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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, May 27, 2016
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Bridgestone and Michelin are winners of the Reifen Innovation Award
Orion Engineered Carbons offers new carbon blacks to improve fuel efficiency of tires
RMA offers a reminder for summertime drivers
R.D. Abbott hosts leading healthcare elastomers manufacturers at MD&M East
Tire Industry Association finds crumb rubber poses no risk in athletic field use
Toyo Tire recognizes National Tire Safety Week by introducing four new online tire maintenance videos

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Global silicone market forecast to grow to $21 billion by 2021
Cooper's Zeon Eco C1 earns the 2016 Green Good Design Award
IISRP announces Global Automotive Industry Update webinar
Kuraray boosts EVAL production capacity in the U.S. to meet growing demand
Huntsman starts up new color pigments facility in Augusta, GA
Hankook Tire's Laufenn brand participates in Reifen 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hankook and FIA Formula 3 extend their partership
Krauss-Maffei celebrated its 50th anniversary in the U.S.
North American market for synthetic latex polymers is expected to grow to $10 billion by 2020
Mexico tire market projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6 percent by 2021
Rubber tree genome reveals new insights into rubber production and species adaptation
Precipitated silica market is expected to reach $3.69 billion by 2022
Hexcel officially opens new $10 million resin systems and adhesives innovation center in the U.K.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Bridgestone Americas announces divestiture of its Venezuela operations
Researchers discover that adding graphene can make rubber stronger and stretchier
Goodyear introduces three scraper tires for mining/earthmover applications
TA Instruments announces a unique online practical training series
Global chemical industry expert appointed to SI Group board of directors
RMA, Nascar's Team Penske and Discount Tire team up for National Tire Safety Week

Monday, May 23, 2016
Acella's Quadfoam NeXGen spray foam passes NFPA 285 fire test
Goodyear transforms Nascar race tires to honor U.S. military
Dow Corning to present an educational webinar on topical silicone formulations
Sid Richardson Carbon Company announces carbon black price increase
Subaru presents Goodyear with Top Supplier Awards
Cooper Standard names Susan Kampe and Christine Krathwohl corporate officers

Friday, May 20, 2016
U.S. hits China steel imports with five-fold tax increase
Dow Corning CEO retiring after Dow takeover
Elsevier announces several new elastomer and polymer books for SPE ANTEC 2016
Tenneco elects new board at annual meeting
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Ghana Oil Palm Development Company invests $50 million into rubber production and processing factory

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Registration open to delegates and exhibitors for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016
Falken ZIEX CT50 has been selected as the original equipment tire for the 2016 Mazda CX-9
Sri Lanka slashes export tax on raw rubber

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Chlorinated polyethylene market worth $620.2 million by 2021
SI Group receives Responsible Care Facility Safety Award from the ACC
Lewis-Goetz is the exclusive distributor of Flexion hydraulic hoses in North America
Bridgestone Americas releases two new Firestone branded performance tires
Leading rubber chemicals and machinery suppliers sponsor USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016 in Pittsburgh
Global non-destructive testing equipment market is expected to reach $5.70 billion by 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Hankook Tire has been selected as the main supplier for Tesla's Model 3
Dow Corning expands its India operations with the opening of the Sahayog Building Solutions Center in New Delhi
Bridgestone expands DriveGuard tire line sizes to fit most popular family vehicles
BFGoodrich Tires introduces the all-new BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport
Global automotive tire market is expected to reach $374.22 billion by 2024

Monday, May 16, 2016
Goodyear will redeem $900 million in senior notes
Carbon black for the global tire market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 percent from 2015 to 2020
Michelin filed suit against Atturo Tire Corporation for patent infringement
Vietnam rubber output dips to a six year low
Songwon Industrial Group reported its audited financial results for the first quarter of 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Global silicone oil market size is projected to reach $2.41 billion by 2020
Titan International promotes John Hrudicka to senior vice president
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC wins environmental awards
Indian growers to increase tapping activity in hopes of higher prices
Dubai imported $3.66 billion and exported $1.33 billion of plastics and rubbers in 2015
Mitsui Chemicals opens new polyurethane plant in Mexico

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Albemarle reports first quarter 2016 results and dividend
Global industrial rubber market is expected to reach $168.3 billion by 2022
Goodyear announces pricing of $900 million of senior notes
Apollo Tyres' net profit increases 12 percent annually
Bekaert reports first quarter 2016 financial resuults
Evonik acquires Specialty & Coating Additives business of Air Products
Lanxess raises guidance for 2016 after strong first quarter

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Expanded Rubber Products sells foam rubber division to Greswold LLC
Carbon black for the global tire market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 percent through 2020
Goodyear announces offering of senior notes
Silicone elastomers market growth is estimated to reach $6.6 billion by 2022
Wacker to showcase a new heat-conducting silicone material at PCIM Europe
Consumer Reports announces top tire picks for 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Hankook Tire's Dynapro HT selected as original equipment on the Nissan Frontier
A. Ajith Kumar takes over as chairman of India's Rubber Board
3D printed foam outperforms traditional cellular materials
NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit U.S. industry
Global green tires market is expected to register a double-digit CAGR through 2025
Core Molding Technologies announces first quarter results

Monday, May 09, 2016
Goodyear awards $52,000 in scholarships and grants to future engineers
ARPM presents Second Annual Safety Awards this June
Bridgestone issues recall for Firestone branded passenger tires for possible tread seperations
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 177th quarterly dividend
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri to sponsor PMA 2016 annual meeting
Global polycaprolactone market expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.1 percent
Toyo Tires continues as the official tire of Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks

Friday, May 06, 2016
Hankook Tire America wins 2016 Business Marketing Association B2 award
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Kuraray America recognized in Houston as Best Company to Work For
Cooper Tire to sponsor the SAE International Formula student program
Mexico tire market to grow at 10 percent CAGR until 2021
Uniroyal LT40 long-haul and regional trailer tire receives SmartWay certification
Maroon Group acquires specialty chemicals distributor U.S. Chemicals

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Scott Gardner joins Davis-Standard as regional sales manager, elastomer and profile systems
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming training courses
University of Akron Polymer Training Center announces silicone elastomers course in July
Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster wide based tire
Hankook Tire supplies exclusive original equipment to the Nissan Frontier
Songwon expands its offering for the industrial lubricants industry

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

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

Monday, May 02, 2016
Lintech International appointed as a non-exclusive distributor for Solvay Silica in the U.S.
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.
Cooper Tire releases first quarter earnings
A. Schulman expands its masterbatch production capacity in China
China National Chemical Corporation completes acquisition of KraussMaffei Group

Friday, April 29, 2016
Goodyear reports record results for first quarter 2016
SI Group has received a silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility by EcoVadis
Dow Corning introduced Syl-Off EM 7978 coating at Label Summit Latin America 2016
Starrett-Bytewise introduces the StarrettSL3 line laser sensor
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

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America will host an open house during the International Silicone Conference in Akron, OH
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting
BFGoodrich Tires debuts new Advantage T/A Sport
Global silicone elastomer market forecast to reach $12.8 billion by 2023
Motion Industries to acquire Colmar Belting




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