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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, April 20, 2018
China imposes anti-dumping tariffs on synthetic rubber imports from the EU, Singapore and U.S
Evonik opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore
Dow Silicone Elastomers announces a new 3D-printable liquid silicone rubber
Cabot Corporation expands specialty compounds business globally
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Continental announced change of outlook that will impact earnings by Ä150 million
DowDuPont to invest $100 million to expand manufacturing capacity at Sabine River Works
Lubrizol to highlight its TPU product portfolio at the Adhesives & Sealants EXPO in Miami
TRAC 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium announced for November in Niagra Falls
Global automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $60 billion by 2023

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Freudenberg expands capacities in Taiwan
Continental works on automatic system to warn of the risk of aquaplaning
Global polyurethane elastomers market forecast to reach $16.63 billion by 2022
International Elastomer Conference abstracts deadline extended to April 30
Cooper Tire to announce first quarter results April 30

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Cooper Standard wins PACE award for its Fortrex elastomer
Michigan Rubber Group golf outing scheduled for May 31
Continental celebrates the production of its 10 millionth tire at Russian plant
Goodyear and Bridgestone to form joint distribution venture in U.S. called TireHub
Saint-Gobain recognized as a Top Employer in North America

Monday, April 16, 2018
Hankook to build facility for Kinergy ST passenger tires at its Tennessee facility
Michelin captures top honors with J.D. Powers original equipment tire satisfaction study
Rubber Division, ACS accepting nominations for 2019 Science & Technology Awards
RPM reports record sales for third quarter
Silicone elastomers market expected to reach at CAGR of 6.52 percent through 2021

Friday, April 13, 2018
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Continental launches digital tire monitoring platform for commercial fleets called ContiConnect
Malaysia reports a 14 percent increase in rubber production in February offset by a 28 percent decline year-to-date
Goodyear to report first quarter results April 25
MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group announces spring meeting.

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Goodyear re-elects directors at annual board meeting; declares quarterly dividend
Evonik expanding production capacities at Mobile, AL facility
Perpetual Rubber announces campaign to buy record amounts of reclaimed rubber
Pirelli launches all terrain tire for North America

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Goodyear returns to its roots with a line of performance bicycle tires
Safic-Alcan opens Russian subsidiary
Cooper Standardís Fortrex material innovation wins 2018 Automotive News PACE award
Conti's business model of the future for conveyor belts: Lease, donít buy
Global performance elastomer market forecast to reach $7.17 billion by 2023

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
USTMA announces National Tire Safety Week 2018 will be May 21-28
Indian Rubber Board predicts rubber production shortfall
Cooper Tire announces planned retirement of CFO Ginger Jones
Goodyear being investigated over potential faulty tires linked to deadly crashes spanning two decades
Giti Tire joins the U.S.Tire Manufacturers Association

Monday, April 09, 2018
USTMA projects 2018 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 319.1 million units
Toyo Tires launches website for new airless concept tire
Cooper Tire Asia earns two awards from Great Wall Motors Company
Nitrile butadiene rubber power market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024

Friday, April 06, 2018
Aerospace and defense elastomers market projected to reach $70.8 million by 2022
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association recognizes six tire manufacturers for health and safety
Registration opens for 61st Polyurethanes Technical Conference
Grieve Corporation mourns the loss of former president Pat Calabrese

Thursday, April 05, 2018
Avon Rubber sells off U.S.-based subsidiary Avon Engineering Fabrications
Nokian Tyres to move North American headquarters to Tennessee
Sun Chemical to increase prices in North America of silicone-based products
Global thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $30.65 billion by 2023

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Vietnam exported 275,000 tons of rubber in the first quarter of 2018
Hankook adds new all-season tire to its Kinergy portfolio
Kumho Tire to retain brand name and independence after being acquired by Qingdao Doublestar
Falken Tire announces price increase and second quarter marketing moves
Paper call issued for Africa Rubber Industry Forum 2018

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Sartomer announces partnership with Harwick Standard Distribution for specialty (meth)acrylate additives and co-agents
Hankook Tire named Official Tire of Major League Baseball
Mitsubishi Chemical to expand performance polymer business in Singapore
Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group holds technical meeting April 12
Birla Carbonís pledge to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

Monday, April 02, 2018
Freudenberg opens training center in Weinheim, Germany
Cooper launches new Mastercraft winter tire
Brenntag North America announce distribution partnership with StanChem Polymers
Bayer and the Nature Conservancy Brazil are joining forces for more sustainable agriculture in Brazil
Lubrizol unveils unique Innovation Alliance at ISPO 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018
Alpha Technologies launches automated production floor testing solution
Ace Products and Consulting adds key people to its organization
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Clariant introduces new additives for sustainable coatings solutions
Fran O'Connor, former chairman of Harwick Chemical and the Rubber Division, ACS, has died
Yokohama and the Los Angeles Angels continue partnership with new multi-year sponsorship

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Songwon reports strong sales for fiscal year 2017
Alpha Technologies launches modular production floor testing solutions
Early registration pricing for the Rubber Division, ACS 193rd Technical Meeting ends Saturday
Nominations sought for the 2019 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mike Recchio appointed to ARPM board of directors
Hankook Tire survey sees many spring break drivers on the road
Liberia's Cocopa rubber plantation regains prewar status with new management
Malaysiaís rubber export to China rose 80 percent in 2017
Hexcel and Arkema join forces in thermoplastic composite solutions for aerospace

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
HollyFrontier appoints Terrie Portmann to director global specialty products
Butyl rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% through 2025
Hankook Tire to being the fourth phased expansion of its tire plant in Hungary
Mitsui subsidiary Advanced Composites to construct new thermoplastic olefin elastomer facility in Ohio
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Tupelo plant produced its 375 million tire

Monday, March 26, 2018
Harris Williams & Co. to advise EP Minerals on its pending sale to U.S. Silica Holdings
Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference
Toyo Tire & Rubber announces rapid improvements in fuel efficiency for truck and bus tires with Nano Balance Technology
Goodyear announces recipient for its 35th Highway Hero Award
Global automated test equipment market size is expected to reach $4.7 billion by 2023

Friday, March 23, 2018
Kuraray adds the performance-enhancing additive liquid farnesene rubber to the Dunlop Winter Maxx 02 tires
Global polyurethane elastomer market forecast to reach $16.6 billion by 2022
Apex Machine to showcase line of printing machines at NPE in Orlando
Michelin to acquire British conveyor belt manufacturer Fenner

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Aerospace and defense elastomers market projected to grow to $70.8 million by 2022
Cold Jet will demonstrate its Combi 120H at NPE 2018
TransDigm acquires the Kirkhill elastomers business from Esterline Technologies
India's Commerce Ministry forming national rubber policy to boost shipment and productivity
Wacker expands silicone production with new hydrosilylation plant in India
Industrial rubber market is forecast to reach $33.82 billion by 2022

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities deadline is April 1
KraussMaffei Group reports record results for 2017
Camso implements a price increase in the aftermarket
ExxonMobil considers U.S. gulf coast polypropylene expansion
Falken Tires selected as original equipment for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross




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