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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

Friday, February 16, 2018
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
A. Schulman to be acquired by LyondellBasell for $2.25 billion
TARRC Rubber Consultants to exhibit at Tire Technology Expo 2018 in Hannover
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

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

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
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
TechnoBiz offers specialized training course for the rubber processing industry this April in Jakarta

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Global natural rubber prices increased by 5 percent in January
Silicone additives market forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2022
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
Mitsui Chemicals posts record high profit for 2017

Monday, February 12, 2018
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
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

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

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

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
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

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

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

Friday, February 02, 2018
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
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

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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
MacLellan Rubber announces technical breakthrough in nitrosamine-free rubber
Goodyear to report fourth quarter results February 8
Cooper Tire's board of directors elects Jerry Bialek as vice president and treasurer

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

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

Friday, January 26, 2018
ARPM releases newly created SP-912 description of standard reference recipe for exhaust gas condensate
Yokohama Rubber creates the world's largest floating pneumatic rubber fender
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

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

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

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
Synthetic latex polymer market forecast to reach $34.53 billion by 2022
American Biltrite investing $11 million to expand flooring, rubber plant in Sherbrooke, Quebec
Apollo Tyres named as one of India’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing

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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