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Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Friday, March 16, 2018
Akron, OH - A new book is offered in the Rubber World book store: Resistance and Stability of Polymers. The stability and resistance of polymeric materials determine whether they can be utilized in a given application. Authoritative and reliable material information is needed during the material selection process, and this information must consider the influences of material manufacturing, compounding and stabilization, processing, part design, use and subsequent disposal/recycling. This book is based on a review of more than 1,200 literature sources and represents a comprehensive overview of the current know-how regarding the stability and resistance of thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers, as well as the most commonly used reinforcements and additives. Extensive tables document material resistance to given media, facilitating appropriate material selection or stabilization for a given application. Volume 1 covers principles of aging, testing methods, stabilization, processing, applications, mechanical behavior of fiber reinforced plastics. Volume 2 covers plastics, rubbers and their acronyms. Other abbreviations, tables of chemical resistance, a bibliography and an index are included. Author: Gottfried Ehrenstrein and Sonja Pongratz; ISBN: 978-1-56990-456-5; two volumes, 1,436 pages; 2013, hardcover; $499.95 USD + SH. Visit for more information. - * Email

The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
TechnoBiz announces a three-day specialized training course in rubber compounding and processing
ASTM International selects EWI and Auburn University-NASA for new additive manufacturing center of excellence
TBC Corporation continues rebranding of merchant locations in Virginia
Shortage in supply of carbon black causes crisis in India's rubber industry
BizVibe announces a B2B networking platform for the rubber industry in Thailand

Monday, March 19, 2018
Registration for the Future Tire Conference is now open
AKG of America unveils 32,000-square foot research and development center
Continental to supply high pressure hoses to Seadrill for deep-water rigs in the Gulf of Mexico
Ashland to increase price on epoxy vinyl ester and specialty resins
Wacker opens laboratory for adhesives and sealants in Moscow

Friday, March 16, 2018
Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast to reach $7.9 billion by 2026
Curtiss-Wright announces release of the Exlar TTX080 integrated drive motor
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Matthew Marking Systems to demonstrate centralized connectivity success with MPREIA at NPE Orlando
JDS Technologies announces construction of $2.2 million rubber product manufacturing facility in Tennessee
Huntsman forms partnership with T. Michel Formenbau

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Silicone structural glazing market size is estimated to reach $43.9 billion by 2022
SAFIC-ALCAN announces new distribution partnership with Braskem
ACE Products and Consulting hires Doug Foster to head lab services
Silicone surfactants market to grow at a CAGR or 6.5% through 2022
Union workers at Kumho Tire go on strike to protest sale of company to China
Malaysia's natural rubber production falls 2% in January

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Kossan Rubber acquires land to expand glove manufacturing capabilities
Global two-wheeler tire market forecast to reach $16.9 billion by 2026
Bridgestone Dueler chosen as original equipment for the 2019 Ram 1500
Mitsubishi Chemical starts production of styrenic thermoplastic elastomers at Thailand plant

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Kuraray, Sumitomo and PTT Global form joint venture for manufacturing and sales of butadiene derivatives
Indian government explores options to encourage rubber cultivation in the Gujarat region
RSS's Harmonite meets EU REACH Article 33 communications requirements
Yokohama to launch large-sized truck/bus tire for domestic distribution in Japan
Natural rubber supply to increase 4.5 percent in 2018, while demand expects to see 2.8 percent growth

Monday, March 12, 2018
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association sends letter to President Trump urging him to rethink steel tariffs
Maxxis opens motorcycle tire factory in India
Apollo Tyres provides income generation opportunities to rubber tappers' wives
Global silicone sealants market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.57 percent through 2022
Study finds carbon credit prices too low to protect forests from rubber plantation expansion

Friday, March 09, 2018
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to reach $151 billion by 2025
Gelest promotes Jonathan Goff to vice president of research and development
Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls launches GTX080 integrated motor actuator
Rubber Division, ACS, accepting abstracts for the 194th Technical Meeting

Thursday, March 08, 2018
Global rubber glove market forecast to reach $3.7 billion by 2023
Kumho Tire USA unveils two new tires for commercial trailers
Huber to increase production capacity of fire retardant additives at its Martinswerk plant in Germany
Goodyear presents prototype tire for electric drive technology at 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Cooper launches Cooper brand truck and bus radial tires
DowDuPont announces the corporate brand names of three separating divisions
Sibur in talks with Aramco to create synthetic rubber producing venture
Goodyear introduces living tire concept at 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
Kumho Tire union threatens to strike over sale of company to Doublestar
Silicone elastomer demand forecast to reach $1.8 billion by 2022

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Doublestar acquires Kumho Tire for $598 million
Biesterfeld expands its collaboration with ExxonMobil Chemical in Italy
Cooper Tire names new senior vice president of North America tire operations
Yokohama to adjust prices up 6 percent for off-the-road tires

Monday, March 05, 2018
Lubrizol names Brian Pitts chief financial officer
Tennessee lawmaker pushes bill banning unsafe used tires
Tropical forest protection from rubber plantation intrusion via carbon credits is failing
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association voices concern over planned steel tariffs
The Manufacturing Institute to honor two Goodyear associates with STEP award

Friday, March 02, 2018
Kumho Tire wins the iF Design Award 2018
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation launches full-scale sales of Sunprene PVC elastomer
BASF announces price increase for diols and derivatives
Birla Carbon partners with AMARA Cantabria in fight against childhood cancer
Yokohama Rubber participates in the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

Thursday, March 01, 2018
Trinseo opens new pilot plant and S-SBR capacity expansion in Germany
Bridgestone supplies tires for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee
Arburg to launch its largest machine in the U.S. at NPE 2018
Tire sensor technology launches multi-million dollar startup

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Made to Last Straw LLC plans to open tire recycling facility in St. George, SC
India weighs the demands of rubber growers for higher prices against the needs of industry to balance rubber policy
Rubber Division technical training and scholarship opportunities deadline extended
Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls launches new integrated motor actuators
Indonesia awarded $95 million by U.N. back venture for sustainable rubber plantations

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
UAE tire market is expected to reach $909 million by 2022
Yokohama Rubber emphasizes truck and bus tire sales to spur new growth
Thai farmers urged the government to shore up rubber prices through bartering with foreign countries
Michigan Rubber Group announces March meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Monday, February 26, 2018
$20 million liquid sodium silicate plant built to support South Carolina's growing tire industry
Goodyear presented Environmental Achievement of the Year award for soybean oil use in tires
Toyo Tire & Rubber changes name to Toyo Tire Corp.
Yokohama Mexico names Humberto Gomez president
Continental optimizes its solid tire portfolio for industrial trucks
Cooper Tire Asia receives Excellent Supplier award from BAIC

Friday, February 23, 2018
Lanxess expands capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site
Tire Technology International names Smithers Rapra its Tire Industry Supplier of the Year
Continental and GIZ committed to sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain
Rubber Division, ACS, offers $100 discount for online rubber courses through March 15

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Goodyear celebrates 35 years of Highway Heroes
Bridgestone expands Blizzak LT winter tire line for heavy-duty pickup trucks and SUVs
Hexcel congratulates Airbus on the first delivery of the A350-1000
Solvay presenting an extended silica specialty portfolio at Tire Technology Expo 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Global polybutadiene rubber market is projected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6 percent through 2022
Yokohama reports sales and earnings increase for 2017
Trinseo to highlight latest products and technology at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover
Cooper Tire reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results
Terves launches a disolvable elastomer for the oil and gas industry

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