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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, January 23, 2015
States seek to ban sale of unsafe used tires
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
U.S. to impose duties on Chinese tire imports after preliminary finding of dumping
BASF plans worldwide expansion of PVP production
Dow Corning appoints Jeroen Bloemhard president of Greater China operations
Cabot realigns its global business segments
Cooper Standard announces the restructuring of its European operations
USW commends Commerce Department for preliminary tire dumping findings against China

Thursday, January 22, 2015
RMA supports market-based scrap tire management
Zyvex Technologies announces new polymer modified carbon nanotube additive for elastomers
Tyrexpo2015 starts April 29 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for papers for the 188th Technical Meeting
Cooper CS5 touring tire wins Global 2014 Good Design Award
BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar, LA, site
Alttran hires Mike McDonnell as sales manager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Jefferson Rubber Works increases capacity with addition of new injection molding machine
Omnova Solutions announces fourth quarter results
Arkema finalizes the financing of its acquisition project of Bostik
Evonik launches Degalan VP P 34, a new heat-sealing binder
Michelin launches new Bibload Hard Surface tire
Indian rubber assistance not helping farmers
Dow Chemical elects new corporate secretary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Kendra Tires USA to open new research and development facility in Ohio
Thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to grow 4.7 percent
Ashland moves starting time for first-quarter earnings webcast
Arkema and Teknor Apex form strategic alliance with breathable films
Brenntag AG renews contract of CEO Steven Holland
Dow Corning introduces high-efficiency silicone additives for coatings
Hexpol's acquisition of RheTech is completed

Monday, January 19, 2015
New market report on Thailand rubber chemicals industry
Book of the day - 2014 Wire & Cable Technology Buyer's Guide
Cooper Standard appoints Christine Krathwohl as vice president, global supply chain
Bayer MaterialScience to introduce new milestones in polyurethanes
India to boost rubber growth in Tripura region
Yokohama Rubber Chinese tire plant certified as Environmental Education Base

Friday, January 16, 2015
New market report on global silica industry
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
New market report on silicone elastomers by type, process and application
Yokohama's Russian plant begins production of OE tires for passenger cars
Liberty Tire Recycling and Lehigh Technologies sign distribution agreement for Rheopave RMA technology
TIA seeking nominations for Women to Watch in the tire industry

Thursday, January 15, 2015
GM Korea to recall 100,000 cars over defective brake hose
Indian tire makers cut prices
UTECH Europe 2015 to focus on renewable and recycled resources
New market report on high temperature adhesives
Goodyear names John Lucas senior vice president and chief human resources offices
PolyOne to host an investor day in New York this May
Albemarle Corporation completes acquisition of Rockwood Holdings

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Indian rubber output falls 36 percent in December
Bridgestone Commercial launches new line of Dayton truck tires
Toyodo Gosei relocates regional Shanghai headquarters
Shin-Etsu introduces silicone 'skin' for prosthetic use
California state senator introduces bill banning crumb rubber use in artificial turf
New market report on NBR
Rubber Division, ACS announces training award and undergraduate scholarships

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Pirelli signs new EUR 1 billion line of credit
Kuraray America named one of the Best and Brightest companies to work for in Houston
DRT will present at the Tire Technology Expo 2015
Goodyear Farm Tires awarded FinOvation award
Michelin announces the implementation of a partial share buyback management agreement
EPA targeting toluene diisocyanates (TDI) use
Malaysia's November natural rubber output rises 11 percent to 53,040 metric tons

Monday, January 12, 2015
ContiTech develops lighter, more heat resistant engine hoses
Yokohama to lay off 31 at Salem, VA, plant
2015 National Tire Safety week dates announced
Royal Adhesives & Sealants acquires Advanced Polymers International
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited joins IISRP
Sumitomo Rubber Industries acquires Swiss manufacturer of rubber parts
Asian natural rubber production falls 3 percent in 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
New market report on silicone crosslinked polyethylene
China lowers compound rubber formula with natural rubber to 88 percent
Latest World Rubber Industry Outlook now available from IRSG
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to supply 10,000 tires a year to Boeing C-17 fleet
IISRP hires Bill Yamane as regulatory affairs director
RMA expects growth in total tire shipments in 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015
New market report on personal protective equipment
Stockwell Elastomerics now offering EMI shielded gaskets
PolyOne announces fourth quarter conference call
AMAP announces Modified Asphalt 101 workshop this February in Jacksonville
Bridgestone to layoff 69 workers at Des Moines farm tire plant
GHX Industrial acquires Hose & Fittings, Inc

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Bridgestone develops technology for estimating tire wear
New market report on aniline for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) for rubber products
Comar Chemicals joins IISRP as affiliate member
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to present at Deutsche Bank 2015 global auto industry conference
Kumho begins second round of hiring for its new Macon, GA, plant
Solvay completes acquisition of Ryton PPS from Chevron

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Hankook appoints new president of Hankook Tire America Corp.
R.D. Abbott adds design to ISO certification
Michelin acquires land for expansion of German plant
Bridgestone wins design infringement lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer
New market report on isocyanate global trends and forecast
Thailand government says rubber past critical point and in recovery phase
Indian imported rubber must be exported in six months, down from eighteen

Monday, January 05, 2015
Hexpol acquires polymer compounder RheTech
The Tire Society announces 34th annual business meeting and call for papers
Main Street Capital to purchase Garlock Rubber Technologies
Lanxess to merge treasury and investor relations groups
EnPro sells off GRT rubber manufacturing unit
IISRP enlists newest affiliate
All India Rubber Industries Association announces recipient of K.M. Philip award

Friday, January 02, 2015
Huber Engineered Materials announces management changes
Bekaert completes acquisition of three Pirelli tire cord plants
Goodyear to present at the 2015 Deutsche Bank Conference in Detroit
Delaware Court dismisses case against Apollo Tyre

Thursday, January 01, 2015
Happy New Year - 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Rubber sector expected to recover on higher demand next year
Malaysian firm in third attempt to grow rubber plants for planned biofuels investment
Indian tire manufacturers offer to buy natural rubber from local farmers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
New market report on global self-adhesive labeling market
Rubber prices advance due to flooding in Southeast Asia
Toyo Tires’ sales subsidiary in Thailand to begin delivery of tires produced at Malaysian plant

Monday, December 29, 2014
Vietnam emerging as a major consumer of tires in Asia-Pacific
Toyo Tires to celebrate 70th anniversary in August 2015
Smithers Group to relocate business unit from Portland, ME to Akron, OH

Friday, December 26, 2014
LORD Corporation celebrates 90th year in business
Italian imports-exports rubber and plastic machinery experience growth in 2014
BKT Tires investing in infrastructure, staff in North America

Thursday, December 25, 2014
Merry Christmas from Rubber World

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