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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

Monday, July 27, 2015
MPI Release launches line of silicone release liners
Rubber Division revamps technical paper purchasing and archive system
Evonik opens new business and innovation center in Richmond, VA
Indian government to include rubber growers in latest stimulus package
Construction bidding for new Giti plant in South Carolina begins
Parker Hannifin’s medical systems business unit to expand facility in Tijuana
Global nitrile glove market expected to grow 8 percent by 2019

Friday, July 24, 2015
India's Central Quality Control Laboratory receives NABL accreditation
Global synthetic rubber market anticipated to reach $45.7 billion by 2023
Hallstar announces the official opening of its Asia Pacific R&D center in China
Lanxess exceeds market expectations with strong second quarter
Dow reports increased earnings in second quarter results
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Cambodia's rubber industry left untapped

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Silicone Solutions enters into partnership with Shenzhen Hong Ye Jie Technology Co. for distribution in China
LIST announces the acquisition of Maurer SA
Apollo Tyres introduces the Amazer 4G Life for the Indian market.
Keynote speaker announced for International Elastomer Conference: Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt
New report on the global styrene butadiene latex market
Guill Tool introduces The Bullet extrusion head with no fastener hardware for easy cleaning

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Michelin and Sears are celebrating 50 years in business together
Versalis increases presence in Asian SBR market via new sales agreement with Reliance
Sartomer Americas names Neron Chatham plant manager
Two Hexpol Compounding facilities honored as 2015 Top Workplaces
New market report on passenger car tire market in the U.K.
BestDrive LLC expands business through acquisition of Hill Tire Company
Goodyear ordered to pay $2.7 million in tire fraud case

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
U.S. coated fabric market expected growth at 3.7 percent
Hainan Rubber Group to manufacture military aircraft tires
Hexpol: Half-year report January-June 2015
New market report on chlorinated polyethylene resins
Amfuel to expand its fuel cell and coated fabrics plant in Texas
Kumho Tires to supply OE tires for the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Wacker Chemie honors chemist for production of precision silicone films
Continental issues second tire recall this month
Synthetic rubber market is expected to reach $45.7 billion by 2023
ARPM Environmental Health and Safety Summit establishes culture of safety
Stepan Company completes $100 million offering of 3.95 percent senior notes due in 2027
Dow Elastomers introduces the Infuse range of elastomers at Shoe and Leather Vietnam 2015
The Carlstar Group acquires solid tire manufacturer Marathon Industries

Friday, July 17, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for abstracts for the 2016 Spring Technical Meeting
Fire at LyondellBasell’s Berre petrochemical complex being treated as criminal act
Russia to barter tanks for Thai rubber
Smithers Rapra announces program for the High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas 2015 conference
Rubber World's 2015 Blue Book is now available
Vietnam urged to join the International Rubber Consortium
Goodyear declares dividend on common stock and announces date for second quarter results

Thursday, July 16, 2015
New report on European styrene butadiene rubber market
U.S. Congressmen call on ITC to stop China's predatory tire trade practices
Sri Lankan rubber price recovery delayed, says top producer
Upcoming educational courses offered by the Rubber Division, ACS
Tenneco to issue second quarter results
Vietnam’s rubber exports in first six months of 2015 rise 22 percent

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Roofing chemicals market reported to be worth $99 billion by 2020
Greiner Assistec expands its portfolio of services with liquid injection molding
TIA announces candidates for 2015 board election
Cooper Tire teams with dealers to open new tire sales and service centers in China
Michelin expands latest SmartWay-Verified X One tire and retread offering
India's natural rubber production down 21 percent in June
New market report on China's rubber machinery industry

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
ContiTech opens compounding center in China
U.S. Congress to consider legislation to create minimum tire performance standards for tire fuel efficiency and wet traction
Expansion at the Arburg Spanish subsidiary
New report on silicone coatings in the Chinese market released
Asahi Kasei Chemicals to increase capacity for hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers
Nevada judge suggests verdict for Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. infringement case
Myers Industries, Inc. to report second quarter results July 23

Monday, July 13, 2015
Reliance Industries closes sale of EFS Midstream to Enterprise Product Partners
Global silicone elastomers market is expected to reach $10.02 billion by 2022
O’Neil Color & Compounding expands operations of its NJ facilities
Titan International, Inc. announces second quarter 2015 earnings conference call and webcast
Netzsch acquires Gabo to become a leader in dynamic mechanical analysis
Solvay starts production of highly dispersible silica at its new plant in Poland
Saint-Gobain Seals opens new Houston, TX, technical and sales office

Friday, July 10, 2015
New report on the global styrene butadiene rubber market
Momentive files infringement suit against Hungpai in China
Omnova Solutions announces price increase for styrene butadiene latex products sold into the Americas
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Kuraray announces price increases for elastomer related products
Continental is recalling approximately 3,800 tires due to tread seperation
TPG reported to be exploring sale of foam rubber maker Vita Group

Thursday, July 09, 2015
Lawsuit brought by shareholders against Cooper Tire dismissed
Ashland Specialty Ingredients buys Zeta Fraction technology from AkzoNobel
DuPont completes spin-off of the Chemours Company
Freudenberg acquires oil and gas seal manufacturer BlueSky Process Solutions Ltd.
Hexpol TPE extends the UL certification on the Lifoflex FLAM range of flame-retardant TPE
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC start polyurethane joint venture

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
SABIC and SK Global Chemical Company form JV to produce polyethylenes in South Korea
New market report on global conveyor belt industry
Bridgestone establishes JV for the manufacturing of anti-vibration products in Indonesia
Continental redeems USD bond early
Lanxess increases prices for flame retardant Pocan compounds
Omnova Solutions announces second quarter profits
Smithers CEO to deliver opening remarks at Smithers Quality Assessments 2015 Conference

Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Indian rubber farmers hail government's new pricing
Toyo Engineering awarded Michelin JV synthetic rubber plant project in Indonesia
Trinseo publishes fifth annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility report
Camoplast Solideal becomes Camso
BP starts up world's largest PTA plant in China
Cober improves microwave booster oven for continuous vulcanization
Solvay Specialty Polymers launches new wear-resistant Veradel polyethersulfone

Monday, July 06, 2015
CRC introduces RTV silicone pressurized tubes with Select-a-Bead nozzle
Stemco acquires Goodyear's air springs business
Evonik expands leading market positions in C4 products
Bridgestone Group releases its environmental report for 2015
BASF completes divestiture of textile chemicals business to Archroma
Arkema announces doubling of production capacity for its specialty molecular sieves
Medical adhesive market expects to grow 9 percent through 2020

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

Thursday, July 02, 2015
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
ARPM holds plant tour event at Trostel in Whitewater, WI

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Diadeis reinforces its color management solutions with the implementation of PantoneLive and ColorCert.
Roger Guillemette, founder of Guill Tool & Engineering, died June 5
Trinseo receives DKG product award for S-SBR
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

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