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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Tire Industry Association to induct Tom Formanek as president
Goodyear Dunlop to close Phillippsburg, Germany tire plant
DuPont Performance Materials and Esbelt collaborate for new food safety conveyor belt
Tire market in Europe is projected to reach $49 billion by 2021
India reports narrowing of rubber prices for domestic versus import

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Songwon wins Frost & Sullivan's 2016 New Product Innovation Award
Bridgestone launches a new line of motorcycle tires
Solvay announces commitment additive manufacturing technologies
Sabic introduces its new range of synthetic rubber products at K2016
Trinseo to expand capacity for solution-styrene butadiene rubber at Schkopau, Germany facility

Monday, October 24, 2016
Wacker to present more than a dozen new products at K2106
Wacker Innovation Award 2016 winners honored
White House to review NHTSA proposal for consumer information program for tires
TIA's Rohlwing to present at the conference on Intelligent Tire Technology
Lanxess to showcase antioxidants and antiozonants at K2106

Friday, October 21, 2016
Global defoaming coating additives market is projected to reach $1.03 billion by 2021
Camso launches three new resilient forklift tires
ExxonMobil is expanding its Exceed XP portfolio
Solvay projects 35 percent capacity increase of sulfone polymer production over the next five years
Book of the month: Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV plus Free Blue Book or Red Book
Datwyler to build $102 million elastomer component plant in Delaware

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Mesnac opens a new development and production facility in Slovakia
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announces two tire recalls
PolyOne presents new formulations of its well-established LubriOne line at K2016
Henkel launches new oxime-free silicone
Firestone Building Products receives top internal awards for CoreGard technology
Hexpol's continuousprocess improvement method helps customers’ process quality, productivity and performance

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
18th annual AMAP Conference & Workshop to be held in St. Petersburg, FL
Hankook Tire opens the ‘Hankook Technodome’ central research and development center in Daejeon, Korea
TechnoBiz announces reference book project
Vietnam Rubber Group celebrates rubber cultivation
Celanese to acquire So.F.Ter Group
Oliver Rubber celebrates 50 years of production

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
John Aagaard joins Davis-Standard as product manager, reclaim fiber
Huntsman to launch new TPU line for sports footwear market during K2016
Momentive announces Holger Albrecht named business unit leader for global silicone elastomers
Bluestar Silicones takes on 3D printing and additive manufacturing
SI Group completes acquisition of key raw material facility

Monday, October 17, 2016
Austin Rubber to build a new $6.6 million facility in Greenville, PA
PolyOne to begin specialty engineered materials production in India
French Oil Mill Machinery introduces new hydraulic press line, TMP Asian
TSE builds new S-SBR pilot plant in Germany for high performance tires
New England Rubber & Plastics Group fall meeting to be held on November 3rd
Jackson Flexible Products announces Troy Dickerson as new vice president of sales

Friday, October 14, 2016
ASTM International and ISO unveil framework for creating global additive manufacturing standards
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Polybutene market is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2023
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will announce third quarter 2016 financial results
Apollo Tyres appoints Daniele Lorenzetti as chief technology officer
Orion Engineered Carbons announces conversion of a tire carbon black production line in Korea to specialty and technical rubber grades

Thursday, October 13, 2016
French introduces new hydraulic press line, TMP Asian
Michigan Rubber Group announces change to November technical meeting
Arburg inaugurates Taiwanese subsidiary
Davis-Standard Germany appoints Paul Knorsch as aftermarket and business development leader
Schill + Seilacher “Struktol” GmbH to attend K Show in Duesseldorf
Huntsman's polyurethanes division wins Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wacker expands its research and development with new facility in Ann Arbor, MI
Falken Tires announces partnership with Horizon Hobby

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Desma unveils SmartConnect 4.U at International Elastomer Conference
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 announces call for papers
Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) announces its 2016 Tire Technology Seminar
International Elastomer Conference opens today in Pittsburgh, PA
Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is expected to reach $5.10 billion in 2021

Monday, October 10, 2016
Accella's Bullet Liner teams with Rockstar Performance Garage for 2016 SEMA
Thomas C. Sullivan officially retires as a director of RPM after 55 years of service
The liquid roofing market is projected to reach $7.48 billion by 2021
Teknor Apex and Gumdrop Ltd. join together to recycle chewing gum into TPEs
Cancarb Limited appointments Kangshin Industrial as Thermax distributor in South Korea

Friday, October 07, 2016
RPM International Inc. reports record sales, net income and earnings for first quarter
Uniroyal adds SmartWay-verified drive tire to portfolio
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
Clariant adds polyketone masterbatches and compounds, expanding portfolio of colors for engineering resins
BFGoodrich Tires announces return to the Dakar Rally

Thursday, October 06, 2016
Indian Rubber Board releases new high yielding rubber clone seedlings for cultivation
Goodyear presents Urban Crossover concept tires for the new Lexus UX concept car
Datwyler Group completes the acquisition of German sealing solutions company Ott
Momentive to launch self-bonding family of Silopren liquid silicone rubber at K 2016
Purdue University installs a Wabash MPI molding press at new research facility

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Avantor Performance Materials and NuSil Technology LLC complete merger
HB Chemical's Joe Moran sinks hole-in-one at Michelin Charity Golf Tournament
Clariant introduces Mevopur color and additive solutions for medical devices and pharma packaging
Continental announces the acquisition of Hoosier Racing Tire
Dow Corning introduced two new silicone skin barriers at CPhI Worldwide 2016
TA Instruments and Ferris State announce collaboration to support research in the rubber industry

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve launch intelligent tire innovation competition
Channel Prime Alliance to raffle electronic tablet each day at International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh
Flexicon opens new office in Germany
Asian regional rubber market awaits first trade
University of Akron's polymer college offers one-of-a-kind program in the U.S.

Monday, October 03, 2016
Global high temperature elastomers market forecast to grow at 7.6 percent through 2022
Technobiz announces specialized course in rubber molding process improvement and training
Chem-Trend has been named a 2016 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”
Rubber production in India is on the rise
Vorbeck Materials introduces a new family of graphene-enhanced elastomer products
Lord Corporation announces a full schedule of presentations at the upcoming International Elastomer Conference

Friday, September 30, 2016
Blair Rubber Co.’s general manager to speak at upcoming ARPM conference
Coloplast expands its silicone wound dressing portfolio
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Shepherd Chemical named winner of 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
Firestone Polymers announces senior management change

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Michelin North America announces $270 million distribution center to be build in Spartanburg, SC
Smithers Rapra supports collegiate SAE and solar car racing teams with tire testing services
Trinseo announces quarterly cash distribution to shareholders
Adhesion of Rubber training course offered at Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2016
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is forecast to reach $15.287 billion by 2018

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Bluestar Silicones and Graham Engineering partner for medical tubing testing and development
Alpha Technologies introduces new instrument in the Premier product line - Premier MV
Scrap tire piles have declined by more than 93 percent in the past two decades
Polymer Solutions Group acquires Alkon Solutions Ltd.
Michigan Rubber Group announces a Technical Meeting and Rubber Division ACS course on November 2, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Savannah James to christen newest Goodyear blimp - Wingfoot Two
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers experiences loss of senior executive
Lanxess announces plans to acquire Chemtura
Goodyear recalls 1,650 G399A LHS tires due to possible tread separation
Bain Capital sells off remaining ownership stake of Trinseo

Monday, September 26, 2016
Goodyear is accepting nominations for Highway Hero Award
TA Instruments announces the next online Practical Training Series in TGA
Sasco Chemical rejoins the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers
Report and webinar cover China's synthetic latex polymers market
Wickert delivers one of the largest rubber molding press systems in the world
Complementary presentation papers available during this year's International Elastomer Conference

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