLC acquires Zochem to become the largest producer of zinc oxide in North America
Cambodia's rubber exports rise 33 percent
Kobelco says steel and machinery not part of fake inspections scandal
Apollo Tyres furthers its brand presence with English Premiere League sponsorships
Lanxess announces price increase for brominated flame retardants

Monday, October 16, 2017
Cooper Tire to present at the Baird 2017 Global Industrial Conference
Goodyear increases dividend by 40% on common shares
Covestro to expand capacity of thermoplastic polyurethane at West Virginia facility
ChemSpec is now a distributor for the Dispersix brand of HCR silicone processing additives
Shin-Etsu to invest $21.3 million to expand production capacity of Akron plant

Friday, October 13, 2017
Evonik is raising the prices for its isophorone diamine
Ashland announces price increase for maleic anhydride in North America
Dow introduces new Vorasurf polyurethane additives
Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot Two embarks on a 2,600-mile cross-country journey
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Global silicone coatings market forecast to reach $6.81 billion by 2025
Global roof coatings market forecast to reach $1.68 billion by 2023
AkzoNobel develops novel technology platform to manufacture a wide range of ethylene amines
Tire Industry Association announces that online registration is now open for the 63rd Annual Off-the-Road Conference
Freudenberg signs final agreement to acquire Playtex household gloves in the US

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Global tractor tires market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.06% through 2022
Songwon commissions second production line for thermoplastic urethanes in South Korea
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association celebrates Manufacturing Day
Yokohama's Mississippi facility plants 2000 trees during Forever Forest event
Camso acquires Stanley Industrial Tire

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
International Elastomer Conference opens today in Cleveland, Ohio
Global mechanical test equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 5.87% through 2021
Dow Corning Silicones announces the new brand name of DOWSIL
General Motors to discuss the use of sustainably sourced rubber at COMMIT!Forum
Cooper Tire & Rubber to release third quarter results
Lanxess to cease production of base oils at its Ankerweg site in the Netherlands

Monday, October 09, 2017
Hankook Tire joins the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.6 billion by 2022
Thermoplastic elastomers market will grow at 6% CAGR to cross $20 billion by 2023
U.S. construction silicone sealants market is expected to reach $288.1 million by 2025
Chemours named winner of 2017 Polyurethane Innovation award

Friday, October 06, 2017
Giti Tire creating more than 1,700 jobs with its first U.S. factory
Alternative Rubber & Plastics, Inc. unveils its new name, ARP Materials
Falken Tires launches two new all-season tires for crossover vehicles
Global thermoset molding compound market forecast to reach $13.56 billion by 2023
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, October 05, 2017
Bridgestone supplies fuel efficient 'ECOPIA with ologic' tires for World Solar Challenge
Global latex medical disposables market forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024
Sumitomo selects Solvenian site for new medical elastomer plant
Wacker announces price increases for silicone polymers, silicone fluids and silicones
Hankook Tire survey reveals top destinations for American autumn travel

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Industrial hose market forecast to reach $14.81 billion by 2023
Continental hose plant in Iowa celebrates 40th anniversary
New rubber tree cultivation expected to produce double the yield
Porous Pave has used over 10 million pounds of recycled rubber for permeable paving
Zeon Chemicals launches new corporate website

Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Apollo Tyres denies report it is trying to acquire Kuhmo Tire
Lanxess announces price increase for urethane products worldwide
Exhibitors sought for the rubber industry career fair during the International Elastomer Conference
Goodyear honored for having one of the best workforce wellness programs in U.S.
Cooper Standard hosting Manufacturing Day events throughout October
4th Europe Rubber Processing Week 2017 to be held in Amsterdam

Monday, October 02, 2017
Toyo Tires to expand tire production capacity in the U.S. and Malaysia
TechnoBiz holds Tire Technology training course in Bangkok in December
Disposable gloves market forecast to reach $7.85 billion by 2019
DowDuPont brings new ethylene facility online to be followed by next generation EPDM facility
LWB Machinery announces the appointment of national sales manager

Friday, September 29, 2017
Synthomer acquires BASF's Austrian SBR business for 30 million
Momentive expands distribution agreement with Safic-Alcan in Europe
Organic peroxide market forecast to reach $1.06 billion by 2022
Trinseo announces price increase for styrene butadiene and styrene acrylate product lines in North America
Boeing certifies Goodyear's Flight Radial tire for the 777x

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Elastomers professionals from across the silicone elastomers and TPE industries to gather in Munich this November
European Commission adds natural rubber to its critical raw materials list
Cooper Tire reaching out to 10,000 students for National Manufacturing Day events in October
R.D. Abbott to feature new technical innovations and services at IEC
Goodyear introduces airless tire technology for commercial mower applications

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Booth reservations now open for GRTE 2018 being held in Bangkok
Vietnam Rubber Group plans to raise $563 million in IPO share sale
Malaysia expects rubber exports to hit $4.75 billion target
Goodyear recognized as one of the top military suppliers
Italy sees sustained growth for manufacturers of rubber processing machinery and equipment

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Bridgestone celebrates 50th anniversary of operations in Thailand
Silicone structural glazing market forecast to reach $43.95 billion by 2022
HF Mixing Group enlarges its mixing room solutions capabilities
Training program for thermoplastic foams and foam extrusion to be held in Tampa
Preferred Compounding acquires Kleen Polymers

Monday, September 25, 2017
Bridgestone donates $1 million to American Red Cross for hurricane relief
BASF agrees to acquire Solvay's polyamides business for 1.6 billion
Showa Denko completes construction of BMC plant in China
Nishikawa Rubber agrees to settle class-action lawsuit for price fixing
ISO issues new standards to determine bio-based content of rubber products




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