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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Trinseo launches portfolio of soft-touch TPEs for automotive applications
Global high temperature elastomers market expected to reach $10.2 billion by 2022
Solvay implements price adjustment for its polymer additives products
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
SIBUR expands board of directors, announces dividend
Albemarle Corporation declares force majeure due to the shortage of key raw materials
Global polyisoprene rubber market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.29% through 2022
Maxxis is sponsoring Future Tires competition for college students

Friday, April 20, 2018
Dow Silicone Elastomers announces a new 3D-printable liquid silicone rubber
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes
Evonik opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore
Cabot Corporation expands specialty compounds business globally
China imposes anti-dumping tariffs on synthetic rubber imports from the EU, Singapore and U.S

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Continental announced change of outlook that will impact earnings by Ä150 million
DowDuPont to invest $100 million to expand manufacturing capacity at Sabine River Works
Lubrizol to highlight its TPU product portfolio at the Adhesives & Sealants EXPO in Miami
Global automotive elastomer market forecast to reach $60 billion by 2023
TRAC 2018 Rubber Recycling Symposium announced for November in Niagra Falls

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Freudenberg expands capacities in Taiwan
Global polyurethane elastomers market forecast to reach $16.63 billion by 2022
International Elastomer Conference abstracts deadline extended to April 30
Continental works on automatic system to warn of the risk of aquaplaning
Cooper Tire to announce first quarter results April 30

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Saint-Gobain recognized as a Top Employer in North America
Continental celebrates the production of its 10 millionth tire at Russian plant
Goodyear and Bridgestone to form joint distribution venture in U.S. called TireHub
Cooper Standard wins PACE award for its Fortrex elastomer
Michigan Rubber Group golf outing scheduled for May 31

Monday, April 16, 2018
RPM reports record sales for third quarter
Hankook to build facility for Kinergy ST passenger tires at its Tennessee facility
Michelin captures top honors with J.D. Powers original equipment tire satisfaction study
Rubber Division, ACS accepting nominations for 2019 Science & Technology Awards
Silicone elastomers market expected to reach at CAGR of 6.52 percent through 2021

Friday, April 13, 2018
MidAtlantic Rubber and Plastics Group announces spring meeting.
Continental launches digital tire monitoring platform for commercial fleets called ContiConnect
Malaysia reports a 14 percent increase in rubber production in February offset by a 28 percent decline year-to-date
Goodyear to report first quarter results April 25
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Goodyear re-elects directors at annual board meeting; declares quarterly dividend
Perpetual Rubber announces campaign to buy record amounts of reclaimed rubber
Evonik expanding production capacities at Mobile, AL facility
Pirelli launches all terrain tire for North America

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Cooper Standardís Fortrex material innovation wins 2018 Automotive News PACE award
Global performance elastomer market forecast to reach $17.17 billion by 2023
Safic-Alcan opens Russian subsidiary
Conti's business model of the future for conveyor belts: Lease, donít buy
Goodyear returns to its roots with a line of performance bicycle tires

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Indian Rubber Board predicts rubber production shortfall
USTMA announces National Tire Safety Week 2018 will be May 21-28
Goodyear being investigated over potential faulty tires linked to deadly crashes spanning two decades
Cooper Tire announces planned retirement of CFO Ginger Jones
Giti Tire joins the U.S.Tire Manufacturers Association

Monday, April 09, 2018
Toyo Tires launches website for new airless concept tire
Cooper Tire Asia earns two awards from Great Wall Motors Company
Nitrile butadiene rubber power market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024
USTMA projects 2018 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 319.1 million units

Friday, April 06, 2018
Aerospace and defense elastomers market projected to reach $70.8 million by 2022
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association recognizes six tire manufacturers for health and safety
Registration opens for 61st Polyurethanes Technical Conference
Grieve Corporation mourns the loss of former president Pat Calabrese

Thursday, April 05, 2018
Avon Rubber sells off U.S.-based subsidiary Avon Engineering Fabrications
Sun Chemical to increase prices in North America of silicone-based products
Nokian Tyres to move North American headquarters to Tennessee
Global thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $30.65 billion by 2023

Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Paper call issued for Africa Rubber Industry Forum 2018
Falken Tire announces price increase and second quarter marketing moves
Hankook adds new all-season tire to its Kinergy portfolio
Vietnam exported 275,000 tons of rubber in the first quarter of 2018
Kumho Tire to retain brand name and independence after being acquired by Qingdao Doublestar

Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group holds technical meeting April 12
Sartomer announces partnership with Harwick Standard Distribution for specialty (meth)acrylate additives and co-agents
Mitsubishi Chemical to expand performance polymer business in Singapore
Birla Carbonís pledge to safe water, sanitation and hygiene
Hankook Tire named Official Tire of Major League Baseball

Monday, April 02, 2018
Brenntag North America announce distribution partnership with StanChem Polymers
Lubrizol unveils unique Innovation Alliance at ISPO 2018
Freudenberg opens training center in Weinheim, Germany
Cooper launches new Mastercraft winter tire
Bayer and the Nature Conservancy Brazil are joining forces for more sustainable agriculture in Brazil

Friday, March 30, 2018
Clariant introduces new additives for sustainable coatings solutions
Yokohama and the Los Angeles Angels continue partnership with new multi-year sponsorship
Ace Products and Consulting adds key people to its organization
Alpha Technologies launches automated production floor testing solution
Fran O'Connor, former chairman of Harwick Chemical and the Rubber Division, ACS, has died

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Nominations sought for the 2019 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings
Early registration pricing for the Rubber Division, ACS 193rd Technical Meeting ends Saturday
Songwon reports strong sales for fiscal year 2017
Alpha Technologies launches modular production floor testing solutions

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Malaysiaís rubber export to China rose 80 percent in 2017
Hexcel and Arkema join forces in thermoplastic composite solutions for aerospace
Liberia's Cocopa rubber plantation regains prewar status with new management
Hankook Tire survey sees many spring break drivers on the road
Mike Recchio appointed to ARPM board of directors

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Hankook Tire to being the fourth phased expansion of its tire plant in Hungary
Mitsui subsidiary Advanced Composites to construct new thermoplastic olefin elastomer facility in Ohio
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Tupelo plant produced its 375 million tire
HollyFrontier appoints Terrie Portmann to director global specialty products
Butyl rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% through 2025

Monday, March 26, 2018
Global automated test equipment market size is expected to reach $4.7 billion by 2023
Harris Williams & Co. to advise EP Minerals on its pending sale to U.S. Silica Holdings
Goodyear announces recipient for its 35th Highway Hero Award
Toyo Tire & Rubber announces rapid improvements in fuel efficiency for truck and bus tires with Nano Balance Technology
Smithers Rapra vice president to discuss the impact of tires on automotive industry at Clemson tire conference

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