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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, July 28, 2017
ARPM announces 2017 Safety Award winners
Silicone release liners demand grows as part of $93 billion release liner market
Malaysian government to provide financial assistance to 440,000 smallholder planters and rubber tappers
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Zenyatta Ventures, Alliance Rubber and the University of Sussex collaborate on enhanced rubber-graphene products

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thailand uses over 7,000 tons of rubber latex for asphalt road repairs
PolyOne Corporation reports second quarter results for 2017
Giti Tire to hire 1,700 workers for new SC tire plant
Polytek acquires Raw Material Suppliers
Global automotive elastomers market anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.72 percent

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

Monday, July 24, 2017
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
RTP to offer webinar for colored thermoplastic compounds for medical applications

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

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

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
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
Apollo Tyres introduces two-wheeler tires to Sri Lanka
Troester celebrates 125 years of excellence

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Arkema announces ambitious objectives and several major projects for 2023
BASF presented Innovation Award by Europur for Irgastab PUR 70
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
ASTM International’s Committee D11 on Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials honors Mohan Kosamia

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
PolyOne acquires color and additive materials producer Mesa
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
Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products expands vibration testing services

Monday, July 10, 2017
Ube Industries producing BR at full capacity in Japan and Thailand
Optimus Manufacturers launches crumb rubber startup to make rubberized roads in India a reality
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
TechnoBiz training program for Rubber Compounding & Processing in Kuala Lumpur starts on July 17
Rostec to form joint venture with Vietnam for rubber plantation and research project
New Jersey sends unsafe used tire bill to governor
Thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to reach $28.7 billion by 2022
Thailand's rubber farmers warn of protests for falling rubber prices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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