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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, September 30, 2016
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Shepherd Chemical named winner of 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
Firestone Polymers announces senior management change
Coloplast expands its silicone wound dressing portfolio
Blair Rubber Co.ís general manager to speak at upcoming ARPM conference

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is forecast to reach $15.287 billion by 2018
Smithers Rapra supports collegiate SAE and solar car racing teams with tire testing services
Michelin North America announces $270 million distribution center to be build in Spartanburg, SC
Adhesion of Rubber training course offered at Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2016
Trinseo announces quarterly cash distribution to shareholders

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Polymer Solutions Group acquires Alkon Solutions Ltd.
Bluestar Silicones and Graham Engineering partner for medical tubing testing and development
Michigan Rubber Group announces a Technical Meeting and Rubber Division ACS course on November 2, 2016
Alpha Technologies introduces new instrument in the Premier product line - Premier MV
Scrap tire piles have declined by more than 93 percent in the past two decades

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Bain Capital sells off remaining ownership stake of Trinseo
Goodyear recalls 1,650 G399A LHS tires due to possible tread separation
Savannah James to christen newest Goodyear blimp - Wingfoot Two
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers experiences loss of senior executive
Lanxess announces plans to acquire Chemtura

Monday, September 26, 2016
TA Instruments announces the next online Practical Training Series in TGA
Sasco Chemical rejoins the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers
Report and webinar cover China's synthetic latex polymers market
Wickert delivers one of the largest rubber molding press systems in the world
Complementary presentation papers available during this year's International Elastomer Conference
Goodyear is accepting nominations for Highway Hero Award

Friday, September 23, 2016
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2016 to be held November 7-11 in Barcelona, Spain
Huber's fire retardant additives business expands capacity at its Martinswerk facility in Germany
Thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $20.65 billion by 2023
Dynamix receives U.S. patent for form-in-place gasket with tack-free surface
Goodyear blimp to visit Canada

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Reservation deadline approaching for TIA host hotel for the Global Tire Expo
Cooper Tire announces that Luis Cenevis will head European operations
Wittmann Battenfeld plans open house and innovation workshop
Waste heat is put to use in fluoro rubber seals
Accella announces new TLC tire and rim protection formulas for the OTR mining industry

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Ashland to increase prices on several coatings additives
Ansell introduces thinnest available chemical resistant single use glove
Global silicone market is expected to reach $18.73 billion by 2024
European tire market is projected to cross $49 Billion by 2021
Bridgestone introduces next-generation tire and rim management solution
Continental wins Innovation and the Green Award at the international trade fair Automechanika 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Tire Industry Association announces its 2016-2017 board of directors
Finite Fiber announces hiring of new technical sales representative
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers releases its 2016 Wage and Salary Report
Conductive silicone market forecast to reach $3.99 billion by 2021
Continental brings dandelion rubber to commercial vehicles
BASF intends to acquire Henkelís professional western European building material business

Monday, September 19, 2016
BMW and GE invest $80 million into Carbon to bring 3D printing to mass manufacturing
Reliance and Vorbeck announce partnership to develop graphene-enhanced elastomer products
Apollo Tyres moving to dominance in the truck-bus radial tire segment in India
International Rubber Study Group announces new incoming secretary-general
Trelleborg brings advanced elastomer to market for drilling industry
SI Group announces an agreement to acquire TPC Groupís Baytown, TX, manufacturing facility

Friday, September 16, 2016
Cooper Tire announces milestone in developing new rubber source
RadiciGroup Performance Plastics acquires the Engineering Polymer Solutions business of Invista
Goodyear outlines growth plans
Reliance Industies, Sibur JV to secure $3.3 billion loan to expand butyl rubber facility in India
Black Bear strengthens team with experienced carbon black sales executives
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Registration is now open for the India Rubber Industry Forum 2016
ASTM International to host organizational meeting on standards for recycled vulcanized rubber
Chicago Rubber Group announces its September technical meeting
PT Kencar grows Southeast Asia business with Davis-Standard cast film technology

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Growth requires Preferred Compounding to plan separate headquarters
Cabot announces new joint venture agreement to manufacture fumed silica in China
Course held on design for manufacturability for liquid silicone rubber
U.S. tire imports totaled $15.22 billion in 2015 according to latest market report
Rubber Division, ACS, offers remaining training opportunities for 2016
New video captures insights and reflections from rubber legends with over five decades of experience in the elastomer industry

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers announces the release of the fifth edition of the IP-1 Handbook
New Jersey advances unsafe used tire legistlation
Glut of natural rubber worldwide to continue through at least 2020, according to latest market report
VMI takes legal steps against Safe-Run
TA Instruments announces acquisition of Rubotherm GmbH
Silicone oil market forecast to reach $2.41 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 4.85 percent

Monday, September 12, 2016
Hankook Tire has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices
Cancarb and R.D. Abbott announce new Thermax agency partnership
Jim Hawk named as chairman to the Rubber Manufacturers Association
Closed molding composite market forecast to reach $66.58 billion by 2021
Solvay qualifies Minnesota Rubber and Plastics plant in Suzhou, China, as a certified injection molder of Torlon PAI
Apollo Tyres goes the distance with Manchester United for three more years

Friday, September 09, 2016
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries elects new director-at-large to board of directors
Bridgestone to develop new tires for the Jaguar XJ220
Arkema expands its specialty polyamides production capacities in China and the United States
Porous Pave Inc. surpasses 7.5 million pounds of recycled rubber used in its permeable paving material

Thursday, September 08, 2016
Wacker announces distribution partnership with H.M. Royal
Goodyear to webcast September 15 investor meeting
Nexen Tire to be original equipment on the Porsche Cayenne
Sentury Tire Americas has been reported to choose Georgia for newest factory
Automated test equipment market forecast to reach $4.46 billion by 2022
Mal-Bar expands manufacturing capabilities in Ohio

Wednesday, September 07, 2016
USA Rubber Processing Education Week starts September 12th in Nashville
Ultrasonic non-destructive testing market is expected to reach $3.93 billion by 2022
Hankook Tire expands premium OE portfolio to Ford C-Max Energi
Tian'an Silicone Tech increases production of solid silicone rubber line
Kenya's only tire factory to close
Dow Corning introduces silicone-based technologies for consumer electronics

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Michelin tires now being offered at over 1,000 Midas locations
India's TPE market is projected to reach $900 million by 2025
Huber announces a global price increase for fine precipitated alumina trihydrate products
BFGoodrich announced the launch of its tire product line for trucks and buses in the Middle East and Africa
Engel opens subsidiary in Vietnam
Cooper Tire & Rubber completes its senior executive leadership transition
Global silicone market is expected to reach $18.73 billion by 2024

Monday, September 05, 2016
Global natural rubber market in a state of over-supply, according to latest market analysis
Career fair to be held during the International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh in October
France's tire market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 6 percent during 2016-2021
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to know if you are Blimpworthy
Hankook Tire and Real Madrid officially sign contract of global partnership

Friday, September 02, 2016
Trinseo to close latex manufacturing operations in Italy by year end
U.S. agencies release research protocol for crumb rubber
Major tire makers threaten to stop buying Thai rubber
Goodyear announces plans for a new $162 million radial aviation tire factory in Thailand
Planters oppose India's move to promote block rubber production

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Omnova Solutions announces its 2015 Technology Award recipients
Rubber Board of India has urged farmers to maximize yield
Mexico tire market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 percent during 2016-2021
Yokohama Tire to consolidate U.S. research and development activities in Concord, NC
U.S. Commerce Department announces its preliminary affirmative determination in the antidumping duty against Chinese tires

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Alexander Filippou receives the 2016 Wacker Silicone Award
Kerala planters concerned over block rubber production
Michelin and Lehigh University collaborate to create bio-inspired tires
Accella Tire Fill Systems to plant nearly 120,000 new trees in partnership with American Forests
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company presented with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

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