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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, October 20, 2016
PolyOne presents new formulations of its well-established LubriOne line at K2016
Henkel launches new oxime-free silicone
Mesnac opens a new development and production facility in Slovakia
Firestone Building Products receives top internal awards for CoreGard technology
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announces two tire recalls
Hexpol's continuousprocess improvement method helps customers’ process quality, productivity and performance

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
18th annual AMAP Conference & Workshop to be held in St. Petersburg, FL
Oliver Rubber celebrates 50 years of production
Celanese to acquire So.F.Ter Group
Hankook Tire opens the ‘Hankook Technodome’ central research and development center in Daejeon, Korea
Vietnam Rubber Group celebrates rubber cultivation
TechnoBiz announces reference book project

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
John Aagaard joins Davis-Standard as product manager, reclaim fiber
Momentive announces Holger Albrecht named business unit leader for global silicone elastomers
SI Group completes acquisition of key raw material facility
Bluestar Silicones takes on 3D printing and additive manufacturing
Huntsman to launch new TPU line for sports footwear market during K2016

Monday, October 17, 2016
Austin Rubber to build a new $6.6 million facility in Greenville, PA
Jackson Flexible Products announces Troy Dickerson as new vice president of sales
French Oil Mill Machinery introduces new hydraulic press line, TMP Asian
PolyOne to begin specialty engineered materials production in India
TSE builds new S-SBR pilot plant in Germany for high performance tires
New England Rubber & Plastics Group fall meeting to be held on November 3rd

Friday, October 14, 2016
Polybutene market is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2023
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
ASTM International and ISO unveil framework for creating global additive manufacturing standards
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will announce third quarter 2016 financial results
Apollo Tyres appoints Daniele Lorenzetti as chief technology officer
Orion Engineered Carbons announces conversion of a tire carbon black production line in Korea to specialty and technical rubber grades

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Davis-Standard Germany appoints Paul Knorsch as aftermarket and business development leader
Huntsman's polyurethanes division wins Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group
Michigan Rubber Group announces change to November technical meeting
French introduces new hydraulic press line, TMP Asian
Schill + Seilacher “Struktol” GmbH to attend K Show in Duesseldorf
Arburg inaugurates Taiwanese subsidiary

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Falken Tires announces partnership with Horizon Hobby
Wacker expands its research and development with new facility in Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Desma unveils SmartConnect 4.U at International Elastomer Conference
Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is expected to reach $5.10 billion in 2021
International Elastomer Conference opens today in Pittsburgh, PA
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2017 announces call for papers
Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) announces its 2016 Tire Technology Seminar

Monday, October 10, 2016
Teknor Apex and Gumdrop Ltd. join together to recycle chewing gum into TPEs
The liquid roofing market is projected to reach $7.48 billion by 2021
Cancarb Limited appointments Kangshin Industrial as Thermax distributor in South Korea
Thomas C. Sullivan officially retires as a director of RPM after 55 years of service
Accella's Bullet Liner teams with Rockstar Performance Garage for 2016 SEMA

Friday, October 07, 2016
Clariant adds polyketone masterbatches and compounds, expanding portfolio of colors for engineering resins
Uniroyal adds SmartWay-verified drive tire to portfolio
BFGoodrich Tires announces return to the Dakar Rally
RPM International Inc. reports record sales, net income and earnings for first quarter
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles on sale 50 percent off

Thursday, October 06, 2016
Momentive to launch self-bonding family of Silopren liquid silicone rubber at K 2016
Goodyear presents Urban Crossover concept tires for the new Lexus UX concept car
Datwyler Group completes the acquisition of German sealing solutions company Ott
Purdue University installs a Wabash MPI molding press at new research facility
Indian Rubber Board releases new high yielding rubber clone seedlings for cultivation

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
TA Instruments and Ferris State announce collaboration to support research in the rubber industry
Dow Corning introduced two new silicone skin barriers at CPhI Worldwide 2016
Continental announces the acquisition of Hoosier Racing Tire
Clariant introduces Mevopur color and additive solutions for medical devices and pharma packaging
HB Chemical's Joe Moran sinks hole-in-one at Michelin Charity Golf Tournament
Avantor Performance Materials and NuSil Technology LLC complete merger

Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Goodyear and Case Western Reserve launch intelligent tire innovation competition
Channel Prime Alliance to raffle electronic tablet each day at International Elastomer Conference in Pittsburgh
University of Akron's polymer college offers one-of-a-kind program in the U.S.
Asian regional rubber market awaits first trade
Flexicon opens new office in Germany

Monday, October 03, 2016
Global high temperature elastomers market forecast to grow at 7.6 percent through 2022
Chem-Trend has been named a 2016 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”
Technobiz announces specialized course in rubber molding process improvement and training
Rubber production in India is on the rise
Vorbeck Materials introduces a new family of graphene-enhanced elastomer products
Lord Corporation announces a full schedule of presentations at the upcoming International Elastomer Conference

Friday, September 30, 2016
Coloplast expands its silicone wound dressing portfolio
Shepherd Chemical named winner of 2016 Polyurethane Innovation Award
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Firestone Polymers announces senior management change
Blair Rubber Co.’s general manager to speak at upcoming ARPM conference

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is forecast to reach $15.287 billion by 2018
Trinseo announces quarterly cash distribution to shareholders
Adhesion of Rubber training course offered at Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2016
Smithers Rapra supports collegiate SAE and solar car racing teams with tire testing services
Michelin North America announces $270 million distribution center to be build in Spartanburg, SC

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Bluestar Silicones and Graham Engineering partner for medical tubing testing and development
Michigan Rubber Group announces a Technical Meeting and Rubber Division ACS course on November 2, 2016
Scrap tire piles have declined by more than 93 percent in the past two decades
Alpha Technologies introduces new instrument in the Premier product line - Premier MV
Polymer Solutions Group acquires Alkon Solutions Ltd.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Lanxess announces plans to acquire Chemtura
Savannah James to christen newest Goodyear blimp - Wingfoot Two
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers experiences loss of senior executive
Goodyear recalls 1,650 G399A LHS tires due to possible tread separation
Bain Capital sells off remaining ownership stake of Trinseo

Monday, September 26, 2016
Report and webinar cover China's synthetic latex polymers market
Goodyear is accepting nominations for Highway Hero Award
Complementary presentation papers available during this year's International Elastomer Conference
TA Instruments announces the next online Practical Training Series in TGA
Sasco Chemical rejoins the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers
Wickert delivers one of the largest rubber molding press systems in the world

Friday, September 23, 2016
Book of the Day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Europe Rubber Processing Education Week 2016 to be held November 7-11 in Barcelona, Spain
Goodyear blimp to visit Canada
Huber's fire retardant additives business expands capacity at its Martinswerk facility in Germany
Dynamix receives U.S. patent for form-in-place gasket with tack-free surface
Thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to reach $20.65 billion by 2023

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Accella announces new TLC tire and rim protection formulas for the OTR mining industry
Reservation deadline approaching for TIA host hotel for the Global Tire Expo
Cooper Tire announces that Luis Cenevis will head European operations
Wittmann Battenfeld plans open house and innovation workshop
Waste heat is put to use in fluoro rubber seals

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Global silicone market is expected to reach $18.73 billion by 2024
Continental wins Innovation and the Green Award at the international trade fair Automechanika 2016
Ashland to increase prices on several coatings additives
Ansell introduces thinnest available chemical resistant single use glove
European tire market is projected to cross $49 Billion by 2021
Bridgestone introduces next-generation tire and rim management solution

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Tire Industry Association announces its 2016-2017 board of directors
Finite Fiber announces hiring of new technical sales representative
Conductive silicone market forecast to reach $3.99 billion by 2021
BASF intends to acquire Henkel’s professional western European building material business
Continental brings dandelion rubber to commercial vehicles
Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers releases its 2016 Wage and Salary Report

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