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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
USTMA, legislators urge Ohio House to pass unsafe used tire bill
Cabot Corporation to expand global carbon black capacity by over 300,000 metric tons
Global aircraft tire market forecast to expand at a CAGR of 4 percent through 2026
Goodyear is encouraging drivers to check their tires during National Tire Safety Week
Denka develops elastomer for sealing and fiber processing

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Kuraray America's Pasadena, TX, facility fire sends 21 employees to hospital
USTMA: #KnowYourRoll is the National Tire Safety Week theme
Carnegie Mellon researchers develop electrical conducting, elastomer based self-healing material
Global butyl rubber market is forecast to grow at a 4.7 percent CAGR through 2025
Cooper kicks off National Tire Safety Week with Tread Wisely campaign for teens

Monday, May 21, 2018
Toyo Tire to launch premium tire for SUVs
Denka to increase chloroprene rubber production by 10,000 tons
GRI served as silver sponsor of the World Rubber Summit 2018
Redwood Plastics and Rubber appoints Angela Rodenburgh vice president of sales and marketing
Global polyols market forecast to reach $34 billion by 2022

Friday, May 18, 2018
Apollo Tyres tops JD Power survey on India Tyre Customer Satisfaction Index
USTMA to roll out National Tire Safety Week May 21 to 28
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
MonTech to present at Maplanís Days of Technology in South Elgin, IL
American Tire Distributors Inc. struggles after Goodyear defection

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Cabot Corporation named to CR magazineís 100 best corporate citizens list for 2018
Momentive announces first quarter results
CooperTire.com earns best manufacturing website award
Songwon Industrial releases first quarter results
Lion Elastomers presents the Melvin Mooney distinguished technology award

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Evonik awards $9,900 in grants to STEM programs in Indiana
Arkema increases prices of Ensoline PHE and Ensoline PHP
Ashland develops high-performance solution acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive
Lubrizol presented Estane TPU high performance solution for surface protection at NPE2018
Clariant introduces additive solutions to North American manufacturers for automotive and packaging

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast to reach $1.39 billion by 2022
Cooper Standard acquires 80.1 percent of LS Mtronís automotive parts business
Michelin teams with Vans to create limited-edition Classics to help improve teen driving safety
Cooper Tire & Rubber outlines strategic plan at Investor Day
Maxxis India expands footprint in India

Monday, May 14, 2018
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers announces new Kalrez manufacturing facility in Delaware
Spain arrests illegal used tire network with operations in 17 countries
Elastron USA to open North American headquarters in Gainesville, GA
Bridgestone reforms working conditions for 5,500 personnel
NPE 2018 reports largest attendence in shows history
International Rubber Conference 2019 announces call for papers

Friday, May 11, 2018
Engel reports group sales increased 11 percent to $1.84 billion
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Goodyear recognized by Honda North America with Supplier Sustainability Award
Apollo Tyres net sales up 22 percent in the fourth quarter and 12 percent for the full year
Buy tires on Amazon, have them installed at Sears
Ford halts F-150 production at Kansas City, Dearborn and Louisville plants due to fire at supplier factory

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Davis-Standard reveals new identity and tag line: Where Your Ideas Take Shape
Bridgestone named a General Motors Supplier of the Year
Over 94 percent of all used tires in Europe were collected and treated in 2016
Global butyl elastomers market anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 16 percent through 2027
Midwest Industrial Rubber acquires New England Belting Company

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Global spray polyurea elastomer market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.6 percent through 2026
BASF lifts force majeure on 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives in North America
Chicago Rubber Group's spring technical meeting to be held May 14
Nexen all-season N'blue tire ranked first in test conducted by ADAC
Apollo Tyres committed to sustainable business practices

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Registration opens for Africa Rubber Expo & Summit 2018
Michelin launches X One Line Grip D drive tire
Yokohama's Advan Sport to be original equipment on BMW M5
Halcyon Agri reports first quarter profits down 98 percent
Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 tire selected as a Consumers Digest Best Buy

Monday, May 07, 2018
Borealis committed to helping solve the problem of ocean plastic
Huntsman reports first quarter results
Cooper Tire declares 185th consecutive quarterly dividend
Apollo Tyres gets on board with Hungarian Football
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025

Friday, May 04, 2018
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Registration and housing open for the International Elastomer Conference to be held in Louisville, KY
Tire Industry Association announces recipients of Michelin/TIA Scholarship Award
Specification Rubber Products celebrates 50th anniversary

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Continental named a GM supplier of the year by General Motors
Global market size for tire material forecast to be $91.2 billion by 2022
Ghana farmers replacing cocoa trees for rubber causes concern among growers
Lord, Matexion and HF Mixing Group join the Rubber Division, ACS, as Corporate Members
Myanmar reports increased rubber exports for last two fiscal years

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Global automotive elastomers market forecast at $58.82 billion by 2022
Kimberly Kleine joins USTMA as vice president, public affairs
AB Specialty Silicones completes plant expansion to increase specialty fluid production
Nynas adds process oil for tire and rubber industry use
Davis-Standard to display Teknor Apex's Medalist medical TPE on a live tubing production line at NPE 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Trelleborg launches tire compound for increased load capacities
ChemSpec to exhibit at Rubber Division's 193rd Technical Meeting
Davis-Standard's laboratories support customer goals
Orion Engineered Carbons to increase prices for rubber carbon blacks in North America
Cooper Tire reports first quarter results

Monday, April 30, 2018
Wintec enlarging Changzhou plant
Cooper Standard's success with Davis-Standard grows in Asia
Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls facility earns Minnesota's safety award for fourth year
Arlanxeo increases prices for Buna and X_Butyl products globally
Falken Tires selected as original equipment for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Friday, April 27, 2018
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Struktol Company of America focuses on additives for recycled plastics at NPE 2018
Yizumi-HPM to launch three series of injection molding machines at NPE 2018
Nexen Tire hosts 2018 Purple Summit Manchester for its worldwide business partners
GRI becomes Silver Sponsor of the World Rubber Summit

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Global performance elastomers market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2024
Vystar Corporation acquires assets of NHS Holdings
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, ACC, accepts applications for its annual Polyurethane Innovation Award
Wacker Chemie opens production site for silicone elastomers in South Korea
Dow Performance Silicones launches silicone-based anti-squeak additive at ChinaPlas 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Global silicone elastomers market expected to reach $14.07 billion by 2025
Top Polymer Enterprise locating first U.S. based TPE plant In Georgia
Halcyon Agri completes acquisition of four rubber factories in Indonesia
Goodyear announces sustainable natural rubber procurement policy
U.S. light truck tires outpace 4x4/SUV, passenger car segments in units, dollars and price

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Global high temperature elastomers market expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2022
Solvay implements price adjustment for its polymer additives products
Trinseo launches portfolio of soft-touch TPEs for automotive applications
Lanxess develops polyester-based prepolymer for hot cast elastomers
MidAtlantic Rubber & Plastics Group meets May 10 to discuss collaborative testing of rubber, plastic and blends

Monday, April 23, 2018
Cabot Corporation is increasing prices for carbon black products sold in North America
Global polyisoprene rubber market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% through 2022
Albemarle Corporation declares force majeure due to the shortage of key raw materials
SIBUR expands board of directors, announces dividend
Maxxis is sponsoring Future Tires competition for college students




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