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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Omni United lauches value brand Patriot all-season tire
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
Cambodian rubber farmers predict a bleak year
Cooper Tire & Rubber announces Bryan Hesse as VP of Marketing for North America
Thailand rubber chemicals market forecast to grow 4% CAGR through 2020

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Global chemical industry expert appointed to SI Group board of directors
Goodyear introduces three scraper tires for mining/earthmover applications
TA Instruments announces a unique online practical training series
Bridgestone Americas announces divestiture of its Venezuela operations
Researchers discover that adding graphene can make rubber stronger and stretchier
RMA, Nascar's Team Penske and Discount Tire team up for National Tire Safety Week

Monday, May 23, 2016
Acella's Quadfoam NeXGen spray foam passes NFPA 285 fire test
Dow Corning to present an educational webinar on topical silicone formulations
Sid Richardson Carbon Company announces carbon black price increase
Subaru presents Goodyear with Top Supplier Awards
Cooper Standard names Susan Kampe and Christine Krathwohl corporate officers
Goodyear transforms Nascar race tires to honor U.S. military

Friday, May 20, 2016
Ghana Oil Palm Development Company invests $50 million into rubber production and processing factory
Tenneco elects new board at annual meeting
U.S. hits China steel imports with five-fold tax increase
Elsevier announces several new elastomer and polymer books for SPE ANTEC 2016
Dow Corning CEO retiring after Dow takeover
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sri Lanka slashes export tax on raw rubber
Registration open to delegates and exhibitors for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016
Falken ZIEX CT50 has been selected as the original equipment tire for the 2016 Mazda CX-9

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Bridgestone Americas releases two new Firestone branded performance tires
Chlorinated polyethylene market worth $620.2 million by 2021
Leading rubber chemicals and machinery suppliers sponsor USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 in Pittsburgh
SI Group receives Responsible Care Facility Safety Award from the ACC
Global non-destructive testing equipment market is expected to reach $5.70 billion by 2022
Lewis-Goetz is the exclusive distributor of Flexion hydraulic hoses in North America

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
BFGoodrich Tires introduces the all-new BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport
Hankook Tire has been selected as the main supplier for Tesla's Model 3
Global automotive tire market is expected to reach $374.22 billion by 2024
Bridgestone expands DriveGuard tire line sizes to fit most popular family vehicles
Dow Corning expands its India operations with the opening of the Sahayog Building Solutions Center in New Delhi

Monday, May 16, 2016
Goodyear will redeem $900 million in senior notes
Songwon Industrial Group reported its audited financial results for the first quarter of 2016
Vietnam rubber output dips to a six year low
Michelin filed suit against Atturo Tire Corporation for patent infringement
Carbon black for the global tire market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 percent from 2015 to 2020

Friday, May 13, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals opens new polyurethane plant in Mexico
Global silicone oil market size is projected to reach $2.41 billion by 2020
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC wins environmental awards
Titan International promotes John Hrudicka to senior vice president
Dubai imported $3.66 billion and exported $1.33 billion of plastics and rubbers in 2015
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Indian growers to increase tapping activity in hopes of higher prices

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Evonik acquires Specialty & Coating Additives business of Air Products
Goodyear announces pricing of $900 million of senior notes
Lanxess raises guidance for 2016 after strong first quarter
Apollo Tyres' net profit increases 12 percent annually
Albemarle reports first quarter 2016 results and dividend
Bekaert reports first quarter 2016 financial resuults
Global industrial rubber market is expected to reach $168.3 billion by 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Silicone elastomers market growth is estimated to reach $6.6 billion by 2022
Expanded Rubber Products sells foam rubber division to Greswold LLC
Carbon black for the global tire market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2020
Consumer Reports announces top tire picks for 2016
Wacker to showcase a new heat-conducting silicone material at PCIM Europe
Goodyear announces offering of senior notes

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
3D printed foam outperforms traditional cellular materials
Global green tires market is expected to register a double-digit CAGR through 2025
NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit U.S. industry
A. Ajith Kumar takes over as chairman of India's Rubber Board
Hankook Tire's Dynapro HT selected as original equipment on the Nissan Frontier
Core Molding Technologies announces first quarter results

Monday, May 09, 2016
Global polycaprolactone market expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.1 percent
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri to sponsor PMA 2016 annual meeting
Goodyear awards $52,000 in scholarships and grants to future engineers
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 177th quarterly dividend
Toyo Tires continues as the official tire of Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks
ARPM presents Second Annual Safety Awards this June
Bridgestone issues recall for Firestone branded passenger tires for possible tread seperations

Friday, May 06, 2016
Maroon Group acquires specialty chemicals distributor U.S. Chemicals
Mexico tire market to grow at 10 percent CAGR until 2021
Kuraray America recognized in Houston as Best Company to Work For
Hankook Tire America wins 2016 Business Marketing Association B2 award
Cooper Tire to sponsor the SAE International Formula student program
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Uniroyal LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire receives SmartWay certification

Thursday, May 05, 2016
University of Akron Polymer Training Center announces silicone elastomers course in July
Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster wide based tire
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming training courses
Hankook Tire supplies exclusive original equipment to the Nissan Frontier
Songwon expands its offering for the industrial lubricants industry
Scott Gardner joins Davis-Standard as regional sales manager, elastomer and profile systems

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Florida based Simtec joins European companies Silcoplast and Rico Elastomere to form the Rico Group
Kumho Tire opens first U.S. manufacturing facility in Macon, Georgia
Wabash MPI celebrates 75th anniversary in 2016
Sumitomo Rubber to install truck and bus tire production equipment at South Africa factory
Utech North America polyurethanes trade show a success

Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Wacker presents three new silicone adhesives at EWMA in Bremen
R.D. Abbott's full year expansion targets growth of technical service
Cooper Tire teams with National Organizations for Youth Safety to promote teen driver safety
Yokohama and Sullivan Tire to partner with KaBOOM! on playground build
Continental is introducing the Legacy line of industrial hose at NAHAD conference
H.B. Fuller finalizes the purchase of Advanced Adhesives

Monday, May 02, 2016
Myers Industries announces F. Jack Liebau, Jr., as chairman of the board
A. Schulman expands its masterbatch production capacity in China
Lintech International appointed as a non-exclusive distributor for Solvay Silica in the U.S.
Cooper Tire releases first quarter earnings
Polymer Solutions Group acquires Sasco Chemical
China National Chemical Corporation completes acquisition of KraussMaffei Group
ChemSpec to distribute German mineral producer HPF-The Mineral Engineers’ products in the U.S.




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