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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, September 19, 2014
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV - Now Available!
Endurica LLC offers new rubber fatigue endurance test
Flexicon breaks ground on U.S. headquarters expansion
DuPont to increase ethylene capacity to meet growing demand for its specialty resins product lines
Polymax opens U.S. facility near Chicago
New satellite show to be held during PLAST 2015
Apollo Tyres confirms plan for new 475 million Euro plant in Hungary

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Saint-Gobain and Bieglo to exhibit at Fakuma Show
Smithers Quality Assessments is celebrating 20 years of continuous ISO 9001 certification with four clients
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
Milliken to showcase ultra clear PP-based commercial applications at Emballage 2014
BASF, Cargill and Novozymes achieved another milestone in bio-based acrylic acid

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
TIA announces 2014-2015 board of directors election results
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
Cabot elects new member to its board of directors
Solvay inaugurates specialty surfactants plant in Genthin, Germany

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Bluestar Silicones launched Silcolease flat release polymer at Labelexpo Americas 2014
Dow Corning expands Syl-Off portfolio with new release coating
UTEX Industries finalizes plan to expand operations in Singapore
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
Anne Noonan named president of Omnova Solutions' performance chemicals business

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

Friday, September 12, 2014
Trelleborg sells off its rubber boot operation in Spain
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
Japan may begin buying Myanmar rubber next month
BASF opens new butadiene extraction plant in Belgium

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomer IV - Now available!
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
Cimcorp to automate green tire handling at Chinese Qingdao Sentury Tire
Toyo Tire introduces newest premium all season tire
Zyvex and OCSiAl cancel plans for merger

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
India's natural rubber imports rise 15 percent in August
Rubber at five year low amid oversupply in Thailand
Michelin, Amyris and Braskem team up for renewable isoprene for production
Apollo Tyres plans new EUR 442.2 million plant in Hungary

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
New market report on the global material testing equipment
Thwing-Albert introduces new materials testing machine frame
Saint-Gobain Seals' Rulon J polymer to be used for shock absorbers by US manufacturer
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
MRF opens retreading factory in Oman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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
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

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