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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, July 31, 2015
U.S. Senate passes long-term federal highway bill with tire-related provisions
Global chloroprene rubber market to grow 5.89 percent
BFGoodrich Tires celebrates 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire sales in North America
Michelin Pilot Super Sport chosen as OEM for 2016 Cadillac CTS-V
Hercules Tire & Rubber issues recall for 90,000 All Trac A/T tires
ContiTech unveils its updated North American headquarters in Fairlawn, OH
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers

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

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Teknor Apex introduces a styrenic TPE with performance of a TPV for gasketing
BASF reports second quarter sales grew 3 percent to Ä19.1 billion
PolyOne announces record second quarter results for 2015
India's rubber production declining
Trelleborg reports highest sales to date for a single quarter
DuPont announces senior leadership change
Songwon announces global price increases for the entire range of phenolic antioxidants

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

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Apollo Tyres introduces the Amazer 4G Life for the Indian market.
Silicone Solutions enters into partnership with Shenzhen Hong Ye Jie Technology Co. for distribution in China
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
LIST announces the acquisition of Maurer SA

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

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

Monday, July 20, 2015
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
ARPM Environmental Health and Safety Summit establishes culture of safety
Synthetic rubber market is expected to reach $45.7 billion by 2023
Continental issues second tire recall this month
Wacker Chemie honors chemist for production of precision silicone films

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

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
India's natural rubber production down 21 percent in June
Roofing chemicals market reported to be worth $99 billion by 2020
New market report on China's rubber machinery industry
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
Greiner Assistec expands its portfolio of services with liquid injection molding

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Myers Industries, Inc. to report second quarter results July 23
New report on silicone coatings in the Chinese market released
Nevada judge suggests verdict for Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. infringement case
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
Asahi Kasei Chemicals to increase capacity for hydrogenated styrenic thermoplastic elastomers
ContiTech opens compounding center in China

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

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

Thursday, July 09, 2015
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
Lawsuit brought by shareholders against Cooper Tire dismissed
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC start polyurethane joint venture
Ashland Specialty Ingredients buys Zeta Fraction technology from AkzoNobel
DuPont completes spin-off of the Chemours Company

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

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

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

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

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




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