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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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
BFGoodrich Tires debuts new Advantage T/A Sport
Motion Industries to acquire Colmar Belting
Delegate and exhibitor registration now open for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 in Pittsburgh
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Coesfeld and Endurica LLC launch fatigue testing systems initiative for elastomers
Chemical industry leaders recognized for outstanding environment, health, safety initiatives
Continental introduces Blue Neptune hose, crimped assemblies to North American aftermarket
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
Dow Corning showcases newest performance-enhancing silicones at Chinaplas

Monday, April 25, 2016
Accella Tire Fill Systems puts spotlight on sustainability
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

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wacker considers building new pyrogenic silica plant next to Charleston polysilicon facility
ContiTech launches a redesigned rubber track, the Trackman XP
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
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa expands and upgrades Dunlop manufacturing plant

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Malaysian tappers hit hard by rubber decline
Amazon Hose and Rubber Company announces new vice president of sales
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
Stanford researchers create super stretchy, self-healing material that could lead to artificial muscle

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Petronas Chemicals cancels elastomers segment of RAPID project
U.S. demand for silicones forecast to climb 4.5 percent annually to $4.4 billion in 2020
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase product range at Chinaplas in Shanghai
Rubber Division, ACS extends call for abstracts deadline to April 29
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
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
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires to be original equipment fitment on BMW M4 GTS

Friday, April 15, 2016
Freudenberg Group announces positive North American results
Goodyear will report first quarter 2016 financial results on April 27
DuPont Performance Materials increase prices for Zytel PA 6 and PA 66 in Europe
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

Thursday, April 14, 2016
MTD Micro Molding adds additional capacity to Massachusetts facility
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
Hankook Tire moving North American headquarters to Nashville

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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
Market report on nitrile rubber is now available
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
Falken Tires named the “Official Tire of the San Diego Padres”
Call for papers: TPE and Silicone Elastomers World Summit 2016

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

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
India Rubber Industry Forum 2016 invites rubber industry experts
Smithers Rapra to present on tire design for autonomous vehicles at 2016 Clemson Tire Conference
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions appoints Linda Muroski president of Marketing Americas
Omnova Solutions reports first quarter results

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tire wins Red Dot: Best of the Best design award
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
Desma China establishes an office in Guangdong Dongguan
Dow partners with Habitat for Humanity for the 34th consecutive year
Solvay and Ineos to end their chlorovinyls Inovyn joint venture
Wacker Silicones under new leadership

Monday, April 04, 2016
Birla Carbon restructuring Europe and Africa region operations
Continental ranked as one of America’s Best Employers 2016
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
Bekaert to expand its steel tire cord factory in Arkansas




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