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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

Monday, July 25, 2016
DuPont Performance Materials starts operations at Shenzhen, China
Safic-Alcan extends exclusive distribution agreement with DuPont Performance Materials for Vamac throughout Europe
Milliken highlights the power of “Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together” at K 2016
Hankook Tire's concept tire DynaSync wins Red Dot Design Award
ARPM gains new sponsor with NaviGate Prepared
Bridgestone working to enhance bus rapid transit with its Tirematics fleet solution in Rio de Janeiro
Nexen Tire receives ‘Winner’ prize at the 2016 Red Dot Design Awards

Friday, July 22, 2016
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Borealis appoints Maria Ciliberti as vice president of marketing and new business development, polyolefins
PolyOne Corporation announces quarterly dividend
Mesnac plays a leading role in formulating the Four RFID Tyre Tags International Standard
Bombardier CS100 aircraft enters service with the Michelin radial tire with NZG Technology
ExxonMobil to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Global non-halogenated flame retardant (NHFR) market forecast to grow 6.4 percent through 2025
BASF and Linde successfully complete pilot project at National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville, Alabama
AkzoNobel reports a second quarter with positive developments in all three business areas
Ashland to increase prices on hydroxyethylcellulose
Brenntag has published its 2016 sustainability report
Bridgestone's vision of the future of the tire industry

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New material for railway trackbeds incorporates rubber from used tires
Indian rubber industry expects to see jump in trade with Korea, Taiwan
Bayer comments on Monsanto’s statement regarding its increased all-cash offer
Bridgestone announces the appointment of Paolo Ferrari as president and CEO of the EMEA business unit
ContiTech signs memorandum of understanding for new hose plant in Qingdao, China
Michelin to demonstrate low-pressure agricultural tires at Canadian Farm Show

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
ChemSpec exhibiting and presenting at the Rubber Industry Forum 2016 this week in Pittsburgh
Davis-Standard Limited announces die rebuild and cleaning services
Henniges Automotive to open first manufacturing plant in Poland
Aviall and Michelin announce strategic collaboration agreement
TIA announces candidates for 2016 board election

Monday, July 18, 2016
Plastomers market forecast to reach $5.33 billion by 2020
TIA Foundation receives donation from Community Tire Retreading
Goodyear to report second quarter 2016 financial results
Freudenberg Medical expands California silicone operation
Strong demand pushes Malaysian rubber glove exports up 14 percent for the year

Friday, July 15, 2016
Accella Polyurethane Systems announces investment in spray-on truck bed liner manufacturer, Bullet Liner
Global production of natural rubber declines slightly
ARPM Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference early bird discount deadline is approaching
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
Lehigh Technology and Hera Holding announce JV to meet growing European demand for micronized rubber

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Goodyear declares dividend a quarterly dividend of 7 cents
Global tire cord and tire fabrics market is forecast at 4.90 percent CAGR through 2023
Michelin to increase the warehouse capacity of its BFGoodrich plant in Tuscaloosa
Franklynn Miller unveils expanded manufacturing facility

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Global carbon black market is expected to reach $28.05 billion by 2022
Tire Industry Association opposes California tire recycling fee bill
Goodyear introduces Armor Max Pro Grade MSD tire
Huber announces new packaging for precipitated amorphous silica
Safic-Alcan completes acquisition of its Swedish subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Nordic
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) adds Arlanxeo USA as its newest member

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Falken Tire named official tire of 2016 MLB All-Star Game
Trelleborg’s divestment of shares in Vibracoustic finalized
Kraiburg TPE Malaysia’s plant is now ISO 50001 energy management system-certified
Trinseo launches its redesigned public website
Global market for commercial vehicle tires projected to cross $117 billion by 2021
Rubber processing equipment market to grow at 9.8 percent CAGR to 2020

Monday, July 11, 2016
Bridgestone Americas formally announces plans to open a service operations center near Nashville headquarters
Ansell launches HyFlex ultra-light duty oil repellent glove
Arkema opens new Bostik manufacturing facility in Sweden
Indian government to continue price support for small rubber growers
Test and measurement equipment market forecast to reach $35.45 billion by 2022
RPM International Inc. aquires Applied Polymerics, Inc. and Marketing Associates
Cabot Corporation to increase prices globally for specialty carbon products

Friday, July 08, 2016
Registration is now open for USA Rubber Processing Education Week in Nashville
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Yokohama launches new Y67 for underground mining applications
Cooper Tire unveils the Zeon RS3-G1 all-season passenger car tire for high performance vehicles
R.D. Abbott is now a full service supplier of Dow Corning moldable optical silicones
Global automotive elastomers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 percent during 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016
Indian Rubber Board introduces a WhatsApp app for rubber growers
Rubber Division announces upcoming training opportunities for August and September
Wacker to present the first industrial 3D printer for silicones at K 2016
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will announce second quarter 2016 financial results
Angus Chemical and Univar USA enter into distribution agreement for specialty additives
ASTM International relaunches its International Laboratory Directory

Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Rhein Chemie to showcase their Rhenowave inline process control at K 2016
RadiciGroup reports 2015 results and a positive first half for 2016
Michelin announces plans to build high-end passenger and light truck tire plant in Mexico
Camso acquires Eurowheel expanding its wheel manufacturing capacity and tire service business in Europe
Hankook Tire and Real Madrid sign global partnership
TIA board elects John Evankovich as secretary

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Mars Mineral hires Rob Czukor as representative for the tire-derived carbon black market
VMI awarded punitive damages in civil action against Shuangjun
Parker Hannifin acquires Jäger Automobil-Technik GmbH and Jäger Automotive Polska Sp.
Cooper Tire unveiled the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 all-season passenger car tire for high performance vehicles
Thermoplastic elastomers market size is set to reach $20.65 billion by 2023
Global synthetic thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) market forecast to grow at 4.5% CAGR through 2023

Monday, July 04, 2016
Rahco Rubber joins the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers
Indian LDF government to maintain price support scheme for rubber growers in Kerala
Trelleborg finalizes the acquisition of Silicone Fabricators
Cabot Corporation to open new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai

Friday, July 01, 2016
McLube hires Ryan Heffner as technical representative for Northern Texas and mountain states
Rubber Technologists Network (RTN) awarded Dr. Gerard Nijman with “Europe Rubber Technologist 2016”
Rhein Chemie introduces an innovative flame retardant
WACKER to showcase UV-fluorescent pigment paste for liquid silicone rubber at K 2016
RPM announces release date, conference call and webcast for fiscal 2016 fourth-quarter and year-end results
Sumitomo Rubber's Falken ZIEX CT50 to be factory standard on 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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
University of Akron reduced registration price for Silicone Elastomers and Fabrication course ends Friday
WACKER to present new generation of highly transparent liquid silicone rubbers at K 2016
Dow Chemical is eliminating 2,500 jobs
Bridgestone introduces a new tire assembling system called EXAMATION

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

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

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