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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

Monday, September 17, 2018
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award
Momentive acquired by Korean investor group for approximately $3.1 billion
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
Versalis opens EPDM rubber plant in Italy

Friday, September 14, 2018
Cabot to increase prices for specialty compounds globally
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
Cooper Standard opens its new Japan headquarters and engineering center in Yokohama
Dow announces investment plans to meet silicones demand growth
Engel and Dow Silicones will produce liquid silicone LED lenses at Fakuma 2018
Momentive acquired by investor group for approximately $3.1 billion

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Global MDI based polyurethane market forecast to reach $22.9 billion by 2023
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 additive masterbatch market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.7 percent through 2025
Hexpol acquires Kirkhill Rubber

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Chicago Rubber group will hold its fall technical meeting September 20
Career Fair featured during the International Elastomer Conference in Louisville, KY
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

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

Monday, September 10, 2018
University of Colorado engineers develop liquid crystal elastomers that change shape via light and temperature
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
India expects to increase rubber imports to cover domestic shortfall
Global styrene butadiene latex market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 3.3 percent through 2023

Friday, September 07, 2018
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
Black Bear develops carbonization process to transform used tires into recovered carbon black
Hercules Tires announces the launch of the Avalanche RT winter tire
Bridgestone issues recall for wide-based commercial truck tires

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

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
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
Elkem Silicones will showcase its Silcolease range at Labelexpo Americas
Evonik divests itself of Jayhawk, KS, operations to focus on specialty chemicals
JK Tyre opens $32 million global research and development facility
Yokohama Tire and United Steelworkers ratify new four-year deal

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
Accella Tire Fill Systems teams with American Forests to replant California wildfire areas
Yokohama Tire and United Steelworkers ratify new four-year deal
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to grow at a 5.5 percent CAGR through 2025
Clariant to showcase Colany 500 binder-free pigment at IRGCE in Singapore
Brenntag completes acquisition of specialty chemicals distributor Alphamin S.A.

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

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Kalamazoo awarded scrap tire development grant for use in roadway resurfacing
Injection molding machine market worth $19.68 billion by 2023
Falken ZIEX ZE001 all-season tire chosen as original equipment for Subaru Forester
ASTM International sponsoring workshop on polymer characterization
Michelin to restart Starr, SC, earthmover tire production plant
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
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve University launch 'Beyond Tires' innovation challenge
Mitsui Elastomers to increase production capacity of high-performance elastomers
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
Evonik develops PEBA powder for 3D printing

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

Friday, August 24, 2018
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Sinochem backed group to launch a digital marketplace for natural rubber
Malaysia's rubber glove industry expected to generate $4.575 billion in revenue for 2018
Fort Wayne Rubber & Plastics Group will hold a technical meeting September 13
Global synthetic rubber market is projected to reach 21.2 million metric tons by 2024

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Michigan Rubber Group plans September technical meeting
French Oil Mill Machinery introduces three-press system for molding composite medical parts
Rubber testing equipment market forecast to reach $14.32 billion by 2023
Automotive silicone market forecast to reach $3.33 billion by 2023
President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) calls for a robust and innovative rubber sector
R.D. Abbott celebrates its 70th anniversary

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Bridgestone Americas promotes Eric Higgs to president of truck, bus and retread tires
Elastomers market forecast to reach $90.3 billion by 2023
LyondellBasell completes acquisition of A. Schulman
Intertronics introduces Wacker Elastosil N9111 tin-free single part RTV silicone adhesive sealant
Haydale expands capability to compound nanomaterials in elastomeric products
MonTech introduces the RC 3000 ring cutter to its list of innovative instruments

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Simtec Silicone Parts completes transition of leadership to the Rico Group
Global demand for industrial rubber products is forecast to climb 6 percent annually through 2021
Desma wins DKG Product Award for SmartConnect 4.U product family
Yokohama posts highest-ever sales and operating profit
Ansell warns that tariffs and rising raw material costs could stall earnings

Monday, August 20, 2018
Sumitomo Rubber begins truck and bus tire production in South Africa
Saint-Gobain Seals will be showcasing its sealing and polymer products at the Bengaluru Space Expo
Trinseo celebrates 30th anniversary of its latex production plant in Hamina, Finland
Trelleborg acquires manufacturer of silicone components Sil-Pro, LLC
Myers Industries elects Ron DeFeo to board of directors
Global medical rubber stopper market to reach $730 million by 2025

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