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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Myers Industries announces quarterly dividend
Registration opens for 7th Rubber Modified Asphalt Conference
ChemSpec, Ltd. opens Mexican performance products division
Clariant reports 10.5 percent growth for the first quarter
Lubrizol Corporation terminates processor agreements with Astral Poly-Technik Limited

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Global pressure-sensitive adhesives market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 7.22 percent
Midwest Rubber Company to acquire Wyoming-based Xccent Medical and Industrial Division
Yokohama Tire Corporation has been named the “preferred tire vendor” for Gemini Motor Transport
Global silicone sealants market is forecast to reach $3.50 billion by 2024
Rubber Division, ACS, announces upcoming training opportunities

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

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

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

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Global polyurethane market forecast to reach $79.15 billion by 2021
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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical form study for joint venture of S-SBR businesses
Patagonia introduces the world's first neoprene-free natural rubber wetsuit
New report available on the ethylene propylene rubber market
Smithers Rapra names VP of technical consulting services and adds new Akron laboratory general manager
China sells $13.84 billion worth of tires in 2015

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

Monday, August 08, 2016
Continental raises earnings forecast
Sumitomo Rubber to invest $88.9 million is SUV tire plant in NY
Silicone-based product use increases in the treatment of scar tissue
Kraiburg TPE to present new product developments at K 2016
Michelin adds 30 new tires sizes to Defender LTX line
Arkema reports second quarter results

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

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

Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Davis-Standard to promote Global Advantage at K 2016
Continental off-the-road products return to the Americas
Sri Lanka Plast 2016 begins this week in Colombo
ExxonMobil expands new Exceed XP performance polymers portfolio
Aerospace tire industry forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.9 percent through 2021
Hankook Tire participates in meet and greet with President Obama at Disabled American Veterans national convention

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Dow Corning's LED optical silicone encapsulants patent upheld by European Patent Office
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to present at J.P. Morgan Auto Conference
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

Monday, August 01, 2016
Dieter Scientific and Thomas Technology Group join CWB Chemical Division’s sales force
Sartomer America's Virginia plant passes one million work hours without loss-time incident
RPM International reported record sales and income for fourth quarter and year
Ube to buy majority stake in Mitsubishi's injection machine building business
AptarGroup expanding elastomer capacity at NY facility
Ohio State researchers grow dandelions to make rubber

Friday, July 29, 2016
Dow reports second quarter results
Joseph Walker named USA Rubber Technologist 2016 by Rubber Technologists Network (RTN)
Green Tire Reclamation agrees to remove 2,400 tons of ground tires from Indiana site
Bridgestone Americas announces the retirement of CEO Gary Garfield
Mitsui Chemicals to increase production of Milastomer with construction of new facility
Global antioxidant BHT market forecast to reach $265.91 million by 2021

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Huber announces commercial production of spherilex amorphous precipitated spherical silicas and silicates
U.S. International Trade Commission to probe imports of synthetic rubber dumping from Brazil, Korea, Mexico and Poland
Emerging Objects with help from Lehigh Technologies uses recycled rubber to 3D print objects
Blair Rubber creates cost-saving rubber lining for mining industry
Goodyear reports results for the second quarter and first half of 2016
Dow Corning cuts 115 jobs at Wales silicone plant

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Shin Etsu Silicones of America introduces a new optically clear silicone liquid injection molding material
Goodyear receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award
Silicone market estimated to reach $21 billion by 2020, expanding at 5.5 percent CAGR
Global demand for rubber processing chemicals is forecast to increase 4.4 percent per year through 2020
Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing facility

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
DuPont names two new Fellows
Hexpol's Burton campus listed among 2016 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio
Dow and DuPont stockholders approve merger
LG Chem to triple elastomer output by 2018
New report available covering United States polymeric flexible hose and tubing market
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 38th annual salmon/trout fishing derby on July 29 in Grand Haven, Michigan
ContiTech expands partnership with Applied Industrial Technologies and its Rodensa subsidiary in Mexico

Monday, July 25, 2016
Milliken highlights the power of “Making Polypropylene Clearer, Better, Faster. Together” at K 2016
Bridgestone working to enhance bus rapid transit with its Tirematics fleet solution in Rio de Janeiro
Hankook Tire's concept tire DynaSync wins Red Dot Design Award
DuPont Performance Materials starts operations at Shenzhen, China
Safic-Alcan extends exclusive distribution agreement with DuPont Performance Materials for Vamac throughout Europe
Nexen Tire receives ‘Winner’ prize at the 2016 Red Dot Design Awards
ARPM gains new sponsor with NaviGate Prepared




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