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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Asia synthetic rubber makers resist higher butadiene offers
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share
Smithers Rapra expands testing capabilities at its Suzhou, China facility
Registration opens for Rubber Industry Training Courses @ GRTE in Bangkok this March
U.S. manufacturing output rose for the fourth straight month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Doublestar breaks ground on plant for scrap rubber recycling in Zhumadian, China
Evonik’s Ultrasil silica/silane technology can achieve fuel savings of up to eight percent
Global reclaimed rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 10.33 percent through 2022
Michelin and Pirelli earn top two spots in AutoPacific's 2017 Replacement Tire Owner Satisfaction Awards

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Indian rubber farmers face new pressures from manufacturing industry
Continental Tire to begin construction on its employee training center in Mississippi
Wabash MPI and Carver, Inc. announce completion of Wabash, IN facility expansion
Cooper Tire to present at Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $7 billion by 2026

Monday, January 15, 2018
Rubber Division, ACS will host its 193rd Technical Meeting May 8-10, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN
Anne Forristall Luke to serve on Council of Manufacturing Associations board of directors
HTL Global to acquire rubber glove maker HL Rubber
Goodyear to webcast 2018 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference presentation

Friday, January 12, 2018
Yokohama unveils the fuel-efficient BluEarth-Van RY55 tire
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions introduces the HiMod Slydring HC line for the U.S. market
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Cooper's Roadmaster earns Construction Equipment magazine's top 100 new products of 2017 award
Indiana state legislators consider consumer protection legislation to prohibit sale of used tires
Arkema appoints Jean-Marc Viallatte as vice president of supply chain

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Toyota and Mazda choose Alabama for $1.6 billion automotive plant
Yokohama Tire Corporation names four new VPs and a senior director
Vystar signs letter of intent to acquire NHS Holdings
Lubrizol Corporation selects Simko S.A. as the distributor for its thermoplastic polyurethane portfolio in Argentina
Continental reports growth of 10.8 percent for 2017 with sales of €44 billion
Silicone elastomers market forecast to reach $8.7 billion by 2022

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Moldex3D Material Research Center awarded ISO/IEC 17025 certification
Malaysian monsoon aid benefited over 400,000 small farmers and rubber tappers this season
PolyOne acquires Spanish additives company IQAP Masterbatch Group
Trelleborg to consolidate all sealing profile manufacturing at new facility in Aurora, Ohio
Apollo Tyres begins construction of new tire manufacturing facility in India

Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Global automotive elastomers market projected to reach $58.82 billion by 2022
Falken Tires chosen as original equipment on the 2019 Subaru Ascent three-row SUV
Continental announces $9.3 million expansion at its industrial hose plant in Norfolk, Nebraska
PolyOne achieves Responsible Care certification by American Chemistry Council
Vystar appoints new CEO, three new board members and moves headquarters to Worcester, Massachusetts

Monday, January 08, 2018
Yokohama Tire Corporation announces three major organizational promotions
Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia to hold back rubber exports
Cooper Tire recalls 41,000 tires for possible belt separation
Adhesives adoption in automotive to drive $7 billion market by 2022
Styrene butadiene rubber market forecast to reach a CAGR of 4.3 percent through 2026

Friday, January 05, 2018
Michelin and Sumitomo combine North American tire distribution and replacement operations
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Rubber Division, ACS announces training courses for February and March
South America OTR tire market is projected to reach $2.64 billion by 2022
Nokian Tyres introduces four winter tires to North American market

Thursday, January 04, 2018
India initiates probe into Chinese fluoroelastomer dumping after complaint from Gujarat Fluorochemicals
Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow at a CAGR or 5.1% through 2024
Vietnam Rubber Group will offer 475.1 million shares in IPO scheduled for February
Wacker plans triple-digit million dollar expansion investments in North America

Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Han-Jun Kim named president and COO of Hankook in Europe
Kumho Tire separates from Kumho Asiana Group amid restructuring
ISRI supports CSG resolution recognizing scientific-based evidence in evaluating recycled rubber infill
Cambodian rubber exports increase 36 percent in 2017
Falken Tire announces price increases

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Henniges Automotive announces new plant in China
Global rubber market is expected to post a CAGR of 5% through 2021
TechnoBiz announces the Africa Rubber Expo 2018 in Johannesburg
Huber announces a global price increase for its alumina trihydrate and magnesium hydroxide products

Monday, January 01, 2018
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 29, 2017
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
Clariant announce global price increase for masterbatch and compound products
Kraiburg TPE celebrates 10 years of success in the Indian market

Thursday, December 28, 2017
Brenntag enters into a 65/35 joint venture with Raj Petro Specialities of India
Continental invests €10 million in new distribution center in Langenhagen, Germany
Cooper Tire wins two global 2017 Good Design awards

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
BASF and SINOPEC expand the production capacity of neopentylglycol in China
Albemarle sells its polyolefin business for $416 million to W.R. Grace
Huntsman announced that Peter Huntsman elected Chairman of the Board replacing founder Jon Huntsman

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Italian exports for rubber and plastic processing machinery and equipment are up 16%
Myers Industries completes divestiture of Brazilian operations
India extends anti-dumping duties on imports of rubber chemicals from EU and China
PPG announces global price increase for precipitated silica

Monday, December 25, 2017
Happy Holidays from Rubber World

Friday, December 22, 2017
Triangle Tyre to invest $580 million in two tire manufacturing plants in North Carolina, creating 800 jobs
Brenntag signs agreement to extend distribution network in Columbia
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Many European drivers drive on unsuitable tires according to recent survey by Nokian Tyres
BMW chooses the Nokian WR D4 winter tire as original equipment for BMW X1
Medical TPEs for face masks and cushions provide performance and cost advantages over PVC and silicones

Thursday, December 21, 2017
MESNAC Americas announces the retirement of David Jones
Braskem named a Pittsburgh Business Times' innovation award winner
Trinseo CEO honored with Leadership Award for Outstanding Corporate Reinvention
Bridgestone establishes mining services company in Indonesia
Birla Carbon announced the appointment of Todd Cottrell as President, Specialty Blacks Business
Solvay re-commits to the French Business Climate Pledge pledge against climate change

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Yokohama Rubber UK subsidiary receives two awards for its efforts to promote tire safety
Global robotic injection molding machine market to grow at a CAGR of 4.94% through 2021
Wacker extends the contracts of CEO Rudolf Staudigl and Executive Board Member Christian Hartel
Cooper Standard recognized by Best of MichBusiness for community STEM program

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Rubber Division, ACS announces a call for abstracts for the 2018 International Elastomer Conference
Socfin announces plan to open first rubber factory in Cambodia
Wacker receives SolarPACES Innovation Award for new silicone heat-transfer fluid
Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% through 2024

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