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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
TA Instruments acquires thermophysical property measurement business assets of Theta Industries, Inc.
India's rubber output likely to drop 15 percent due to recent floods
Rubber anti-tack market forecast to reach $456 million by 2024
New graphene business founded by researchers at the University of Manchester
Continental automotive hose plant in Wisconsin celebrates 50th anniversary

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Apollo Tyres starts commercial production of truck tires at its Hungarian facility
Birla Carbon Spain increases carbon black production to 95,000 tons
Silicone elastomer market projected to reach $8.81 billion by 2023
Evonik to build silicone plant in Germany
Global NR markets seminar to be held December 12th in Bangkok

Monday, September 24, 2018
Birla Carbon Spain announces enhancements to increase its production to 95,000 tons
BASF creates world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone
Arkema and Barrday create joint venture for carbon fiber and specialty polymer tapes
Bridgestone acquires ETB group in the U.K.
Kuraray to build TPE factory in Thailand

Friday, September 21, 2018
Camso expands agricultural track systems facility in Peosta, IA
Book of the Day: Rubber & Tire Technology, Volume 1
Goodyear names Darren R. Wells chief financial officer
John Loudermilk to present keynote address at Carbon Black World 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Birla Carbon releases 2018 sustainability report
Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market growing at 10 percent CAGR to cross $2.4 billion by 2025
Arlanxeo to increase prices for Keltan EPDM products
University of Akron awarded federal grants to study rubber durability and non-silane coupling agents
Global silicone market forecast to reach $18.7 billion by 2025

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Global silicone adhesive market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent through 2022
VMI appoints Chen Xing as new general manager of VMI Yantai
Dow Chemical announces construction of new silicone resin plant in China
Elite Elastomers acquires Wayne County Rubber
LWB Steinl GmbH appoints Timothy D. Crites president of LWB Machinery North America
Wacker expands its ACEO 3D printing services for silicone rubber with U.S. based lab

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
University of California San Diego researchers develop wearable silicone ultrasound patch for blood pressure monitoring
Shin-Estu to invest •110 billion to expand silicone capacity
Global latex disposables market forecast to reach $6.4 billion by 2024
Malaysia's July 2018 natural rubber output up 36 percent
Smithers Rapra showcases CT+ machine and facility expansion during open house event
Hercules Tires announces Avalanche RT winter tire

Monday, September 17, 2018
Versalis opens EPDM rubber plant in Italy
Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market forecast to reach $2.4 billion by 2025
Air Water Mach Inc. develops o-ring using FKM and carbon nanotubes provided by Zeon
Troester to present at 2018 International Elastomer Conference
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award
Momentive acquired by Korean investor group for approximately $3.1 billion

Friday, September 14, 2018
Engel and Dow Silicones will produce liquid silicone LED lenses at Fakuma 2018
Book of the day: 2018 Blue Book - Materials, compounding ingredients and services for the rubber industry
Huntsman opens polyurethane and advanced materials facility in Vietnam
Cabot to increase prices for specialty compounds globally
Dow announces investment plans to meet silicones demand growth
Momentive acquired by investor group for approximately $3.1 billion
Cooper Standard opens its new Japan headquarters and engineering center in Yokohama

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hexpol acquires Kirkhill Rubber
Vietnamís rubber export earnings down in January through August
VMI Extrusion relocates to new facility in Cham, Germany
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions inaugurates Innovation Center in Stuttgart, Germany
Global MDI based polyurethane market forecast to reach $22.9 billion by 2023
Global additive masterbatch market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.7 percent through 2025

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Global retread tires market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2028
Global silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $8.7 billion by 2023
Career Fair featured during the International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY
Chicago Rubber group will hold its fall technical meeting September 20

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Silicone breast implants dominate $3 billion market
BASF to increase production of alkoxylation at its Belgium plant
Elkem Silicones Xinghuo celebrates 50th anniversary
Goodyear to present at 2018 Morgan Stanley Laguna conference
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $6.1 billion by 2024
Off-the-road tire market forecast to reach $151 billion by 2023

Monday, September 10, 2018
University of Colorado engineers develop liquid crystal elastomers that change shape via light and temperature
Global styrene butadiene latex market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.3 percent through 2023
India expects to increase rubber imports to cover domestic shortfall
Malaysia increases minimum wage throughout the nation
Global rubber additives market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.10 percent through 2026
U.S. Commerce Department determined China and Thailand are dumping rubber bands on U.S. market

Friday, September 07, 2018
Hercules Tires announces the launch of the Avalanche RT winter tire
Black Bear develops carbonization process to transform used tires into recovered carbon black
Global injection molded materials market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent through 2025
Global medical grade silicone market to grow at a CAGR of 6.13 percent through 2022
Bridgestone issues recall for wide-based commercial truck tires

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Apollo Tyres nears normalcy at Kerala facilities after heavy flooding
Global fluorosilicone market expected to reach $327.64 million by 2026
BASF to increase the price for neopentylglycol in North America
Kordsa is honored with two awards in Brazil
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies to host webinar on food industry sealing applications

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Evonik divests itself of Jayhawk, KS, operations to focus on specialty chemicals
JK Tyre opens $32 million global research and development facility
Elkem Silicones will showcase its Silcolease range at Labelexpo Americas
Yokohama Tire and United Steelworkers ratify new four-year deal
Rubber Recycling Symposium 2018 to be held this November in Niagara Falls, Canada
Saint-Gobain Seals expands research and development facilities at its Kontich, Belgium site

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Nishikawa Rubber to establish Chinese subsidiary for the production of rubber and plastic automotive parts
Goodyear christens its newest blimp, Wingfoot Three
Yokohama Tire and United Steelworkers ratify new four-year deal
Accella Tire Fill Systems teams with American Forests to replant California wildfire areas
Brenntag completes acquisition of specialty chemicals distributor Alphamin S.A.
Clariant to showcase Colany 500 binder-free pigment at IRGCE in Singapore
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to grow at a 5.5 percent CAGR through 2025

Monday, September 03, 2018
6th ICIS U.S. Butadiene & Derivatives Conference to be held in New York, December 5
Kumho Polychem announces an increase in EPDM prices
BASF names Ribelin as kaolin distributor for the west and southwest regions of the U.S.
Book of the Week: 2018 Blue Book - Materials, Compounding Ingredients and Services for the Rubber Industry - now available
Zeon plans Thai subsidiary for the production of acrylic rubber
Trelleborg launches a custom-engineered elastomer-to-metal wellhead sealing solution

Friday, August 31, 2018
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers
Housing closes for the International Elastomer Conference September 6
Cooper Tire announces two international leadership appointments
Smithers Rapra introduces additional wheel testing capacity and capabilities at North American laboratory
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $6.1 billion by 2024

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Kalamazoo awarded scrap tire development grant for use in roadway resurfacing
ASTM International sponsoring workshop on polymer characterization
Michelin to restart Starr, SC, earthmover tire production plant
Falken ZIEX ZE001 all-season tire chosen as original equipment for Subaru Forester
Injection molding machine market worth $19.68 billion by 2023
Global passenger tire market to grow to 1.5 billion units by 2022

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Sears expands Amazon tire delivery and service to all stores
Styrene butadiene latex market to reach $9 billion by 2024
Kuraray forms joint venture to manufacture high heat resistant polyamide-9T and hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers in Thailand
Europe Rubber Training Week 2018 to be held in Strasbourg, France
Sri Lanka increases subsidies to rubber farmers in a bid to increase productivity

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Evonik develops PEBA powder for 3D printing
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University launch 'Beyond Tires' innovation challenge
Kraton Corporation to exhibit at 2018 International Rubber Glove Conference in Kuala Lumpur
Nitrile rubber market forecast to reach $3.74 billion by 2023
Liberian unions demand better working conditions at Firestone rubber plantations
Mitsui Elastomers to increase production capacity of high-performance elastomers

Monday, August 27, 2018
Sibur creates technological modeling center for at R&D division in Tomsk, Russia
Ontario Rubber Group plans September golf tournament
Toyo Tire to transfer urethane business to Toyo Quality One
Bridgestone develops method to see strain-induced crystallization in natural and isoprene rubber
Global rubber diaphragm market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6 percent through 2025
Synthetic latex polymers markets for European and CIS countries are predicted to grow 1.6 percent and 2.3 percent, respectively

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