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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Michelin launches smart phone app for its Advantage Program members
Attention rubber product manufacturers, rubber machinery and equipment suppliers: Rubber World Red Book Updates
Kraton Performance Polymers announces fourth quarter and full year results
Goodyear paying $16 million to settle bribery-related charges in Africa subsidiaries
Apollo Tyres launches its recruitment drive in Hungary
Bayer proposes increased dividend for 2014 of EUR 2.25 per share
Introduction to Silicone Elastomers course offered by Smithers Rapra
New market report claims that silicone coatings market worth $6 billion by 2020
Sartomer names Stephen Edwards business manager for adhesives, sealants, advanced materials markets

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Optical liquid silicone rubber introduced at Proto Labs
Laurette Koellner elected to Goodyear Board
Evonik now offers halogen-free optical wire jackets
Solvay is building a new specialty polymers resin unit in Augusta, GA
PolymaxTPE introduces new thermoplastic elastomers for sensory-sensitive applications
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 172nd consecutive quarterly dividend
Future of global rubber industry to be debated during World Rubber Week 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
New market report on polyurethanes
New market report on silicone coatings
Toyo Tire Holdings of America, Inc. has issued a recall of Open Country M/T tires
Cooper Tire announce fourth quarter and full year results
Aramco, Dow to start Sadara Chemical in 2015
Michigan Rubber Group cancels annual Focus on Ferris open house
Michelin Pilot Super Sport to be OEM on the new BMW X5M and X6M

Monday, February 23, 2015
Hexpol Compounding releases a video featuring the company's more than 60 years of customer collaborations
Yokohama's Onomichi off-road tire plant earns platinum supplier distinction from Caterpillar
Bluestar Silicones announces U.S. distributors for moldmaking and aerospace applications
Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities
AkzoNobel Performance Coatings adds capacity in Indonesia
Goodyear donates blimp gondola to Crawford Auto Aviation Museum
Smithers Rapra names Nathaniel Leonard vice president of North America business groups
Bridgestone announces new president for the commercial tire division

Friday, February 20, 2015
Trinseo to announce fourth quarter and full year results
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Asian synthetic rubber and butadiene spread sinks to a seven month low
Indian rubber planters request increase on natural rubber import duties
Goodyear's 'Tire Talk' teams up with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards
Pyrolyx AG expands to USA with new partnership with CH2E Group of Colorado
Dow Corning set to introduce high performance building innovation in Sri Lanka
BASF and Petronas to build 2-Ethylhexanoic acid production plant in Malaysia

Thursday, February 19, 2015
General Tire celebrates 100 years
Tony Orlando appointed president of Bridgestone Agricultural Tire
LyondellBasell board authorizes interim dividend of $0.70 per share
Rubber Division, ACS announces $150 discount for its March educational courses
Sibur launches construction of ZapSibNeftekhim
Nokian Tyre announces five new winter tires for Europe
Lanxess to maintain a constant dividend
BASF opens new dispersions plant in Freeport, Texas

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Yokohama Rubber enters Phase IV of its Grand Design 100 medium-term management plan
Goodyear reports fourth quarter and full year results
Indian rubber consumers allege import threat exaggerated
Bridgestone announces senior management changes
Mitas extends flotation tire product range
HallStar signs new distribution agreement with R.D. Abbott
Trelleborg announces price increase for industrial tires in non-US dollar countries

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
New market report on global tire market to 2019
New agent appointed for Cancarbís Thermax thermal carbon blacks in India
Rubber Manufacturers Association offers free tire repair wall charts and handouts
Liquid-infused silicone repells biofilms on medical materials
Goodyear Chairman and CEO to headline World Rubber Summit 2015
The Flexitallic Group appoints Jon Stokes as CEO
Erhardt+Leimer takes over Dr. Noll GmbH

Monday, February 16, 2015
New market report on specialty elastomers in China
TIA issues position statement on scrap tires and producer responsibility
Rubber Board of India to help boost rubber cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh
Kuraray boosts ethylene vinyl copolymer production in Europe
Giti Tire breaks ground on new passenger and light truck tire facility in South Carolina
New insight into how rubber is made could improve tires, reduce air pollution

Friday, February 13, 2015
Synthetic turf study passes EU standards for safety requirements and exposure to children
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New market report on PTFE micro powder
Wacker to present new binders and additives at ECS in Germany this April
Tire Technology International awards for Innovation and Excellence 2015 announced
Toyo Tire announces the new M149 super single for regional to urban use on commercial trucks
Lehigh Technologies wins Environmental Achievement of the Year award
Dr. Sudhin Datta to receive Charles Goodyear Medal

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wacker and Inpro develop a new silicone adhesive for plastic oil pans
Arkema celebrates 50 years of Kynar 500 PVDF resin
U.S. Commerce Department announces new Manufacturing Council members
Latest crumb rubber research study supports its safety
Goodyear to announce 32nd winner of Highway Hero Award at MATS
New market report on global and Chinese rubber shock absorber (automobile) industry
Precision Polymer Engineering opens Texas hub

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Bridgestone unveils next-generation winter tire
Solvay unveils Efficium, a highly dispersible silica for productivity and performance of automotive tires
Michelin's Ultraflex technology tires lower farmers' fuel usage
ExxonMobil Chemical introduces new Vistamaxx grade at Plastindia
Specialty Chemical Sales to distribute Hexion Versatic acids and derivatives in the U.S.
India's natural rubber output drops by a third in January
Lanxess reported to be discussing sale of rubber unit stake to Aramco
Evonik named to institute for advanced composites manufacturing innovation

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company names Ceneviz managing director, Latin America Tire Operations
New Dow Corning QP1-2 LSR supports cost-effective, high-volume production of intricate medical device designs
Orion Engineered Carbons names Mark Leigh senior vice president
TIA members lobby Capitol Hill
Chem-Trend introduces three silicone-free inside tire paints
2014 ISRI annual report now available
Apollo Tyres reports net profit for fiscal third quarter

Monday, February 09, 2015
Gates Corporation announces expansion of Iola, KS, facility
Bluestar Silicones launches new line of soft silicone adhesive for skin applications
Stepan to announce fourth quarter earning results
Goodyear to serve as presenting sponsor for Rubber City Race Series event
Nokian Tyre gains market share and improvements in operations mitigate the impact of the weak Russian economy
Beckwood to supply rubber pad forming hydraulic press to sheet metal fabricator
Mitas is overall winner of the CLAAS Supplier Awards 2014
Dow adds polyolefin elastomers line to its underground electrical wiring solutions

Friday, February 06, 2015
Bluestar Silicones introduces new tailor-made tire release agents
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Thailand's intervention in local NR market is tightening supplies worldwide
Bridgestone Technical Center Europe develops new VT-Tractor agricultural tire
Goodyear achieves top ratings in European tire labeling
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Chenguang form fluoroelastomers JV
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
Nokian Tyre announces dividend and new board member

Thursday, February 05, 2015
Clariant brings new rotational molding laboratory and prototype development cell online in Toronto
Hyzdu takes marketing helm of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Commercial Tire Division
New market report on silicone in medical applications
Dow Corning experts to host seminar and networking event at Modern Facade Technologies in India
Indian Commerce Ministry considers raising import duty on natural rubber to 30 percent
Plast 2015: Positive signs from the sector for the upcoming fair
Goodyear to announce fourth quarter financial results

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
PPG to increase production capacity at its precipitated silica plant in Delfzijl, Netherlands
Arkema appoints Bernard Pinatel to executive committee after finalizing the acquisition of Bostik
Continental relocates Middle East and North Africa business units to Dubai
Follow Rubber World on Twitter for a chance to win a year's subscription to the Blue Book Online
IRSG announces World Rubber Summit 2015 to be held in Singapore this March
Hankook Tire recognized with iF Design Award 2015
Ashland Inc. enters into approximately $270 million share repurchase agreements

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Continental has concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies
Indian rubber growers' associations claim government breached agreement
Factory fire in Thailand causes $40 million in losses for Linglong
Ashland board declares regular quarterly dividend
Styron completes change of company name to Trinseo
India to research rubber dam installation near Taj Mahal

Monday, February 02, 2015
Biomax Rubber Industries listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Hankook Tire reports solid results for fiscal 2014
Thailand urges three nation forum to boost falling rubber prices
Cooper announces leadership changes
Albemarle Corporation completes consent solicitation of Rockwood Holdings notes
Hexpol Compounding increases silicone processing capabilities
LeHigh Technologies appoints tire compounding expert

Friday, January 30, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for abstract submissions for the 12th Annual Student Colloquium & Poster Session
IISRP announces passing of former senior executive
University of Calgary scientests research natural rubber production in lettuce
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Dow reports fourth quarter and full year results
Lanxess reports 2014 earnings exceeded expectations
Dow Corning's Molykote brand lubrication expert to speak at Base Oils session at OilDoc 2015 Germany

Thursday, January 29, 2015
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethanes
Advanced Photonix introduces hand-held nondestructive thickness gauge
New market report on acrylic acid and its derivative types
KraussMaffei Berstorff to display a wide range of products at NPE 2015 in Orlando
Thailand's prime minister bans rubber farmers' planned protest
PolyOne reports record fourth quarter
ERRLAB: A common initiative to improve technical support to small and medium rubber enterprises in Europe

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DuPont announces increase in fourth quarter earnings
Mesnac announces changes in its International Tooling division
Toyo Tires increases the size offerings of its Open Country R/T tire line
Ashland reports preliminary first quarter results
Stepan sells its specialty polyurethane systems business to J6 Polymers
New market reports on global butadiene and chloroprene rubber industry
New market report on global polyurethanes

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Silcotech and Dow Corning introduce a step change in silicone molding technology for medical devices
New market report on EPDM industry and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)
Cooper Zeon RS3-A designated best buy from Consumers Digest
India forms expert committee to review issues of rubber production and imports
Fifteen Thai rubber planters groups merge to form the Rubber Planters' Assemby
Bridgestone develops software to assess conveyor belt wear
Rogers completes $157 million acquisition of engineered silicones producer Arlon

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