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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, August 28, 2015
High density polyethylene market is expected to reach $84.79 billion
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
BFGoodrich extending warranty for its commercial truck tires
New rubber processing plant opens in Cambodia
Evonik's new silicone resin is HAPS-free for high-heat applications
Harley-Davidson agrees to sell co-branded Michelin motorcycle tires
Michelin launches regional drive Smartway retread tire

Thursday, August 27, 2015
New market report on the global chloroprene rubber market
New transistor bends like rubber, resistant to shock
Natural rubber prices have fallen to a six-year low
Medline expands SC plant to produce latex-free Isolex
Core Molding appoints new board member
China-based company to locate molding headquarters in Tennessee

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Preferred Compounding de Mexico grows, brings mixer online, adds 5,000 square feet
Global rubber market saw 6.8 percent growth, according to new report
ContiTech’s St. Marys, OH, plant celebrates 75th anniversary
Tire Industry Association announces names of 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
Ube Industries opens butadiene rubber plant in Malaysia

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Elasto Sweden expands Mediprene TPE range
Solvay Specialty Polymers licenses RTP Company to produce and sell its Radel R-7000 series resins
LyondellBasell announces sale of Argentina-based Petroken
Goodyear names Chris Delaney president-elect of its Asia Pacific business unit
Sumitomo Rubber reports lower income for first half of 2015
Cooper Tire tests guayule based tires
Yokohama Rubber to sponsor one of world's largest aviation shows

Monday, August 24, 2015
U.S. demand for industrial rubber products is expected to rise 3.4 percent
Evonik video demonstrates the benefits of Dynavis technology in injection molding machines
Freudenberg acquires majority stake in Hemoteq AG
Brenntag acquires majority stake in Trychem
DuPont names Jeanmarie F. Desmond vice president and controller
Cabot Corporation releases its 2014/2015 sustainability report
Dow Corning presents developments in advanced lubrication science and technology at ITC Tokyo 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015
Michigan Rubber Group plans September technical meeting
New market report for synthetic rubber at the global and regional level
Freudenberg-NOK components support multiple electric vehicle battery developments
Toyota chooses Goodyear Wrangler tires for 2016 Tacoma TRD
Early registration for International Elastomer Conference ends August 31
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
M.R. Mold expands capabilities with YASDA Vi40 5-axis

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Deadline approaching for the 2015 TIA board election
R.E. Carroll acquires specialty chemical distributor J.H. Calo Company
Songwon announces increased profits in second quarter results
Netzsch acquires dynamic mechanical thermal analyzer maker Gabo
Fort Wayne Rubber Group technical meeting to be held September 10
Recently launched Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive nominated for R&D 100 award

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Rubber in Engineering Group technical discussion meeting topic: Rubber composites
Low resistance tires saves gas and money, according to a new report
Yokohama and KaBOOM! Partner again at Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
HB Chemical signs agreement with ACE Products & Consulting LLC to distribute silicone raw materials
PolyOne commences closure of its Granby, Quebec facility
Cambodia increases dry rubber exports by 47 percent
New market report on China's tire mold industry

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
India considering allowing foreign direct investment in rubber plantations
Kuhmo Tire's unionized workers go on strike in South Korea
Nexen Tire to build new tech center in Ohio
New market report on China's tire industry
Karex Berhad to acquire Medical-Latex
Elastic drug delivery technology releases drugs when stretched
PTT Global Chemical proceeds with study to build $1 billion USD polyurethane complex in Thailand

Monday, August 17, 2015
KraussMaffei to exhibit small and medium-size injection molding machines at Fakuma
Hankook concept tires win design awards
China International Rubber Industry Exposition 2015 this October
Synthomer announces dividend and increase earning in latest bi-annual report
Vystar announces advances in ultra low protein latices
Kraiburg TPE wins Frost & Sullivan award for Customer Value Leadership

Friday, August 14, 2015
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
AirBoss of America declares quarterly dividend
Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference in Cleveland, October 12th
Special discounts for Rubber Division, ACS online courses and books ends today
Rubber transistors show enormous resistance while being ideal for clothing
Indian MP urges commerce minister to band the import of natural rubber

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to expand LSR facility in Bulgaria
Accella Tyre Fill Systems Arnco product line now being produced in Germany
Wacker posts significant growth in sales and earnings for second quarter
ContiTech introduces a low-solvent coating for V-ribbed belts
DuPont Performance Polymers introduced Vamac VMX5000
AirBoss announces 2nd quarter 2015 results

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Continental equips electric truck with 3rd generation tires and ContiPressureCheck
Ray-Ran Test Equipment acquired by Industrial Physics
Harvard researchers produce an ultra-thin silicone rubber similar to bio-tissues
Wacker develops break through 3D silicone printer for additive manufacturing
Green Rubber Global to purchase $8.3 million worth of elastomer recycling machinery from YMS Process Engineering
Sumitomo Rubber enters into an R&D agreement with Kultevat for rubber plant breeding
Apollo Tyres net profit increases 27% in first quarter

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
U.S. tire shipments are projected to reach 314 million units
Chemours to cut $350 million as sales fall 10% in second quarter
Trinseo reports second quarter results
Pirelli posts positive first half numbers
Nokian Tyres to cut 900 from Finland plant
BFGoodrich Tires announced that it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires

Monday, August 10, 2015
Cooper Standard appoints Brigit Anthony as VP, engineering and technology, North America
Lanxess raises guidance after strong second quarter, continues carve-out process of rubber business
Goodyear to present at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in NY
Rubber Division, ACS offering career fair at the International Elastomer Conference
Timken Company acquires Carlstar Belts from American Industrial Partners
Grupo KUO and Repsol clear antitrust proceedings for integration of their synthetic rubber businesses
Non-destructive testing equipment market expected to grow to $4.78 billion by 2021

Friday, August 07, 2015
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
RadiciGroup kicks off production in Mexico at Radici Plastics Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Teknor Apex sells UK ETP assets to Petlon Polymers
ContiTech introduces Raw-edge V-belt
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announces second quarter results and dividend of 10.5 cents per share
ChemChina to finalize its acquisition stake in Pirelli
Cooper Standard opens two new facilities in China

Thursday, August 06, 2015
Parker Hannifin to offer Class VI certified rubber covered fluoropolymer hose
PolyOne's soft touch TPE to be used on Filip Technologies' wearable phone for children
Michelin announces new Defender LTX M/S built with EverTread compound
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is expected to reach $19.76 billion by 2022
Malaysian Rubber Board appoints new director
Swan Chemical announces acquisition of Production Systems
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company issues 2014 global sustainability report

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Indian tire companies' stocks rise as rubber prices crash
Pneumatic tire market expected to reach $287.5 billion worldwide by 2020
Rubber enters bear market as demand wanes in China
Dunlop to launch Winter Sport 5 winter tire in September
Global elastomers market poised to reach $36 billion by 2022
KraussMaffei starts roadshow for new CX series molding machines
Continental increases forecast for adjusted EBIT margin to around 11 percent

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Dätwyler buying Italian seals manufacturer Origom
Michelin to increase production at its Chennai plant by 45 percent to meet demand in India
NewAge Industries introduces Silbrade Platinum braid-reinforced silicone hose
Twenty-one Dow technologies selected as finalists for 2015 R&D 100 awards
Silicone Altimex acquired by Qure Medical
Safic-Alcan acquires the distribution business of Chimsnab BG

Monday, August 03, 2015
Ashland Inc. announces preliminary financial results for the fiscal third quarter
Petra Group to build rubber recycling facility in Northern England
Liberian rubber sector review leads to retraining and growth practices
ChemSpec acquired by French specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan
Chemours launches Viton VTR-9307 bisphenol-cured fluorinated rubber pre-compound
New report on China's polyurethane rubber market
Chemtura announces earnings report for second quarter 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015
Hercules Tire & Rubber issues recall for 90,000 All Trac A/T tires
ContiTech unveils its updated North American headquarters in Fairlawn, OH
Michelin Pilot Super Sport chosen as OEM for 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
BFGoodrich Tires celebrates 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire sales in North America
Global chloroprene rubber market to grow 5.89 percent
U.S. Senate passes long-term federal highway bill with tire-related provisions
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Michelin reports higher earners as volume increased versus weaker Euro
MarChem Pacific receives SPI Gold Safety award
Lehigh Technologies announces price increase for PolyDyne and MicroDyne micronized rubber powders
RPM International reports record sales in fourth quarter
Goodyear reports record results for the second quarter
ARPM Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference planned
Apache to open new production and distribution facility in Dallas, TX

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