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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, April 28, 2017
Stuart Croll named winner of 2017 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Cooper Tire operating profits down in first quarter report
Global reclaimed rubber market forecast at $6.32 billion by 2025

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Ashland provides update on final separation of Valvoline Inc.
Apollo Tyres enters into commercial vehicle tire segment in Europe
Trinseo to present at Wells Fargo Industrial Conference
Global butadiene and its derivatives market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16%
Bridgestone Americas celebrated the completed renovation of their Akron Data Center

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Dow Polyurethanes' U.K. facility to host workshop on new REACH-compliant elastomer
Cooper Tire adds new load range to Roadmaster steer tire line
Goodyear to hold 19th annual STEM career day in Akron, Ohio
Carbon black market projected to reach $13.79 billion by 2021

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory hires Rick Behne as quality manager
Lanxess completes acquisition of Chemtura
R.D. Abbott and the Rubber Division are presenting three rubber compounding courses next month
Global PVC additives market projected to reach $4.08 billion by 2021

Monday, April 24, 2017
Global emulsion polymers market forecast to reach $43 billion by 2020
Vystar receives 3 international patent notices of allowance for Vytex latex deproteinization
Engel Group appoints new chief financial officer
Bridgestone announces expansion of its Dueler tire line to include heavy duty truck tires

Friday, April 21, 2017
Covestro raises prices for elastomer products
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
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

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

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

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

Monday, April 17, 2017
ARPM announces the retirement of George Rugman
Ukraine's tire market forecast at $2.2 billion by 2022
Global automotive rubber molded parts markets forecast to grow in 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

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Smithers Rapra enhances small batch mixing capabilities at its Akron laboratory
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
PolymaxTPE becomes first TPE compounder to be certified to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Trelleborg sells compounding operation in Czech Republic to Hexpol AB
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
Trinseo to offer medical grade Magnum ABS for medical equipment

Monday, April 10, 2017
NPE2018 Plastics Show sells out exhibit space for the first time
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

Friday, April 07, 2017
Gelest announces partnership with New Mountain Capital
Apollo Tyres introduces three new products
Wacker Polymers to raise prices for dispersions in Europe
Trinseo CEO Christopher Pappas to receive Leadership Award from NY American Chemical Society

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

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

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

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

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




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