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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, August 26, 2016
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory is ARPM's newest sponsor
Global rubber transmission belt industry is forecast to grow at 2.9 percent
Registration is now open for USA Rubber Processing Education Week in Nashville
Rubber conveyor belt market forecast to grow at 3.5 percent rate

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Huntsman to install state-of-the-art honeycomb composite spray molding equipment at Auburn Hills Technical Center
French tire market forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 6 percent in value terms through 2021
Reducing tire waste by using completely degradable, synthetic rubber
Bornion Guangken Rubber ready to harvest four million rubber trees first planted in 2009 in Malaysia
Global rubber glove industry is forecast to grow at 3.9 percent
India's Rubber Board to encourage block rubber production

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Early registration pricing for the International Elastomer Conference ends August 31
Cooper Tire establishes Roy V. Armes Scholarship in recognition of retiring CEO
Engel hosts LSR seminar in Bangkok
Goodyear names Joseph Zekoski senior vice president, global operations
Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group to hold its third technical meeting on September 8

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Clariant reports 10.5 percent growth for the first quarter
ChemSpec, Ltd. opens Mexican performance products division
Registration opens for 7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference
Lubrizol Corporation terminates processor agreements with Astral Poly-Technik Limited
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend

Monday, August 22, 2016
Bridgestone Canada Inc. celebrates the 50th anniversary of Joliette, Quebec facility
Trelleborg to acquire Schwab Vibration Control
Vincent Charles named head of corporate media relations at Continental
Cooper Tire expands its Mastercraft line of premium light truck tires
Huntsman Corporation announces global price increases for titanium dioxide pigments
Michigan Rubber Group announces speakers for September technical meeting

Friday, August 19, 2016
Michelin Tweel Technologies increases production of its TWEEL SSL hard surface tire
Lion Elastomer not adversely impacted by Louisiana flooding
DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company confirmed that the European Commission initiate merger review
Cooper Standard acquires fuel and brake business of AMI Industries
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Bridgestone named founding partner of Olympic Channel

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Huntsman Polyurethanes’ Vitrox resin system selected as finalist for CPI 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
Saudi government and business leaders gather in Los Angeles to promote partnership opportunities for industrial development
U.S. Department of Commerce announces a negative preliminary determination for anti-dumping duties on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from India
New report available on the global pneumatic tire market

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Yokohama Tire Corporation has been named the “preferred tire vendor” for Gemini Motor Transport
Midwest Rubber Company to acquire Wyoming-based Xccent Medical and Industrial Division
Rubber Division, ACS, announces upcoming training opportunities
Global silicone sealants market is forecast to reach $3.50 billion by 2024
Global pressure-sensitive adhesives market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.22 percent

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Dow Corning to showcase silicone innovation in glazing applications for construction at Glasstec 2016
TA Instruments introduces three new thermogravimetric analyzers
Global rubber additives market expected to grow at the CAGR of 7.2 percent
Ireland tire market is forecast to surpass $450 million by 2021
Global demand for industrial robotics forecast to reach $42 billion by 2020
Datwyler to acquire German silicone molder Ott GmbH

Monday, August 15, 2016
Global specialty chemical market is projected to reach $492.4 billion by the end of 2021
TIA announces 2016 Hall of Fame recipients
Dow Chemical and DuPont merger threatened by European regulators
Songwon Industrial Group released its financial results for second quarter
Consumer Reports finds 5.7 percent improvement in fuel economy with low rolling resistance tires

Friday, August 12, 2016
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
Apollo Tyres' net profit increases 11 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016-17
Petronas Chemicals reports lower earnings for the second quarter
R.D. Abbott signs a new distribution agreement with Kraton Performance Polymers for Cariflex isoprene rubber
Career fair to be held during the International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh this October

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Global polyurethane market forecast to reach $79.15 billion by 2021
Lanxess raises its earnings forecast for 2016
Trelleborg to showcase innovative technologies at ONS 2016
Momentive announces second quarter results for 2016
Yokohama Rubber to begin sales of “ibar HG82” a new high-pressure hydrogen gas hose

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical form study for joint venture of S-SBR businesses
Patagonia introduces the world's first neoprene-free natural rubber wetsuit
New report available on the ethylene propylene rubber market
China sells $13.84 billion worth of tires in 2015
Smithers Rapra names VP of technical consulting services and adds new Akron laboratory general manager

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Innospec commits to purchasing Huntsman's European surfactants business
Evonik reports first half and second quarter results
Myers Industries reports decreased sales for second quarter
Alpha Technologies launches Premier HC high capacity system
Daikin America announces price increase for PTFE

Monday, August 08, 2016
Sumitomo Rubber to invest $88.9 million is SUV tire plant in NY
Arkema reports second quarter results
Michelin adds 30 new tires sizes to Defender LTX line
Kraiburg TPE to present new product developments at K 2016
Silicone-based product use increases in the treatment of scar tissue
Continental raises earnings forecast

Friday, August 05, 2016
Falken Tire signs sponsorship agreement with German Bundesliga Team FC Ingolstadt 04
Cooper Tire reports record profits in second quarter earnings
Yokohama Tire promotes Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries reports demand for rubber to remain weak
Rubber Division issues a call for abstracts for the Spring 2017 Technical Meeting

Thursday, August 04, 2016
BFGooodrich Advantage T/A Sport provides four seasons of traction and new levels of handling
Tire makers in India are expected to raise their natural rubber imports
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 178th consecutive quarterly dividend
Trinseo to sell its Brazilian latex and automotive plastics businesses
Medical grade silicone market is projected to reach $7.23 billion by 2021

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Continental off-the-road products return to the Americas
Sri Lanka Plast 2016 begins this week in Colombo
Davis-Standard to promote Global Advantage at K 2016
Hankook Tire participates in meet and greet with President Obama at Disabled American Veterans national convention
ExxonMobil expands new Exceed XP performance polymers portfolio
Aerospace tire industry forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent through 2021

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Sentury Tire eyeing Memphis and Atlanta regions for new $500 million tire plant
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to present at J.P. Morgan Auto Conference
Dow Corning's LED optical silicone encapsulants patent upheld by European Patent Office
Firestone Liberia reduces workforce due to low natural rubber prices
Toyo Tire introduces two new additions to its Open Country family of tires

Monday, August 01, 2016
Sartomer America's Virginia plant passes one million work hours without loss-time incident
Ohio State researchers grow dandelions to make rubber
AptarGroup expanding elastomer capacity at NY facility
Ube to buy majority stake in Mitsubishi's injection machine building business
RPM International reported record sales and income for fourth quarter and year
Dieter Scientific and Thomas Technology Group join CWB Chemical Division’s sales force

Friday, July 29, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals to increase production of Milastomer with construction of new facility
Dow reports second quarter results
Joseph Walker named USA Rubber Technologist 2016 by Rubber Technologists Network (RTN)
Global antioxidant BHT market forecast to reach $265.91 million by 2021
Bridgestone Americas announces the retirement of CEO Gary Garfield
Green Tire Reclamation agrees to remove 2,400 tons of ground tires from Indiana site

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