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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market growing at 10 percent CAGR to cross $2.4 billion by 2025
Arlanxeo to increase prices for Keltan EPDM products
University of Akron awarded federal grants to study rubber durability and non-silane coupling agents
Birla Carbon releases 2018 sustainability report
Global silicone market forecast to reach $18.7 billion by 2025

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
LWB Steinl GmbH appoints Timothy D. Crites president of LWB Machinery North America
Elite Elastomers acquires Wayne County Rubber
Dow Chemical announces construction of new silicone resin plant in China
VMI appoints Chen Xing as new general manager of VMI Yantai
Wacker expands its ACEO 3D printing services for silicone rubber with U.S. based lab
Global silicone adhesive market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent through 2022

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Global latex disposables market forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024
Hercules Tires announces Avalanche RT winter tire
Malaysia's July 2018 natural rubber output up 36 percent
University of California San Diego researchers develop wearable silicone ultrasound patch for blood pressure monitoring
Shin-Estu to invest •110 billion to expand silicone capacity
Smithers Rapra showcases CT+ machine and facility expansion during open house event

Monday, September 17, 2018
Troester to present at 2018 International Elastomer Conference
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award
Air Water Mach Inc. develops o-ring using FKM and carbon nanotubes provided by Zeon
Versalis opens EPDM rubber plant in Italy
Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market forecast to reach $2.4 billion by 2025
Momentive acquired by Korean investor group for approximately $3.1 billion

Friday, September 14, 2018
Cabot to increase prices for specialty compounds globally
Book of the day: 2018 Blue Book - Materials, compounding ingredients and services for the rubber industry
Cooper Standard opens its new Japan headquarters and engineering center in Yokohama
Engel and Dow Silicones will produce liquid silicone LED lenses at Fakuma 2018
Dow announces investment plans to meet silicones demand growth
Momentive acquired by investor group for approximately $3.1 billion
Huntsman opens polyurethane and advanced materials facility in Vietnam

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions inaugurates Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany
Global MDI based polyurethane market forecast to reach $22.9 billion by 2023
Vietnamís rubber export earnings down in January through August
VMI Extrusion relocates to new facility in Cham, Germany
Hexpol acquires Kirkhill Rubber
Global additive masterbatch market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.7 percent through 2025

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Global retread tires market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2028
Career Fair featured during the International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY
Global silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $8.7 billion by 2023
Chicago Rubber group will hold its fall technical meeting September 20

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Goodyear to present at 2018 Morgan Stanley Laguna conference
Elkem Silicones Xinghuo celebrates 50th anniversary
BASF to increase production of alkoxylation at its Belgium plant
Silicone breast implants dominate $3 billion market
Off-the-road tire market forecast to reach $151 billion by 2023
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $6.1 billion by 2024

Monday, September 10, 2018
Global styrene butadiene latex market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.3 percent through 2023
U.S. Commerce Department determined China and Thailand are dumping rubber bands on U.S. market
University of Colorado engineers develop liquid crystal elastomers that change shape via light and temperature
India expects to increase rubber imports to cover domestic shortfall
Malaysia increases minimum wage throughout the nation
Global rubber additives market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.10 percent through 2026

Friday, September 07, 2018
Hercules Tires announces the launch of the Avalanche RT winter tire
Black Bear develops carbonization process to transform used tires into recovered carbon black
Global injection molded materials market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent through 2025
Bridgestone issues recall for wide-based commercial truck tires
Global medical grade silicone market to grow at a CAGR of 6.13 percent through 2022

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Kordsa is honored with two awards in Brazil
Global fluorosilicone market expected to reach $327.64 million by 2026
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies to host webinar on food industry sealing applications
BASF to increase the price for neopentylglycol in North America
Apollo Tyres nears normalcy at Kerala facilities after heavy flooding

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Evonik divests itself of Jayhawk, KS, operations to focus on specialty chemicals
JK Tyre opens $32 million global research and development facility
Elkem Silicones will showcase its Silcolease range at Labelexpo Americas
Rubber Recycling Symposium 2018 to be held this November in Niagara Falls, Canada
Yokohama Tire and United Steelworkers ratify new four-year deal
Saint-Gobain Seals expands research and development facilities at its Kontich, Belgium site

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Nishikawa Rubber to establish Chinese subsidiary for the production of rubber and plastic automotive parts
Clariant to showcase Colany 500 binder-free pigment at IRGCE in Singapore
Brenntag completes acquisition of specialty chemicals distributor Alphamin S.A.
Accella Tire Fill Systems teams with American Forests to replant California wildfire areas
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to grow at a 5.5 percent CAGR through 2025
Yokohama Tire and United Steelworkers ratify new four-year deal
Goodyear christens its newest blimp, Wingfoot Three

Monday, September 03, 2018
Zeon plans Thai subsidiary for the production of acrylic rubber
Kumho Polychem announces an increase in EPDM prices
Trelleborg launches a custom-engineered elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution
6th ICIS U.S. Butadiene & Derivatives Conference to be held in New York, December 5
BASF names Ribelin as kaolin distributor for the west and southwest regions of the U.S.
Book of the Week: 2018 Blue Book - Materials, Compounding Ingredients and Services for the Rubber Industry - now available

Friday, August 31, 2018
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers
Smithers Rapra introduces additional wheel testing capacity and capabilities at North American laboratory
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $6.1 billion by 2024
Cooper Tire announces two international leadership appointments
Housing closes for the International Elastomer Conference September 6

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Falken ZIEX ZE001 all-season tire chosen as original equipment for Subaru Forester
Global passenger tire market to grow to 1.5 billion units by 2022
Injection molding machine market worth $19.68 billion by 2023
ASTM International sponsoring workshop on polymer characterization
Michelin to restart Starr, SC, earthmover tire production plant
Kalamazoo awarded scrap tire development grant for use in roadway resurfacing

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Styrene butadiene latex market to reach $9 billion by 2024
Sri Lanka increases subsidies to rubber farmers in a bid to increase productivity
Kuraray forms joint venture to manufacture high heat resistant polyamide-9T and hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers in Thailand
Sears expands Amazon tire delivery and service to all stores
Europe Rubber Training Week 2018 to be held in Strasbourg, France

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Liberian unions demand better working conditions at Firestone rubber plantations
Nitrile rubber market forecast to reach $3.74 billion by 2023
Evonik develops PEBA powder for 3D printing
Kraton Corporation to exhibit at 2018 International Rubber Glove Conference in Kuala Lumpur
Mitsui Elastomers to increase production capacity of high-performance elastomers
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University launch 'Beyond Tires' innovation challenge

Monday, August 27, 2018
Ontario Rubber Group plans September golf tournament
Synthetic latex polymers markets for European and CIS countries are predicted to grow 1.6 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively
Global rubber diaphragm market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent through 2025
Sibur creates technological modeling center for at R&D division in Tomsk, Russia
Bridgestone develops method to see strain-induced crystallization in natural and isoprene rubber
Toyo Tire to transfer urethane business to Toyo Quality One

Friday, August 24, 2018
Global synthetic rubber market is projected to reach 21.2 million metric tons by 2024
Sinochem backed group to launch a digital marketplace for natural rubber
Malaysia's rubber glove industry expected to generate $4.575 billion in revenue for 2018
Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group will hold a technical meeting September 13
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Rubber testing equipment market forecast to reach $14.32 billion by 2023
Michigan Rubber Group plans September technical meeting
R.D. Abbott celebrates its 70th anniversary
French Oil Mill Machinery introduces three-press system for molding composite medical parts
Automotive silicone market forecast to reach $3.33 billion by 2023
President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) calls for a robust and innovative rubber sector

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Haydale expands capability to compound nanomaterials in elastomeric products
MonTech introduces the RC 3000 ring cutter to its list of innovative instruments
LyondellBasell completes acquisition of A. Schulman
Elastomers market forecast to reach $90.3 billion by 2023
Bridgestone Americas promotes Eric Higgs to president of truck, bus and retread tires
Intertronics introduces Wacker Elastosil N9111 tin-free single part RTV silicone adhesive sealant

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Ansell warns that tariffs and rising raw material costs could stall earnings
Simtec Silicone Parts completes transition of leadership to the Rico Group
Global demand for industrial rubber products is forecast to climb 6 percent annually through 2021
Desma wins DKG Product Award for SmartConnect 4.U product family
Yokohama posts highest-ever sales and operating profit




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