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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, September 12, 2014
Japan may begin buying Myanmar rubber next month
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
BASF opens new butadiene extraction plant in Belgium
Trelleborg sells off its rubber boot operation in Spain
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV - Now Available!
Sri Trang set for rubber trading in Myanmar

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Converse produces all rubber Chuck Taylor sneaker
New market reports on global and China rubber chemical industry and internal mixer industry
India tire manufacturers stock surges 9 percent on low rubber prices
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
Michelin, Amyris and Braskem team up for renewable isoprene for production

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

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

Friday, September 05, 2014
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
New market report on toluene diisocyanates in Europe
Abhisar Buildwell inks rubber threads supply pact with Rubfila
Large wind turbines benefit from cable sheathing made of Lanxess Levapren
Nokian Tyres launches international marketing cooperation campaign with IOF
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, September 04, 2014
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
Nexen Tire achieves first-ever grand slam of design awards for a tire maker
Cooper Tire board elects Tom Lause as treasurer
Lehigh Technologies raises $8 million to drive global expansion
Nokian Tyres is introducing five new SUV summer tires

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

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
MRF opens retreading factory in Oman
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
APS Compounding announces two new hires
Sumitomo Rubber awarded contract for OEM tire placement on Jeep Compass and Patriot
Saint-Gobain Seals' Rulon J polymer to be used for shock absorbers by US manufacturer
LyondellBasell to build world scale PO/TBA plant on U.S. gulf coast

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
Momentive Performance Materials prepares to exit bankruptcy
Bridgestone establishes new company to sell industrial products in Chile
Kraiburg TPE to participate in Indoplas 2014 in Jarkarta
Clariant to offer certified sustainable palm oil based material

Friday, August 29, 2014
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
New market report on global rubber gloves
SO.F.TER introduces TPE extrusion suitable for drinking water contact
TIA announces 2014 Hall of Fame recipients
Evonik Industries announces global price Increase of up to 10 percent

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
United States International Trade Commision forwards case against Chinese tire dumping
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
Rubber may soon come from dandelions
Wacker named 'Preferred Supplier' by Bosch
Thailand approves 5.94 billion (baht) for overhaul of rubber industry
New market report on butyl rubber technical material
Pyrolyx issued patent for new green carbon black recovery method

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

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

Friday, August 22, 2014
Yokohama Rubber to participate in the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014
First Apollo Zone inaugurated in Kuwait
New market report on ultrasonic testing equipment
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
Airboss announces $15.3 million in new orders in protective over-boots
Global surplus of natural rubber should shrink, according to IRSG
Lehigh Technologies raising $11 million for global expansion
NC House votes down bill to provide incentives to lure new Continental Tire plant
Ashland Performance Materials increases prices on polyester resins and gelcoats
India's Rubber Board finds 45 percent of India's natural rubber plantations are low-yielding 'aged' trees

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Portage Precision Polymers Inc. earns ISO 9001:2008 with design designation
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
Cooper and Chengshan enter option agreement to resolve ownership of CCT
Camoplast Solideal acquires Rodaco and establishes its manufacturing footprint in Brazil and Argentina
Ansell releases full year results

Monday, August 18, 2014
Toyo reports record half-year earnings
PolyOne announces new TPE material to combat counterfeiting
Clariant to build new masterbatch plant in Sydney, Australia
Freudenberg-NOK’s low lead seal design improves performance
APS Elastomer newly formulated TPVs; softer, more heat resistant
Kumho opens European tire testing facility
Bridgestone chosen as OEM on BMW's new i8

Friday, August 15, 2014
Global SBR market holds steady despite weaker feedstock butadiene
U.S. propane, propylene stocks reach 20-month high
Rising car sales in India may boost global rubber prices
New market report on tire cord and tire fabrics
Songwon reports second quarter results
Indian rubber prices lower over import duty discussions

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