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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, July 28, 2016
U.S. International Trade Commission to probe imports of synthetic rubber dumping from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland
Goodyear reports results for the second quarter and first half of 2016
Dow Corning cuts 115 jobs at Wales silicone plant
Emerging Objects with help from Lehigh Technologies uses recycled rubber to 3D print objects
Huber announces commercial production of spherilex amorphous precipitated spherical silicas and silicates
Blair Rubber creates cost-saving rubber lining for mining industry

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing facility
Silicone market estimated to reach $21 billion by 2020, expanding at 5.5 percent CAGR
Goodyear receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award
Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.4 percent per year through 2020
Shin Etsu Silicones of America introduces a new optically clear silicone liquid injection molding material

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Hexpol's Burton campus listed among 2016 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 38th annual salmon/trout fishing derby on July 29 in Grand Haven, Michigan
ContiTech expands partnership with Applied Industrial Technologies and its Rodensa subsidiary in Mexico
New report available covering United States polymeric flexible hose and tubing market
LG Chem to triple elastomer output by 2018
DuPont names two new Fellows
Dow and DuPont stockholders approve merger

Monday, July 25, 2016
Milliken highlights the power of “Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together” at K 2016
Nexen Tire receives ‘Winner’ prize at the 2016 Red Dot Design Awards
Hankook Tire's concept tire DynaSync wins Red Dot Design Award
ARPM gains new sponsor with NaviGate Prepared
Bridgestone working to enhance bus rapid transit with its Tirematics fleet solution in Rio de Janeiro
Safic-Alcan extends exclusive distribution agreement with DuPont Performance Materials for Vamac throughout Europe
DuPont Performance Materials starts operations at Shenzhen, China

Friday, July 22, 2016
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
ExxonMobil to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales
Mesnac plays a leading role in formulating the Four RFID Tyre Tags International Standard
Borealis appoints Maria Ciliberti as vice president of marketing and new business development, polyolefins
PolyOne Corporation announces quarterly dividend
Bombardier CS100 aircraft enters service with the Michelin radial tire with NZG Technology

Thursday, July 21, 2016
BASF and Linde successfully complete pilot project at National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville, Alabama
Bridgestone's vision of the future of the tire industry
Brenntag has published its 2016 sustainability report
Ashland to increase prices on hydroxyethylcellulose
AkzoNobel reports a second quarter with positive developments in all three business areas
Global non-halogenated flame retardant (NHFR) market forecast to grow 6.4 percent through 2025

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New material for railway trackbeds incorporates rubber from used tires
Indian rubber industry expects to see jump in trade with Korea, Taiwan
Michelin to demonstrate low-pressure agricultural tires at Canadian Farm Show
Bridgestone announces the appointment of Paolo Ferrari as president and CEO of the EMEA business unit
ContiTech signs memorandum of understanding for new hose plant in Qingdao, China
Bayer comments on Monsanto’s statement regarding its increased all-cash offer

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Davis-Standard Limited announces die rebuild and cleaning services
TIA announces candidates for 2016 board election
Henniges Automotive to open first manufacturing plant in Poland
Aviall and Michelin announce strategic collaboration agreement
ChemSpec exhibiting and presenting at the Rubber Industry Forum 2016 this week in Pittsburgh

Monday, July 18, 2016
Goodyear to report second quarter 2016 financial results
TIA Foundation receives donation from Community Tire Retreading
Plastomers market forecast to reach $5.33 billion by 2020
Freudenberg Medical expands California silicone operation
Strong demand pushes Malaysian rubber glove exports up 14 percent for the year

Friday, July 15, 2016
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
Global production of natural rubber declines slightly
ARPM Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference early bird discount deadline is approaching
Accella Polyurethane Systems announces investment in spray-on truck bed liner manufacturer, Bullet Liner
Lehigh Technology and Hera Holding announce JV to meet growing European demand for micronized rubber

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Goodyear declares dividend a quarterly dividend of 7 cents
Global tire cord and tire fabrics market is forecast at 4.90 percent CAGR through 2023
Franklynn Miller unveils expanded manufacturing facility
Michelin to increase the warehouse capacity of its BFGoodrich plant in Tuscaloosa

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) adds Arlanxeo USA as its newest member
Huber announces new packaging for precipitated amorphous silica
Global carbon black market is expected to reach $28.05 billion by 2022
Goodyear introduces Armor Max Pro Grade MSD tire
Tire Industry Association opposes California tire recycling fee bill
Safic-Alcan completes acquisition of its Swedish subsidiary, Safic-Alcan Nordic

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Trelleborg’s divestment of shares in Vibracoustic finalized
Trinseo launches its redesigned public website
Global market for commercial vehicle tires projected to cross $117 billion by 2021
Rubber processing equipment market to grow at 9.8 percent CAGR to 2020
Falken Tire named official tire of 2016 MLB All-Star Game
Kraiburg TPE Malaysia’s plant is now ISO 50001 energy management system-certified

Monday, July 11, 2016
Arkema opens new Bostik manufacturing facility in Sweden
Cabot Corporation to increase prices globally for specialty carbon products
Ansell launches HyFlex ultra-light duty oil repellent glove
Indian government to continue price support for small rubber growers
Test and measurement equipment market forecast to reach $35.45 billion by 2022
RPM International Inc. aquires Applied Polymerics, Inc. and Marketing Associates
Bridgestone Americas formally announces plans to open a service operations center near Nashville headquarters

Friday, July 08, 2016
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Registration is now open for USA Rubber Processing Education Week in Nashville
Global automotive elastomers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 percent during 2016
R.D. Abbott is now a full service supplier of Dow Corning moldable optical silicones
Cooper Tire unveils the Zeon RS3-G1 all-season passenger car tire for high performance vehicles
Yokohama launches new Y67 for underground mining applications

Thursday, July 07, 2016
Indian Rubber Board introduces a WhatsApp app for rubber growers
Wacker to present the first industrial 3D printer for silicones at K 2016
Rubber Division announces upcoming training opportunities for August and September
ASTM International relaunches its International Laboratory Directory
Angus Chemical and Univar USA enter into distribution agreement for specialty additives
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will announce second quarter 2016 financial results

Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Camso acquires Eurowheel expanding its wheel manufacturing capacity and tire service business in Europe
Hankook Tire and Real Madrid sign global partnership
TIA board elects John Evankovich as secretary
Rhein Chemie to showcase their Rhenowave inline process control at K 2016
RadiciGroup reports 2015 results and a positive first half for 2016
Michelin announces plans to build high-end passenger and light truck tire plant in Mexico

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
VMI awarded punitive damages in civil action against Shuangjun
Parker Hannifin acquires Jäger Automobil-Technik GmbH and Jäger Automotive Polska Sp.
Cooper Tire unveiled the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 all-season passenger car tire for high performance vehicles
Thermoplastic elastomers market size is set to reach $20.65 billion by 2023
Global synthetic thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) market forecast to grow at 4.5% CAGR through 2023
Mars Mineral hires Rob Czukor as representative for the tire-derived carbon black market

Monday, July 04, 2016
Indian LDF government to maintain price support scheme for rubber growers in Kerala
Cabot Corporation to open new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai
Rahco Rubber joins the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers
Trelleborg finalizes the acquisition of Silicone Fabricators

Friday, July 01, 2016
Rubber Technologists Network (RTN) awarded Dr. Gerard Nijman with “Europe Rubber Technologist 2016”
WACKER to showcase UV-fluorescent pigment paste for liquid silicone rubber at K 2016
RPM announces release date, conference call and webcast for fiscal 2016 fourth-quarter and year-end results
Sumitomo Rubber's Falken ZIEX CT50 to be factory standard on 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Rhein Chemie introduces an innovative flame retardant
McLube hires Ryan Heffner as technical representative for Northern Texas and mountain states

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ashland announces price increase for gelcoats in North America
WACKER unveils new electrically conductive silicone rubber dispersion for the cable industry
Global TPE market size is estimated to reach 6 million tons by 2023 valued at $20.65 billion
Milliken wins EUROPUR Innovation Award for Milliguard AOX-1 antioxidant line
Rhein Chemie renames its reinforcement additive Santoweb line to Rhenogran WP
Huntsman launches VITROX ABR adhesives for abrasive applications

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
WACKER to present new generation of highly transparent liquid silicone rubbers at K 2016
Bridgestone introduces a new tire assembling system called EXAMATION
Birla Carbon releases its fourth Sustainability Report
University of Akron reduced registration price for Silicone Elastomers and Fabrication course ends Friday
Albemarle enters into definitive agreement to sell Chemetall Surface Treatment business to BASF for $3.2 Billion
Dow Chemical is eliminating 2,500 jobs
Arkema announces the opening Korean Innovation Center in Seoul

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Michelin invests for sustainable growth in North America
World silicones market is expected to reach $20.78 billion by 2022
Teknor Apex to introduce a new TPV elastomer for pipe seals at K 2016
New KaBOOM! playground built by Yokohama Tire Corporation and Sullivan Tire Co.
Goodyear and Walmart collaborate to support our troops

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