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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

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
Toyota to pioneer use of biosynthetic rubber in engine and drive system hoses
EnPro Industries to acquire Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding, Inc.
India's rubber output falls to the lowest levels in nearly two decades
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
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa expands and upgrades Dunlop manufacturing plant
H.M. Royal Inc. announces the appointment of Jeff Dvorak as vice president and general manager
ContiTech launches a redesigned rubber track, the Trackman XP
ContiTech has developed new technology for the lift drive of rack feeders
Wacker considers building new pyrogenic silica plant next to Charleston polysilicon facility

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
DS Brookes Ltd. renamed Davis-Standard Limited
Arsenal Capital Partners completes acquisition of HSM’s foam production assets
Rubber Division, ACS extends call for abstracts deadline to April 29
Momentive Performance Materials to showcase product range at Chinaplas in Shanghai
U.S. demand for silicones forecast to climb 4.5 percent annually to $4.4 billion in 2020

Monday, April 18, 2016
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires to be original equipment fitment on BMW M4 GTS
Quadrant acquires Piper Plastics, Inc. for its global Engineering Plastic Products (QEPP) business unit
Bridgestone Americas announced that Giacomo Bertaina named vice president, Global Digital Enablement Center
Trelleborg signs framework for six-year flexible pipe agreement with Statoil
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

Friday, April 15, 2016
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
Chemtura expands its polyurethane elastomers production capacity at its Latina, Italy facility
DuPont Performance Materials increase prices for Zytel PA 6 and PA 66 in Europe
Goodyear will report first quarter 2016 financial results on April 27
Freudenberg Group announces positive North American results

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Hankook Tire moving North American headquarters to Nashville
New market report is available on the global tire cord and tire fabrics market
Yokohama Tire and the LPGA have joined forces for a new tournament benefiting children
MTD Micro Molding adds additional capacity to Massachusetts facility
Global specialty silica market is expected to reach $4.43 billion by 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Yokohama BlueEarth tire named original equipment for new model Prius
Global consumption of carbon black forecasted to reach 13.9 million metric tons, valued at $20.4 billion by 2020
Falken Tires named the “Official Tire of the San Diego Padres”
Goodyear's Norbert Majerus awarded with the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award
Market report on nitrile rubber is now available
Call for papers: TPE and Silicone Elastomers World Summit 2016
Goodyear declares a quarterly dividend and third consecutive year of record income

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

Monday, April 11, 2016
India Rubber Industry Forum 2016 invites rubber industry experts
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions appoints Linda Muroski president of Marketing Americas
Omnova Solutions reports first quarter results
Smithers Rapra to present on tire design for autonomous vehicles at 2016 Clemson Tire Conference
Zinc Oxide LLC adds Aurora Rubber & Distribution as distributor for the U.S. West Coast
Garlock introduces its new Style 9938 rubber sheet material for use in the chemical, oil and gas industry

Friday, April 08, 2016
Researchers develop new manufacturing process for electroactive polymers
Trelleborg to sell off its shares in TrelleborgVibracoustic to Freudenberg
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
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

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

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

Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Desma China establishes an office in Guangdong Dongguan
Wacker Silicones under new leadership
Solvay and Ineos to end their chlorovinyls Inovyn joint venture
Hankook Tire Gauge Index reveals gaps in car maintenance ahead of National Car Care Month
Dow partners with Habitat for Humanity for the 34th consecutive year
Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tire wins Red Dot: Best of the Best design award
Bluestar Silicones to promote Silcolease at the AWA Global Release Liner Conference in Vienna

Monday, April 04, 2016
Bekaert to expand its steel tire cord factory in Arkansas
Goodyear names 33rd Highway Hero
Technical Industries mourns the loss of their Chairman Anthony “Tony” J. Rose, Jr.
Lanxess and Saudi Aramco have completed the formation of the joint venture for synthetic rubber, Arlanxeo
Continental ranked as one of America’s Best Employers 2016
Birla Carbon restructuring Europe and Africa region operations
Nexen Tire announced that president, Travis Kang, has been appointed CEO

Friday, April 01, 2016
Huntsman announces North American titanium dioxide price increase
California approves grant to use recycled crumb rubber for road repairs
Only latex glove factory in the U.S. starts production
Songwon will be showcasing its high-performance solutions at Chinaplas 2016
Smithers Rapra adds a xenon arc test chamber to its Akron laboratory
Dow Corning completes $6 million investment at its Midland silicone manufacturing site

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