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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Rubber Technologists Network (RTN) launched
PPG, Bridgestone receive DOE funds to develop fuel-efficient truck, bus tires
Rubber Division, ACS offers technical training and scholarship opportunities
VMI continues to enforce against IP infringement
Safic-Alcan extends collaboration with Evonik for functional silanes
Omnova sells off its India rubber manufacturing business to Apcotex Industries
Bridgestone Americas renews sponsorship agreement with NFL for five more years

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Titan International, Inc. announces fourth quarter 2015 earnings conference call and webcast
Bridgestone recalls 36,000 truck tires for tread seperation
TMM USA Inc., a subsidiary of Toyo Tire & Rubber, will invest $5.6 million in KY facility
Apollo Tyres' net profit up 27 percent in April through December of 2015
DuPont expands thermal testing capability in Asia and Latin America
Goodyear reports record fourth quarter
B&W awarded $15 million contract to supply environmental equipment for carbon black facility

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Huntsman Corporation declares dividend on common stock
Birla Carbon wins top honors at Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards in Singapore
RPM International Inc. reported a 20% increase in net income in the second quarter
Continental to build $1.4 billion commercial tire plant in Mississippi
Lubrizol announces the official opening of compounding plant in Dahej, India
Dow announces appointment of James R. Fitterling as President and Chief Operating Officer
LyondellBasell sells Argentina-based Petroken to Grupo Inversor Petroquímica S.L.

Monday, February 08, 2016
Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand to cut rubber exports in attempt to shore up prices
PolyOne Corporation reports record fourth quarter and full year results
Kumho Tire announces new CEO
Bridgestone Americas is expanding their Wilson, NC passenger tire facility
Cooper Standard expands China footprint with opening of two additional facilities
Dow Corning reports 10 percent increase in net income in 2015
WACKER lifts sales above €5 billion for the first time

Friday, February 05, 2016
189th Technical Meeting & Educational Symposium, San Antonio, TX; April 18-21
Evonik enters into research partnership with Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Trelleborg reports fourth quarter and year-end results
Non-destructive testing equipment market forecast to grow to 4.78 billion USD by 2021
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Parker Hannifin has added Parprene Tubing to their offerings

Thursday, February 04, 2016
PolyOne acquires certain TPE assets from Kraton Performance Polymers
Global automotive rubber hoses market to grow at a CAGR of 4.2%
Dow Corning launches three new advanced bio-medical grade Liquid Silicone Rubber
Aircraft tires market is projected to reach USD 1.37 Billion by 2020

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Continental reorganized its truck tires replacement business
Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) market is expected to reach $2.68 billion by 2020
Jose Briones joins Orion Engineered Carbons as marketing manager acquires The Freedonia Group
Cold Jet strengthens its position in the tire industry
Preferred Compounding purchased by company managers and private equity firm
Rubber technology courses held in Germany

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Global silicone market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 6.0 percent through 2020
J.M. Huber acquires the Martinswerk fire retardant additives business from Albermarle
Bridgestone recalls trailer tires
USW files petition against Chinese truck and bus tire imports
Goodyear launches new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 high-performance tire
Sumitomo cured its first Falken branded tire in North America

Monday, February 01, 2016
Goodyear unveiled its longest-wearing waste haul tire and matching retread
Global synthetic rubber market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.1 percent
North American thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to grow with 5 percent CAGR through 2020
Thailand approves $42 million in loans to help rubber farmers
Trelleborg reported to be in talks to sell off its stake in TrelleborgVibracoustic

Friday, January 29, 2016
Rhein Chemie Additives to present at the Tire Technology Expo 2016
Trelleborg inaugurates its new manufacturing facility for agricultural tires in South Carolina
R.D. Abbott hires new executive director
Smithers Rapra to present at the 2016 Tire Technology Expo
VMI launches the VMI Milexx truck tire building machine
GRTE 2016 pre-registered visitors receive free reference book on rubber mixing
Rubber Division, ACS to unveil new elastomer training center

Thursday, January 28, 2016
BFGoodrich becomes the official tire supplier for the Red Bull GRC series
Yokohama Tire Corporation has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award
Zinc Oxide, LLC names Micro S.A. De C.V. distributor for Mexico, Central and South America
TSR will showcase its latest developments at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover
Omsk Carbon to bring Belarus carbon black plant online this summer
Dow names Neal Sheorey vice president, investor relations
Goodyear will report fourth quarter 2015 financial results on February 9

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
AkzoNobel recognized for sustainability excellence
Dow Corning launches Molykote brand grease with double-duty technology
Trelleborg’s year-end report and presentation/telephone conference to be held February 4
GRRF 2016 highlights research needs of the rubber industry
Yokohama Rubber opens winter tire test course in Hokkaido
PPG Industries announced executive appointments
Thai government is targeting some $10 billion worth of investments for the Rubber City development

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Hankook Tire’s design innovation in collaboration with Vibram spotlighted at ISPO Munich
Asia accounts for 93 percent of the world's natural rubber production
India’s natural rubber output drops 14 percent in April-December
BASF increases prices for TDI
AkzoNobel acquires full control of hydrogen peroxide joint venture
Synthetic latex polymers market forecast to grow at a 3 percent CAGR through 2019
Ford Focus RS will be exclusively equipped with Michelin tires

Monday, January 25, 2016
Lanxess announces Dirk Van Meirvenne to take charge of Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit
Songwon’s new additives plant in Kizad, Abu Dhabi is now operational
India's natural rubber imports rose by 8 percent in December
Indian rubber associations criticize the government's port restrictions in NR imports
Senators Nelson and Blumenthal request a federal study into the use of crumb rubber in artificial turf surfaces

Friday, January 22, 2016
Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers’ Association welcomes Malaysia's impending membership into TPPA
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Dow Corning introduces silicone resin for high temperature resistant, room temperature curing coatings
Apollo Tyres inaugurated India’s recycled rubber ‘Go The Distance’ football pitch in Powai, Mumbai
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’ River Falls Wisconsin facility receives Torlon processing certification
India puts curbs on rubber imports as domestic prices decline
Cooper Tire establishes new sales office in Brazil

Thursday, January 21, 2016
New graphene elastomer exceeds sensitivity of human skin
Global automotive rubber hoses market forcast to grow at a CAGR of 4.2 percent
Chicago Rubber Group announces Rubber Technology Course and 2016 events
ARPM is now offering online training courses to members
Tristan Rubber Molding manufacturing facilities destroyed by fire
Omnova Solutions reports loss for full year and fourth quarter
Low rubber prices make tapping unviable for Indian farmers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for abstracts for the student colloquium and poster session
India starts rubber anti-dumping probe against EU, Korea and Thailand
Rubber Sheet Roll LLC opens two facilities in the Phoenix, AZ
Greene, Tweed opens Elastomer Center of Excellence in Kulpsville, PA
Cooper Tire & Rubber to release fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results
Thailand sets aside $148 million for rubber buying program to aid farmers

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Styrolution has changed company name to Ineos Styrolution
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
Ohio Rubber Group announces 2016 officers and events
TA Instruments announces move of the Electroforce Group
Sri Lanka rubber exports down by 12 percent in 2015
Poster submission for Global Rubber Reseach Fair 2016 in Thailand
Wacker expands production capacity for high-quality silicone fluids at Burghausen site

Monday, January 18, 2016
Orion Engineered Carbon finalizes acquisition of carbon black plant in China
Evonik expands venture capital activities into Asia
Wacker launches new high-refractive-index silicones for LEDs
AkzoNobel and Evonik break ground for production joint venture in Germany
Goodyear renews title sponsorship of Cotton Bowl with multi-year agreement
Early registration for the Rubber Division, ACS 189th Technical Meeting & Educational Symposium is now open
Five Precision Polymer Engineering products pass Total GS PVV 142 general specifications

Friday, January 15, 2016
Thailand government agrees to purchase 100,000 tons of rubber directly from growers
ContiTech industrial hose plant in Iowa announces $7.2 million expansion
Hankook is recalling Ventus S1 Noble 2 tires for potential sidewall defect
H.B. Fuller Company reported financial results for the fourth quarter
Toyota honors Camso with SEQCD Award
Celanese to expand manufacturing production capacity for its GUR product line
ARPM announces departure of two board members

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Synthetic rubber producers set program for 2016 association meeting
BASF names Horn global distributor of the year
Bluestar Silicones and Basoğlu Kablo to create a rubber compounding center in Turkey
Imports remain major concern for U.S. SBR in 2016
Conveyor belt manufacturer Fenner to lay off one fifth of their North American work force
Goodyear Dunlop receives Q1 certification from Ford
Malaysian rubber production drops 28 percent in latest government report as imports increase

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The 7th China International Rubber Oil Summit 2016 will take place on April in Hangzhou, China
Thailand's military government pledges aid for rubber farmers
Kraiburg TPE starts full-scale production of Thermolast V product line
Michelin introduces new Pilot Sport all-season tire at North American International Auto Show
A. Schulman reports fiscal 2016 first quarter results
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 announces call for papers and exhibition booking

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
ContiTech plant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, announces $7.2 million expansion
KraussMaffei Gruppe acquired by China National Chemical Corporation for €925 million
Titan International, Inc. files for relief from unfairly traded OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka
Thai government orders ministries to buy rubber from farmers
Marian Inc. will exhibit at the MD&M West
Belshina to commission a manufacturing unit to produce heavy and extra heavy-duty dump trucks tires

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