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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, May 22, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
National Tire Safety Week is May 24-30
Wacker expands technical center in Moscow
New market report on adhesives and seleants
Continental Tire sponsors Big-Rig Truck Racing series
New report on the U.S. carbon black market

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Elasto Proxy is announcing help for manufacturers with selecting chemically-resistant rubber materials
New research report focuses on the international rubber plated hose industry
Freudenberg-NOK sets a new benchmark for pharmaceutical seal purity
Alliance Rubber adds new product to Walmart shelves
Formulators issued patent for Aquaflex waterproof adhesive
Uniroyal celebrates 50th anniversary of giant Uniroyal tire landmark
Bluestar Silicones announces expanded offering for rapid prototyping silicones

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
New market report on EP elastomers
Freudenberg-NOK introduces new FKM that offers outstanding cold temperature characteristics
Ricoh creates electricity generating rubber
Michelin and Barito Pacific Group enter into a joint venture for producing natural, eco-friendly rubber
GenCorp renamed Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc.
Smithers expands capabilities at its Suzhou, China testing laboratory
Wacker presents new silicone adhesive gel for wound care

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2015 scheduled for this June in Pittsburgh, PA
ARPM to host Environmental Health and Safety Summit this June in Columbus, OH
Tahoma Rubber and Plastics expands rubber compression molding capabilities
Kumho Tire to enhance partnership with Yokohama Rubber
Albright Technologies introduces silicone injection molding for prototypes and low volume production
Goodyear Eagle tires chosen exclusively for all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
James Murphy appointed president and CEO of Davis-Standard, LLC

Monday, May 18, 2015
Nordson announces cash dividend for third quarter
Tenneco shareholders re-elect board members
Gaurav Kumar elevated to chief financial officer at Apollo Tyres
Yokohama wins ADDY award for TV campaign
Songwon reports profits up in first quarter results
India's 25 percent hike on rubber imports duties fails to curb imports
Vietnam's natural rubber exports rise 32 percent on year

Friday, May 15, 2015
Alttran takes delivery of nSPEC 3D microscope from Nanotronics
IISRP names Juan Ramon Salinas as new managing director and CEO
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
New report on the European agricultural tire market
Dow Corning introduces thermally conductive silicone gap filler for automotive electronics
SI Group ordered to cease all commercially defamatory actions and compensate for losses

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Cooper Tire Tupelo plant wins enHance Partnership Award
New eBook from FMI details silicone applications for implantable devices
Braskem's sales grow 6 percent in first quarter of 2015
Evonik inaugurated its expanded Jurong Island oil additive plant
AirBoss Defense awarded IDIQ contract for CBRN protective gloves
Cabot Corporation plants recognized for safety excellence
Momentive celebrates 75 years of invention

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Yokohama Rubber posts highest-ever operating income for first quarter
Apollo Tyres and Manchester United announce scholarship program and launch special edition dual brand tire
Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. passes ISO renewal audit
Bluestar Silicones to present at Tape Summit 2015
Polymer-Technik Elbe to build new compounding facility in Mexico to access the NAFTA market
Apollo Tyres reports a net profit for the fourth quarter
BASF acquires intellectual property for a new manufacturing process of high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB) from Lanxess

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Michelin expands its steer tire line
New analysis report on Thailand rubber market
DuPont introduces two new asphalt modifiers to extend road life
Dow Corning granted Korean patent for LED optical silicone encapsulant technology
Yokohama unveils the latest in its high-performance winter tire collection: the W.drive V905
China may buy Thai rubber at price above market value

Monday, May 11, 2015
Bluestar Silicones presents high-performance elastomers at CHINAPLAS 2015
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2015 scheduled for this June in Pittsburgh, PA
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 173rd consecutive quarterly dividend
NN Inc. reports first quarter results
New market report on carbon black

Friday, May 08, 2015
Yokohama sponsors two Major League Baseball teams
PolyOne receives BD Supplier of the Year Award
Tiny silicone spheres come out of the mist: Targeted medicine?
Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for its new tire sales corporation in Australia
Semperit concludes acquisition of profile producer Leeser
MonTech to present latest developments and innovations at IRC 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces May and June educational courses
Oxford Instruments webinar on AFM characterization of polymers

Thursday, May 07, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK plans to expand automotive sealing plant in Findlay, Ohio
DuPont and Kolon settle trade secret litigation
New market report on global synthetic rubber
Camoplast Solideal acquires Eastwood Tyres of New Zealand
Cooper Tire expands line of Discoverer SRX tires to meet the needs of the expanding SUV market
Proto Labs adds medical grade liquid silicone to its injection molding capabilities
Sri Lanka’s rubber production declines for third consecutive year

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Apollo Tyres uses end-of-life tires to create Go The Distance playgrounds in India
Elgi Rubber buys U.S. retreading equipment manufacturer CRS
Elasto Proxy announces article and video about electrically conductive silicones for EMI shielding
Goodyear to use PPG's Agilon performance silica to increase tire fuel efficiency
Tire recyclers battle cancer claim
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies develops leak-tight radial shaft seal for roller bearings
Helix Medical acquires the silicone tubing line of W.L. Gore & Associates
A. Schulman to move European shared service center to Poland

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
New market report on fluoroelastomers
New market report on polyether polyols
TransDigm to acquire Pexco
Songwon enters into a joint venture with Qingdao Long Fortune Chemical & Auxiliary Co.
Trinseo makes pledge to Operation Clean Sweep
Carnegie Mellon chemist, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, wins Dreyfus Prize
PolyOne reports first quarter 2015 results

Monday, May 04, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces extended deadline for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
Cooper Tire reports quarterly results lower than expected
India hikes natural rubber duties to 25 percent to protect growers
Lanxess Corporation signs Harwick Standard as distributor of high performance elastomers
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers sealing technical committee is quickly growing
Crizaf opens new manufacturing facility in Durham, NC

Friday, May 01, 2015
Carlisle introduces Ultra Guard MX for mixed surface use
Cooper Tire completes DOE grant work to develop fuel efficient tires
RMA President and CEO Charlie Cannon to retire in late 2015
Teknor Apex reports no injuries in Oldbury, U.K. plant fire
Momentive to demonstrate its Ultra Clear Silopren LSR at Light Fair International in NY
Dow Europe GmbH announces price increase for polyol and MDI products
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers

Thursday, April 30, 2015
The European SBR market is projected to reach $2,498.5 million by 2019
Repsol and Grupo Kuo extend their JV with Dynasol synthetic rubber
Zeon to expand thermoplastic elastomers capacity at Mizushima, Japan plant
Dow starts up key polyols production facility in Thailand
Rubber prices in China posed to increase as stock piles shrink
Goodyear reports record earnings for first quarter of 2015
APS Elastomers offers TPU for 3D printing

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
IISRP elects United States executive as president for 2015-2016
India's manufacturers urge government not to raise import duty on rubber
NCSU and MIT develop rubber membrane to reduce aircraft cabin noise
Market report forecasts the agriculture tires market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 4.19 percent
VMI’s IP successfully protected in China
Omnova Solutions announces a price increase on all styrene butadiene latex products sold in the Americas
Terry DeLapa serves as first female chair of Rubber Division, ACS

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Rubber surges on Shanghai Futures Exchange as stockpiles shrink in China
Nokian Tyres applies for listing of stock options 2013
Royal Adhesives and Sealants acquired by American Securities
Solvay launches construction of highly dispersible silica plant in Korea
Top Glove looks to expand through mergers and acquistiions
India’s rubber imports at all-time high of 4.15 lakh metric tons in 2014-15

Monday, April 27, 2015
Indian commodity exchange launches forward trading in rubber
Goodyear to build new tire plant in Mexico
Nokian Tyres introduces new all season touring tire for North American market
Thai and Indonesian rubber producers to boycott Singapore Commodity Exchange
New tire fiber study sets benchmark for industry
Continental opens new R&D center for tires in Hefei, China

Friday, April 24, 2015
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Michelin announces first quarter profit and stock buyback program
Dow Chemical reports first quarter results
Trinseo announces pricing of senior notes to refinance existing indebtedness
New market report on styrene butadiene rubber by application
Smithers Rapra will bring together tire industry leaders May 19-21 in Nashville
Mitsui Chemicals begins construction on new polyurethane plant

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Regional Indian finance minister demands a ban on rubber imports
RMA announces winners of SHIP awards for worker safety achievements
Sartomer Americas to market specialty chemicals directly to Brazil
RB Rubber, an Accella company, announces new name of Ultimate RB
Dow Corning unveils new extreme high heat Silastic fluorosilicone elastomers at SAE 2015
Specialty sealing company Novotema acquired by IDEX Corporation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Pirelli, Sythos and Rosneft sign MOU for synthetic rubber production in Russia
Rubber production in Kerala sees sharp decline
New market report on global SBR market
STREF and RMA announce dates for the 6th Scrap to Profit conference
Albright Technologies announces organizational restructuring
SiVance, LLC opens R&D lab for specialty silane and silicone technologies
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Fred Koplin to speak at M2W




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