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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Monday, February 19, 2018
Silicone surfactants market forecast to reach $5.73 billion by 2022
Iowa State University engineers develop metal infused elastomer that can support 50 times its weight
Cooper Tire announces 184th consecutive quarterly dividend
Kuraray announces price increase for Septon, Hybrar and TU-Polymer
Carbon black shortage threatens Indian manufacturing industry

Friday, February 16, 2018
A. Schulman to be acquired by LyondellBasell for $2.25 billion
Polyurethane additives market forecast to reach $2.75 billion by 2021
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Rhein Chemie to present new solutions for the tire industry at Tire Technology Expo
TARRC Rubber Consultants to exhibit at Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hannover

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Bridgestone and Versalis partner to expand guayule research efforts
Malaysia reports 14 percent increase in production of natural rubber for December
Global nitrile butadiene rubber market is expected to reach $2.59 billion by 2025
Northeastern U.S. rubber flooring manufacturer is being put up for auction

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Global latex medical disposables market forecast to reach $6.7 billion by 2025
TechnoBiz offers specialized training course for the rubber processing industry this April in Jakarta
Polyone begins thermoplastic elastomer production at Pune, India facility
Malaysia sees the use of cold mix asphalt and rubber as a boost for industry
Zeon sees 22 percent sales increase in elastomer business for first three quarters

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Silicone additives market forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2022
Mitsui Chemicals posts record high profit for 2017
Companies can be listed in the Rubber Industry Buyer's Guide, a supplement for GRTE 2018
Mid-Atlantic Rubber & Plastics Group holds spring technical meeting May 10
Global natural rubber prices increased by 5 percent in January

Monday, February 12, 2018
Zochem in conjunction with ARPM offers a plant tour of its Dickson, TN, zinc oxide facility
Sabic announces plans to expand capacity for Ultemt and Norylt resin production
ARPM's 2018 State of the Rubber Industry report is now available
Cooper Tire enters offtake agreement with Sailun Vietnam
Goodyear reports fourth quarter and full year 2017

Friday, February 09, 2018
Yokohama's Advan Sport tire to be original equipment on the BMW X3
Airless tire market is set to reach $200 million by 2024
ASTM International seeks input for recovered carbon black standards
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Cooper Tire to open new Mississippi distribution center

Thursday, February 08, 2018
Thailand asks farmers to cut down rubber trees to boost prices
Silicone surfactants market forecast to reach $5.73 billion by 2022
Bridgestone commits to end deforestation
Awards from Utech North America recognize leaders in the polyurethanes industry
Falken Tires selected as original equipment on the 2019 Ram 1500

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Rahco Rubber earns ISO 9001:2015 certification
Apollo Tyres announces third quarter results
Cooper Tire to announce fourth quarter and full year results on February 20
Continental honored as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies for 2018
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025

Tuesday, February 06, 2018
IPCR builds genetic database for rubber tree research
Zeon to supply solution-polymerized rubber to Yokohama Rubber
Orion Engineered Carbons announces price increase on all specialty carbon blacks
Jesse Flores joins Harwick Standard as a technical sales representative

Monday, February 05, 2018
Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics acquired by Singer Equities
Indian Rubber Board sets up sheet rubber workshop program
Vietnam Rubber Group's IPO raises less than a quarter of its targeted offering
Nokian Tyres to be investigated for options trading by Finnish Police
Showa Holdings expands into rubber lining manufacturing in Vietnam

Friday, February 02, 2018
Alliance Rubber files anti-dumping petition against Thailand, China and Sri Lanka
Elkem Silicones to showcase long-term implantable silicones at MD&M West
Rubber Division, ACS, offers $100 discount for online rubber courses through March 15
BASF to construct new MDI synthesis unit at Louisiana site
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Nexen Tire recognized at Good Design Awards 2017
Global performance elastomers market is expected to reach $19.19 billion by 2023
Kraiburg TPE starts up extrusion line at Waldkraiburg site
USTMA urges Ohio House committee to approve unsafe used tire legistlation

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Indian tire industry seeks duty-free imports of rubber to cover domestic deficit
MacLellan Rubber announces technical breakthrough in nitrosamine-free rubber
Global automotive elastomers market forecast to reach $9.2 billion by 2024
Cooper Tire's board of directors elects Jerry Bialek as vice president and treasurer
Goodyear to report fourth quarter results February 8

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Synthetic latex polymers market forecast to reach $34.53 billion by 2022
R.D. Abbott highlights innovations in additive 3D printing at MD&M West
Safic-Alcan announces extended partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons in Iberia and Eastern Europe
Silicone additives market forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2022
Global nitrile butadiene rubber market to reach $2.59 billion by 2025

Monday, January 29, 2018
BASF declares force majeure in North America on 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives
Material testing market forecast to reach $787.7 million by 2022
Hallstar promotes Damian Marshall and Varun Mathur as vice presidents
PolyOne reports fourth quarter and full year results for 2017
Goodyear introduces 85,000-mile limited tread life warranty with its new Assurance MaxLife tire
Yokohama celebrates 40th anniversary of Advan tire with new logo

Friday, January 26, 2018
ARPM releases newly created SP-912 description of standard reference recipe for exhaust gas condensate
Tire Consumer names Chan Patel as CEO
Global medical grade silicone market forecast to reach $1.84 billion by 2023
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
Yokohama Rubber creates the world's largest floating pneumatic rubber fender

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group will hold a technical meeting February 8
Indiana House of Representatives passes unsafe used tire legislation
Michelin reaches settlement with Tire Mart over patent design infringements
Synthetic rubber market expected to register a CAGR of 5.5 percent through 2022

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Safic-Alcan announces extended partnership with Orion Engineered Carbons in Iberia and Eastern Europe
Registration for GRTE 2018 - Global Rubber, Latex & Tyre Expo 2018 is now open
Arlanxeo North America names new CEO and CFO
Yokohama to expand capacity for its off-highway facilities in India
Penn State researchers develop 3-D printing method for silicone

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Core Molding Technologies acquires Horizon Plastics International
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association elects Michelin North America chairman to its board of directors
Apollo Tyres named as one of India’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing
American Biltrite investing $11 million to expand flooring, rubber plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec
Synthetic latex polymer market forecast to reach $34.53 billion by 2022

Monday, January 22, 2018
Chicago Rubber Group holds Basics of Rubber Technology course
Goodyear pilots advanced tire maintenance program for on-demand mobility services
Cambodian rubber exports up 30 percent from last year
Polymax TPE to boost production at its TPE plant in Illinois
Nakata Engineering chooses BPS Engineering to represent North and South American markets

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