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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, August 27, 2015
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
New market report on the global chloroprene rubber market
New transistor bends like rubber, resistant to shock

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

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

Friday, August 21, 2015
M.R. Mold expands capabilities with YASDA Vi40 5-axis
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
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
Michigan Rubber Group plans September technical meeting
Early registration for International Elastomer Conference ends August 31

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

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
New market report on China's tire industry
Karex Berhad to acquire Medical-Latex
Nexen Tire to build new tech center in Ohio
Kuhmo Tire's unionized workers go on strike in South Korea
India considering allowing foreign direct investment in rubber plantations
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
China International Rubber Industry Exposition 2015 this October
Synthomer announces dividend and increase earning in latest bi-annual report
KraussMaffei to exhibit small and medium-size injection molding machines at Fakuma
Hankook concept tires win design awards
Kraiburg TPE wins Frost & Sullivan award for Customer Value Leadership
Vystar announces advances in ultra low protein latices

Friday, August 14, 2015
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
AirBoss of America declares quarterly dividend
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
Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference in Cleveland, October 12th

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 07, 2015
ContiTech introduces Raw-edge V-belt
RadiciGroup kicks off production in Mexico at Radici Plastics Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Teknor Apex sells UK ETP assets to Petlon Polymers
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
PolyOne's soft touch TPE to be used on Filip Technologies' wearable phone for children
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is expected to reach $19.76 billion by 2022
Parker Hannifin to offer Class VI certified rubber covered fluoropolymer hose
Michelin announces new Defender LTX M/S built with EverTread compound
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company issues 2014 global sustainability report
Swan Chemical announces acquisition of Production Systems
Malaysian Rubber Board appoints new director

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

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Silicone Altimex acquired by Qure Medical
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
Safic-Alcan acquires the distribution business of Chimsnab BG
Twenty-one Dow technologies selected as finalists for 2015 R&D 100 awards

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Conti.eContact specially developed for hybrid vehicles scores A/A rating on EU Tire Label
Ross India moves into brand new facility
Avon Rubbber acquires Hudstar Systems
Yifeng Liao joins Molykote brand specialty lubricants at Dow Corning
Kraiburg TPE will present several new compound series for automotive and consumer applications at Fakuma trade fair
Myers Industries announces the retirement of John C. Orr, president and CEO,
Lubrizol expands Solsperse hyperdispersant capacity in the U.S.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
DuPont announces senior leadership change
BASF reports second quarter sales grew 3 percent to €19.1 billion
Trelleborg reports highest sales to date for a single quarter
Teknor Apex introduces a styrenic TPE with performance of a TPV for gasketing
India's rubber production declining
Songwon announces global price increases for the entire range of phenolic antioxidants
PolyOne announces record second quarter results for 2015




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