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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, October 08, 2015
International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers publishes 2015 Edition of Worldwide Rubber Statistics
Bridgestone launches new website dedicated to the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Bluestar Silicones participates in the INMR World Congress in Munich
Bayer enrolls first refugees in its job foundation course
Avon Rubber reports strong end to financial year
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release third quarter 2015 results
Recycled Rubber Council issues response to NBC report

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Brazil follows Europe's lead and bans sales and production of Silimed products
Evonik announces global price increase for fumed silica line
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

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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
French Oil Machinery Company was honored by the state of Ohio for manufacturing and economic development
First Apollo Zone inaugurated in Lebanon
Polyurethane elastomer market is expected to exceed $73 billion by 2020
Bridgestone donates to relief effort in Japan
Yokohama Rubber dedicates its $300 million Mississippi tire plant

Monday, October 05, 2015
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
Troester and Gerlach announce cooperation in North America
All new Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomer IV available in the Rubber World book store
Orion Engineered Carbons to introduce new carbon blacks that improve fuel efficiency and tread performance at IEC

Friday, October 02, 2015
International Elastomer Conference Show Guide is now available online
Nokian Tyres to cut 122 from Finland plant
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
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
China's tire market forecast to grow seven percent by 2020

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

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Trinseo released its first corporate video
Jeff Tanner appointed Midwest Sales Director for REP Corporation
WACKER named 'Company of the Year' by ICIS Chemical Business
Falken Tyre's new technology reduces cabin and rolling noise in tires
Continental launches all-new HDC1 commercial tire for on/off road use
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
New magneto-rheology accessory from TA Instruments
Repsol to present at IEC on environmentally-friendly aromatic extender oils in tire manufacturing
LANXESS has appointed Dr. Hubert Fink to the Board of Management
Cabot Corporation named the winner of the Michelin Supplier Award 2015
OMNOVA Solutions reports third quarter results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Wacker’s new Logistics Center in China comes on stream
Guill Tool introduces co-extrusion crosshead Series 824 for irrigation tubing
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
Emulsion polymer market forecasted to grow 6.1 percent
Rubber Division, ACS is offering companies free exhibit space for Career Fair at IEC
Cray Valley to present at the 2015 International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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