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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, January 20, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
ASTM International launches group to create standards for recovered carbon black
Bridgestone Europe to acquire specialist tire manufacturer Groupe Ayme
Lubrizol announces TPU DesignFEST
Lion Elastomers increases specialty styrene butadiene rubber prices globally for SBR 1000

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Evonik to present Vestenamer for efficient tire production at Tire Technology Expo 2017
Hexpol to release year-end report February 3
Kraton Corporation announces a general price increase for HSBC polymers
Nexen Tire holds inauguration ceremony for Nexen Tire Japan Inc.
Norma Group expanding its North American test and product development labs

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Toyo Tire Group expanding R&D base for North American tire business
Bridgestone tires with run-flat technology to be original equipment on 2017 Lexus LS sedan
Ashland increases prices for hydroxyethylcellulose worldwide
Arkema is investing $90 million in its Clear Lake Texas site
Dow recognized as Top 100 Global Innovator for sixth consecutive year

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Finland explores partnership with the Philippines in construction for tire processing facility
Aurelia Gloves responds to FDA ban on powdered surgical gloves
Thailand expects lower rubber output due to unseasonal flooding
Rubber bonded abrasives market forecast to reach $1.47 billion by 2026

Monday, January 16, 2017
Harwick Standard adds PVC sales and marketing representative
Yokohama Tire Corporation names Jeff Barna as COO
Goodyear declares a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
BKT was awarded as the “Port Tyre Manufacturer of the Year”
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 announces call for papers

Friday, January 13, 2017
Rogers Corporation acquires Diversified Silicone Products
Silicone gel market forecast to reach $1.96 billion by 2026
Thailand transforms into ASEAN aircraft tire hub
Rubber Division issues call for abstracts for the 2017 International Elastomer Conference
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Kirk Bowman retires from the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) board of directors
Thailand sees rebound in rubber prices likely in 2017
Finnish tire manufacturer eyeing construction of a 50 hectare rubber manufacturing plant in the Phillipines
Omnova Solutions announces price increase
Rubber Division announces upcoming training opportunities

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Global liquid silicone rubber market is projected to reach $3.82 Billion by 2026
Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 has earned a 2016 Good Design Award
Evonik successfully completes acquisition of Air Products specialty additives business
Lanxess presents new solutions for the tire industry at Tire Technology Expo 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Bridgestone and International Olympic Committee announce expansion of the company's Olympic Partnership
Momentive to demonstrate self-lubricating LSR for healthcare applications at 2017 MD&M West Show
Medical grade silicone market projected to reach $7.23 billion by 2021
Global Rubber Industries lays the foundation for its latest specialized tire factory in Badalgama, Sri Lanka

Monday, January 09, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber Industries to acquire U.K.-based Micheldever Group
Ohio Rubber Group announces results of recent election
Yokohama Rubber to acquire Japanese industrial tire manufacturer Aichi Tire
Goodyear to present at Deutsche Bank auto industry conference

Friday, January 06, 2017
Registration is now open for Technobiz's Rubber Testing and Quality Control for Process Improvement course
BASF to increase prices for neopentylglycol in North America
Bernal Industrial names Guill representative for Mexico
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Tesloop, Goodyear map out the digital future of tires on Teslas

Thursday, January 05, 2017
SI Group realigns executive leadership team
Evonik completes acquisition of Air Products specialty additives business
Blair Rubber donates ARPM award money to Medina County Career Center
Harwick Standard receives Parker Hannifin's Gold Link Award
Tom Marsh, CEO of Centrotrade, begins term as ASTM International board chairman

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Birla Carbon celebrates 75 years of innovation in the use of the first industrial microscope
ARPM releases several revised power transmission belt publications
Swedish tire recycler Enviro acquired by investment firm KL Ventures
Arlanxeo opens rubber technology center in China

Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Cooper Tire to present at Deutsche Bank Global Industry Conference
Vietnam rubber exports are expected to reach 1.2-1.25 million tons
Dutch study finds crumb rubber safe for sports fields

Monday, January 02, 2017
Denka Performance Elastomer celebrated the grand opening of its corporate office in LaPlace, Louisiana
Brazil's tire market is forecast to cross $6.5 billion by 2021
Blair Rubber expands sales and business development teams

Friday, December 30, 2016
Happy New Year from Rubber World
Michelin's tire experts advise against riding on summer tires in wintery climates
Global injection molding machine market to grow at a CAGR of 2.52% through 2020

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Solvay and the CNRS renew framework agreement for five years
Global rubber molding market is expected to show a growth at CAGR of about 5.3% through 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
SRI Group's USA Technical Center to be fully operational from January 2017
Tiger Woods signs multi-year agreement to use Bridgestone high-performance golf balls
Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to reach $3.82 billion by 2026

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Toyo Tire's Sendai plant switching from coal to natural gas to reduce environmental impact
Nexen Tire inks agreement with Pirelli in Brazil to boost sales coverage in Brazil
Silk Road Fund takes 10% stake in SIBUR

Monday, December 26, 2016
ASTM International Committee on carbon black honors Dirk Roller with Jeff Melsom distinguished service award
Toyo Tire selected as original equipment for Mazda CX-5
Kraiburg TPE expands flame retardant TPE portfolio
Kraton announces price increase for HSBC polymers

Friday, December 23, 2016
Dow Corning launches new masterbatch for wire and cable applications
Happy Holidays from Rubber World

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Bridgestone wins lawsuit against Triangle Tyre in China
Arkema announces a price increase on its Evatane, Lotryl, and Lotader resins
AMAP to Honor Mike O'Leary with Lifetime Achievement Award
Evonik marks 40 years of production at its Mobile, Alabama site

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
AkzoNobel completes acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business
Ashland to increase the price of composite materials sold in North America
ECG cables and ECG lead wires market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021
Michelin North America has announced the launch of online retail tire sales for consumers in Southeast markets

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