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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, August 26, 2016
Registration is now open for USA Rubber Processing Education Week in Nashville
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
Rubber conveyor belt market forecast to grow at 3.5 percent rate

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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
Huntsman to install state-of-the-art honeycomb composite spray molding equipment at Auburn Hills Technical Center
Bornion Guangken Rubber ready to harvest four million rubber trees first planted in 2009 in Malaysia
India's Rubber Board to encourage block rubber production
Global rubber glove industry is forecast to grow at 3.9 percent

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
Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group to hold its third technical meeting on September 8
Goodyear names Joseph Zekoski senior vice president, global operations
Engel hosts LSR seminar in Bangkok

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

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

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

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Huntsman Polyurethanes’ Vitrox resin system selected as finalist for CPI 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
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
Saudi government and business leaders gather in Los Angeles to promote partnership opportunities for industrial development

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Rubber Division, ACS, announces upcoming training opportunities
Global pressure-sensitive adhesives market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.22 percent
Global silicone sealants market is forecast to reach $3.50 billion by 2024
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

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

Monday, August 15, 2016
Consumer Reports finds 5.7 percent improvement in fuel economy with low rolling resistance tires
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
Global specialty chemical market is projected to reach $492.4 billion by the end of 2021

Friday, August 12, 2016
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
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
Career fair to be held during the International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh this October
R.D. Abbott signs a new distribution agreement with Kraton Performance Polymers for Cariflex isoprene rubber

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

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

Monday, August 08, 2016
Silicone-based product use increases in the treatment of scar tissue
Sumitomo Rubber to invest $88.9 million is SUV tire plant in NY
Continental raises earnings forecast
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

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

Thursday, August 04, 2016
Medical grade silicone market is projected to reach $7.23 billion by 2021
Trinseo to sell its Brazilian latex and automotive plastics businesses
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 178th consecutive quarterly dividend
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

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Continental off-the-road products return to the Americas
ExxonMobil expands new Exceed XP performance polymers portfolio
Aerospace tire industry forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent through 2021
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

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

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

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

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

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




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