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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Motion Industries to acquire Colmar Belting
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting
Delegate and exhibitor registration now open for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 in Pittsburgh
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
Arburg inaugrates technology center in Warsaw
Hexcel breaks ground on new engineered core facility in Casablanca, Morocco
Vietnam makes tubeless tires for aircraft
Global Bioenergies delivers an isobutene test sample to Arlanxeo, a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco
Continental constructing tires from dandelions

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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
Rubber Division, ACS extends call for abstracts deadline to April 29
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase product range at Chinaplas in Shanghai

Monday, April 18, 2016
Quadrant acquires Piper Plastics, Inc. for its global Engineering Plastic Products (QEPP) business unit
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
Trelleborg signs framework for six-year flexible pipe agreement with Statoil
Total Cray Valley has started construction on C4 chemical manufacturing plant in Carling, France
Bridgestone Americas announced that Giacomo Bertaina named vice president, Global Digital Enablement Center

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Hankook Tire moving North American headquarters to Nashville
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
New market report is available on the global tire cord and tire fabrics market
MTD Micro Molding adds additional capacity to Massachusetts facility

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

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

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

Friday, April 08, 2016
Makrochem to open carbon black distribution center in South Carolina
Researchers develop new manufacturing process for electroactive polymers
Trelleborg to sell off its shares in TrelleborgVibracoustic to Freudenberg
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase Silopren LSR 7180 at LFI in San Diego
Green Biologics selects Nexeo Solutions as its U.S. distribution partner
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

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

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Wacker Silicones under new leadership
Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tire wins Red Dot: Best of the Best design award
Solvay and Ineos to end their chlorovinyls Inovyn joint venture
Dow partners with Habitat for Humanity for the 34th consecutive year
Desma China establishes an office in Guangdong Dongguan
Hankook Tire Gauge Index reveals gaps in car maintenance ahead of National Car Care Month
Bluestar Silicones to promote Silcolease at the AWA Global Release Liner Conference in Vienna

Monday, April 04, 2016
Birla Carbon restructuring Europe and Africa region operations
Bekaert to expand its steel tire cord factory in Arkansas
Nexen Tire announced that president, Travis Kang, has been appointed CEO
Lanxess and Saudi Aramco have completed the formation of the joint venture for synthetic rubber, Arlanxeo
Technical Industries mourns the loss of their Chairman Anthony “Tony” J. Rose, Jr.
Goodyear names 33rd Highway Hero
Continental ranked as one of America’s Best Employers 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016
Dow Corning completes $6 million investment at its Midland silicone manufacturing site
Smithers Rapra adds a xenon arc test chamber to its Akron laboratory
Songwon will be showcasing its high-performance solutions at Chinaplas 2016
California approves grant to use recycled crumb rubber for road repairs
Only latex glove factory in the U.S. starts production
Huntsman announces North American titanium dioxide price increase

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Continental expands automotive aftermarket parts to 481 in North American
Myanmar opens rubber sector to foreign investment
Rising rubber prices could deflate India's tire makers margins
Apollo Tyres appoints senior vice president for North America
BFGoodrich Tires launches 2016 Outstanding Trails program
Hankook Tire releases new drive and low platform tire

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Indian Congress denounces the Union government's policy for rubber
TA Instruments introduces ACS-2 air chiller system
STEP Ahead Awards recognize three women at Goodyear
Auto Data Partners with CIMS to enable electronic tire registration
Evonik starts construction of specialty silicone facility in Shanghai
Global hydraulic rubber hose market expected to see growth at a CAGR of 4.2 percent through 2022
Goodyear installs 1 MW solar array at its California manufacturing facility

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Yokohama acquires Alliance Tire Group for ¥136 billion
Global coil coatings market is estimated to reach $6.27 billion in 2023
Momentive to launch CoatOSil waterborne silicone at the American Coating Conference
Trade exhibition at 3rd USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA
K 2016 tickets are now available
APV Engineered Coatings promotes John Russell to vice president
Sinochem purchases Agri Corporation to form world's largest natural rubber company

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