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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, February 12, 2016
Trinseo announces expanded custom medical compounding during MD&M West
Industrial gases for rubber industry market is expected to reach 6.31 billion USD by 2020
Fibers from Australian grass are being used to improve latex, make ultra-thin condoms
Lanxess and Saudi Aramco rubber joint venture to be launched on April 1 under the name Arlanxeo
AMAP announces three scholarship winners for 2016
Cooper Tire Asia introduces the new Mastercraft Courser Sport 100 ultra-high-performance SUV tire
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Bridgestone Americas renews sponsorship agreement with NFL for five more years
Rubber Technologists Network (RTN) launched
Omnova sells off its India rubber manufacturing business to Apcotex Industries
Safic-Alcan extends collaboration with Evonik for functional silanes
VMI continues to enforce against IP infringement
Rubber Division, ACS offers technical training and scholarship opportunities
PPG, Bridgestone receive DOE funds to develop fuel-efficient truck, bus tires

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Titan International, Inc. announces fourth quarter 2015 earnings conference call and webcast
Apollo Tyres' net profit up 27 percent in April through December of 2015
B&W awarded $15 million contract to supply environmental equipment for carbon black facility
TMM USA Inc., a subsidiary of Toyo Tire & Rubber, will invest $5.6 million in KY facility
Bridgestone recalls 36,000 truck tires for tread seperation
DuPont expands thermal testing capability in Asia and Latin America
Goodyear reports record fourth quarter

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Dow announces appointment of James R. Fitterling as President and Chief Operating Officer
Birla Carbon wins top honors at Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards in Singapore
Huntsman Corporation declares dividend on common stock
Lubrizol announces the official opening of compounding plant in Dahej, India
LyondellBasell sells Argentina-based Petroken to Grupo Inversor Petroquímica S.L.
RPM International Inc. reported a 20% increase in net income in the second quarter
Continental to build $1.4 billion commercial tire plant in Mississippi

Monday, February 08, 2016
PolyOne Corporation reports record fourth quarter and full year results
Dow Corning reports 10 percent increase in net income in 2015
Cooper Standard expands China footprint with opening of two additional facilities
Bridgestone Americas is expanding their Wilson, NC passenger tire facility
Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand to cut rubber exports in attempt to shore up prices
WACKER lifts sales above €5 billion for the first time
Kumho Tire announces new CEO

Friday, February 05, 2016
Parker Hannifin has added Parprene Tubing to their offerings
Evonik enters into research partnership with Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
189th Technical Meeting & Educational Symposium, San Antonio, TX; April 18-21
Non-destructive testing equipment market forecast to grow to 4.78 billion USD by 2021
Trelleborg reports fourth quarter and year-end results

Thursday, February 04, 2016
Dow Corning launches three new advanced bio-medical grade Liquid Silicone Rubber
Global automotive rubber hoses market to grow at a CAGR of 4.2%
PolyOne acquires certain TPE assets from Kraton Performance Polymers
Aircraft tires market is projected to reach USD 1.37 Billion by 2020

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Cold Jet strengthens its position in the tire industry
Preferred Compounding purchased by company managers and private equity firm
MarketResearch.com acquires The Freedonia Group
Jose Briones joins Orion Engineered Carbons as marketing manager
Global nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) market is expected to reach $2.68 billion by 2020
Rubber technology courses held in Germany
Continental reorganized its truck tires replacement business

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Global silicone market is projected to grow with a CAGR of 6.0 percent through 2020
Goodyear launches new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 high-performance tire
USW files petition against Chinese truck and bus tire imports
Sumitomo cured its first Falken branded tire in North America
Bridgestone recalls trailer tires
J.M. Huber acquires the Martinswerk fire retardant additives business from Albermarle

Monday, February 01, 2016
Goodyear unveiled its longest-wearing waste haul tire and matching retread
Trelleborg reported to be in talks to sell off its stake in TrelleborgVibracoustic
North American thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to grow with 5 percent CAGR through 2020
Global synthetic rubber market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.1 percent
Thailand approves $42 million in loans to help rubber farmers

Friday, January 29, 2016
Rubber Division, ACS to unveil new elastomer training center
Trelleborg inaugurates its new manufacturing facility for agricultural tires in South Carolina
R.D. Abbott hires new executive director
Smithers Rapra to present at the 2016 Tire Technology Expo
VMI launches the VMI Milexx truck tire building machine
Rhein Chemie Additives to present at the Tire Technology Expo 2016
GRTE 2016 pre-registered visitors receive free reference book on rubber mixing

Thursday, January 28, 2016
BFGoodrich becomes the official tire supplier for the Red Bull GRC series
Dow names Neal Sheorey vice president, investor relations
Zinc Oxide, LLC names Micro S.A. De C.V. distributor for Mexico, Central and South America
Omsk Carbon to bring Belarus carbon black plant online this summer
Goodyear will report fourth quarter 2015 financial results on February 9
Yokohama Tire Corporation has earned Caterpillar’s premier supplier award
TSR will showcase its latest developments at the Tire Technology Expo in Hanover

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Thai government is targeting some $10 billion worth of investments for the Rubber City development
AkzoNobel recognized for sustainability excellence
Dow Corning launches Molykote brand grease with double-duty technology
Trelleborg’s year-end report and presentation/telephone conference to be held February 4
PPG Industries announced executive appointments
GRRF 2016 highlights research needs of the rubber industry
Yokohama Rubber opens winter tire test course in Hokkaido

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Hankook Tire’s design innovation in collaboration with Vibram spotlighted at ISPO Munich
Ford Focus RS will be exclusively equipped with Michelin tires
AkzoNobel acquires full control of hydrogen peroxide joint venture
Synthetic latex polymers market forecast to grow at a 3 percent CAGR through 2019
Asia accounts for 93 percent of the world's natural rubber production
India’s natural rubber output drops 14 percent in April-December
BASF increases prices for TDI

Monday, January 25, 2016
Lanxess announces Dirk Van Meirvenne to take charge of Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit
Songwon’s new additives plant in Kizad, Abu Dhabi is now operational
India's natural rubber imports rose by 8 percent in December
Indian rubber associations criticize the government's port restrictions in NR imports
Senators Nelson and Blumenthal request a federal study into the use of crumb rubber in artificial turf surfaces

Friday, January 22, 2016
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics’ River Falls Wisconsin facility receives Torlon processing certification
India puts curbs on rubber imports as domestic prices decline
Cooper Tire establishes new sales office in Brazil
Apollo Tyres inaugurated India’s recycled rubber ‘Go The Distance’ football pitch in Powai, Mumbai
Dow Corning introduces silicone resin for high temperature resistant, room temperature curing coatings
Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers’ Association welcomes Malaysia's impending membership into TPPA
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, January 21, 2016
New graphene elastomer exceeds sensitivity of human skin
Tristan Rubber Molding manufacturing facilities destroyed by fire
ARPM is now offering online training courses to members
Chicago Rubber Group announces Rubber Technology Course and 2016 events
Global automotive rubber hoses market forcast to grow at a CAGR of 4.2 percent
Omnova Solutions reports loss for full year and fourth quarter
Low rubber prices make tapping unviable for Indian farmers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Greene, Tweed opens Elastomer Center of Excellence in Kulpsville, PA
Thailand sets aside $148 million for rubber buying program to aid farmers
Rubber Sheet Roll LLC opens two facilities in the Phoenix, AZ
India starts rubber anti-dumping probe against EU, Korea and Thailand
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for abstracts for the student colloquium and poster session
Cooper Tire & Rubber to release fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Ohio Rubber Group announces 2016 officers and events
Poster submission for Global Rubber Reseach Fair 2016 in Thailand
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
TA Instruments announces move of the Electroforce Group
Sri Lanka rubber exports down by 12 percent in 2015
Wacker expands production capacity for high-quality silicone fluids at Burghausen site
Styrolution has changed company name to Ineos Styrolution

Monday, January 18, 2016
Five Precision Polymer Engineering products pass Total GS PVV 142 general specifications
Evonik expands venture capital activities into Asia
Early registration for the Rubber Division, ACS 189th Technical Meeting & Educational Symposium is now open
Goodyear renews title sponsorship of Cotton Bowl with multi-year agreement
Wacker launches new high-refractive-index silicones for LEDs
Orion Engineered Carbon finalizes acquisition of carbon black plant in China
AkzoNobel and Evonik break ground for production joint venture in Germany

Friday, January 15, 2016
Thailand government agrees to purchase 100,000 tons of rubber directly from growers
Toyota honors Camso with SEQCD Award
ARPM announces departure of two board members
H.B. Fuller Company reported financial results for the fourth quarter
Hankook is recalling Ventus S1 Noble 2 tires for potential sidewall defect
ContiTech industrial hose plant in Iowa announces $7.2 million expansion
Celanese to expand manufacturing production capacity for its GUR product line




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