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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
BASF improves the process for manufacturing Lupranol to lower VOC
AkzoNobel announces new structure for Executive Committee and announces extraordinary general meeting of shareholders
Smithers Rapra announced the opening of its extractables and leachables (E&L) lab
University of Akron hosts four-day silicone elastomers technology and fabrication course
RPM International Inc. reported record sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and year

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Trelleborg reports increased sales for the second quarter
Nexen Tire wins two IDEA Design Awards
Ansell announces transformation plan after divestment of sexual wellness business
Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia reported to reduce rubber exports
Yokogawa acquires Norwegian company with advanced chemical injection technology

Monday, July 24, 2017
RTP to offer webinar for colored thermoplastic compounds for medical applications
High temperature sealant market forecast to reach $3.56 billion by 2022
NKNK considers production of S-SBR by 2020
Zeon opens Asia Technical Support Laboratory in Singapore
Cooper Tire to announce second quarter results August 4th

Friday, July 21, 2017
Apollo Tyres to plant another 100,000 trees to slow deforestation in India
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Arsenal Capital acquires PolyOne's Designed Structures and Solutions unit
Goodyear to report second quarter 2017 financial results July 28

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Lawrence Livermore research team prints 4D silicone meta materials
Thailand and Indonesia consider cutting rubber output from 10 to 15 percent
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Chinese production capacity by 60 percent by 2020
Nexen Tire and Mubadala Investment Company sign memorandum of understanding
Birla Carbon announces the retirement of Kevin Boyle and appoints John Loudermilk as COO

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Falken announces global partnership with Liverpool FC
Career Fair being held at the International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland this October
Blair Rubber enters the Korean market with new partner, Saekaphen Korea Co.
Davis-Standard celebrates the completion of its Pawcatuck facility expansion

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Apollo Tyres introduces two-wheeler tires to Sri Lanka
Troester celebrates 125 years of excellence
Thermoplastic elastomers market projected to reach $28.27 billion by 2022
Michelin, FIA improve tire safety education for new drivers in all 50 states
Registration opens for Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2017 being held in Amsterdam

Monday, July 17, 2017
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
Flexan opens new headquarters in Lincolnshire, IL
Thailand rubber planters protest government offices over falling prices
Bridgestone receives Volkswagen Group award for innovation and technology
Mitsui Chemicals expects increased demand for EPT
Sumitomo Chemical's Chiba plan to focus on special-grade EPDM production

Friday, July 14, 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Upcoming training opportunities from the Rubber Division, ACS
Primewell recalls more than 394,000 tires for sidewall crack
TechnoBiz training program on rubber compounding and processing starts next week in Kuala Lumpur
CPI announces course curriculum for polyurethane professional development program

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ashland to report financial results for third quarter of fiscal 2017 after NYSE closes August 1
Accella Tire Fill Systems teams up with American Forests to plant 142,000 trees to date
AkzoNobel helping to save the Brazilian rainforest
Evonik allocates €100 million for digitalization and enters into cooperation with IBM and the University of Duisburg-Essen

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
BASF presented Innovation Award by Europur for Irgastab PUR 70
Arkema announces ambitious objectives and several major projects for 2023
ASTM International’s Committee D11 on Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials honors Mohan Kosamia
Cooper Standard boosts regional capabilities, establishes Asia Pacific sealing test and prototype centers in Shanghai
Dow launches grant program with Keep America Beautiful for recycling

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
PolyOne acquires color and additive materials producer Mesa
Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products expands vibration testing services
Falken Tires chosen as OEM for the SEAT Ibiza
Mahindra & Mahindra recognizes Apollo Tyres with Business Partner of the Year award
Japan's synthetic rubber shipping volume increased for the third straight term

Monday, July 10, 2017
Optimus Manufacturers launches crumb rubber startup to make rubberized roads in India a reality
Ube Industries producing BR at full capacity in Japan and Thailand
Nondestructive testing equipment and services market forecast to reach $26.4 billion by 2022
Michelin introduces the X Multi D regional drive-position tire

Friday, July 07, 2017
Rostec to form joint venture with Vietnam for rubber plantation and research project
Thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to reach $28.7 billion by 2022
New Jersey sends unsafe used tire bill to governor
TechnoBiz training program for Rubber Compounding & Processing in Kuala Lumpur starts on July 17
Thailand's rubber farmers warn of protests for falling rubber prices
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, July 06, 2017
Jaguar chooses Goodyear tires for their new Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Velar
LanXess shifts rubber and colorant line to Rhein Chemie unit
PolyOne signs agreement to divest designed structures and solutions
Dow Elastomers introduces INFUSE olefin block copolymers for footwear foam in Vietnam

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Custom Automation & Machinery and LMG Presses announce strategic partnership
Bluestar Silicones becomes Elkem Silicones
Rhein Chemie business unit of Lanxess combines rubber and colorant specialties
Hankook Tire America names new president

Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Double-digit growth predicted for Italian rubber machinery manufacturers
Styrene butadiene rubber market expected to reach $9.9 billion by 2025
ISRI proposes specifications for polyvinyl chloride plastic recyclables

Monday, July 03, 2017
TechnoBiz plans USA Rubber Processing Education Week 2017
Amyris partners with Queensland on biofutures acceleration program
New tire plant in Algeria to feature logistics automation from Cimcorp
ChemSpec celebrates one-year anniversary of Mexican subsidiary

Friday, June 30, 2017
Cooper Tire's Roadmaster brand celebrates 10th anniversary
Smithers Rapra adds senior analytical chemist to Akron chemistry laboratory
Bourbon Trail Elastomer Group announces summer technical meeting
Goodyear blimp to visit Ottawa for Canada 150

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Sea-Land Chemical announces partnership with Lockhart Chemical
Yokohama Tire names Rick Alonzo senior director of supply chain and logistics
Chem-Trend receives three national safety awards
RSS and Alternative Rubber + Plastics reach Harmonite distribution agreement

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Black Bear debuts world's first Crade to Cradle Certified carbon black
Airbus Helicopters selects Hexcel as supplier of advanced composites materials
ARPM reveals full speaker line-up for 2017 EHS Summit
CPI announces keynote speaker for 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Silicone Elastomers World Summit advisory board confirmed
Canada's top car care franchisee offers extensive tire inventory
Davis-Standard appoints senior sales engineer for sheet and foam, and regional manager for blown film aftermarket
Global styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) market is expected to reach $9.9 billion by 2025

Monday, June 26, 2017
Global silicone potting compounds market projected to reach $1.07 billion by 2022
Global industrial rubber market forecast to reach $168.3 billion by 2022
Hallstar expands North American partnership with L.V. Lomas
Birla Carbon Releases Sustainability Report

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