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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Bridgestone to supply their Ecopia line of tires to select teams participating in the World Solar Challenge
BASF resumes the marketing of polystyrene in Europe
Ansell celebrates its 50th year designing and manufacturing Gammex surgical gloves
Albemarle announces quarterly dividend
Akron polymer scientist develops limb-saving material for injured soldiers
Brazil follows Europe's lead and bans sales and production of Silimed products
Evonik announces global price increase for fumed silica line

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
First Apollo Zone inaugurated in Lebanon
Yokohama Rubber dedicates its $300 million Mississippi tire plant
French Oil Machinery Company was honored by the state of Ohio for manufacturing and economic development
Polyurethane elastomer market is expected to exceed $73 billion by 2020
Bridgestone donates to relief effort in Japan
Goodyear introduces free flat repair program in all Goodyear auto service centers
Dow Corning and R.D. Abbott to exhibit, present at 2015 International Elastomer Conference

Monday, October 05, 2015
Troester and Gerlach announce cooperation in North America
Nexen Tire holds ground breaking ceremony for its newest plant in the Czech Republic
Avon Rubber appoints new chief executive officer
Bridgestone builds first passenger tire 100 percent derived from guayule
Goodyear ends global alliance with Sumitomo Rubber
Orion Engineered Carbons to introduce new carbon blacks that improve fuel efficiency and tread performance at IEC
All new Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomer IV available in the Rubber World book store

Friday, October 02, 2015
China's tire market forecast to grow seven percent by 2020
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Hexpol to introduce continuous process improvement services at IEC
TA Instruments grants Dr. Ruth Cardinaels with the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award
ContiTech launches new marketing campaign targeting North American businesses
Poly Technologies breaks ground on rubber production facility in Uzbekistan
International Elastomer Conference Show Guide is now available online
Nokian Tyres to cut 122 from Finland plant

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Wabash introduces its new Microlim liquid silicone injection molding machine
Silimed silicone medical implant sales halted in UK due to contamination fears
KraussMaffei is reinforcing injection molding technology Sales and Service in Germany and China
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Thai tire output capacity on strong export demands
Davis named Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing at Harwick Standard Distribution
Kraton Performance Polymers to acquire specialty chemical producer Arizona Chemical
OMNOVA Solutions announces a general performance chemicals price increase

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Falken Tires becomes official tire of Major League Baseball
PolyOne featured its newest thermoplastic elastomer liner at PACK Expo in Las Vegas
India's rubber product exports experience 5% growth
Dow Corning to deliver free webinar on silicone-based additives for plastics
Silicone elastomers market is forecasted to reach nearly $11 billion
Toyo Tire to elect new President, Chairman and Board members
Zeon’s newly established Zeon India to begin operations in October

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Trinseo released its first corporate video
Jeff Tanner appointed Midwest Sales Director for REP Corporation
Continental launches all-new HDC1 commercial tire for on/off road use
WACKER named 'Company of the Year' by ICIS Chemical Business
Falken Tyre's new technology reduces cabin and rolling noise in tires
GRTE 2016 announces 120 training courses for rubber, latex and tire industries at upcoming expo

Monday, September 28, 2015
Michelin North America to suspend operations at SC tire plant
Cabot Corporation named the winner of the Michelin Supplier Award 2015
LANXESS has appointed Dr. Hubert Fink to the Board of Management
OMNOVA Solutions reports third quarter results
New magneto-rheology accessory from TA Instruments
Repsol to present at IEC on environmentally-friendly aromatic extender oils in tire manufacturing

Friday, September 25, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
BASF and Genomatica expand license agreement for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable feedstock
Momentive introduces liquid silicone rubber (LSR) for valve and fluid-flow applications
AkzoNobel to invest in Performance Coatings activities in Vietnam
Bridgestone Europe to hire multiple engineers for its European Technical Centre near Rome
Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Singapore chemical distributor TAT Group
Ashland Inc. announces plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Kuhmo releases new tire app featuring hands-on, interactive product tools and tire line-up specs
Hankook Tire reveals its 360-degree rotating “Ball Pin Tire” video
Dow Corning emphasizes commitment to China and silicone manufacturing on occasion of its Zhangjiagang site’s 10th Anniversary
Silicone market forecast to grow 6%
Synthos S.A. finishes construction of SSBR rubber plant in Poland
2015 Chem Show offers new seminar program free to show attendees
Scientists make self-healing rubber

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Hallstar unveils new corporate brand and website
Smithers Rapra hosts webinar on winter vehicle performance challenges with JD Power
LANXESS and Saudi Aramco create world-leading joint venture for synthetic rubber
Import-exports of rubber and plastic machinery in Italy reported to have strong growth for 2015
Global roof coating market worth $916 million; forecast to grow 5.86%
Functional Products names L.V. Lomas sole Canadian distributor
Comedian Steve Harvey purchases and re-opens latex glove factory in Alabama

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Munksjö introduces a new clay-coated release paper for composite release liners
Newman Sanitary Gasket Company joins ARPM
Thermoplastic elastomer market projected to grow 8.0% and reach 27.8 Billion by 2020
PolymaxTPE receives USP class VI approval for new thermoplastic elastomer in medical applications
L.V. Lomas is new distributor for Imerys' mica line in Canada
Bluestar Silicones will present new silicone technologies in wound care during the MEDTEC China 2015
International Products Corporation offers its temporary rubber lubricant, P-80 in re-sealable tubes

Monday, September 21, 2015
Trinseo to close one latex plant and upgrade another
Global elastomer market forecast to grow 5 percent
Cabot Corporation increases price for fumed metal oxides globally
Zinc Oxide LLC taps Debro Chemicals for Canadian distribution
Low rolling resistance truck and bus radial tire market in Europe to grow 7.33%
Davis-Standard expands Fulton operations with new facility
Lehigh Technologies strengthens leadership team with two vice presidents

Friday, September 18, 2015
Yokohama India makes donation to Indian Red Cross for Nepal earthquake relief
Bridgestone Corporation held its sixth annual Group & Global Total Quality Management (TQM) Conference
Housing for the International Elastomer Conference closes today
AkzoNobel ranked top of DJSI for fourth year in a row
Dow Corning experts and advanced optical silicones to feature at LED Professional Symposium
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Nexen Tire received the Outstanding Quality Performance award by Fiat Chrysler
Global rubber processing chemicals market to grow 5.84 percent

Thursday, September 17, 2015
World demand for silicones is forecast to rise 5.8% to $19.billion
Titan International, Inc. has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.005
Chicago Rubber Group is gearing up for their September Technical Meeting
Evonik launches new dispersing additive
Bridgestone Europe nominated as FAST supplier by Volkswagen
Brenntag to acquire Turkish specialty chemicals distributor
Goodyear investing $49 million in South Africa tire factory

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS is offering companies free exhibit space for Career Fair at IEC
Guill Tool introduces co-extrusion crosshead Series 824 for irrigation tubing
Wacker’s new Logistics Center in China comes on stream
Hankook Tire presents design innovation through collaboration with Vibram
Hankook Tire to host job fair for 1000 new employees for its new Clarksville, TN plant
Cray Valley to present at the 2015 International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland
Emulsion polymer market forecasted to grow 6.1 percent

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Zinc Oxide market projected to reach $4.18 billion by 2020
New market report projects that thermoplastic elastomer market to grow 8 percent
Nominate a candidate for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award
Ansell wins award for its HyFlex glove line with Intercept Technology
Hankook Tire finalizes wage agreement with Korean workers
Toyo Tire launches new variable-conditions tire
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecasted to grow 5.84 percent

Monday, September 14, 2015
Accella Performance Materials acquires Burtin Polymer Labs and Coating and Foam Solutions
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase sealing materials at ATCE
Apollo Tyres awarded at the Asian CSR Awards 2015
Russia's consumption of synthetic latex polymers predicted to grow 2.6 percent
World's number of tire molds is in short supply, according to report
Michelin paves the way at Yellowstone National Park
Orion Engineered Carbons announces interim cash dividend

Friday, September 11, 2015
Lehigh Technologies expands polyurethane technical team
World's natural rubber output fell 1.5 percent, according to report
Accella Performance Materials acquires Premium Spray Products
Bridgestone launches all terrain tire featuring etched sidewall design
Littlejohn & Co. completes sale of Henniges Automotive, Inc.
Continental breaks ground on Sumter tire plant expansion
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman

Thursday, September 10, 2015
ContiTech AG starts construction on conveyor belt production facility in Morocco
Shin-Etsu Silicones holding pre-IEC open-house at its Akron technical center
Europe is the largest synthetic latex polymers market, according to report
Cooper Tire & Rubber to present at September investor conferences
Smithers Rapra will present at the ITEC in Focus: Testing Innovations
Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference to be held during IEC

Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster RM230 WH waste-haul tire
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company creates the largest mass-produced whitewall tire
New market report forecasts global chloroprene rubber market to grow 5.89 percent
Davis-Standard acquires Gloucester Engineering
Rubber Division courses for September and November in Atlanta
Wabash MPI and Carver, Inc. exhibiting at International Elastomer Conference
Hankook Tire to present innovations at the 66th International Motor Show

Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Alttran Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary on August 20
ARPM to host International Technical Belt committee meeting in November
Struktol GmbH introduces new processing additive for diamine crosslinking polymers
Endurica targets tire and rubber product developers with new software release
Continental Tire expands retreading network to western Canada
Michelin Agricultural Tires launches four new tires

Monday, September 07, 2015
Global automotive sealing systems market expected to grow 7% in the next five years
Yokohama tires to be OEM the Mazda CX-3 and MX-5
Goodyear created 'Throwback' NASCAR tires for Darlington Race weekend
Malaysia increases its rubber production incentive for farmers
Sinopec to become a strategic investor in SIBUR

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