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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

Thursday, May 19, 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
Registration open to delegates and exhibitors for USA Rubber Industry Forum 2016

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

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

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

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
Mitsui Chemicals opens new polyurethane plant in Mexico
Dubai imported $3.66 billion and exported $1.33 billion of plastics and rubbers in 2015
Indian growers to increase tapping activity in hopes of higher prices
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC wins environmental awards
Titan International promotes John Hrudicka to senior vice president

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Utech North America polyurethanes trade show a success
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
Florida based Simtec joins European companies Silcoplast and Rico Elastomere to form the Rico Group
Wabash MPI celebrates 75th anniversary in 2016

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

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

Friday, April 29, 2016
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Global two-component adhesive market is estimated to reach $6.23 billion by 2020
Goodyear reports record results for first quarter 2016
Falken ZIEX ZE001 A/S selected as one of the original equipment (OE) tires for the 2016 Nissan Rogue
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

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Chicago Rubber Group announces spring technical meeting
Motion Industries to acquire Colmar Belting
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America will host an open house during the International Silicone Conference in Akron, OH
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
Continental constructing tires from dandelions
Hexcel breaks ground on new engineered core facility in Casablanca, Morocco
Arburg inaugrates technology center in Warsaw
Vietnam makes tubeless tires for aircraft

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Continental introduces Blue Neptune hose, crimped assemblies to North American aftermarket
India's rubber output falls to the lowest levels in nearly two decades
Toyota to pioneer use of biosynthetic rubber in engine and drive system hoses
EnPro Industries to acquire Rubber Fab Gasket & Molding, Inc.
Coesfeld and Endurica LLC launch fatigue testing systems initiative for elastomers
Chemical industry leaders recognized for outstanding environment, health, safety initiatives
Dow Corning showcases newest performance-enhancing silicones at Chinaplas

Monday, April 25, 2016
Rubber Roller Group meets in Tampa
Struktol Company of America expands additive line
Arsenal Capital Partners invests in Peterson Chemical Technology
Songwon announces price increases for Songnox 1010 and its blends
Accella Tire Fill Systems puts spotlight on sustainability




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