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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

Thursday, May 05, 2016
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
University of Akron Polymer Training Center announces silicone elastomers course in July

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

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

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

Friday, April 29, 2016
Global two-component adhesive market is estimated to reach $6.23 billion by 2020
Starrett-Bytewise introduces the StarrettSL3 line laser sensor
Falken ZIEX ZE001 A/S selected as one of the original equipment (OE) tires for the 2016 Nissan Rogue
SI Group has received a silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility by EcoVadis
Goodyear reports record results for first quarter 2016
Dow Corning introduced Syl-Off EM 7978 coating at Label Summit Latin America 2016
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Delegate and exhibitor registration now open for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 in Pittsburgh
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting
Motion Industries to acquire Colmar Belting
BFGoodrich Tires debuts new Advantage T/A Sport
Global silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $12.8 billion by 2023
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America will host an open house during the International Silicone Conference in Akron, OH

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Continental constructing tires from dandelions
Global Bioenergies delivers an isobutene test sample to Arlanxeo, a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco
Hexcel breaks ground on new engineered core facility in Casablanca, Morocco
Vietnam makes tubeless tires for aircraft
Arburg inaugrates technology center in Warsaw

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Dow Corning showcases newest performance-enhancing silicones at Chinaplas
Coesfeld and Endurica LLC launch fatigue testing systems initiative for elastomers
Continental introduces Blue Neptune hose, crimped assemblies to North American aftermarket
Chemical industry leaders recognized for outstanding environment, health, safety initiatives
India's rubber output falls to the lowest levels in nearly two decades
EnPro Industries to acquire Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding, Inc.
Toyota to pioneer use of biosynthetic rubber in engine and drive system hoses

Monday, April 25, 2016
Songwon announces price increases for Songnox 1010 and its blends
Arsenal Capital Partners invests in Peterson Chemical Technology
Struktol Company of America expands additive line
Rubber Roller Group meets in Tampa
Accella Tire Fill Systems puts spotlight on sustainability

Friday, April 22, 2016
Biffa Polymers to invest £6.5 million at Redcar plant
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Kuraray America celebrates opening of Kuraray Poval plant in southeast Texas
How marketing improved sales at Midas
U.S. tire manufacturers recognized for achievements in worker safety

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa expands and upgrades Dunlop manufacturing plant
Wacker considers building new pyrogenic silica plant next to Charleston polysilicon facility
ContiTech has developed new technology for the lift drive of rack feeders
H.M. Royal Inc. announces the appointment of Jeff Dvorak as vice president and general manager
ContiTech launches a redesigned rubber track, the Trackman XP

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Amazon Hose and Rubber Company announces new vice president of sales
Specialty Elastomers from Zeon for printing and paper industries presented at drupa 2016
Malaysian tappers hit hard by rubber decline
Stanford researchers create super stretchy, self-healing material that could lead to artificial muscle
ContiTech develops extremely flexible high-temperature hose for truck and off-highway applications

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Rubber Division, ACS extends call for abstracts deadline to April 29
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase product range at Chinaplas in Shanghai
U.S. demand for silicones forecast to climb 4.5 percent annually to $4.4 billion in 2020
Petronas Chemicals cancels elastomers segment of RAPID project
DS Brookes Ltd. renamed Davis-Standard Limited
Arsenal Capital Partners completes acquisition of HSM’s foam production assets

Monday, April 18, 2016
Quadrant acquires Piper Plastics, Inc. for its global Engineering Plastic Products (QEPP) business unit
Total Cray Valley has started construction on C4 chemical manufacturing plant in Carling, France
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires to be original equipment fitment on BMW M4 GTS
Petroleum resin market forecast to grow at CAGR of 7.7 percent through 2021
Bridgestone Americas announced that Giacomo Bertaina named vice president, Global Digital Enablement Center
Trelleborg signs framework for six-year flexible pipe agreement with Statoil

Friday, April 15, 2016
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
World demand for thermoplastic elastomers to rise 5.1% annually through 2019
Chemtura expands its polyurethane elastomers production capacity at its Latina, Italy facility
Goodyear will report first quarter 2016 financial results on April 27
Continental recommends checking belts and hoses before summer driving
Freudenberg Group announces positive North American results
DuPont Performance Materials increase prices for Zytel PA 6 and PA 66 in Europe

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Yokohama Tire and the LPGA have joined forces for a new tournament benefiting children
Global specialty silica market is expected to reach $4.43 billion by 2022
MTD Micro Molding adds additional capacity to Massachusetts facility
New market report is available on the global tire cord and tire fabrics market
Hankook Tire moving North American headquarters to Nashville

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Global consumption of carbon black forecasted to reach 13.9 million metric tons, valued at $20.4 billion by 2020
Yokohama BlueEarth tire named original equipment for new model Prius
Call for papers: TPE and Silicone Elastomers World Summit 2016
Falken Tires named the “Official Tire of the San Diego Padres”
Market report on nitrile rubber is now available
Goodyear's Norbert Majerus awarded with the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award
Goodyear declares a quarterly dividend and third consecutive year of record income

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Commercial tire dealer BestDrive, LLC purchases Brahler’s Trucker Supply, Inc
Canadian researchers use old tires to defeat the Zika virus
Goodyear extends maturity, reduces interest rate on $2 billion revolving credit facility
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to announce first quarter 2016 financial results
Northstar Polymers announces a new non-tack surface polyurethane gel casting resin formula
Rubber Division, ACS is accepting submissions for the 190th Technical Meeting

Monday, April 11, 2016
Garlock introduces its new Style 9938 rubber sheet material for use in the chemical, oil and gas industry
Zinc Oxide LLC adds Aurora Rubber & Distribution as distributor for the U.S. West Coast
Smithers Rapra to present on tire design for autonomous vehicles at 2016 Clemson Tire Conference
Omnova Solutions reports first quarter results
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions appoints Linda Muroski president of Marketing Americas
India Rubber Industry Forum 2016 invites rubber industry experts

Friday, April 08, 2016
Green Biologics selects Nexeo Solutions as its U.S. distribution partner
Makrochem to open carbon black distribution center in South Carolina
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase Silopren LSR 7180 at LFI in San Diego
Trelleborg to sell off its shares in TrelleborgVibracoustic to Freudenberg
Researchers develop new manufacturing process for electroactive polymers

Thursday, April 07, 2016
H.B. Fuller expands into Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Advanced Adhesives
ICM Products to add $500,000 research and development facility
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri joins Polyurethane Manufacturers Association
Nexen Tire ranked fourth on J.D. Power's customer satisfaction report
Rubber Division's 189th Technical Meeting & Educational Symposium begins April 18
Global silicone market projected to reach $20.3 billion by 2020

Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Clariant now offers custom-colored engineering resins in small and mid-size quantities
Cimcorp announces the opening of its new U.S.-based offices in Georgia
Global nondestructive testing equipment market forecast to grow to $4.7 billion by 2021
Teknor Apex has acquired German TPE compounder Plastic-Technologie-Service
Arburg opens subsidiary in Taiwan

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