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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, June 24, 2016
Trinseo announces $100 million share repurchase program
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
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
Chinese nationals accused of defrauding Goodyear
Smithers Rapra plans Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit
Wacker expands production capacity for silicone sealants and specialty silicones

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

Monday, June 20, 2016
Continental launches new tire line: Ameri*steel by General Tire
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
Blair Rubber to host ARPM plant tour event
University of Akron reduces registration cost for Silicone Elastomers and Fabrication course

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

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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
Michelin adopts zero deforestation policy for rubber sourcing
Sears to expand DieHard brand line for passenger car tires

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Michelin announces targeted cost savings of €1.2 billion through 2020
Indian Rubber Growers Association opposes rubber imports under TRQ
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
Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries lowers the forecast for global rubber supply
Goodyear to present at the Citi Industrials Conference
Global emulsion polymer market is expected to reach $56.8 million by 2024
ATG unveiled three new solid Galaxy tires at WasteExpo 2016
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
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 offers free exhibition entry
Rep Corporation appoints of Derek Williams national sales director
Silicone coating market forecast to grow to $6.6 billion by 2021
Rubber futures plunge to a four-month low
BASF increases prices for neopentylglycol and hexanediol in North America

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

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
FDA approves O-Ring Products' patented latex condom that reduces application error
Michelin CEO sees tire sales rising 20 percent by 2020
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
India looks to import 3 lakh metric tons of natural rubber from Thailand
Borealis extends its Queo polyolefin portfolio with three new product grades

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

Monday, June 06, 2016
Cooper Tire awards Centennial Scholarships
RMA announces tire recall search tool
AkzoNobel inaugurates its new €6.5 million technology center in Shanghai
Rick Tolin named corporate senior vice president and president of Lubrizol Advanced Materials
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

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

Thursday, June 02, 2016
Indian Rubber Board is recommending growers reduce tapping
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

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

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

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

Friday, May 27, 2016
R.D. Abbott hosts leading healthcare elastomers manufacturers at MD&M East
Tire Industry Association finds crumb rubber poses no risk in athletic field use
Bridgestone and Michelin are winners of the Reifen Innovation Award
RMA offers a reminder for summertime drivers
Orion Engineered Carbons offers new carbon blacks to improve fuel efficiency of tires
Toyo Tire recognizes National Tire Safety Week by introducing four new online tire maintenance videos

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Huntsman starts up new color pigments facility in Augusta, GA
Hankook Tire's Laufenn brand participates in Reifen 2016
Global silicone market forecast to grow to $21 billion by 2021
IISRP announces Global Automotive Industry Update webinar
Kuraray boosts EVAL production capacity in the U.S. to meet growing demand
Cooper's Zeon Eco C1 earns the 2016 Green Good Design Award

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Mexico tire market projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 percent by 2021
Hankook and FIA Formula 3 extend their partership
Krauss-Maffei celebrated its 50th anniversary in the U.S.
North American market for synthetic latex polymers is expected to grow to $10 billion by 2020
Hexcel officially opens new $10 million resin systems and adhesives innovation center in the U.K.
Rubber tree genome reveals new insights into rubber production and species adaptation
Precipitated silica market is expected to reach $3.69 billion by 2022

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