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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Trinseo announces quarterly cash distribution to shareholders
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
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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Bluestar Silicones and Graham Engineering partner for medical tubing testing and development
Polymer Solutions Group acquires Alkon Solutions Ltd.
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
Michigan Rubber Group announces a Technical Meeting and Rubber Division ACS course on November 2, 2016

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

Monday, September 26, 2016
Complementary presentation papers available during this year's International Elastomer Conference
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
Goodyear is accepting nominations for Highway Hero Award

Friday, September 23, 2016
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
Dynamix receives U.S. patent for form-in-place gasket with tack-free surface
Thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $20.65 billion by 2023
Goodyear blimp to visit Canada
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Accella announces new TLC tire and rim protection formulas for the OTR mining industry
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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Bridgestone introduces next-generation tire and rim management solution
Continental wins Innovation and the Green Award at the international trade fair Automechanika 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

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

Monday, September 19, 2016
Apollo Tyres moving to dominance in the truck-bus radial tire segment in India
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
Trelleborg brings advanced elastomer to market for drilling industry
SI Group announces an agreement to acquire TPC Groupís Baytown, TX, manufacturing facility
International Rubber Study Group announces new incoming secretary-general

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Michelin tires now being offered at over 1,000 Midas locations
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
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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
PolyOne Corporation appoints James N. Sloan as vice president
U.S. Zinc to raise spot premium prices for zinc oxide
Michelin acquires Brazilian bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer Levorin
Global silicone sealants market forecast to grow at over 4.5 percent from 2016 to 2023
Indian Rubber Board meeting disappoints farmers

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