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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Reducing tire waste by using completely degradable, synthetic rubber
Huntsman to install state-of-the-art honeycomb composite spray molding equipment at Auburn Hills Technical Center
Global rubber glove industry is forecast to grow at 3.9 percent
India's Rubber Board to encourage block rubber production
Bornion Guangken Rubber ready to harvest four million rubber trees first planted in 2009 in Malaysia
French tire market forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 6 percent in value terms through 2021

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Cooper Tire establishes Roy V. Armes Scholarship in recognition of retiring CEO
Early registration pricing for the International Elastomer Conference ends August 31
Engel hosts LSR seminar in Bangkok
Goodyear names Joseph Zekoski senior vice president, global operations
Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group to hold its third technical meeting on September 8

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Registration opens for 7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference
Lubrizol Corporation terminates processor agreements with Astral Poly-Technik Limited
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Clariant reports 10.5 percent growth for the first quarter
ChemSpec, Ltd. opens Mexican performance products division

Monday, August 22, 2016
Huntsman Corporation announces global price increases for titanium dioxide pigments
Michigan Rubber Group announces speakers for September technical meeting
Bridgestone Canada Inc. celebrates the 50th anniversary of Joliette, Quebec facility
Trelleborg to acquire Schwab Vibration Control
Vincent Charles named head of corporate media relations at Continental
Cooper Tire expands its Mastercraft line of premium light truck tires

Friday, August 19, 2016
Bridgestone named founding partner of Olympic Channel
Michelin Tweel Technologies increases production of its TWEEL SSL hard surface tire
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Lion Elastomer not adversely impacted by Louisiana flooding
Cooper Standard acquires fuel and brake business of AMI Industries
DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company confirmed that the European Commission initiate merger review

Thursday, August 18, 2016
New report available on the global pneumatic tire market
Huntsman Polyurethanes’ Vitrox resin system selected as finalist for CPI 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
U.S. Department of Commerce announces a negative preliminary determination for anti-dumping duties on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from India
Saudi government and business leaders gather in Los Angeles to promote partnership opportunities for industrial development

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Yokohama Tire Corporation has been named the “preferred tire vendor” for Gemini Motor Transport
Midwest Rubber Company to acquire Wyoming-based Xccent Medical and Industrial Division
Rubber Division, ACS, announces upcoming training opportunities
Global silicone sealants market is forecast to reach $3.50 billion by 2024
Global pressure-sensitive adhesives market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.22 percent

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
TA Instruments introduces three new thermogravimetric analyzers
Global demand for industrial robotics forecast to reach $42 billion by 2020
Dow Corning to showcase silicone innovation in glazing applications for construction at Glasstec 2016
Datwyler to acquire German silicone molder Ott GmbH
Ireland tire market is forecast to surpass $450 million by 2021
Global rubber additives market expected to grow at the CAGR of 7.2 percent

Monday, August 15, 2016
TIA announces 2016 Hall of Fame recipients
Consumer Reports finds 5.7 percent improvement in fuel economy with low rolling resistance tires
Global specialty chemical market is projected to reach $492.4 billion by the end of 2021
Songwon Industrial Group released its financial results for second quarter
Dow Chemical and DuPont merger threatened by European regulators

Friday, August 12, 2016
Apollo Tyres' net profit increases 11 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016-17
Petronas Chemicals reports lower earnings for the second quarter
R.D. Abbott signs a new distribution agreement with Kraton Performance Polymers for Cariflex isoprene rubber
Career fair to be held during the International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh this October
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Lanxess raises its earnings forecast for 2016
Trelleborg to showcase innovative technologies at ONS 2016
Yokohama Rubber to begin sales of “ibar HG82” a new high-pressure hydrogen gas hose
Global polyurethane market forecast to reach $79.15 billion by 2021
Momentive announces second quarter results for 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Patagonia introduces the world's first neoprene-free natural rubber wetsuit
New report available on the ethylene propylene rubber market
Smithers Rapra names VP of technical consulting services and adds new Akron laboratory general manager
China sells $13.84 billion worth of tires in 2015
Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical form study for joint venture of S-SBR businesses

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Evonik reports first half and second quarter results
Innospec commits to purchasing Huntsman's European surfactants business
Myers Industries reports decreased sales for second quarter
Daikin America announces price increase for PTFE
Alpha Technologies launches Premier HC high capacity system

Monday, August 08, 2016
Continental raises earnings forecast
Sumitomo Rubber to invest $88.9 million is SUV tire plant in NY
Silicone-based product use increases in the treatment of scar tissue
Kraiburg TPE to present new product developments at K 2016
Michelin adds 30 new tires sizes to Defender LTX line
Arkema reports second quarter results

Friday, August 05, 2016
Cooper Tire reports record profits in second quarter earnings
Yokohama Tire promotes Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales
Falken Tire signs sponsorship agreement with German Bundesliga Team FC Ingolstadt 04
Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries reports demand for rubber to remain weak
Rubber Division issues a call for abstracts for the Spring 2017 Technical Meeting
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, August 04, 2016
Tire makers in India are expected to raise their natural rubber imports
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 178th consecutive quarterly dividend
Trinseo to sell its Brazilian latex and automotive plastics businesses
BFGooodrich Advantage T/A Sport provides four seasons of traction and new levels of handling
Medical grade silicone market is projected to reach $7.23 billion by 2021

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Sri Lanka Plast 2016 begins this week in Colombo
Continental off-the-road products return to the Americas
ExxonMobil expands new Exceed XP performance polymers portfolio
Hankook Tire participates in meet and greet with President Obama at Disabled American Veterans national convention
Davis-Standard to promote Global Advantage at K 2016
Aerospace tire industry forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent through 2021

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Dow Corning's LED optical silicone encapsulants patent upheld by European Patent Office
Sentury Tire eyeing Memphis and Atlanta regions for new $500 million tire plant
Firestone Liberia reduces workforce due to low natural rubber prices
Toyo Tire introduces two new additions to its Open Country family of tires
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to present at J.P. Morgan Auto Conference

Monday, August 01, 2016
Ohio State researchers grow dandelions to make rubber
AptarGroup expanding elastomer capacity at NY facility
Sartomer America's Virginia plant passes one million work hours without loss-time incident
Ube to buy majority stake in Mitsubishi's injection machine building business
Dieter Scientific and Thomas Technology Group join CWB Chemical Division’s sales force
RPM International reported record sales and income for fourth quarter and year

Friday, July 29, 2016
Green Tire Reclamation agrees to remove 2,400 tons of ground tires from Indiana site
Mitsui Chemicals to increase production of Milastomer with construction of new facility
Bridgestone Americas announces the retirement of CEO Gary Garfield
Dow reports second quarter results
Joseph Walker named USA Rubber Technologist 2016 by Rubber Technologists Network (RTN)
Global antioxidant BHT market forecast to reach $265.91 million by 2021

Thursday, July 28, 2016
U.S. International Trade Commission to probe imports of synthetic rubber dumping from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland
Huber announces commercial production of spherilex amorphous precipitated spherical silicas and silicates
Blair Rubber creates cost-saving rubber lining for mining industry
Goodyear reports results for the second quarter and first half of 2016
Dow Corning cuts 115 jobs at Wales silicone plant
Emerging Objects with help from Lehigh Technologies uses recycled rubber to 3D print objects

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.4 percent per year through 2020
Goodyear receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award
Silicone market estimated to reach $21 billion by 2020, expanding at 5.5 percent CAGR
Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing facility
Shin Etsu Silicones of America introduces a new optically clear silicone liquid injection molding material

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 38th annual salmon/trout fishing derby on July 29 in Grand Haven, Michigan
Hexpol's Burton campus listed among 2016 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio
Dow and DuPont stockholders approve merger
LG Chem to triple elastomer output by 2018
New report available covering United States polymeric flexible hose and tubing market
ContiTech expands partnership with Applied Industrial Technologies and its Rodensa subsidiary in Mexico
DuPont names two new Fellows

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