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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New material for railway trackbeds incorporates rubber from used tires
Bayer comments on Monsanto’s statement regarding its increased all-cash offer
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 08, 2016
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
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

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

Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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
Camso acquires Eurowheel expanding its wheel manufacturing capacity and tire service business in Europe
Michelin announces plans to build high-end passenger and light truck tire plant in Mexico

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Parker Hannifin acquires Jäger Automobil-Technik GmbH and Jäger Automotive Polska Sp.
VMI awarded punitive damages in civil action against Shuangjun
Mars Mineral hires Rob Czukor as representative for the tire-derived carbon black market
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

Monday, July 04, 2016
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
Indian LDF government to maintain price support scheme for rubber growers in Kerala

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 27, 2016
AirBoss of America appoints new chief financial officer
M.R. Mold & Engineering featured in video
Continental favors location near Pferdeturm for new headquarters in Hanover
Davis-Standard expanding manufacturing facility in Pawcatuck
Ground-breaking ceremony held for major Freudenberg project in Maisach

Friday, June 24, 2016
Babies born in Akron during NBA finals get free tires
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Battenfeld-Cincinnati group has new owner
Trinseo announces $100 million share repurchase program
FIA and Pirelli form four-year agreement in support of the FIA action for road safety campaign

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Smithers Rapra plans Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit
Chinese nationals accused of defrauding Goodyear
Wacker expands production capacity for silicone sealants and specialty silicones
Sartomer Americas opens discovery center in Exton, PA
BestDrive, LLC hosts open house at Salt Lake City location

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