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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Foremost Machine Builders, Inc. has appointed Walter Folkl as Manager of Sales
Lanxess announces price increase for EMEA region for its Durethan and Pocan lines
Birla Carbon started operations for its largest carbon black project in China
Shin-Etsu to increase prices 10-20% for all of its silicone products
Cabot Corporation to purchase black masterbatch producer Tech Blend

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tracey I. Joubert named to the Cooper Tire board of directors
RPM International acquires Ekspan Holdings
Michelin to transfer shares in Double Coin Warrior Tire Company
AkzoNobel opens advanced Application Training Center in Dubai
Brenntag moves corporate headquarters to Essen, Germany

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Clariant announced an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit additives in Canada
Trelleborg finalized the acquisition for White Baumaschinenreifen GmbH
Mitsui Chemicals to acquire thermoplastic styrene elastomer business from Asahi Kasei
Cooper Tire encourages college students to check their tires before hitting the road home
Yokohama announced its business and financial results for the first three quarters of 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017
AkzoNobel completes $10 million sulfur derivatives investment in the US
Arkema announces a development partnership in high temperature powders with EOS
Global market for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings forecast to reach $12 billion by 2022
Addivant increases capacity for its high-performance polymer antioxidant Ultranox 626
Hexpol TPE announces expansion in Germany

Friday, November 17, 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Continental to invest more than $9 million in its textile reinforcement business in Georgia
Myanmar rubber exports set to rise
Global carbon black market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.8 percent through 2024
Lanxess to purchase Solvay's U.S. based phosphorus unit

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Trinseo starts up new production line at Zhangjiagang, China plant
Registration for the 19th Annual AMAP Conference & Workshop is now open

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Dow Chemical announces Evolv3D platform for high-performance 3D printing materials
FDA warns about illegal use of injectable silicone for body contouring and associated health risks
Thai farmers demand all board members of Thai Rubber Authority be dismissed
Call for abstracts issued, registration open for the International Conference on Plastics and Rubber Technology Spring 2018
Global silicone defoamers market forecast to reach $16.8 billion by 2025

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Fluoroelastomers market forecast to reach $1.64 billion by 2022
Malaysia's natural rubber production fell 12.6 percent in September
USW seeks Labor Secretary’s help in dispute with Korean tire company
ChemSpec announces exclusive distribution agreement with M&B GreenUS
Falken chosen as OEM for the VW Polo

Monday, November 13, 2017
Global rubber machinery market forecast to reach $5.6 billion by 2021
Bridgestone’s foamed rubber technology behind Blizzak studless tire success
Songwon Industrial Group releases third quarter results
Rubber farmers to protest in Bangkok over falling rubber prices
TechnoBiz holds Tire Technology training program in Bangkok in December

Friday, November 10, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
AGC Chemicals celebrates its 100th anniversary this year
Wacker expands its production and research and development capacities in China
Continental acquires Advanced Imaging Technologies
Goodyear completes acquisition of Ventech Systems

Thursday, November 09, 2017
Global silicone elastomers market is forecast to reach $13 billion by 2023
Master Coating Technologies acquired by ICP Construction
Cambodia seek Vietnamese investment for rubber production
Apollo Tyres and Rubber Research Institute of India receive patent for special grade ENR
Toyo Tire introduces Toyo Extensa HP II high-performance all-season tire

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
TechnoBiz announces call for papers for Global Rubber Technology Forum 2018
Global market for fluoropolymers forecast to reach $10.64 billion by 2024
Copci is Cancarb's new distributor for Thermax carbon black in France
Haydale, Artis, Avon Rubber and Trelleborg Antivibration Solutions form rubber project for recovered carbon materials
ISO 9001:2015 certification announced by Wabash MPI and Carver, Inc.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
TechnoBiz announces the Africa Rubber Expo & Summit 2018
Trinseo joins industry initiative to develop recycling solutions for polystyrene
Global rubber additives market is set to grow at a CAGR of over 5 percent through 2021
Malaysian Rubber Board appointed Zairosanni Mohd Nor as new director-general
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers publishes 2017 edition of Worldwide Rubber Statistics

Monday, November 06, 2017
Continental acquires Custom Machining Services Inc.
Call for abstracts deadline for the Rubber Division's Spring 2018 Technical Meeting extended to November 15
Global silicone market forecast to reach $18.87 billion by 2022
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to reach $103 billion by 2022
Rains may limit the drop in domestic natural rubber prices in India

Friday, November 03, 2017
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
TA Instruments announces upcoming adhesives webinar
Global liquid silicone rubber market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.61 percent through 2021
Malaysian government approves RM 200 million to assist smallholders, rubber tappers
Cooper Tire’s Evolution H/T earns new product award at SEMA

Thursday, November 02, 2017
ICPRT 2018 calls for abstracts for the Baltic Conference Series Spring 2018
Cooper Tire to launch the all new Discoverer True North tire at SEMA
Elastomer coated fabrics market forecast to reach $11.85 billion by 2022
Apollo Tyres net sales up 11 percent in the second quarter
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.2 percent through 2021

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Tire Industry Association announces 2017 board of directors results
Toyota explores airless tires for future technology vehicles
Sumitomo Rubber Industries launches its Smart Tire Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
Global truck tire market forecast to reach $152.4 billion by 2027
Cooper unveils the Evolution tire line at the SEMA Show

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Konimpex opens logistics facility in central Poland
Falken's Ziex ZE001 A/S tire to be factory standard on Subaru Crosstrek
Global butyl rubber market is forecast to reach $5.21 billion by 2025
Yokohama Tire and KaBOOM! build third new playground in Mississippi
Cooper Tire reported third quarter 2017 net income of $62 million

Monday, October 30, 2017
University of Akron offers course on rubber bushing design for automotive and commercial applications
Goodyear reports results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2017
Mesabi Control Engineering joins the HF Mixing Group
Cooper Zeon CS8 passenger car tire selected as original equipment on new Volkswagen T-Roc for Europe
Cooper Tire announces 183rd consecutive quarterly dividend

Friday, October 27, 2017
H&R makes equity investment in Novvi and its high-performance renewable base oil technology
Cooper Standard opens a 137,750 square foot Global Technology Center in Livonia, Michigan
Hwa Fong Rubber Industry Company to spend $46 million to increase capacity of its Thailand tire manufacturing facilities

Thursday, October 26, 2017
University of Arizona receives five-year $15 million grant for guayule and guar research
Trelleborg develops a sensor-based smart wheel called ConnecTire for agriculture
Wacker's ACEO develops method to print multiple materials for 3D printing silicone
Guill Tool launches in-house rheology lab
Scrap to Profit Conference hosted by USTMA held in Nashville

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Cooper Tire highlights tire safety during national teen driver safety week
Trelleborg launches PneuTrac
Michigan Rubber Group announces technical meeting November 1
Lord launches two adhesives with expanded durometer and curing temperature capabilities
Hexpol TPE announces expansion in Germany

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Lubrizol to present webinar on Estane TPU
Dow Corning introduces TC-5888 thermally conductive compound
Cooper Standard named 2018 Automotive News PACE award finalist for its elastomeric Fortrex
Bridgestone to increase European tire production with €266 million investment
Smithers Rapra hires Matt Kent as technical director for Tire and Wheel Test Center

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