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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, June 30, 2016
WACKER unveils new electrically conductive silicone rubber dispersion for the cable industry
Milliken wins EUROPUR Innovation Award for Milliguard AOX-1 antioxidant line
Rhein Chemie renames its reinforcement additive Santoweb line to Rhenogran WP
Huntsman launches VITROX ABR adhesives for abrasive applications
Global TPE market size is estimated to reach 6 million tons by 2023 valued at $20.65 billion
Ashland announces price increase for gelcoats in North America

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

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

Monday, June 27, 2016
Ground-breaking ceremony held for major Freudenberg project in Maisach
M.R. Mold & Engineering featured in video
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Michelin unveils three new low-pressure agriculture tires
The most expensive set of tires in the world costs $600,000
Axiall and Lotte Chemical hold groundbreaking ceremony for $3 billion ethane cracker in Louisiana
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

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Indian Rubber Growers Association opposes rubber imports under TRQ
Michelin announces targeted cost savings of €1.2 billion through 2020
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions signs agreement to acquire Specialty Silicone Fabricators
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

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

Friday, June 10, 2016
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
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

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
FDA approves O-Ring Products' patented latex condom that reduces application error
Trelleborg releases Tire iBrochure app for farming professionals and machinery dealers
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
Conductive silicone market forecast to reach $4.46 billion by 2021
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
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
Trelleborg’s acquisition of CGS Holding finalized
BASF to increase prices for butanediol in North America
Guill Tool introduces new extrusion crosshead 500 Series
Dow Chemical completes restructuring of Dow Corning unit
Indian Rubber Board is recommending growers reduce tapping

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

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