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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, September 01, 2016
U.S. Commerce Department announces its preliminary affirmative determination in the antidumping duty again Chinese tires
Yokohama Tire to consolidate U.S. research and development activities in Concord, NC
Mexico tire market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 percent during 2016-2021
Rubber Board of India has urged farmers to maximize yield
Omnova Solutions announces its 2015 Technology Award recipients

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Kerala planters concerned over block rubber production
Alexander Filippou receives the 2016 Wacker Silicone Award
Accella Tire Fill Systems to plant nearly 120,000 new trees in partnership with American Forests
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company presented with the 2016 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award
Michelin and Lehigh University collaborate to create bio-inspired tires

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Indian Rubber Board meeting disappoints farmers
Michelin acquires Brazilian bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer Levorin
U.S. Zinc to raise spot premium prices for zinc oxide
PolyOne Corporation appoints James N. Sloan as vice president
Global silicone sealants market forecast to grow at over 4.5 percent from 2016 to 2023

Monday, August 29, 2016
ASEAN member countries agree on new standards for rubber
Silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $7.94 billion by 2021
ECO Green Equipment announces its latest international tire recycling equipment installation in Hungary
Indonesia wants to cut rubber production and exports
Cameroon urged to halt rubber plantation by Greenpeace

Friday, August 26, 2016
Registration is now open for USA Rubber Processing Education Week in Nashville
Akron Rubber Development Laboratory is ARPM's newest sponsor
Global rubber transmission belt industry is forecast to grow at 2.9 percent
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Rubber conveyor belt market forecast to grow at 3.5 percent rate

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Huntsman to install state-of-the-art honeycomb composite spray molding equipment at Auburn Hills Technical Center
Reducing tire waste by using completely degradable, synthetic rubber
French tire market forecast to grow at a CAGR of over 6 percent in value terms through 2021
India's Rubber Board to encourage block rubber production
Global rubber glove industry is forecast to grow at 3.9 percent
Bornion Guangken Rubber ready to harvest four million rubber trees first planted in 2009 in Malaysia

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Engel hosts LSR seminar in Bangkok
Early registration pricing for the International Elastomer Conference ends August 31
Goodyear names Joseph Zekoski senior vice president, global operations
Fort Wayne Rubber and Plastics Group to hold its third technical meeting on September 8
Cooper Tire establishes Roy V. Armes Scholarship in recognition of retiring CEO

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Clariant reports 10.5 percent growth for the first quarter
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
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

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

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

Thursday, August 18, 2016
U.S. Department of Commerce announces a negative preliminary determination for anti-dumping duties on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from India
Saudi government and business leaders gather in Los Angeles to promote partnership opportunities for industrial development
Huntsman Polyurethanes’ Vitrox resin system selected as finalist for CPI 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
New report available on the global pneumatic tire market

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Dow Corning to showcase silicone innovation in glazing applications for construction at Glasstec 2016
Global demand for industrial robotics forecast to reach $42 billion by 2020
Datwyler to acquire German silicone molder Ott GmbH
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
TA Instruments introduces three new thermogravimetric analyzers

Monday, August 15, 2016
Consumer Reports finds 5.7 percent improvement in fuel economy with low rolling resistance tires
Songwon Industrial Group released its financial results for second quarter
Dow Chemical and DuPont merger threatened by European regulators
TIA announces 2016 Hall of Fame recipients
Global specialty chemical market is projected to reach $492.4 billion by the end of 2021

Friday, August 12, 2016
Petronas Chemicals reports lower earnings for the second quarter
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off
R.D. Abbott signs a new distribution agreement with Kraton Performance Polymers for Cariflex isoprene rubber
Apollo Tyres' net profit increases 11 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016-17

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical form study for joint venture of S-SBR businesses
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
New report available on the ethylene propylene rubber market
Patagonia introduces the world's first neoprene-free natural rubber wetsuit

Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Innospec commits to purchasing Huntsman's European surfactants business
Evonik reports first half and second quarter results
Alpha Technologies launches Premier HC high capacity system
Daikin America announces price increase for PTFE
Myers Industries reports decreased sales for second quarter

Monday, August 08, 2016
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
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

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

Thursday, August 04, 2016
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 178th consecutive quarterly dividend
BFGooodrich Advantage T/A Sport provides four seasons of traction and new levels of handling
Trinseo to sell its Brazilian latex and automotive plastics businesses
Medical grade silicone market is projected to reach $7.23 billion by 2021
Tire makers in India are expected to raise their natural rubber imports

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
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
ExxonMobil expands new Exceed XP performance polymers portfolio
Continental off-the-road products return to the Americas

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




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