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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Monday, July 16, 2018
Lanxess to open research and development laboratory for aqueous polyurethane dispersions in Italy
ASTM International launches collaboration platform for document development
AB Specialty Silicones completes significant research and development facility expansion
Camso earns recognition as a John Deere partner-level and hall of fame supplier
Industrial rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2022

Friday, July 13, 2018
GRI appoints Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma as CEO
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers
Arlanxeo invests to reinforce its market position in synthetic rubber
Hoosier Racing Tire exhibiting at International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY
Butadiene rubber market forecasts growth at 4.1 percent through 2025

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. adds senior technical advisor
Nitrile butadiene rubber market projected to reach $1.39 billion by 2022
Zochem hosts visit from Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers leadership
India's decline in domestic rubber production is worrying the tire industry
ACE Products and Consulting achieves ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 accreditation
Birla Carbon announces the renaming of all its entities worldwide to Birla Carbon

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Michelin offers two new underground mining tires
Tire industry backs new standards for better environmental labeling
Cooper Standard agrees to acquire Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics
Mueller Industries has acquired ATCO Rubber Products
Bridgestone develops rubber composite that combines low fuel consumption and high fracture strength
Enviro Systems AB signs MoU to develop new tire recycling plant in Buffalo, NY

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Michelin wants to sell wooden tires
Rogers Corporation acquires cellular elastomer and polyurethane manufacturer Griswold LLC
Fluorspar market to grow at a steady CAGR of 2.7 percent through 2025
Continental is recalling 3,917 Conti Coach HA3 tires
Trinseo celebrates 30-year anniversary of its pilot coating facility in Midland, MI

Monday, July 09, 2018
Birla Carbon increases carbon black prices for all non-contract customers in Europe and Africa
Bridgestone releases 2017-2018 sustainability report
Michelin launches X Works Grip D extreme condition tire for enegry sector and logging fleets
Clariant expands partnership with Lintech International in the United States
Titan to host annual tire auction at upcoming North American farm shows
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands research and development center in Stuttgart, Germany

Friday, July 06, 2018
Cooper Tires introduces two Discoverer AT3 series tires for pickup trucks
Lord Corporation now offers digital signal conditioner for displacement product line
Nexen Tire ranks #1 in the tire segment of Global Customer Satisfaction Index for nine consecutive years
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, July 05, 2018
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops special seal electric substations
Yokohama Tire introduces the AVID Ascend GT grand touring tire
MonTech introduces state-of-the-art hardness tester featuring temperature control, humidity control and automation
Global isoprene market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.47 percent through 2022
Global disposable gloves market forecast to reach $10 billion by 2023
Omnova Solutions reports 27 percent year-over-year growth in Specialty Segment profitability

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Global market for latex medical disposables forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024
Sumitomo Chemical to expand EPDM business with high-performance grades
Dow, University of Michigan, Delta College collaborate to create innovation and education hub
Annual Michigan Rubber Group fishing outing will be held July 27
Cooper Standard, Folds of Honor offer educational assistance to military families

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Global OTR tire market forecast to reach $12.2 billion by 2025
Global liquid silicone rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 6.61 percent through 2021
Wacker show cases addition-curing solid silicone rubber grades at DKT 2018
Dow Chemical to build alkoxylation facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast
Falken ZIEX ZE001 A/S announced as factory standard tire for Mazda6
Asahi Kasei to increase S-SBR production capacity due to high demand

Monday, July 02, 2018
Bekaert announces decision to close Figline-Valdarno site
Yokohama Rubber eliminates counterfeit aluminum wheels in China
DowDuPont declares a dividend of 38 cents per share
Global automotive super swamper tires market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.2 percent through 2026
Elastocon now accepting orders of less than 1 million pounds for all seven of its series of TPE grades

Friday, June 29, 2018
LyondellBasell receives antitrust clearance from the European Commission for A. Schulman acquisition
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Sileather presents 100 percent silicone fabrics for healthcare
Omnova Solutions to close styrene butadiene facility in Green Bay, WI
RPM appoints two new independent directors to board
Cooper Standard announces groundbreaking of rubber mixing facility in Mexico

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Beltservice Corporation to acquire Rubber and Plastics Inc.
Clariant breaks ground on joint venture production site in Cangzhou, China
Global industrial rubber products market is projected to reach $155.5 billion by 2022
Sasol and Lintech International announce distribution partnership agreement
Sid Richardson Carbon acquired by Tokai Carbon
Acrylic elastomers market forecast to reach $983.9 million by 2022

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery see 26 percent growth over last year
Dow Performance Silicones unveils Dowsil EA 3500G fast cure adhesive
Bridgestone develops world’s first polymer to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level
BASF increases prices for bismuth vanadate pigments worldwide
Macedonia invests EUR 8.5 million in tire recycling plant

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Continental presented with award for Taraxagum research project from the University of Münster
Automotive additive manufacturing market forecast to reach $5.3 billion by 2023
Tire manufacturer employees bring industry insights and perspectives to policy makers
Cooper Standard announces $150 million share repurchase program
Strong silicone demand boosts Topco's revenue by double-digits
LWB-Steinl expands offer by automation solutions

Monday, June 25, 2018
Wacker announces Intertronics as RTV silicone distributor in the U.K. and Ireland
Yokohama Rubber develops hardening accelerator for urethane waterproofing film
Sumitomo Riko starts construction on new R&D center in Hesse, Germany
Cooper Standard signs agreement with Inoac for Fortrex distribution in Japan and Asia
Farm tires market forecast to grow at a 6 percent CAGR through 2028

Friday, June 22, 2018
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Fire resistant cable market projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2 percent from 2018 to 2023
ExxonMobil starts production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resin and halobutyl rubber in Singapore
Trinseo announces increase to quarterly dividend
Michelin celebrates 10 years of a closed-loop process using micronized rubber powder from Lehigh Technologies

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Hoosier Racing Tire receives ISO 9001:2015 certification
PolyOne unveils the first-ever thermoplastic elastomer material able to resist blue jean staining
Sid Richardson Carbon announces price increase on all carbon black products
Global synthetic latex polymers market expected to reach $47.96 billion by 2026
Goodyear and Bridgestone's joint venture TireHub set to begin operations in July

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
ECG cables and ECG leadwire created with TPE, TPU and silicone market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021
Nokian Tyres to increase production capacity for passenger tires at its Finland facility
AdvantaPure completes BPOG standardized extractables testing on three of its silicone tubing products
Wacker Polymers announces price increase for vinyl acetate ethylene-based copolymer dispersions, dispersible polymer powders
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops aerodynamic simulation technology for tire flow design

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Goodyear announces retirement of Laura Thompson, chief financial officer
Rubber additives processor PPS/Chempac acquired by Connecticut-based Rose Mill Company
Global chlorinated polyethylene market forecast to reach $890 million by 2025
Kraiburg TPE responds to increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers
Zeon announces global price increase for thermoplastic elastomer and hydrocarbon resin

Monday, June 18, 2018
Albemarle to attend Citi's Chemical Conference in London
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Momentive launches next generation of thermally resistant silicone PSA
Trelleborg keeps robots on the move
Technobiz announces USA Rubber Training Week 2018 - 5th Edition

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