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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Semperit expands hose facility in Czech Republic
Mallard Creek Polymers releases its new water-resistant adhesive latex
Apollo begins construction of their Greenfield facility in Hungary
Kraton Performance Polymers announces first quarter release conference call and webcast
Koda Distribution Group acquires Unipex Solutions Canada
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to exhibit engineered polymer solutions at Interphex 2015
TIA board of directors nomination deadline approaching

Monday, April 20, 2015
Stephen Cox named General Manager of the Polyvinyl Butryal Division (PVB) and Vice President of Kuraray Americas
Goodyear to announce first quarter results April 29th
Genstar Capital announces investment in Boyd Corporation
WSF Industries develops vulcanizing autoclave for high-speed opertation
Freudenberg-NOK develops rubber material based on bio-renewable polymer for fluid applications
Cooper Tire Texakan plant earns Gold SEP certification

Friday, April 17, 2015
Graco introduces new injector-based automatic lubricating pumps for tire machinery
Accella Performance Materials promotes Al Restaino to VP of Marketing
New market report on Nitrile Rubber
Indonesia tire industry is forecast to grow 13% according to new market report
Smithers Rapra course - Introduction to Silicone Elastomers, May 2015
Acquisition starts new era for DKL Rubber
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing

Thursday, April 16, 2015
New market report on polybutadiene rubber
Mars Mineral adds tire char pelletization to range of capabilities
Yokohama Tire and local volunteers to build eco-friendly playground in Capistrano, CA
Dow launches 2025 sustainability goals to help redefine the role of business in society
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share
Goodyear building for long-term growth
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company introduces a line of tires for the SUV, crossover and light trucks market

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Babcock & Wilcox to market Magotteaux manufactured tires, grinding segments and pulverizer balls to U.S. and international customers
Milacron announces plans for IPO
Lehigh Technologies wins Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award
Zeon releases their new Product Guide
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
NHTSA standardizes tire identification number for tires sold in U.S.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Indian government formulating policy to address issues of the nation's rubber industry
Wacker has developed a new silicone based surfactant for pulp dewatering
New market report on the global tire market
ExxonMobil Chemical, previously Advanced Elastomer Systems, to close Akron offices
Smithers Rapra annouces, "Methods to predict real-world tire performance" webinar
Hyundai to replace tires on all 2015 Genesis sedans
Pirelli receives the J.D. Power award for OE tire customer satisfactio

Monday, April 13, 2015
Michelin adds two more J.D. Power awards to the 77 already received since 1989
Introducing ICMA’s line for lab testing in North America
Indonesian government seeks to increase domestic rubber consumption
Construction of Apollo Tyres’ Greenfield facility in Hungary begins
New market report on SBR with forecast up to 2019
Roquette Freres launches new industrial unit for the production of isosorbide

Friday, April 10, 2015
APS Elastomers develops thermoplastic elastomer for flat cables
Engineering rubber conference in Manchester
Goodyear issues Rube Goldberg challenge to STEM students
Lanxess brings new EPDM plant online in China
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions announces price increase across Europe, Middle East & Africa
Liberty Tire Recycling completes financial restructuring
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, April 09, 2015
RPM reports record sales for fiscal 2015 third quarter
Trostel taps gas & oil industry pro to help address industry’s high-performance rubber needs
UTECH Europe 2015 exhibition and conference next week (14-16 April) in Maastricht, The Netherlands
ARPM plant tour at Desma's Hebron, KY plant
A. Schulman to establish masterbatch production plant In Turkey
Apollo increases its focus on commercial and fleet retreading
Toyo Tires joins Red Sox Nation as the official tire of the Boston Red Sox

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Michigan Rubber Group announces its May golf outing
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release first quarter 2015 results May 1
Maire Tecnimont awarded contract to build polypropylene plant in Azerbaijan
Albemarle to increase the price of Ethacure 100 products
Nokian Tyres’ tax ruling overturned
Trinseo introduces supplier code of conduct
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethane
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming educational courses

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Rubber plantations totaling 11,000 hectares developed in Nagaland, India
PolyOne launches new, innovative vibration damping technology
New market report predicts SBR growth based on growing tire market
Washington State University scientists see prickly lettuce as a new source of natural latex

Monday, April 06, 2015
Royal Holdings acquires Chemical Innovations Limited
Versalis and LOTTE Chemical to expand cooperation and presence within the Asian market
ARPM hosts plant tour at Desma USA in Hebron, KY
BASF at the Utech Europe 2015: Polyurethane systems, TPU and PU raw materials for all segments
Trostel attains platinum level supplier designation from Caterpillar

Friday, April 03, 2015
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
World Rubber Week 2015 continues to shape the future of the rubber industry
A. Schulman declares regular cash dividend
Trelleborg acquires outstanding share of liquid silicone rubber operation in Bulgaria
Zeon Europe considers closing of U.K. production facility
Indian rubber farmers stretched to the limits

Thursday, April 02, 2015
Omnova Solutions to webcast first quarter 2015 earnings call
BFGoodrich Tires is launching its new g-Force COMP-2 A/S tire
Myers Industries revises fourth quarter results due to Brazilian operations financial errors
Sri Lanka rubber auction sees lowest prices in six years
Zeon plans second Singapore factory for specialized synthetic rubber
Dow Corning to present webinar detailing polyamide performance enhancements enabled by silicone-based additives
New market report on SBR based adhesives

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. announces results for the fourth quarter and full year
Trelleborg acquires agricultural tire business in Australia
Clariant acquires Lanxess' black pigment portfolio in India
Proto Labs introduces low-alloy steel to metal injection molding
New market report on global SBR market
Holz Rubber Company celebrates 80 years in business
Sumitomo Rubber begins delivery of Falken brand ZIEX tire to Volkswagen for use on the new Passat

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
U.S. gasoline use at lowest level in 30 years
Early registration for the Rubber Division's 187th Technical Meeting ends today
Rhein Chemie to exhibit at Utech 2015 this April
Kumho returns to the commercial tire market
Bridgestone launchs next generation fuel-efficient tire
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC receives 2015 Environmental Warrior Award
Rep International keeps momentum
PolyOne launches ColorMatrix Select, a cloud-based liquid color selection and supply service

Monday, March 30, 2015
New ultra high performance tire from Bridgestone in stores
New market report on fluoropolymers
Firestone Building Products facility reaches one million man hours without lost-time accident
Chandra Asri to build synthetic rubber plant in Cilegon, Indonesia for JV with Michelin
BASF cooperates with partners to introduce online control of complex batch processes
Bluestar Silicones to present Silbione products at Medtec Japan 2015
Bekaert completes acquisition of Pirelli tire cord plant in China
Goodyear names 32nd Highway Hero

Friday, March 27, 2015
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Yokohama’s new commercial tire plant in Mississippi is “Right on Schedule”
Continental's General Highway Tire launchs three new highway truck tires at Mid-America Truck Show
Goodyear establishes tire development center in Pulandian, China
AkzoNobel to invest in organic peroxide operations in the U.S. and Europe
J.D. Power finds customers are less satisfied with run-flat tires
Evonik to invest over €4 billion in research and development

Thursday, March 26, 2015
FDA recommends manufacturers no longer use the claim 'Latex Free'
Michelin predicts end of low rubber prices
BASF cooperates with partners to introduce online control of complex batch processes
Semperit has acquired German rubber seal manufacturer Leeser GmbH
New market report on global and Chinese injection molding machine industry
India expected to be self-sufficient in synthetic rubber by 2017
Elasto Proxy announces new help for manufacturers
Desser Tire & Rubber has acquired European aircraft tire specialist Watts Aviation

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Huntsman TPU is sole choice for Spanish footwear manufacturer Panter
Yokohama's Advan to come factory-equipped on Porsche's Cayenne
Mettler-Toledo presenting webinar on dynamic mechanical analysis
Toyo Tire introduces new heavy-duty steer tire
Continental Carbon reaches $95 milliion settlement with the EPA
New report on the silicone fluid market
Lack of world rubber demand predicted to keep prices low through 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces discounts for its April training courses
Lord Corporation unveils new low read-through acrylic adhesive
China National Chemical Corp. makes a $7.7 billion bid for Pirelli
Core Molding acquires long fiber thermoplastic maker, CPI Binani
Polymax launches new TPE for extreme conditions
New market report claims the SBR market is expected to reach $16,110 million by 2019
Evonik expands silicone platform in Germany and China
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow the Denka acquisition of DuPont chloroprene operations

Monday, March 23, 2015
India's natural rubber imports head to all time high
Polymer Foam 2015 conference to be held in Cologne, Germany this November
New market report on global rubber additives
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory finds polyureas work better than paint to prevent corrosion
Rubber Consultants expands its tire testing facilities with a new two-station passenger rig
Pirelli rumored to be sold to China Chemical Corp.
NuSil appoints Ernest Waaser as new CEO

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