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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Cooper kicks off National Tire Safety Week with Tread Wisely campaign for teens
USTMA: #KnowYourRoll is the National Tire Safety Week theme
Global butyl rubber market is forecast to grow at a 4.7 percent CAGR through 2025
Kuraray America's Pasadena, TX, facility fire sends 21 employees to hospital
Carnegie Mellon researchers develop electrical conducting, elastomer based self-healing material

Monday, May 21, 2018
GRI served as silver sponsor of the World Rubber Summit 2018
Redwood Plastics and Rubber appoints Angela Rodenburgh vice president of sales and marketing
Global polyols market forecast to reach $34 billion by 2022
Denka to increase chloroprene rubber production by 10,000 tons
Toyo Tire to launch premium tire for SUVs

Friday, May 18, 2018
Apollo Tyres tops JD Power survey on India Tyre Customer Satisfaction Index
American Tire Distributors Inc. struggles after Goodyear defection
MonTech to present at Maplanís Days of Technology in South Elgin, IL
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
USTMA to roll out National Tire Safety Week May 21 to 28

Thursday, May 17, 2018 earns best manufacturing website award
Momentive announces first quarter results
Lion Elastomers presents the Melvin Mooney distinguished technology award
Cabot Corporation named to CR magazineís 100 best corporate citizens list for 2018
Songwon Industrial releases first quarter results

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Arkema increases prices of Ensoline PHE and Ensoline PHP
Evonik awards $9,900 in grants to STEM programs in Indiana
Clariant introduces additive solutions to North American manufacturers for automotive and packaging
Ashland develops high-performance solution acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive
Lubrizol presented Estane TPU high performance solution for surface protection at NPE2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Cooper Standard acquires 80.1 percent of LS Mtronís automotive parts business
Michelin teams with Vans to create limited-edition Classics to help improve teen driving safety
Cooper Tire & Rubber outlines strategic plan at Investor Day
Nitrile butadiene rubber market forecast to reach $1.39 billion by 2022
Maxxis India expands footprint in India

Monday, May 14, 2018
Bridgestone reforms working conditions for 5,500 personnel
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers announces new Kalrez manufacturing facility in Delaware
Elastron USA to open North American headquarters in Gainesville, GA
International Rubber Conference 2019 announces call for papers
NPE 2018 reports largest attendence in shows history
Spain arrests illegal used tire network with operations in 17 countries

Friday, May 11, 2018
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Apollo Tyres net sales up 22 percent in the fourth quarter and 12 percent for the full year
Buy tires on Amazon, have them installed at Sears
Ford halts F-150 production at Kansas City, Dearborn and Louisville plants due to fire at supplier factory
Engel reports group sales increased 11 percent to $1.84 billion
Goodyear recognized by Honda North America with Supplier Sustainability Award

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Global butyl elastomers market anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 16 percent through 2027
Davis-Standard reveals new identity and tag line: Where Your Ideas Take Shape
Bridgestone named a General Motors Supplier of the Year
Midwest Industrial Rubber acquires New England Belting Company
Over 94 percent of all used tires in Europe were collected and treated in 2016

Wednesday, May 09, 2018
BASF lifts force majeure on 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and its derivatives in North America
Apollo Tyres committed to sustainable business practices
Chicago Rubber Group's spring technical meeting to be held May 14
Global spray polyurea elastomer market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.6 percent through 2026
Nexen all-season N'blue tire ranked first in test conducted by ADAC

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 tire selected as a Consumers Digest Best Buy
Halcyon Agri reports first quarter profits down 98 percent
Registration opens for Africa Rubber Expo & Summit 2018
Yokohama's Advan Sport to be original equipment on BMW M5
Michelin launches X One Line Grip D drive tire

Monday, May 07, 2018
Huntsman reports first quarter results
Borealis committed to helping solve the problem of ocean plastic
Apollo Tyres gets on board with Hungarian Football
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025
Cooper Tire declares 185th consecutive quarterly dividend

Friday, May 04, 2018
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Tire Industry Association announces recipients of Michelin/TIA Scholarship Award
Specification Rubber Products celebrates 50th anniversary
Registration and housing open for the International Elastomer Conference to be held in Louisville, KY

Thursday, May 03, 2018
Lord, Matexion and HF Mixing Group join the Rubber Division, ACS, as Corporate Members
Global market size for tire material forecast to be $91.2 billion by 2022
Myanmar reports increased rubber exports for last two fiscal years
Continental named a GM supplier of the year by General Motors
Ghana farmers replacing cocoa trees for rubber causes concern among growers

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Kimberly Kleine joins USTMA as vice president, public affairs
AB Specialty Silicones completes plant expansion to increase specialty fluid production
Global automotive elastomers market forecast at $58.82 billion by 2022
Nynas adds process oil for tire and rubber industry use
Davis-Standard to display Teknor Apex's Medalist medical TPE on a live tubing production line at NPE 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Trelleborg launches tire compound for increased load capacities
Cooper Tire reports first quarter results
ChemSpec to exhibit at Rubber Division's 193rd Technical Meeting
Orion Engineered Carbons to increase prices for rubber carbon blacks in North America
Davis-Standard's laboratories support customer goals

Monday, April 30, 2018
Arlanxeo increases prices for Buna and X_Butyl products globally
Falken Tires selected as original equipment for 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
Wintec enlarging Changzhou plant
Cooper Standard's success with Davis-Standard grows in Asia
Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls facility earns Minnesota's safety award for fourth year

Friday, April 27, 2018
Nexen Tire hosts 2018 Purple Summit Manchester for its worldwide business partners
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Yizumi-HPM to launch three series of injection molding machines at NPE 2018
GRI becomes Silver Sponsor of the World Rubber Summit
Struktol Company of America focuses on additives for recycled plastics at NPE 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Vystar Corporation acquires assets of NHS Holdings
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, ACC, accepts applications for its annual Polyurethane Innovation Award
Global performance elastomers market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2024
Dow Performance Silicones launches silicone-based anti-squeak additive at ChinaPlas 2018
Wacker Chemie opens production site for silicone elastomers in South Korea

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Top Polymer Enterprise locating first U.S. based TPE plant In Georgia
U.S. light truck tires outpace 4x4/SUV, passenger car segments in units, dollars and price
Halcyon Agri completes acquisition of four rubber factories in Indonesia
Goodyear announces sustainable natural rubber procurement policy
Global silicone elastomers market expected to reach $14.07 billion by 2025

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Global high temperature elastomers market expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2022
Solvay implements price adjustment for its polymer additives products
Trinseo launches portfolio of soft-touch TPEs for automotive applications
MidAtlantic Rubber & Plastics Group meets May 10 to discuss collaborative testing of rubber, plastic and blends
Lanxess develops polyester-based prepolymer for hot cast elastomers

Monday, April 23, 2018
Cabot Corporation is increasing prices for carbon black products sold in North America
Global polyisoprene rubber market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% through 2022
Albemarle Corporation declares force majeure due to the shortage of key raw materials
SIBUR expands board of directors, announces dividend
Maxxis is sponsoring Future Tires competition for college students

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