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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
European non-destructive testing equipment market is expected to reach $2.89 billion by 2024
Plastic compounding market including thermoplastic elastomers forecast to exceed $50 billion by 2024
Orion Engineered Carbons completes construction of carbon black plant in South Korea
Cooper Tire to lay off 80 in North America
ChemChina to list KraussMaffei on the Shanghai stock exchange

Monday, December 11, 2017
Automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $58.8 billion by 2022
AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tires
Freudenberg-NOK introduces high-temperature fluorinated rubber seals
Yokohama Tire launches the TY577 MC² fuel efficient, SmartWay verified long-haul tire
Guill Tool & Engineering receives AS9100:2016 Aerospace and ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration

Friday, December 08, 2017
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Halcyon Agri becomes the largest rubber producer in Indonesia after recent acquistions
Goodyear and Sandia Labs mark 25 years of collaboration to improve tire design
Hankook Tire-DAV mobile service program triples number of veterans helped across the U.S.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Restek Corporation announce distribution agreement

Thursday, December 07, 2017
U.S Department of Commerce levies antidumping duties against steel wire rod suppliers
2018 Jeep Wrangler features Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure tires with Kevlar
USTMA urges NHTSA to eliminate outdated regulations
Silicone adhesive market forecast to reach $2.95 billion by 2022
Demand for silicone liquid-applied roof coatings is forecast to rise 5.1 percent annually

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Huber Carbonates announces price increase for industrial calcium carbonate products
Indian tire manufacturers face continuing shortfall of natural rubber domestically
USTMA urges duties exemption for steel used in tire manufacturing
Hankook Tire survey finds more Americans plan to drive this holiday season than fly
Registration and housing now open for Rubber Division, ACS 193rd Technical Meeting

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
BASF increases prices for diols and derivatives in North America
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association projects lower tire shipments for 2017
Yokohama Rubber U.K. subsidiary receives two awards for its efforts to promote tire safety
Natural rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 4.06 percent through 2021
IISRP announces online registration for 59th Annual General Meeting in Madrid, Spain

Monday, December 04, 2017
Toyo Tire awarded $1.6 million settlement for patent infringement against two Chines tire manufacturers
Dow insulation and sealing technologies used to keep Winter Olympics warm
Chloroprene rubber supply tightens worldwide
Vietnam Rubber Group signs $10 million land lease contract for rubber plantation in Laos
Global rubber bonded abrasives market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.2 percent through 2024

Friday, December 01, 2017
Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves join together for donations to Toys for Tots
U.S. demand for rubber forecast to reach $8.9 billion by 2021
BASF increasing prices for neopentylglycol (NPG) sold in North America
Elastomer coated fabrics market forecast to reach $11.85 billion by 2022
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Bill Bisson joins VMI Americas as area sales manager
Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) market is forecast to reach $2.59 billion by 2025
Arlanxeo to provide the EPDM rubber for the FIFA 2018 football
Trinseo webinar focuses on the revolutionizing impact 3D printing has on manufacturing
Synthetic rubber market forecast to reach $37.8 billion by 2022

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association comments on the retirement of Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin NA
Smithers Rapra webinar to focus on test methods for validating imported tire quality
Apollo Tyres becomes the title sponsor for Minerva Punjab FC
Wacker opens technical center in Istanbul
Imerys Performance Additives Division announces a significant price increase in January

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Rubber Division ACS conducts outreach to Europe
Michelin and Tire Industry Association scholarship application period opens
Songwon announces global price increases for its polymer stabilizers
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $5.21 billion by 2025
LSR 2018 announces call for papers

Monday, November 27, 2017
PolyOne lauches OnColor Brilliant Metallic colorants
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Borealis to study feasibility of a polyproylene capacity increase in Europe
Freudenberg Performance Materials presented three additions to its foam portfolio at Compamed 2017
Wacker released it new Elastosil LR 5040 line of liquid silicone rubber

Friday, November 24, 2017
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Goodyear extends sponsorship as Official Tire of NASCAR
Solvay and Henkel team up to double the number of Indian farmers in the Sustainable Guar Initiative
Nexen Tire receives strong ratings in Auto Bild Tire performance tests

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

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Mitsui Chemicals to acquire thermoplastic styrene elastomer business from Asahi Kasei
Trelleborg finalized the acquisition for White Baumaschinenreifen GmbH
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
Clariant announced an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit additives in Canada

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

Friday, November 17, 2017
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
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

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
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
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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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
Fluoroelastomers market forecast to reach $1.64 billion by 2022

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

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