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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, April 21, 2017
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Bridgestone develops next generation bicycle tire design using air free concept
Global liquid silicone rubber market is expected to reach $3.29 billion by 2025
Covestro raises prices for elastomer products

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Klean Industries flagship facility awarded Cradle to Grave certification
Natural rubber exports from India reach highest levels in last four years
Dow Corning and R.D. Abbott to showcase LSR solutions for rubber fabrication
Rubber Division's 191st Technical Meeting takes place next week

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Goodyear will redeem $700 million in senior notes
Tire Industry Association 2017-2018 board of directors nomination deadline nears
Cooper Tire to release first quarter results
Global silicone use in the construction industry forecast to reach $7.7 billion by 2022
Griswold LLC board announces CEO transition

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Global silicone potting compounds market forecast at $1.07 billion by 2022
TA Instruments announces rheology practical training webinars
Yokohama to sponsor the Los Angeles Angels for the eighth consecutive season
Goodyear to announce first quarter 2017 financial result

Monday, April 17, 2017
New product videos for Cooper Tires win Telly Awards
University of Michigan researchers develop self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating utilizing fluorinated polyurethane elastomer
Ukraine's tire market forecast at $2.2 billion by 2022
ARPM announces the retirement of George Rugman
Global automotive rubber molded parts markets forecast to grow in 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017
Hexpol Holding purchases equity interest of Mitchell Rubber Products from Gladstone Investment
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Wacker and STC Silicones agree on co-branding of silicone compounds
Songwon opens new technology innovation center in Korea
Robert Blanco and Gary Horning join Sid Richardson Carbon as national account managers

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Global silicone gel market is forecast to reach $1.81 billion by 2025
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share
Continental opens the third phase expansion of its Hefei, China, tire plant
Smithers Rapra enhances small batch mixing capabilities at its Akron laboratory
PolymaxTPE becomes first TPE compounder to be certified to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Continental invests $10 million on new indoor tire test center in Texas
Lord Corporation announces date for sixth annual International Rubber Journey 2017
Global market for industrial rubber forecast to reach a CAGR of 6.1 percent and valued at $167.9 billion by 2026
Goodyear's board of directors re-elected to new one-year terms

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trelleborg sells compounding operation in Czech Republic to Hexpol AB
Trinseo to offer medical grade Magnum ABS for medical equipment
Global silicone elastomers market is expected to reach $8.7 billion by 2022
Momentive celebrates opening its new research and development laboratory in Charlotte, NC

Monday, April 10, 2017
American Chemistry Council accepting nominations for annual Polyurethane Innovation Award
Apollo Tyres inaugurates Hungarian plant
R.D. Abbott announces new company logo and website
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 to be held in Pittsburgh May 22-23
NPE2018 Plastics Show sells out exhibit space for the first time

Friday, April 07, 2017
Wacker Polymers to raise prices for dispersions in Europe
Apollo Tyres introduces three new products
Gelest announces partnership with New Mountain Capital
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Trinseo CEO Christopher Pappas to receive Leadership Award from NY American Chemical Society

Thursday, April 06, 2017
U.S. tire manufacturers recognized for achievements in worker safety by the Rubber Manufacturers Association
Yokohama Rubber launches SAE/EN standards high-pressure hose
Cytec Industries prevails in its patent infringement lawsuit in China against Sunshow Specialty Chemical Co.
Sumitomo Rubber completes acquistion of Dunlop's Sports Direct International
Lanxess increases capacities for iron oxide pigments

Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Hexpol TPE introduces TPE for drinking water applications
Borealis and Nova Chemicals enter preliminary agreement with Total to meet growing global demand for polyethylene
Connell Bros. and Sonneborn extend distribution agreement for Indonesia
Kraton launches Sylvalite 9000 tackifier
Michelin wins four J.D. Power awards for customer satisfaction

Tuesday, April 04, 2017
AkzoNobel to be carbon neutral and use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050
Dow DuPont merger delayed
Raw materials handling in plastics processing course will be held May 30 in Bangkok
Lanxess Corporation’s Little Rock site marks fifth anniversary
Hexpol acquires Valley Processing

Monday, April 03, 2017
Global rubber molding market shows a predicted 5.3 percent CAGR through 2022
Smithers Rapra to open new extractables and leachables laboratory
Cooper and Hexpol nominated for the Innovation Award 'Bio-based Material of the Year'
Momentive to launch silicone based gel for cosmetic applications
IISRP announces elastomer and synthetic rubber webinar

Friday, March 31, 2017
VMI appoints Dr. Edward Holweg as COO
Fort Wayne Rubber Group to hold technical meeting April 13
Global automotive silicones market is expected to reach $5.84 billion by 2025
ContiTech opens plant for coated fabrics in China

Thursday, March 30, 2017
India's production of natural rubber rose 54 percent in February
SI Group board chairman named 2017 Business ChangeMaker
Showa Denko to raise chloroprene rubber price
CRP Technology launches a thermoplastic elastomer for 3D printing
Hankook Tire announces 2017 motorsports program

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Bridgestone to increase tire prices in Japan
Safic-Alcan announces new distribution agreement with Vencorex
Worldwide automotive tire market forecast to reach $219 billion in 2017
Firestone Industrial Products raises prices due to raw material increases

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Kuraray America celebrates 30 years of Eval production in United States
Wacker opens international training center for silicone applications in Japan
Songwon announces financial results for 2016
Goodyear announces its 34th Highway Hero
Songwon announces global price increases for its polymer stabilizers

Monday, March 27, 2017
Global phenolic resins market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2020
Grieve offers 500°F truck oven
R.D. Abbott signs distribution agreement for 3M fluoropolymers and additives
BASF has declared force majeure in North America
Hankook Tire reports on what is driving tire purchasing habits

Friday, March 24, 2017
Lion Elastomers to increase prices of SBR
Kraiburg TPE opens sales office in Seoul
Oliver Rubber Company introduces new drive retread and ULP trailer retread size
SBR joint venture between Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical to start operations in April
Global specialty silica market was valued at $5.1 billion in 2016




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