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USTMA: #KnowYourRoll is the National Tire Safety Week theme

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) announced National Tire Safety Week, an industry-led initiative to raise awareness and educate consumers about proper tire care and safety. This year’s theme is, “Know Your Roll,” and will run through Memorial Day. “Safety is our industry’s number one priority,” said Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of USTMA. “National Tire Safety Week, positioned at the start of summer travel, is a great opportunity for our member companies and partners to connect with motorists about proper tire care and maintenance. Additionally, USTMA wants to be sure consumers understand the potential dangers of unsafe used tires.” U.S. tire manufacturers are committed to helping consumers understand everything they need to know about tire care and maintenance. Their public outreach campaigns empower drivers, especially teen drivers and young adults, to check the condition of their tires, especially at the start of summer. A number of member companies, including Bridgestone, Cooper Tire, Goodyear, Michelin, Toyo Tires and Yokohama Tire are all planning consumer-directed initiatives. USTMA recommends drivers check their tire pressure monthly, regularly check their tire tread depth and ensure that tires are rotated and properly aligned. Four out of every ten drivers believe they can determine if a tire is under-inflated just by looking at it. And what is more, less than one in five know how to properly check tire pressure. That is one reason why proper tire maintenance and periodic inspections by a tire professional to assess the condition is essential for optimum performance and service life of tires. Additionally, unsafe used tires are putting drivers at risk. In 2015, more than 30 million used tires were sold. Once a tire has been mounted on a vehicle and driven, it’s considered a used tire. While new tires must meet stringent federal safety standards to be sold in the U.S., worn tires can be resold as used with virtually no restrictions. National Tire Safety Week is an annual USTMA initiative aimed at helping consumers learn the simple yet essential steps for proper tire care and maintenance, and it is supported by USTMA members: Bridgestone Americas, Inc.; Continental Tire the Americas, LLC; Cooper Tire & Rubber Company; Giti Tire (USA) Ltd.; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Hankook Tire America Corp; Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc.; Michelin North America, Inc.; Pirelli Tire North America; Sumitomo Rubber Industries; Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., and Yokohama Tire Corporation. - * Email


The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Wacker Polymers announces price increase for vinyl acetate ethylene-based copolymer dispersions, dispersible polymer powders
AdvantaPure completes BPOG standardized extractables testing on three of its silicone tubing products
Nokian Tyres to increase production capacity for passenger tires at its Finland facility
ECG cables and ECG leadwire created with TPE, TPU and silicone market forecast to reach $1.75 billion by 2021
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops aerodynamic simulation technology for tire flow design

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Kraiburg TPE responds to increasing demand for flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomers
Zeon announces global price increase for thermoplastic elastomer and hydrocarbon resin
Global chlorinated polyethylene market forecast to reach $890 million by 2025
Rubber additives processor PPS/Chempac acquired by Connecticut-based Rose Mill Company
Goodyear announces retirement of Laura Thompson, chief financial officer

Monday, June 18, 2018
Technobiz announces USA Rubber Training Week 2018 - 5th Edition
Albemarle to attend Citi's Chemical Conference in London
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Trelleborg keeps robots on the move
Momentive launches next generation of thermally resistant silicone PSA

Friday, June 15, 2018
Kraton announces price increase for all Kraton HSBC polymers
Cabot increases prices on carbon black for the EMEA region
Clariant completes Phase 3 of the EU regulation REACH
Dow Performance Silicones adds two RTV silicone adhesives to the Dowsil line
Continental unveils Port Plus compound for V.ply tires
Book of the Day - Rubber Extrusion Technology Short Course Notes

Thursday, June 14, 2018
China approves TSR 20 rubber futures on Shanghai futures exchange
Covestro LLC celebrates startup of thermoplastic polyurethane expansion in New Martinsville, WV
BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech
Hankook Tire partners with Arlanxeo to develop high-performance synthetic rubber grades and applications
DuPont to showcase Vamac ethylene acrylic elastomers at DKT 2018
Arkema completes its third registration phase under REACH

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Nitrile butadiene rubber powder market forecast to reach $600 million by 2024
Global silicone adhesives and sealants market projected to reach $6 billion by 2022
Asia's largest rubber expo to be held in Mumbai next year
Sears expands list of stores to service tires purchased on Amazon
BFGoodrich hires Salesforce for digital marketing services
Hankook presents all-weather tire Kinergy 4S²

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri unveiled new hot-cast elastomer machines at Utech
Toledo Molding & Die plants to remain open after acquisition by Grammer AG
Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast at $ 7.9 billion by 2026
Falken Tyre to launch all season tire for vans and light trucks
Plastikos announced the construction of a new medical molding facility

Monday, June 11, 2018
Toyo Tire & Rubber develops technology for the simulation of tire aerodynamics
NuSil expert to speak at the 2018 Silicone Elastomers U.S. Summit
Continental Trackman XP rubber track has been awarded the German Innovation Award
Regional tire manufacturing associations convene in Washington, D.C.
Desma USA integrates process automation with robotic systems for injection molding machinery
Orion is increasing prices for all rubber carbon black grades sold in the EMEA region

Friday, June 08, 2018
AAA study reveals worn tires put drivers at risk
Engel to demonstrate three applications in elastomer processing at the German Rubber Conference in Nuremberg
Smithers Rapra expert to share medical elastomers knowledge at U.S. summit
Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017
Arkansas tire cord manufacturers request exemption from steel tariffs
Nokian Tyres breaks ground on test center in Spain

Thursday, June 07, 2018
Goodyear blimps to provide aerial coverage of NBA finals in Cleveland and Oakland
Liberia opens first wholly-owned rubber processing plant
Kuraray raises prices on elastomers for all regions
Denka develops high-performance elastomer Evolmer as an alternative to hydrogenated nitrile rubber
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers elects Kuraray's Brian Chapman as President International
Saint-Gobain Seals begins production of Rulon 123 stamped fluoropolymer parts at its Bangalore, India, facility

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Lewis-Goetz, EVCO House of Hose and Valley Rubber & Gasket rebranded as Eriks
BASF to increase prices for certain polyalcohols, diols and derivatives in North America
PolyOne Corporation announced the acquisition of PlastiComp
Maplan exhibits rubber injection molding combined with robotics and automation at Days of Technology N.A.
Worldwide styrenic block copolymers demand expected to grow 3.9 percent annually through 2022
Global market for synthetic rubber forecast to reach $45 billion by 2023

Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University researchers develop a new approach to optimize thermoplastic 3D printing
BFGoodrich introduces its next-generation off-road tire, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM3
Michelin targets 2048 for tires to be made with 80% sustainable materials with 100% recyclability
Bayer to complete acquisition of Monsanto, eliminate brand name
Sun Tyre & Wheel Systems acquires STARCO Lanka Private Limited
Bridgestone HosePower acquires hydraulic and industrial hose distributor Industrial Rubber Co.

Monday, June 04, 2018
AkzoNobel sells Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion
Michelin completes acquisition of Fenner PLC
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $7 billion by 2026
Goodyear expands mobility work with leading research center
USTMA releases statement on Trump administration decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum
Cooper Tire unveils the Discoverer AT3 family of tires

Friday, June 01, 2018
Nordson Asymtek receives Innovation and Vision awards at Nepcon China
Specialty Silicone Products supplies a nickel-aluminum silicone that provides EMI shielding, resists galvanic corrosion
Book of the Day: Rubber & Tire Technology, Volume 1
Hyundai to invest $388 million to build a plant in Alabama
Green, low rolling resistance tires market is projected to reach $104.23 billion by 2022
TARRC and Rubber Consultants announce Open Day on Wednesday, July 18

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Elastomers World Summits abstract deadline is tomorrow
Arlanxeo's Keltan business hosts successful 2018 Innovation Challenge
Goodyear engages workforce through annual Global Week of Volunteering
Cooper Tire awards annual Roy V. Armes and Centennial scholarships
Continental celebrated one million tires measured with its Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool, ContiTrack2
Global high-temperature elastomers market forecast to reach $14.9 billion by 2023

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Industrial rubber market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6 percent through 2022
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025
Continental Tire the Americas recalls 655 Conti Hybrid HS3 tires
Swiss researchers develop elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes
Huntsman to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Mitsui Chemicals increases market development efforts for metallocene-based EPDM
BASF is exhibiting at UTECH Europe 2018
Lubrizol held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the start-up of its TPU capacity expansion in Avon Lake, Ohio
Grammer AG acquires Toledo Molding & Die Inc.
Coloplast U.S. launches silicone wound dressing for the health industry
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor

Monday, May 28, 2018
Bridgestone combines rubber and resin to create a high strength rubber
Higher oil prices boost natural rubber in India
Ashland to increase the price of maleic anhydride sold in North America
Ford restarted production of F-150 after fire destroyed supplier facility
Elastomix to increase carbon masterbatch production in China

Friday, May 25, 2018
Sea-Land Chemical and Chevron Phillips expand distribution relationship to include normal alpha olefins
Book of the day: Thermoplastic Elastomers
Bio-based polymers production capacity forecast to grow at 4 percent annually
Goodyear recognized by Subaru with the Excellent Performance Award
Global polyurethane trends and innovations to be unveiled at UTECH Europe

Thursday, May 24, 2018
SPE Extrusion Minitec to be held Thursday, June 14, in Detroit, MI
International Rubber Conference 2019 announces call for papers
Global demand for industrial rubber products is forecast to climb 6 percent through 2021
Dow Polyurethanes opens a systems house in the state of Maharashtra in India
Smithers expands testing for rubber infill material commonly used in artificial turf

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Cabot Corporation to expand global carbon black capacity by over 300,000 metric tons
Denka develops elastomer for sealing and fiber processing
Global aircraft tire market forecast to expand at a CAGR of 4 percent through 2026
Goodyear is encouraging drivers to check their tires during National Tire Safety Week
USTMA, legislators urge Ohio House to pass unsafe used tire bill

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

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




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