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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Lehigh Technologies announces completion of micronized rubber powder manufacturing plant in Spain
Michelin showcases two agriculture/construction tires at Ag in Motion
Latex manufacturer Vystar pays off $1.5 million in long-term debt
Scrap tire report shows 81 percent repurpose and reuse
China hits South Korea and Japan's synthetic rubber exports with tariffs

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
HB Chemical is sole distributor of Hardy's prilled stearic acid to the rubber industry
Thai government plans to reduce rubber plantation acreage to raise domestic prices
Birla Carbon will be adding 150 kMT to the carbon black market
Goodyear declares a quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share
Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.3 percent through 2022

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Sinopec chooses Topsoe CATOX catalyst for Asia’s largest styrene butadiene rubber emissions control project
Automated systems to create $2.28 billion materials characterization market by 2024
Linglong Tire partners with Cimcorp for plant automation
Franklynn Miller honored for 100th anniversary
Orion Engineered Carbons announces price increases on all specialty carbon blacks worldwide

Monday, July 16, 2018
ASTM International launches collaboration platform for document development
Lanxess to open research and development laboratory for aqueous polyurethane dispersions in Italy
AB Specialty Silicones completes significant research and development facility expansion
Industrial rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2022
Camso earns recognition as a John Deere partner-level and hall of fame supplier

Friday, July 13, 2018
GRI appoints Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma as CEO
Butadiene rubber market forecasts growth at 4.1 percent through 2025
Hoosier Racing Tire exhibiting at International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY
Arlanxeo invests to reinforce its market position in synthetic rubber
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers

Thursday, July 12, 2018
ACE Products and Consulting achieves ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 accreditation
Birla Carbon announces the renaming of all its entities worldwide to Birla Carbon
Nitrile butadiene rubber market projected to reach $1.39 billion by 2022
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. adds senior technical advisor
India's decline in domestic rubber production is worrying the tire industry
Zochem hosts visit from Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers leadership

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Mueller Industries has acquired ATCO Rubber Products
Enviro Systems AB signs MoU to develop new tire recycling plant in Buffalo, NY
Bridgestone develops rubber composite that combines low fuel consumption and high fracture strength
Cooper Standard agrees to acquire Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics
Michelin offers two new underground mining tires
Tire industry backs new standards for better environmental labeling

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Trinseo celebrates 30-year anniversary of its pilot coating facility in Midland, MI
Continental is recalling 3,917 Conti Coach HA3 tires
Fluorspar market to grow at a steady CAGR of 2.7 percent through 2025
Michelin wants to sell wooden tires
Rogers Corporation acquires cellular elastomer and polyurethane manufacturer Griswold LLC

Monday, July 09, 2018
Titan to host annual tire auction at upcoming North American farm shows
Clariant expands partnership with Lintech International in the United States
Birla Carbon increases carbon black prices for all non-contract customers in Europe and Africa
Bridgestone releases 2017-2018 sustainability report
Michelin launches X Works Grip D extreme condition tire for enegry sector and logging fleets
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands research and development center in Stuttgart, Germany

Friday, July 06, 2018
Lord Corporation now offers digital signal conditioner for displacement product line
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Cooper Tires introduces two Discoverer AT3 series tires for pickup trucks
Nexen Tire ranks #1 in the tire segment of Global Customer Satisfaction Index for nine consecutive years

Thursday, July 05, 2018
Global disposable gloves market forecast to reach $10 billion by 2023
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops special seal electric substations
Yokohama Tire introduces the AVID Ascend GT grand touring tire
Omnova Solutions reports 27 percent year-over-year growth in Specialty Segment profitability
MonTech introduces state-of-the-art hardness tester featuring temperature control, humidity control and automation
Global isoprene market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.47 percent through 2022

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Annual Michigan Rubber Group fishing outing will be held July 27
Cooper Standard, Folds of Honor offer educational assistance to military families
Global market for latex medical disposables forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024
Sumitomo Chemical to expand EPDM business with high-performance grades
Dow, University of Michigan, Delta College collaborate to create innovation and education hub

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Falken ZIEX ZE001 A/S announced as factory standard tire for Mazda6
Global liquid silicone rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 6.61 percent through 2021
Global OTR tire market forecast to reach $12.2 billion by 2025
Asahi Kasei to increase S-SBR production capacity due to high demand
Wacker show cases addition-curing solid silicone rubber grades at DKT 2018
Dow Chemical to build alkoxylation facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast

Monday, July 02, 2018
Elastocon now accepting orders of less than 1 million pounds for all seven of its series of TPE grades
Bekaert announces decision to close Figline-Valdarno site
DowDuPont declares a dividend of 38 cents per share
Yokohama Rubber eliminates counterfeit aluminum wheels in China
Global automotive super swamper tires market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.2 percent through 2026

Friday, June 29, 2018
Omnova Solutions to close styrene butadiene facility in Green Bay, WI
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Sileather presents 100 percent silicone fabrics for healthcare
Cooper Standard announces groundbreaking of rubber mixing facility in Mexico
RPM appoints two new independent directors to board
LyondellBasell receives antitrust clearance from the European Commission for A. Schulman acquisition

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Clariant breaks ground on joint venture production site in Cangzhou, China
Global industrial rubber products market is projected to reach $155.5 billion by 2022
Acrylic elastomers market forecast to reach $983.9 million by 2022
Sasol and Lintech International announce distribution partnership agreement
Beltservice Corporation to acquire Rubber and Plastics Inc.
Sid Richardson Carbon acquired by Tokai Carbon

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Macedonia invests EUR 8.5 million in tire recycling plant
Dow Performance Silicones unveils Dowsil EA 3500G fast cure adhesive
BASF increases prices for bismuth vanadate pigments worldwide
Bridgestone develops world’s first polymer to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level
Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery see 26 percent growth over last year

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Continental presented with award for Taraxagum research project from the University of Münster
Automotive additive manufacturing market forecast to reach $5.3 billion by 2023
Tire manufacturer employees bring industry insights and perspectives to policy makers
LWB-Steinl expands offer by automation solutions
Cooper Standard announces $150 million share repurchase program
Strong silicone demand boosts Topco's revenue by double-digits

Monday, June 25, 2018
Sumitomo Riko starts construction on new R&D center in Hesse, Germany
Farm tires market forecast to grow at a 6 percent CAGR through 2028
Wacker announces Intertronics as RTV silicone distributor in the U.K. and Ireland
Yokohama Rubber develops hardening accelerator for urethane waterproofing film
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
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
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
Trinseo announces increase to quarterly dividend

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Global synthetic latex polymers market expected to reach $47.96 billion by 2026
Hoosier Racing Tire receives ISO 9001:2015 certification
Sid Richardson Carbon announces price increase on all carbon black products
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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Nokian Tyres to increase production capacity for passenger tires at its Finland facility
AdvantaPure completes BPOG standardized extractables testing on three of its silicone tubing products
Wacker Polymers announces price increase for vinyl acetate ethylene-based copolymer dispersions, dispersible polymer powders
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops aerodynamic simulation technology for tire flow design
ECG cables and ECG leadwire created with TPE, TPU and silicone market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Global chlorinated polyethylene market forecast to reach $890 million by 2025
Rubber additives processor PPS/Chempac acquired by Connecticut-based Rose Mill Company
Zeon announces global price increase for thermoplastic elastomer and hydrocarbon resin
Kraiburg TPE responds to increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers
Goodyear announces retirement of Laura Thompson, chief financial officer

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