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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
WACKER to present new generation of highly transparent liquid silicone rubbers at K 2016
Bridgestone introduces a new tire assembling system called EXAMATION
Birla Carbon releases its fourth Sustainability Report
Arkema announces the opening Korean Innovation Center in Seoul
Albemarle enters into definitive agreement to sell Chemetall Surface Treatment business to BASF for $3.2 Billion
Dow Chemical is eliminating 2,500 jobs
University of Akron reduced registration price for Silicone Elastomers and Fabrication course ends Friday

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
World silicones market is expected to reach $20.78 billion by 2022
Goodyear and Walmart collaborate to support our troops
Teknor Apex to introduce a new TPV elastomer for pipe seals at K 2016
Michelin invests for sustainable growth in North America
New KaBOOM! playground built by Yokohama Tire Corporation and Sullivan Tire Co.

Monday, June 27, 2016
Davis-Standard expanding manufacturing facility in Pawcatuck
AirBoss of America appoints new chief financial officer
Continental favors location near Pferdeturm for new headquarters in Hanover
Ground-breaking ceremony held for major Freudenberg project in Maisach
M.R. Mold & Engineering featured in video

Friday, June 24, 2016
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Babies born in Akron during NBA finals get free tires
Battenfeld-Cincinnati group has new owner
Trinseo announces $100 million share repurchase program
FIA and Pirelli form four-year agreement in support of the FIA action for road safety campaign

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wacker expands production capacity for silicone sealants and specialty silicones
Chinese nationals accused of defrauding Goodyear
Sartomer Americas opens discovery center in Exton, PA
BestDrive, LLC hosts open house at Salt Lake City location
Smithers Rapra plans Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Midwest Elastomers hires Horning, Baker
Davis-Standard Thermatic extruders support Maxi-Blast expansion
Toyoda Gosei Mexican subsidiary starts operations
Cooper Tire is the preferred tire of Big Easy Motors
Continental adds wholesaler Tompkins Industries to expanding North American distribution network

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Big O Tires now has 42 Utah locations
Goodyear seeking a Highway Hero
Goodyear opens state-of-the-art store in Akron
USA Rubber Technologists Dinner 2016 planned
Fluorinated ethylene propylene global market examined

Monday, June 20, 2016
Blair Rubber to host ARPM plant tour event
University of Akron reduces registration cost for Silicone Elastomers and Fabrication course
Global rubber gloves market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.5 percent through 2022
Scientists from China have sequenced the genome of the rubber tree
Continental launches new tire line: Ameri*steel by General Tire

Friday, June 17, 2016
Lotte Group shelves plans for Malaysian IPO as embezzlement investigations widen
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Precision Polymer Engineering launches a new highly fluorinated polymer for critical application sealing
India rubber growers uneasy with changes to import policies
Tire Industry Hall of Fame nomination deadline is approaching

Thursday, June 16, 2016
The most expensive set of tires in the world costs $600,000
Michelin unveils three new low-pressure agriculture tires
Global polycaprolactone market forecast to expand at a CAGR of 11.1 percent valued at $214.2 million by 2021
Camso disputes the preliminary countervailing duties ruling of the U.S. Department of Commerce
Axiall and Lotte Chemical hold groundbreaking ceremony for $3 billion ethane cracker in Louisiana

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Japanese tire market forecast to reach $32 billion by 2021
Titan International, Inc. announces second quarter cash dividend
Smithers Quality Assessments' 2016 Quality Management Conference set for July 14
Michelin adopts zero deforestation policy for rubber sourcing
Sears to expand DieHard brand line for passenger car tires
Bluestar Silicones is promoting its Silbione biomedical liquid silicone rubber line at MD&M East

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Michelin announces targeted cost savings of €1.2 billion through 2020
Indian Rubber Growers Association opposes rubber imports under TRQ
Global silicone market forecast to grow to $22 billion by 2023
Toyo Tire U.S.A. promotes Randy Gaetz to senior vice president of sales
Asia-Pacific region to lead injection molding machine market growth at 2.2 percent CAGR to 2021
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions signs agreement to acquire Specialty Silicone Fabricators

Monday, June 13, 2016
Bridgestone Ecopia tire to be original equipment on select models of the 2016 Dodge Durango
Goodyear to present at the Citi Industrials Conference
Toyo Tires recognizes National Tire Safety Week
Global emulsion polymer market is expected to reach $56.8 million by 2024
ATG unveiled three new solid Galaxy tires at WasteExpo 2016
Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries lowers the forecast for global rubber supply

Friday, June 10, 2016
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Rubber futures plunge to a four-month low
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 offers free exhibition entry
Rep Corporation appoints of Derek Williams national sales director
BASF increases prices for neopentylglycol and hexanediol in North America
Silicone coating market forecast to grow to $6.6 billion by 2021

Thursday, June 09, 2016
Hoosier Racing Tire achieves ISO 9001 Certification
Michelin creates web portal for motorists and tire safety
Global market for optical test equipment forecast to grow to $947.2 million by 2020
International Elastomer Conference registration and housing are now open
Borealis plans EUR 40 million upgrade to its cracker facility in Finland
Engel's worldwide course of growth continues

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Borealis extends its Queo polyolefin portfolio with three new product grades
Songwon and Heraeus join forces to develop and market high end specialty chemicals for electronics
Trelleborg releases Tire iBrochure app for farming professionals and machinery dealers
FDA approves O-Ring Products' patented latex condom that reduces application error
India looks to import 3 lakh metric tons of natural rubber from Thailand
Michelin CEO sees tire sales rising 20 percent by 2020

Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Michelin Group holds Investor Day at its technology center in Ladoux, France
Henkel and ContiTech Elastomers finalize cooperation agreement targeting the print industry
Hexpol acquires U.K.'s Berwin Group for £25 million
Ohio legislation aims to curb use of unsafe used tires
Trelleborg wins seal and gasket contract for Swedish immersed road tunnel

Monday, June 06, 2016
Rick Tolin named corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Cooper Tire awards Centennial Scholarships
AkzoNobel inaugurates its new €6.5 million technology center in Shanghai
Solvay has completed the purchase of Eastman Chemical Company’s share in their former U.S. joint venture Primester
Wacker Polymers to raise the prices for Vinnapas and Vinnol brand in the Americas region
RMA announces tire recall search tool

Friday, June 03, 2016
Goodyear to celebrate Great Things Born in Akron
Smithers Rapra adds new flammability testing capabilities at Akron laboratories
Michelin launches motorcycle tire air pressure campaign
Conductive silicone market forecast to reach $4.46 billion by 2021
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50% off
Global rubber processing chemicals market is expected to reach $6.11 billion by 2024

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Indian Rubber Board is recommending growers reduce tapping
Guill Tool introduces new extrusion crosshead 500 Series
Trelleborg’s acquisition of CGS Holding finalized
Dow Chemical completes restructuring of Dow Corning unit
BASF to increase prices for butanediol in North America

Wednesday, June 01, 2016
The tire market in India is projected to reach $8.5 billion in 2016
Nitrile butadiene rubber market forecasted to grow at 6 percent CAGR through 2020
Yokohama receives the approval of India's Competition Commission to acquire Alliance Tire Group
Trelleborg’s U.K. road show to explore liquid silicone rubber capabilities
Apollo Tyres steps up focus on Malaysia

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Preferred Compounding promotes one, adds one, retires one
Synthetic and bio-based thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to grow at a 4.5 percent CAGR through 2023
Cooper Tire & Rubber announces Bryan Hesse as VP of Marketing for North America
Omni United lauches value brand Patriot all-season tire
Thailand rubber chemicals market forecast to grow 4% CAGR through 2020
Cambodian rubber farmers predict a bleak year

Monday, May 30, 2016
Rubber Technologists Network (RTN) calls for opinions on experience with lab data management in rubber processing
Goodyear names Amy Alexy vice president, global talent
Nexen Tire supplies original equipment tires for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

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