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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, December 15, 2017
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions acquires advanced composite components manufacturer Automated Dynamics
Goodyear inflates landmark hangar in Los Angeles, CA
Ohio Senate passes unsafe used tire bill
Silicone structural glazing market forecast to reach $43.9 billion by 2022

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sumitomo Rubber North America wins Ventana Research’s 2017 leadership award for digital technology
Global rubber anti-tack market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4 percent through 2021
Smithers Rapra forecasts global industry tire volume to reach 2.7 billion units by 2022
Malaysia reports an increase of 28 percent in natural rubber production for October
Former Vietnam Rubber Group chairman and four other official arrested in corruption crackdown

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Continental Tire gives $2 million grant to USC to expand logistics program
Nexen Tire supplies original equipment tires for Porsche Macan
Adoption of digital solutions transforms North American and European tire retailing market
Hankook Tire appoints new chief executive and senior officers
Rubber Division, ACS announces training courses for February and March

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
European non-destructive testing equipment market is expected to reach $2.89 billion by 2024
ChemChina to list KraussMaffei on the Shanghai stock exchange
Orion Engineered Carbons completes construction of carbon black plant in South Korea
Plastic compounding market including thermoplastic elastomers forecast to exceed $50 billion by 2024
Cooper Tire to lay off 80 in North America

Monday, December 11, 2017
Freudenberg-NOK introduces high-temperature fluorinated rubber seals
Guill Tool & Engineering receives AS9100:2016 Aerospace and ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration
AkzoNobel and Black Bear team up to make powder coatings from old tires
Yokohama Tire launches the TY577 MC˛ fuel efficient, SmartWay verified long-haul tire
Automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $58.8 billion by 2022

Friday, December 08, 2017
Hankook Tire-DAV mobile service program triples number of veterans helped across the U.S.
Goodyear and Sandia Labs mark 25 years of collaboration to improve tire design
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Restek Corporation announce distribution agreement
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Halcyon Agri becomes the largest rubber producer in Indonesia after recent acquistions

Thursday, December 07, 2017
2018 Jeep Wrangler features Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure tires with Kevlar
U.S Department of Commerce levies antidumping duties against steel wire rod suppliers
USTMA urges NHTSA to eliminate outdated regulations
Demand for silicone liquid-applied roof coatings is forecast to rise 5.1 percent annually
Silicone adhesive market forecast to reach $2.95 billion by 2022

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Registration and housing now open for Rubber Division, ACS 193rd Technical Meeting
Huber Carbonates announces price increase for industrial calcium carbonate products
Indian tire manufacturers face continuing shortfall of natural rubber domestically
USTMA urges duties exemption for steel used in tire manufacturing
Hankook Tire survey finds more Americans plan to drive this holiday season than fly

Tuesday, December 05, 2017
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association projects lower tire shipments for 2017
IISRP announces online registration for 59th Annual General Meeting in Madrid, Spain
Yokohama Rubber U.K. subsidiary receives two awards for its efforts to promote tire safety
Natural rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 4.06 percent through 2021
BASF increases prices for diols and derivatives in North America

Monday, December 04, 2017
Global rubber bonded abrasives market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.2 percent through 2024
Chloroprene rubber supply tightens worldwide
Toyo Tire awarded $1.6 million settlement for patent infringement against two Chines tire manufacturers
Vietnam Rubber Group signs $10 million land lease contract for rubber plantation in Laos
Dow insulation and sealing technologies used to keep Winter Olympics warm

Friday, December 01, 2017
Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves join together for donations to Toys for Tots
Elastomer coated fabrics market forecast to reach $11.85 billion by 2022
BASF increasing prices for neopentylglycol (NPG) sold in North America
U.S. demand for rubber forecast to reach $8.9 billion by 2021
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) market is forecast to reach $2.59 billion by 2025
Arlanxeo to provide the EPDM rubber for the FIFA 2018 football
Trinseo webinar focuses on the revolutionizing impact 3D printing has on manufacturing
Bill Bisson joins VMI Americas as area sales manager
Synthetic rubber market forecast to reach $37.8 billion by 2022

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association comments on the retirement of Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin NA
Imerys Performance Additives Division announces a significant price increase in January
Wacker opens technical center in Istanbul
Apollo Tyres becomes the title sponsor for Minerva Punjab FC
Smithers Rapra webinar to focus on test methods for validating imported tire quality

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Rubber Division ACS conducts outreach to Europe
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $5.21 billion by 2025
Songwon announces global price increases for its polymer stabilizers
Michelin and Tire Industry Association scholarship application period opens
LSR 2018 announces call for papers

Monday, November 27, 2017
Wacker released it new Elastosil LR 5040 line of liquid silicone rubber
PolyOne lauches OnColor Brilliant Metallic colorants
Borealis to study feasibility of a polyproylene capacity increase in Europe
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Freudenberg Performance Materials presented three additions to its foam portfolio at Compamed 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017
Solvay and Henkel team up to double the number of Indian farmers in the Sustainable Guar Initiative
Nexen Tire receives strong ratings in Auto Bild Tire performance tests
Goodyear extends sponsorship as Official Tire of NASCAR

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Lanxess announces price increase for EMEA region for its Durethan and Pocan lines
Foremost Machine Builders, Inc. has appointed Walter Folkl as Manager of Sales
Birla Carbon started operations for its largest carbon black project in China
Shin-Etsu to increase prices 10-20% for all of its silicone products
Cabot Corporation to purchase black masterbatch producer Tech Blend

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
AkzoNobel opens advanced Application Training Center in Dubai
RPM International acquires Ekspan Holdings
Michelin to transfer shares in Double Coin Warrior Tire Company
Brenntag moves corporate headquarters to Essen, Germany
Tracey I. Joubert named to the Cooper Tire board of directors

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Cooper Tire encourages college students to check their tires before hitting the road home
Mitsui Chemicals to acquire thermoplastic styrene elastomer business from Asahi Kasei
Trelleborg finalized the acquisition for White Baumaschinenreifen GmbH
Clariant announced an expanded partnership with Palmer Holland for the business unit additives in Canada
Yokohama announced its business and financial results for the first three quarters of 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017
Global market for corrosion protection rubber linings and coatings forecast to reach $12 billion by 2022
Addivant increases capacity for its high-performance polymer antioxidant Ultranox 626
Arkema announces a development partnership in high temperature powders with EOS
AkzoNobel completes $10 million sulfur derivatives investment in the US
Hexpol TPE announces expansion in Germany

Friday, November 17, 2017
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Lanxess to purchase Solvay's U.S. based phosphorus unit
Myanmar rubber exports set to rise
Continental to invest more than $9 million in its textile reinforcement business in Georgia
Global carbon black market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.8 percent through 2024

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Registration for the 19th Annual AMAP Conference & Workshop is now open
Trinseo starts up new production line at Zhangjiagang, China plant

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