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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, October 31, 2014
Trinseo announces conference call date for third quarter results
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Intertex Transloading Services, Inc. establishes Berkeley County facility
Toyo Tires adds new EPA SmartWay commercial tire to line-up
Bridgestone Americas names new consumer tire division president
Cabot Corporation announces fourth quarter and full fiscal year results
Bluestar Silicones unveils high performance LSR for long-term implant

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Cooper Tire's Ostrander to speak at the Gabelli symposium
Titan International announces third quarter results
Applied Industrial Technologies elects Peter Wallace as chairman
Goodyear reports third quarter 2014 results
Kuhmo begins recruiting for new tire plant in Georgia
Scrap silicone made into superhydrophobic materials
Indian demand unlikely to help rubber prices

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Songwon and UTS enter cooperation agreement to supply additives to Sibur
Celanese increases European prices for ethyl and butyl acetate
Cooper Tire releases second annual sustainability report
Hankook Tire selected for Dow Jones sustainability Asia Pacific index
Trelleborg develops specialty wheel system for Antarctica expedition
Rubber Division, ACS, Introduction To Rubber Processing course at UMass deadline October 30
Zinc Oxide LLC opens new plant in Tennessee

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
TfS held it first conference in China for sustainable chemical supply chains
SIMTEC to sponsor New York City marathon runner
Arkema finalizes joint venture with Jurong Chemical
Arburg's subsidiary expands in China
Wacker to raise prices for dispersible polymer powders in Europe
Bridgestone inaugurates first tire plant in Vietnam
Breakthrough automotive exterior design features specialty PolyOne color and additive technology

Monday, October 27, 2014
Bluestar Silicones presents its open innovation program for textile coating at TCL Conference
BASF announces changes to board of directors
Elasto Proxy announces custom fabricated parts using FDA approved silicone sponge
Dow Chemical reports third quarter results
New market report on Japanese tire market
AkzoNobel to divest 50 percent of its shares of Eka Synthomer Oy
Tenneco announces new executive team
38th Automotive Aftermarket Symposium to be held in Las Vegas, November 3-4

Friday, October 24, 2014
Nizhnekamskshina produces 2 millionth truck tire
Cooper Tire introduces new Discoverer SRX luxury sport utility tire
Conser S.p.A elected new member to IISRP
First blow molded TPE CVJ drive axle boot named 2014 SPE Automotive Hall of Fame Winner
AkzoNobel reports positive third quarter results
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Goodyear automatic tire inflation system in fleet testing
India tire manufacturers consider increasing SBR percentages to protect their margins

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Cooper Tire begins testing with tires made with guayule
New market report on medical polymers for devices, equipment and packaging
ExxonMobil to complete new Singapore halobutyl unit in 2017
Thailand announces one-time cash handout to rubber farmers
NN Inc. to release third quarter results
Celanese acquires conductive polymer manufacturer Cool Polymers, Inc.
Goodyear begins testing on Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Bergen International doubles it manufacturing capabilities with new facility in Illinois
Rosneft and Pirelli sign memorandum of understanding seeking synthetic rubber partner
Datwyler acquires U.S. based Columbia Engineered Rubber
Federal Tyres breaks ground on new plant in Taiwan
Goodyear's global headquarters earns LEED gold certification
ASTM International reveals new brand identity
Kraton announces the successful completion of highly modified asphalt technology in Russia

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Mesnac and Siemens sign agreement to build digital tire factory
Elastocon introduces a window-clear TPE
Teijin Aramid increases prices for Twaron aramid products
Thailand announces package to aid rubber farmers
Freescale Semiconductor creates the smallest tire pressure monitoring system to date
Bridgestone Ologic tire technology wins BMW Innovation Supplier Award
China creates tire design database for patent disputes

Monday, October 20, 2014
Indonesia's Business Competition Supervisory Commission is investigation nine tire manufacturers for price fixing
Kerala increases natural rubber prices paid to rubber farmers
Solvay CEO to lead Cefic
Lanxess introduces new ultra-high molecular weight EPDM as a natural rubber alternative in dynamic applications
Michelin subsidiary Tigar Tyres opens second plant in Serbia
Producers, users, equipment suppliers, specifiers, and more at Smithers Rapra’s Carbon Black World 2014
Nanotronics unveils computer controlled microscope nSPEC 3D in Nashville

Friday, October 17, 2014
Fall in crude prices favors the synthetic rubber market
New market report on TPEs
Rubber coating specialist von Bronk Gummi- und Kunststofftechnik GmbH joins Impreglon group
Minnesota Rubber & Plastics acquired by Norwest Equity Partners
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Malaysian natural rubber exports fall for the month of August
Rubber Division, ACS now accepting online abstracts for Spring Technical Meeting
Cooper Tire to announce third quarter results
Alpha Technologies introduces Premier moving die rheometer
Top rubber trade groups promise to boost prices from current lows
Malaysia using rubber to replace road tar

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Antidumping duty againt China determination postponed by the US Department of Commerce
APS Elastomers enters into service agreement with ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co.
New market report on carbon black
Thai rubber farmers call for bailouts as world prices slump
Michigan Rubber Group meets November 5
Bostik inaugurates new R&D center near Paris

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The International Elastomer Conference and Rubber Expo opens today in Nashville
Indonesian rubber sold below floor price
Sumitomo Rubber to put $100 million into South African factory
Hankook to be OEM on the Lincoln Navigator
The Nokian WR is test winner 2014 in the Auto Bild winter tire test

Monday, October 13, 2014
University of Akron awarded 3 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier for novel polymer research
Nexen Tire expands revenue with help from lower rubber prices
Hankook Tire breaks ground on its new facility in Tennessee
Nokian Tyres’ Finnish factory announces temporary layoff and cuts to production
Lion Copolymer to purchase Ashland's elastomer business

Friday, October 10, 2014
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Sustained demand fuels growth for glovemakers
Yokohama Tire relocating headquarters to Santa Ana, CA
Bayer MaterialScience to exhibit at CAMX in Orlando
Goodyear launches North America's most fuel efficient long haul tire
ETRMA elects Continental's Christian Kötz as president
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV - Now Available!

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Goodyear readies for 70th anniversary of San Angelo Proving Grounds
Takaharu Fushimi named CEO for Yokohama Corportation of North America
IEC conference app and show guide now available online
Hexpol to acquire Vigar Rubber Compounding
Goodyear to announce third quarter 2014 financial results
Trinseo to realign its business divisions into two new groups
Cooper Tire confirms receipt of Chengshan call option notice

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Sumitomo Riko Company officially renamed from Tokai Rubber Industries
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
Michelin at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
Gira Giersiepen names Arburg and FPT Robotik Suppliers of the Year 2014
Greenfield Polymers changes name to Stockmeier Urethanes U.K.
Firestone rubber plantation a sanctuary against ebola
BASF inaugurates polymer dispersion plant in India

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Dow Corning launches highly versatile food-grade silicone antifoam emulsion
India's natural rubber imports may cross $1,100 million by end of this fiscal
Dow's Kim Mink recognized as leader promoting STEM
New market report on surfactants
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announces premium clamp gaskets
Malaysia and Thailand discuss cooperation to reverse plummeting rubber prices

Monday, October 06, 2014
India's natural rubber imports may reach $1,107mn
Market research report on global and Chinese polysulfide rubber industry, 2009-2019
Matrix Tool is now a Liquidmetal certified mold supplier
Freudenberg-NOK to study how biodiesel engine oil dilutions impact common sealing elastomers
Resintech diversifies into rubber plantation in Cambodia
West announces plans for a new pharmaceutical component manufacturing plant in Ireland
ACS Group hires new vice president of operations

Friday, October 03, 2014
BioAmber to supply Chinese manufacturer with succinic acid for CPU production
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Kerala asks regional refinery to produce more NRBM to aid rubber growers
Goodyear introduces newest fuel-efficient long-haul tire in North America
Smithers Rapra announces the dates for Traction 2015
Cooper Tire introduces new all-terrain, four-season Discoverer X/T4 tire
Eberhard Kuehlbrey joins the LIST Group as manager of product management.
Thailand stops planned sale of state rubber stockpiles to aid farmers

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Yokohama adds new tire to its winter line
Smither Rapra's TiO2 Summit begins next week in Montreal
Cabot to increase activated carbon production in North America
Trelleborg finalizes sale of rubber boot facility to Delmon
Huntsman and Rockwood complete pigment business sale
Smithers Rapra announces programs for the 2014 Silicone Elastomers World Summit in Vienna
Goodyear's Aiman Abdrabou selected as International Energy Manager of the Year

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