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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Wacker Polymers announces price increase for vinyl acetate ethylene-based copolymer dispersions, dispersible polymer powders
AdvantaPure completes BPOG standardized extractables testing on three of its silicone tubing products
Nokian Tyres to increase production capacity for passenger tires at its Finland facility
ECG cables and ECG leadwire created with TPE, TPU and silicone market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021
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
Trelleborg keeps robots on the move
Momentive launches next generation of thermally resistant silicone PSA
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Technobiz announces USA Rubber Training Week 2018 - 5th Edition
Albemarle to attend Citi's Chemical Conference in London

Friday, June 15, 2018
Continental unveils Port Plus compound for V.ply tires
Clariant completes Phase 3 of the EU regulation REACH
Dow Performance Silicones adds two RTV silicone adhesives to the Dowsil line
Cabot increases prices on carbon black for the EMEA region
Kraton announces price increase for all Kraton HSBC polymers
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Hankook Tire partners with Arlanxeo to develop high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications
Arkema completes its third registration phase under REACH
DuPont to showcase Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers at DKT 2018
China approves TSR 20 rubber futures on Shanghai futures exchange
Covestro LLC celebrates startup of thermoplastic polyurethane expansion in New Martinsville, WV
BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Global silicone adhesives and sealants market projected to reach $6 billion by 2022
Hankook presents all-weather tire Kinergy 4S
BFGoodrich hires Salesforce for digital marketing services
Sears expands list of stores to service tires purchased on Amazon
Nitrile butadiene rubber powder market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024
Asia's largest rubber expo to be held in Mumbai next year

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri unveiled new hot-cast elastomer machines at Utech
Toledo Molding & Die plants to remain open after acquisition by Grammer AG
Plastikos announced the construction of a new medical molding facility
Falken Tyre to launch all season tire for vans and light trucks
Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $ 7.9 billion by 2026

Monday, June 11, 2018
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops technology for the simulation of tire aerodynamics
Continental Trackman XP rubber track has been awarded the German Innovation Award
NuSil expert to speak at the 2018 Silicone Elastomers U.S. Summit
Orion is increasing prices for all rubber carbon black grades sold in the EMEA region
Regional tire manufacturing associations convene in Washington, D.C.
Desma USA integrates process automation with robotic systems for injection molding machinery

Friday, June 08, 2018
Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017
Arkansas tire cord manufacturers request exemption from steel tariffs
AAA study reveals worn tires put drivers at risk
Nokian Tyres breaks ground on test center in Spain
Engel to demonstrate three applications in elastomer processing at the German Rubber Conference in Nuremberg
Smithers Rapra expert to share medical elastomers knowledge at U.S. summit

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Denka develops high-performance elastomer Evolmer as an alternative to hydrogenated nitrile rubber
Saint-Gobain Seals begins production of Rulon 123 stamped fluoropolymer parts at its Bangalore, India, facility
Goodyear blimps to provide aerial coverage of NBA finals in Cleveland and Oakland
Kuraray raises prices on elastomers for all regions
Liberia opens first wholly-owned rubber processing plant
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers elects Kuraray's Brian Chapman as President International

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
PolyOne Corporation announced the acquisition of PlastiComp
BASF to increase prices for certain polyalcohols, diols and derivatives in North America
Worldwide styrenic block copolymers demand expected to grow 3.9 percent annually through 2022
Global market for synthetic rubber forecast to reach $45 billion by 2023
Maplan exhibits rubber injection molding combined with robotics and automation at Days of Technology N.A.
Lewis-Goetz, EVCO House of Hose and Valley Rubber & Gasket rebranded as Eriks

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop a new approach to optimize thermoplastic 3D printing
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems acquires STARCO Lanka Private Limited
BFGoodrich introduces its next-generation off-road tire, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
Michelin targets 2048 for tires to be made with 80% sustainable materials with 100% recyclability
Bayer to complete acquisition of Monsanto, eliminate brand name
Bridgestone HosePower acquires hydraulic and industrial hose distributor Industrial Rubber Co.

Monday, June 04, 2018
Goodyear expands mobility work with leading research center
AkzoNobel sells Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for 10.1 billion
Cooper Tire unveils the Discoverer AT3 family of tires
Michelin completes acquisition of Fenner PLC
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $7 billion by 2026
USTMA releases statement on Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum

Friday, June 01, 2018
Nordson Asymtek receives Innovation and Vision awards at Nepcon China
TARRC and Rubber Consultants announce Open Day on Wednesday, July 18
Book of the Day: Rubber & Tire Technology, Volume 1
Specialty Silicone Products supplies a nickel-aluminum silicone that provides EMI shielding, resists galvanic corrosion
Hyundai to invest $388 million to build a plant in Alabama
Green, low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach $104.23 billion by 2022

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Continental celebrated one million tires measured with its Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool, ContiTrack2
Cooper Tire awards annual Roy V. Armes and Centennial scholarships
Goodyear engages workforce through annual Global Week of Volunteering
Elastomers World Summits abstract deadline is tomorrow
Global high-temperature elastomers market forecast to reach $14.9 billion by 2023
Arlanxeo's Keltan business hosts successful 2018 Innovation Challenge

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Industrial rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2022
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025
Huntsman to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai
Continental Tire the Americas recalls 655 Conti Hybrid HS3 tires
Swiss researchers develop elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
BASF is exhibiting at UTECH Europe 2018
Lubrizol held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the start-up of its TPU capacity expansion in Avon Lake, Ohio
Grammer AG acquires Toledo Molding & Die Inc.
Coloplast U.S. launches silicone wound dressing for the health industry
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor
Mitsui Chemicals increases market development efforts for metallocene-based EPDM

Monday, May 28, 2018
Ford restarted production of F-150 after fire destroyed supplier facility
Ashland to increase the price of maleic anhydride sold in North America
Higher oil prices boost natural rubber in India
Bridgestone combines rubber and resin to create a high strength rubber
Elastomix to increase carbon masterbatch production in China




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