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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Rubber poised to rise as prices at five-year low cut output
Bayer MaterialScience to increase TPU production in India
RTP introduces new conductive extrusion compounds
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid
Saint-Gobain and Bieglo to exhibit at Fakuma Show
Milliken to showcase ultra clear PP-based commercial applications at Emballage 2014
Smithers Quality Assessments is celebrating 20 years of continuous ISO 9001 certification with four clients

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cabot elects new member to its board of directors
TIA announces 2014-2015 board of directors election results
Solvay inaugurates specialty surfactants plant in Genthin, Germany
Titan International approves quarterly cash dividend
Michelin farm tires demonstrate performance advantages during footprint and traction tests
Lanxess expands pigment plant in Ningbo, China
Dow Elastomers launches next generation technology for footwear

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Bluestar Silicones launched Silcolease flat release polymer at Labelexpo Americas 2014
UTEX Industries finalizes plan to expand operations in Singapore
Anne Noonan named president of Omnova Solutions' performance chemicals business
New market report on disposable gloves for medical and non-medical applications
Malaysia to send 20 million medical gloves to fight Ebola
R.E. Carroll Inc. hires Charleen Henke as new midwestern technical sales representative
Dow Corning expands Syl-Off portfolio with new release coating

Monday, September 15, 2014
RTP Company introduces new conductive extrusion compounds
Vystar board approves natural rubber latex business spinoff
PolyOne announces Javier A. Echevarria as vice president of global sourcing
PanAridus CEO announces new patent and first bale shipment of guayule
Continental breaks ground on it new high performance tire technical center in Korbach, Germany
International Rubber Company sales hit $9 million in the first half of 2014
Anvis expands it German headquarters

Friday, September 12, 2014
Evonik opens 20,000 ton expansion to its precipitated silica site in Pennsylvania
Environmental group blasts Forest Stewardship Council for certifying tainted Vietnam company
Toyo Tire establishes new polyurethane business in Thailand
Sri Trang set for rubber trading in Myanmar
BASF opens new butadiene extraction plant in Belgium
Japan may begin buying Myanmar rubber next month
Trelleborg sells off its rubber boot operation in Spain

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Zyvex and OCSiAl cancel plans for merger
New report on the Brazilian tire market
Nokian Tyres launches international marketing cooperation campaign with the IOF and Tough Mudder
ISRI announces newest board members
Toyo Tire introduces newest premium all season tire
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomer IV - Now available!
Cimcorp to automate green tire handling at Chinese Qingdao Sentury Tire

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
India tire manufacturers stock surges 9 percent on low rubber prices
Converse produces all rubber Chuck Taylor sneaker
New market reports on global and China rubber chemical industry and internal mixer industry
Michelin, Amyris and Braskem team up for renewable isoprene for production
Apollo Tyres plans new EUR 442.2 million plant in Hungary
Rubber at five year low amid oversupply in Thailand
India's natural rubber imports rise 15 percent in August

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Smithers Rapra's Hochschwender to deliver keynote speech at ITEC
China drops its anti-dumping duties from Russia, Japan and South Korea
Bridgestone's Tennessee tire plant earns LEED V3 recertification
KraussMaffei adds two new injection molding machines to its portfolio
Evonik to invest EUR 2 billion in its German operations
Cabot Corporation announces three new fumed silica products
Dow Chemical announces new executive leadership appointments

Monday, September 08, 2014
Cabot Corporation increases prices for specialty carbons globally
Akron Polymer Conference takes place October 2-3
A. Schulman acquires Australian compounder Compco Pty. Ltd.
Brenntag expands its India business with the acquisition of Pioma Chemicals
BASF prepares for its 150th anniversary in 2015
Cooper Standard to become majority owner of largest Chinese automotive sealing manufacturer
Evonik expands it specialty silica capacities in Japan

Friday, September 05, 2014
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Nokian Tyres launches international marketing cooperation campaign with IOF
New market report on toluene diisocyanates in Europe
Abhisar Buildwell inks rubber threads supply pact with Rubfila
Semperit initiates arbitration proceedings against its Thai joint venture partner Sri Trang Agro
Nexen Tire makes an active push into the European market through a global brand marketing with European football clubs
Large wind turbines benefit from cable sheathing made of Lanxess Levapren

Thursday, September 04, 2014
Lehigh Technologies raises $8 million to drive global expansion
Cooper Tire board elects Tom Lause as treasurer
Nexen Tire achieves first-ever grand slam of design awards for a tire maker
Nokian Tyres is introducing five new SUV summer tires
Bridgestone to attend the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles International Motor Show in Hanover
Mesnac announces appointment of Dr. K. Mohamed Hassan as executive director
India expects increase in natural rubber imports

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Continental Tire plant in Mt. Vernon, IL, celebrates 40th anniversary
Zeon names Bob Barlow as president and CEO
Accella Performance Materials acquires Zeus Tyrefill Systems
Nynas reports second quarter 2014 results
BASF to increase prices for neopentylglycol (Neol) in North America
ARPM announces the availability of its annual Wage and Salary Report for the rubber industry
Malaysia's rubber glove industry urged to take advantage of growing market

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
APS Compounding announces two new hires
LyondellBasell to build world scale PO/TBA plant on U.S. gulf coast
Sumitomo Rubber awarded contract for OEM tire placement on Jeep Compass and Patriot
NSF awards $800,000 to ramp up production of eco-friendly halogen-free rubber
Thwing-Albert introduces new materials testing machine frame
New market report on the global material testing equipment
MRF opens retreading factory in Oman
Saint-Gobain Seals' Rulon J polymer to be used for shock absorbers by US manufacturer

Monday, September 01, 2014
Trelleborg presents the results of tire size and farming productivity study
Albemarle and PolyOne to present at KeyBanc Capital Markets conference in Boston
Clariant to offer certified sustainable palm oil based material
Bridgestone establishes new company to sell industrial products in Chile
Kraiburg TPE to participate in Indoplas 2014 in Jarkarta
Momentive Performance Materials prepares to exit bankruptcy

Friday, August 29, 2014
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Evonik Industries announces global price Increase of up to 10 percent
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
TIA announces 2014 Hall of Fame recipients
SO.F.TER introduces TPE extrusion suitable for drinking water contact
New market report on global rubber gloves

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Goodyear names Richard Kellam senior vice president, global sales and marketing
New market report on the global silicone rubber industry
TIA submits comments to NHTSA regarding proposed rulemaking for tire identification numbers
Nynas AB announces changes to the executive committee
Rubber Division, ACS, reports hotels are nearly sold out for International Elastomer Conference in Nashville
Mesnac announces expansion plans for its European region
Cooper Tire reports independent valuation of CCT

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Rubber may soon come from dandelions
Thailand approves 5.94 billion (baht) for overhaul of rubber industry
Pyrolyx issued patent for new green carbon black recovery method
Wacker named 'Preferred Supplier' by Bosch
United States International Trade Commision forwards case against Chinese tire dumping
New market report on butyl rubber technical material
Bayer MaterialScience reduces petroleum use with CO2 replacement during elastomer production
Kraiburg TPE's Thermolast K used by Stabilo for injection molded pens and pencils

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thai military government approves sale of country's rubber stocks
ACS Group hires new vice president of marketing and product development
Vietnam Rubber Group improves policies for rubber growers
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces the Firestone FS561 steer tire
Nexeo hosts Technical Summit in Houston, TX
New market report on the global v-belt industry
Auto sales increase Indian tire manufacturers' stock values
Yokohama's next generation Geolandar H/T goes on sale September 1

Monday, August 25, 2014
Ross offers new custom agitated vessels with silicone heating blanket
New market report on surfactants
Orion Engineered Carbons to release second quarter results
ARPM Benchmarking and Best Practices conference sees 25 percent increase in registration
Thailand's rubber industry struggles with declining prices
Silicone added to the international care labeling standard
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces new Bandag B799 fleet tire

Friday, August 22, 2014
Yokohama Rubber to participate in the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014
First Apollo Zone inaugurated in Kuwait
Lanxess appoints Krahn Chemie as its new distribution partner in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Viva Recycling to open new facility in South Carolina
New market report on ultrasonic testing equipment

Thursday, August 21, 2014
NC House votes down bill to provide incentives to lure new Continental Tire plant
Lehigh Technologies raising $11 million for global expansion
Airboss announces $15.3 million in new orders in protective over-boots
India's Rubber Board finds 45 percent of India's natural rubber plantations are low-yielding 'aged' trees
Global surplus of natural rubber should shrink, according to IRSG
Ashland Performance Materials increases prices on polyester resins and gelcoats

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RPM International restates first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2013
Saint-Gobain Seals' OmniSeal qualified for use in military helicopters
National Science Foundation awards grant to researcher pairing cancer prevention drugs and polymer implants
Semperit Group reports first half growth
Sensata Technologies acquires the Schrader Group
Rubber Division, ACS announces discounts on industry publications
Air Products announces price increases for its line of epoxy curing agents and adhesion promoters

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sumitomo Rubber Industries receives ISO/IEC17025 accreditation for tire performance testing
Particle size reduction from Air Products
Deadline approaching for the 2014 TIA board election
Ansell releases full year results
Cooper and Chengshan enter option agreement to resolve ownership of CCT
Camoplast Solideal acquires Rodaco and establishes its manufacturing footprint in Brazil and Argentina
Portage Precision Polymers Inc. earns ISO 9001:2008 with design designation

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