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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, July 11, 2014
Japan looks to Myanmar for supply of raw rubber
Renovations to Trostel Ltd.’s headquarters boost pre-production capabilities
Continental creates limited edition passenger car tires for the World Cup
Rubber Division, ACS creates new website dedicated to the International Elastomer Conference
Armacell LLC launches new North American website
ACIMGA and Assocomaplast finalize partnership
Book of the day - Polymer Extrusion, 4th edition

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Vietnam considers cutting rubber export tax to zero
Rubber imports into India lower local prices
Continental expands Chinese-made bicycle tire line
Styron to change name to Trinseo
New market report on NBR powder market and applications
Alliance Rubber re-launches its website
Goodyear announces second quarter results

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Cabot Corporation to announce third quarter 2014 operating results
Wacker opens logistics center at Amtala production site
IRSG is now offering the latest rubber statistical bulletin and industry report
The Central Bank of Liberia pumps millions into the rubber sector
India's natural rubber imports jumped 41 percent in June
Styron publishes its 2013 sustainability and corporate responsibility report
New market report on the global rubber market

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Dow Corning to become leading global supplier of hexachlorodisilane
Star Thermoplastic hires Lawrence Johnson as vice president of sales
NN, Inc. announces new corporate headquarters location in Johnson City
Cabot tops 2013 “Energy Efficiency Frontrunner” benchmark company listing
ContiTech acquires automotive aftermarket business Cadna Rubber
SPE starts recruitment process for new managing director
New market report on specialty forms of NBR

Monday, July 07, 2014
Evonik invests in new research center at Rheinfelden site
DuPont awards $123,000 in grants and sponsorships to support conservation research
Freudenberg announces the retirement of its chairman Dr. Wolfram Freudenberg
Flint Group North America raises prices on silicone web conditioners
International Products Corp. introduces a line of temporary rubber lubricants
Chemtura rubber labels showcased on new Web site
Kraiburg TPE at Fakuma 2014KTD

Friday, July 04, 2014
SiVance debuts new silicone curative
DuPont lowers operating earnings outlook for 2Q and 2014
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announces international segment leadership transition
Vredestein lauches two new tires
Great success of REP International open house

Thursday, July 03, 2014
Continental named as exclusive tire partner and official sponsor of Asian Cup 2015 in Australia
IISRP opens registration for International Scientific Symposium
Apollo Tyres’ board approves company's expansion plans
ARPM appoints Chris Wagner to board of directors
Bridgestone acquiring Masthead Industries
Yokohama Rubber makes management changes
California repeals rubber glove law

Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Strategic alliance for Asian injection molding machine market between REP and LWB Steinl formed
Ansell announces new organizational structure
Kraton Performance Polymers intends to withdraw from LCY combination agreement
Ashland Inc. and Clariant complete sale of ASK Chemicals joint venture to Rhône
Kuhmo Tire to resume construction of its Macon plant
BASF, Huntsman, Shanghai Hua Yi, Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical Co. Ltd. and Sinopec Group Assets Management Corporation plan new MDI plant in Shanghai

Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Lintech name Evonik distributor of the year for second consecutive year
Rubber Division, ACS discount on August courses in Charlotte
Lanxess increases prices for Durethan base resin, film and extrusion grades
Kraton unveils landmark innovation center in mid-Ohio valley
H.B. Fuller Company reports financial results for the second quarter
Evonik to raise prices of hydrogen peroxide and sodium methylate in North America
TIA board elects Tom Formanek as secretary; Mike Wolfe elected treasurer

Monday, June 30, 2014
Omnova announces second quarter results
Vietnam continues to clear rubber plantations due to lack of Chinese demand
Albemarle Corporation to release second quarter 2014 earnings results on July 23, 2014
Arkema elastomer used in Puma brand football boot
Ashland price increase for unsaturated polyester resin, gelcoat and epoxy vinyl ester resins in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
AkzoNobel to invest in new Performance Coatings technology center in China
New market report on medical polymers

Friday, June 27, 2014
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Evonik Industries to reorganize group structure
Nexen Tire signs contract to build new tire plant in Czech Republic
TIA opposes USW petition to limit imports of Chinese-made tires
Dow to construct new ethylene production facility in Texas
AdvantaPure announces the availability of biopharmaceutical grade container closures in TPE
Dow Corning offers the market’s only water-based 100 percent silicone air barrier system
New market report on the isocyanate market

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Pre-registration for Plast 2015 exceeds 1,000 companies
U.S. Silica Holdings increases prices on ground and fine ground silica products
Kraton Performance Polymers declines on Chinese over supply of styrenic block copolymers
Teinin Group increases its investment in Thailand with new tire cord partnership
South Carolina leads the U.S. in tire manufacturing and exports
Myers Industries completes sale of WEK Industries, Inc. and announces realignment
BioClosure container seals from AdvantaPure now available in silicone and TPE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
2014 Chicago Rubber Group golf outing date changes
Portage Precision Polymers hires Thomas Wood as quality manager
Hankook Tire slows production to ease inventory glut
New market report on carbon blacks in China
Halcyon Agri buys into Indonesian rubber production
Thailand may use its NR stockpile for domestic infrastructure
Philips Carbon Black to build carbon black plant in Egypt

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Polymer Technologies acquires Engineered Plastic Solutions
Cooper Tire establishes Global Technical Center to drive advanced tire and material technologies
BASF strengthens performance materials production in China
Kumho Tire resumes plans for U.S. production plant
Tokai Rubber Industries to change company name to Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
International Rubber Study Group announces new POA member, Hankook Tire
Akrochem names new president and vice president

Monday, June 23, 2014
New market report on China tire manufacturing industry 2014
Applied Industrial Technologies declares quarterly dividend
Cooper Tire & Rubber to develop global technical center in Findlay, OH
Toyo Tire opens new production facility in Wuxi, China
John Sheerin joins RMA as director, end of life tires
Elasto Proxy announces rubber and plastic parts for marine applications
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies develops new silicone seal for the food and beverage industry

Friday, June 20, 2014
Nokian Tyres published its corporate sustainability report
The China Rubber Industry Association declares China the worlds largest tire producer
Conti Hybrid: A new tire family for maximum service life
India forms government panel to formulate national rubber policy
Momentive announces Archway Sales as its newest CASE distributor
Former PolyOne executive takes over COO role at Star Thermoplastics
Michelin continues its 30 year partnership with BMW M3 series
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, June 19, 2014
New market report on isocyanate
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 36th annual salmon/trout fishing derby
Brenntag increased dividend and approves stock split
Clariant inaugerates Indonesian investment
Lubrizol breaks ground on surfactant plant in Brazil
Lanxess brings its expanded Baypren production operation online
Trinseo, formerly Styron, announces closing of initial public offering

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Maëlys Castella appointed CFO at AkzoNobel
Ashland to increase global prices of hydroxyethylcellulose
Cooper Tire officially dedicates its Asia Technical Center
Sharon Martin joins Teknor Apex as corporate marketing communications manager
Wacker extends partnerships with IMCD and NRC in Germany
New market report on global and China chloroprene rubber (CR) industry
BASF to participate in public consultation on flame retardant under REACH authorization
Nexen Tire to build new plant in the Czech Republic

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Yokohama signs four year-contract with USW Local 1023
Rhein Chemie celebrates 125th anniversary
Vietnam growers chop down rubber trees over latex price plunge
Bridgestone becomes official worldwide Olympic partner through 2024
Rubber Consultants celebrates 30 years in 2014
Conti eContact scores A/A rating on EU Tire Label
Giti Tire to build $560 million plant in South Carolina

Monday, June 16, 2014
Cooper Tire to receive R&D consultation with NASA scientists
Honeywell UOP licensing TPC Group's technology to produce butadiene
CEAT Kelani to build radial tire plant in Sri Lanka
Momentive opens new autoglazing pilot coating facility in Germany
Lubrizol and Velox announce new distribution partnership
Dr. Theodore Duclos appointed acting president of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
New market report on global and Chinese silicone industry
The Performance Rubber business unit of Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH integrates Kuettner GmbH

Friday, June 13, 2014
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Allnex expands relationship with Lintech International
Kent Elastomers receives Environmental Excellence award from Ohio EPA
Tire Industry Hall of Fame deadline is approaching
Trinseo announces pricing of initial public offering
ARPM wage and salary survey is underway
Johnson Brothers Rubber is now offering two new grades of molded silicone rubber for high heat applications
Hankook Tire honored with International Design Excellence Award 2014

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