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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, May 07, 2015
Proto Labs adds medical grade liquid silicone to its injection molding capabilities
Cooper Tire expands line of Discoverer SRX tires to meet the needs of the expanding SUV market
Camoplast Solideal acquires Eastwood Tyres of New Zealand
Freudenberg-NOK plans to expand automotive sealing plant in Findlay, Ohio
New market report on global synthetic rubber
DuPont and Kolon settle trade secret litigation
Sri Lanka’s rubber production declines for third consecutive year

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Elgi Rubber buys U.S. retreading equipment manufacturer CRS
Apollo Tyres uses end-of-life tires to create Go The Distance playgrounds in India
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies develops leak-tight radial shaft seal for roller bearings
Tire recyclers battle cancer claim
Elasto Proxy announces article and video about electrically conductive silicones for EMI shielding
Helix Medical acquires the silicone tubing line of W.L. Gore & Associates
A. Schulman to move European shared service center to Poland
Goodyear to use PPG's Agilon performance silica to increase tire fuel efficiency

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Trinseo makes pledge to Operation Clean Sweep
New market report on fluoroelastomers
New market report on polyether polyols
TransDigm to acquire Pexco
PolyOne reports first quarter 2015 results
Carnegie Mellon chemist, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, wins Dreyfus Prize
Songwon enters into a joint venture with Qingdao Long Fortune Chemical & Auxiliary Co.

Monday, May 04, 2015
Lanxess Corporation signs Harwick Standard as distributor of high performance elastomers
Cooper Tire reports quarterly results lower than expected
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers sealing technical committee is quickly growing
Crizaf opens new manufacturing facility in Durham, NC
Rubber Division, ACS announces extended deadline for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
India hikes natural rubber duties to 25 percent to protect growers

Friday, May 01, 2015
Cooper Tire completes DOE grant work to develop fuel efficient tires
Dow Europe GmbH announces price increase for polyol and MDI products
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Momentive to demonstrate its Ultra Clear Silopren LSR at Light Fair International in NY
RMA President and CEO Charlie Cannon to retire in late 2015
Carlisle introduces Ultra Guard MX for mixed surface use
Teknor Apex reports no injuries in Oldbury, U.K. plant fire

Thursday, April 30, 2015
The European SBR market is projected to reach $2,498.5 million by 2019
Repsol and Grupo Kuo extend their JV with Dynasol synthetic rubber
Dow starts up key polyols production facility in Thailand
Goodyear reports record earnings for first quarter of 2015
APS Elastomers offers TPU for 3D printing
Zeon to expand thermoplastic elastomers capacity at Mizushima, Japan plant
Rubber prices in China posed to increase as stock piles shrink

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Terry DeLapa serves as first female chair of Rubber Division, ACS
India's manufacturers urge government not to raise import duty on rubber
Market report forecasts the agriculture tires market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 4.19 percent
IISRP elects United States executive as president for 2015-2016
NCSU and MIT develop rubber membrane to reduce aircraft cabin noise
VMI’s IP successfully protected in China
Omnova Solutions announces a price increase on all styrene butadiene latex products sold in the Americas

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
India’s rubber imports at all-time high of 4.15 lakh metric tons in 2014-15
Nokian Tyres applies for listing of stock options 2013
Royal Adhesives and Sealants acquired by American Securities
Solvay launches construction of highly dispersible silica plant in Korea
Top Glove looks to expand through mergers and acquistiions
Rubber surges on Shanghai Futures Exchange as stockpiles shrink in China

Monday, April 27, 2015
Thai and Indonesian rubber producers to boycott Singapore Commodity Exchange
Goodyear to build new tire plant in Mexico
Indian commodity exchange launches forward trading in rubber
Continental opens new R&D center for tires in Hefei, China
Nokian Tyres introduces new all season touring tire for North American market
New tire fiber study sets benchmark for industry

Friday, April 24, 2015
Dow Chemical reports first quarter results
Trinseo announces pricing of senior notes to refinance existing indebtedness
New market report on styrene butadiene rubber by application
Mitsui Chemicals begins construction on new polyurethane plant
Michelin announces first quarter profit and stock buyback program
Smithers Rapra will bring together tire industry leaders May 19-21 in Nashville
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Dow Corning unveils new extreme high heat Silastic fluorosilicone elastomers at SAE 2015
Specialty sealing company Novotema acquired by IDEX Corporation
RB Rubber, an Accella company, announces new name of Ultimate RB
Sartomer Americas to market specialty chemicals directly to Brazil
Regional Indian finance minister demands a ban on rubber imports
RMA announces winners of SHIP awards for worker safety achievements

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Fred Koplin to speak at M2W
Pirelli, Sythos and Rosneft sign MOU for synthetic rubber production in Russia
STREF and RMA announce dates for the 6th Scrap to Profit conference
Albright Technologies announces organizational restructuring
SiVance, LLC opens R&D lab for specialty silane and silicone technologies
Rubber production in Kerala sees sharp decline
New market report on global SBR market

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
TIA board of directors nomination deadline approaching
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to exhibit engineered polymer solutions at Interphex 2015
Koda Distribution Group acquires Unipex Solutions Canada
Kraton Performance Polymers announces first quarter release conference call and webcast
Apollo begins construction of their Greenfield facility in Hungary
Mallard Creek Polymers releases its new water-resistant adhesive latex
Semperit expands hose facility in Czech Republic

Monday, April 20, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK develops rubber material based on bio-renewable polymer for fluid applications
Goodyear to announce first quarter results April 29th
Cooper Tire Texakan plant earns Gold SEP certification
Genstar Capital announces investment in Boyd Corporation
WSF Industries develops vulcanizing autoclave for high-speed opertation
Stephen Cox named General Manager of the Polyvinyl Butryal Division (PVB) and Vice President of Kuraray Americas

Friday, April 17, 2015
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Graco introduces new injector-based automatic lubricating pumps for tire machinery
Accella Performance Materials promotes Al Restaino to VP of Marketing
Indonesia tire industry is forecast to grow 13% according to new market report
Acquisition starts new era for DKL Rubber
New market report on Nitrile Rubber
Smithers Rapra course - Introduction to Silicone Elastomers, May 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mars Mineral adds tire char pelletization to range of capabilities
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company introduces a line of tires for the SUV, crossover and light trucks market
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share
Dow launches 2025 sustainability goals to help redefine the role of business in society
Yokohama Tire and local volunteers to build eco-friendly playground in Capistrano, CA
New market report on polybutadiene rubber
Goodyear building for long-term growth

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Babcock & Wilcox to market Magotteaux manufactured tires, grinding segments and pulverizer balls to U.S. and international customers
Milacron announces plans for IPO
Zeon releases their new Product Guide
NHTSA standardizes tire identification number for tires sold in U.S.
Lehigh Technologies wins Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Hyundai to replace tires on all 2015 Genesis sedans
Indian government formulating policy to address issues of the nation's rubber industry
Pirelli receives the J.D. Power award for OE tire customer satisfactio
Wacker has developed a new silicone based surfactant for pulp dewatering
Smithers Rapra annouces, "Methods to predict real-world tire performance" webinar
New market report on the global tire market
ExxonMobil Chemical, previously Advanced Elastomer Systems, to close Akron offices

Monday, April 13, 2015
Indonesian government seeks to increase domestic rubber consumption
New market report on SBR with forecast up to 2019
Michelin adds two more J.D. Power awards to the 77 already received since 1989
Roquette Freres launches new industrial unit for the production of isosorbide
Introducing ICMA’s line for lab testing in North America
Construction of Apollo Tyres’ Greenfield facility in Hungary begins

Friday, April 10, 2015
Engineering rubber conference in Manchester
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Liberty Tire Recycling completes financial restructuring
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions announces price increase across Europe, Middle East & Africa
Goodyear issues Rube Goldberg challenge to STEM students
APS Elastomers develops thermoplastic elastomer for flat cables
Lanxess brings new EPDM plant online in China

Thursday, April 09, 2015
A. Schulman to establish masterbatch production plant In Turkey
Apollo increases its focus on commercial and fleet retreading
Trostel taps gas & oil industry pro to help address industry’s high-performance rubber needs
UTECH Europe 2015 exhibition and conference next week (14-16 April) in Maastricht, The Netherlands
ARPM plant tour at Desma's Hebron, KY plant
Toyo Tires joins Red Sox Nation as the official tire of the Boston Red Sox
RPM reports record sales for fiscal 2015 third quarter

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Trinseo introduces supplier code of conduct
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethane
Nokian Tyres’ tax ruling overturned
Michigan Rubber Group announces its May golf outing
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release first quarter 2015 results May 1
Maire Tecnimont awarded contract to build polypropylene plant in Azerbaijan
Albemarle to increase the price of Ethacure 100 products
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming educational courses

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Rubber plantations totaling 11,000 hectares developed in Nagaland, India
New market report predicts SBR growth based on growing tire market
Washington State University scientists see prickly lettuce as a new source of natural latex
PolyOne launches new, innovative vibration damping technology

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