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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, February 23, 2018
Rubber Division, ACS, offers $100 discount for online rubber courses through March 15
Lanxess expands capacity for Macrolex dyes at its Leverkusen site
Continental and GIZ committed to sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain
Tire Technology International names Smithers Rapra its Tire Industry Supplier of the Year
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Bridgestone expands Blizzak LT winter tire line for heavy-duty pickup trucks and SUVs
Solvay presenting an extended silica specialty portfolio at Tire Technology Expo 2018
Hexcel congratulates Airbus on the first delivery of the A350-1000
Goodyear celebrates 35 years of Highway Heroes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Global polybutadiene rubber market is projected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6 percent through 2022
Yokohama reports sales and earnings increase for 2017
Trinseo to highlight latest products and technology at Tire Technology Expo in Hannover
Cooper Tire reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results
Terves launches a disolvable elastomer for the oil and gas industry

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Ashland to increase prices for composites products in EMEA
Bridgestone and NRGene to use gene mapping to develop more resilient rubber-producing plant
DowDuPont declares quarterly dividend of 38 cents per share
Arkema announces a new project to produce polyamide 12 in China mid-2020
Automotive tubeless tire market forecast growth rate at 6.2% CAGR through 2024

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
Kuraray announces price increase for Septon, Hybrar and TU-Polymer
Carbon black shortage threatens Indian manufacturing industry
Cooper Tire announces 184th consecutive quarterly dividend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 05, 2018
Indian Rubber Board sets up sheet rubber workshop program
Smith Industrial Rubber & Plastics acquired by Singer Equities
Showa Holdings expands into rubber lining manufacturing in Vietnam
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

Friday, February 02, 2018
BASF to construct new MDI synthesis unit at Louisiana site
Elkem Silicones to showcase long-term implantable silicones at MD&M West
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Alliance Rubber files anti-dumping petition against Thailand, China and Sri Lanka

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

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Global nitrile butadiene rubber market to reach $2.59 billion by 2025
Silicone additives market forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2022
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

Monday, January 29, 2018
Material testing market forecast to reach $787.7 million by 2022
BASF declares force majeure in North America on 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives
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
Tire Consumer names Chan Patel as CEO
Yokohama Rubber creates the world's largest floating pneumatic rubber fender
ARPM releases newly created SP-912 description of standard reference recipe for exhaust gas condensate
Global medical grade silicone market forecast to reach $1.84 billion by 2023

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