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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, July 03, 2015
IISRP counts Kuraray America Inc. and Thai Synthetic Rubbers as its two newest members
AkzoNobel expands its Performance Coatings research facility in Houston
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
9th Rubber & Tire Markets Summit outlines growth potential in Asian markets
World automotive tire market calculated to reach $198.78 billion in value in 2015
Cooper Tire to announce second quarter results in August
Durex Industries introduces molded foam silicone rubber heaters

Thursday, July 02, 2015
ARPM holds plant tour event at Trostel in Whitewater, WI
Rubber Division, ACS announces $100 discount for its September course
Low latex prices boost Vietnam's rubber exports
R.D. Abbott expands distribution of Lanxess tire and specialty rubber products
Arkema announces a global price increase for its Clearstrength MBS (MMA-butadiene-styrene) impact modifiers.
BASF sells stake in SolVin to Solvay

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Global SBR market expected to reach $23,144.3 billion by 2020
ExxonMobil Chemical develops a novel approach for EPDM rubber compounds
Tire Industry Hall of Fame nomination deadline is approaching
DuPont Performance Polymers launches new Vamac VMX5000 high temperature elastomer pre-compound
Cabot launches new series of low PAH carbon black products
Kerala to introduce price support scheme for rubber farmers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Roger Guillemette, founder of Guill Tool & Engineering, died June 5
Diadeis reinforces its color management solutions with the implementation of PantoneLive and ColorCert.
Global carbon black market expected surpass $25 billion by 2020
Freudenberg-NOK breaks ground on expansion of its Findlay, OH, facilities
Dow scientists receive prestigious “Heroes of Chemistry” award
Trinseo receives DKG product award for S-SBR

Monday, June 29, 2015
ZC Rubber Thailand to hold opening ceremony
Congress holds hearings on reauthorization of the highway bill
Engel announces HL Awards for 2015
Charles Braun concludes term as ARPM board president
Lanxess presents innovative solutions at International Rubber Conference
Chicago Rubber Group golf outing planned

Friday, June 26, 2015
Plan to attend International Elastomer Conference
Omnova Solutions world headquarters receives LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council
Bluestar Silicones International invests EUR 15 million in its Saint Fons elastomer production unit
Cimcorp secures $33.5 million order from Chinese tire manufacturer
Assocomaplast sees positive economic signals, elects new president
Advanced Rheological Measurements on Polymers and Rubber Compounds webinar planned
More Toyo Tire employees involved in scandal

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS, announces student outreach program
Dow Corning exhibiting fluorosilicone rubbers made for extremes at DKT 2015
Arburg celebrates 25 years in the USA
Davis-Standard installs elastomer research and development technical cell
Toyo Tire chairman, president to resign over product data falsification
Engel's new rubber injection molding machine debuts at IRC trade fair

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
PolyOne celebrates grand opening of new Asia Innovation Center
Huntsman acquires polyurethane elastomer manufacturer Tecnoelastomeri
Superior Formulations LLC announces line of "instant" slab dips
Dow Corning granted Korean patent for industry-leading LED optical silicone encapsulant technology
Smithers Rapra expands tire testing capabilities at Ohio laboratory
Arsenal Capital completes sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants to America Securities

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Kumho Tire embeds RFID tags into half-finished products
West Pharmaceutical Services celebrates groundbreaking of Waterford, Ireland manufacturing facility
Apollo Tyres appoints J. Walter Thompson Company as its global creative agency
Sappi gaining market share outside Europe with silicone base paper
BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts plant in Shanghai
New report on the global rubber gloves market
Cooper Tire announces its new off-road Discoverer STT Pro

Monday, June 22, 2015
Platts Webinar: Will India overtake China as world's largest polymer market?
Michelin to invest $22 million to increase capacity at Dothan, AL, plant
ARPM released its new and revised ARPM Rubber Handbook.
USDOC releases tariff rates for China tire imports
Chinese tire makers set for higher costs under new rubber standard
India adds price support for natural rubber farmers
Gecko-like gripper to revolutionize manufacturing with tunable silicone adhesion

Friday, June 19, 2015
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
New market report on EPDM by application and geography
Zeon Chemicals adds applications development chemist to Nipol development team
Lehigh Technologies expands into Europe
Bob Samples, founder of Akron Rubber Development Laborator, Inc., died June 16
David Sokol is backing a new $60 million tire-testing facility in North Carolina
AirBoss of America Corp. to acquire Immediate Response Technologies, LLC

Thursday, June 18, 2015
KraussMaffei Group appoints Dr. Frank Stieler as CEO
Nebraska to spend $2 million on tire recycling and cleanup
Court looking for Akron rubber workers’ heirs for asbestos-related damage claims
Kerala will not share rubber subsidies
Freudenberg business in India grows 32.8 percent in 2014
Stepan completes purchase of sulfonation production facility in Brazil

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Synthomer launches new generation nitrile product for ultra thin gloves
Sensor patches, loud speakers and power generators made up of rubber to be presented at IRC in Nürnberg
China angered by U.S. duties on tire imports
Continental scientists awarded 2015 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for dandelion rubber research
Silicone world demand to rise 5.8 percent annually through 2019
Momentive inaugurates their MEA logistics center in Dubai

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
US imposed duties on Chinese car and light truck tires
New Dow Corning EI-1184 silicone encapsulant available from Ellsworth Adhesives Europe
Superior Formulations announces line of instant slab dips
Momentive starts operations at its expanded Leverkusen liquid silicone plant
Kerala seeks funds for rubber subsidy
Saint-Gobain Seals to showcase high temperature sealing and polymer solutions at Paris Air Show

Monday, June 15, 2015
Nizhnekamskneftekhim Group starts fourth halobutyl rubber line
Chinese rubber machinery industry to exceed $4 billion, according to new report
Malaysia rubber production falls 40 percent
Argentinian company Buco, SA to buy rubber from India
New report on the global tire market
Monprene CP Series compounds now available from Teknor Apex

Friday, June 12, 2015
Fitch reports low raw material costs are aiding U.S. coating businesses
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New report on the global styrene market
Proto Labs named manufacturer of the year, small enterprises, at the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Omnova Solutions announces plans to reduce operating costs by $14-17 million
Apollo Tyres expands its truck-bus radial range in Iran
Specialty synthetic and glass fiber market to be worth $14.2 billion by 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Bluestar Silicones promotes expanded line of Silbione soft silicone adhesive for wound care
Michelin launches international platform for new consumer website
New report on the rubber processing chemicals markets in China
Select Sands announces 20 million tonnes indicated resources of silica sand with a pre-tax NPV valued at US $160 million
Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers ask government to delay new tariffs
Silicone hose manufacturer Venair Group expands into Europe and USA
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 37th annual Salmon/Trout Fishing Derby this July in Grand Haven, MI

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
BASF to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin business to Imerys
MasterBond's one component, neutral curing silicone passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 tests
Michelin expands its Premier tire line for light trucks, SUVs and CUVs
Sartomer Americas names John Erbeck senior account manager
Goodyear reaches supply agreements for rice husk ash silica

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
DuPont’s board of directors declares spin-off dividend of the Chemours Company shares
Evonik successfully completes the acquisition of Monarch Catalyst in India
Sid Richardson announces new carbon black plant in Mexico
Thai officials begin razing illegal rubber plantations
Elsevier introduces comprehensive database detailing the degradation of plastics and elastomers
Lubrizol adds acrylic emulsion capacity to Europe to support coatings industry demand
Dow Corning's Molykote brand to co-sponsor SAE webcast on role of friction reduction in improving powertrain efficiency

Monday, June 08, 2015
European styrene butadiene rubber producers raise offers by Eur 50-100/mt, citing feed hikes
Continental to boost annual capacity at Hefei car tire plant to 14 million tires
PolyOne receives UL certification for high-performance Bergamid product line
India looks to expand rubber plantings in northeast states
Global surfactants market projected to be worth $42 billion by 2020
Giti Tire appoints product manager to develop GT Radial, Primewell TBR tires
Phoenix Compounding Technology will exhibit at Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung 2015

Friday, June 05, 2015
Book of the day - 2015 Wire & Cable Technology Buyer's Guide
Goodyear wins the Green Product Award 2015 for the Fuelmax S truck tire
Solvay opens biotechnology laboratory in Brazil
PPG acquires specialty coating and materials company Cuming Microwave
Goodyear, Sumitomo Rubber reach agreement to dissolve global alliance
Pyrolyx merges with Stegelitz to form world's largest manufacturer of recovered carbon black
Contitech to sell Veyance Technologies' air springs business to EnPro Industries

Thursday, June 04, 2015
Ashland introduces low styrene resins for the marine industry
AkzoNobel to build €30 million performance coatings facility in Thailand
Brenntag AG expands management board to five members
2015 Tire & Rubber Summit to be held June 22-23 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops new radial shaft seal ring for tire pressure control systems.
Hexpol investing in further capacity for rubber compounding in Mexico
R.D. Abbott is now a full service supplier of Dow Corning medical device elastomers




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