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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Asia Pacific thermoplastic elastomers market is expected to reach $7.82 billion
Trelleborg acquires Brazilian industrial tire manufacturer Standard Tyres
Hankook Tire to be OE on 2016 Toyota Tacoma
BASF to increase prices in North America for 1,4-butanediol
Goodyear announces management changes along with the merging of its North America and Latin America units
IISRP launches website for its 57th annual general meeting to be held in New Orleans
Global surfactants market expected to reach $47.53 billion by 2022

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Global styrene butadiene latex market was valued at $6.8 billion in 2014
LyondellBasell to acquire the polypropylene compounding assets of Zylog Plastalloys
B&P Process Equipment announced that it had acquired the assets of Littleford Day, Inc.
Tendeka expands its Aberdeen, U.K., facility with new swellable elastomer laboratory
Goodyear to expand its Gadsden, AL, tire plant

Monday, November 30, 2015
Clariant breaks ground on new industry hub in Indonesia
Evonik develops HNBR component for automotive cooling circuit
ContiTech releases improved v-belt with 40 percent more potential power
Lanxess opens first production line for tire curing bladders in Asia
Trinseo CFO Feenan to depart company, CEO Chris Pappas will serve as interim CFO
Lord Corporation partners with AOG Heliservices

Friday, November 27, 2015
Ashland Inc. enters into $500 million accelerated share repurchase
Cabot Corporation declares quarterly dividend
Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will conduct their fifth joint maneuver benefitting the Toys for Tots
Arkema ranked among top 100 innovating companies
Genomatica and Braskem confirm direct, single-step biological production of butadiene
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Michelin Holiday Campaign celebrates America's commercial drivers
Seven Dow technologies honored by R&D Magazine
DuPont receives CRDF Global Corporate Impact Award
Continental and Schaeffler add nine new suppliers to the Premium Supplier Circle
PolyOne employees raise $1.55 million for United Way
Freudenberg fundraising campaign reaches one million mark

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Yokohama Rubber develops HR370 series of hard coating materials
Ansell awarded 2015 Excellence in Surgical Product (ESP) Award
BASF inaugurates new TDI (toluene diisocyanate) plant at its Ludwigshafen site.
Hankook Tire selected as original equipment supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX
Ashland Inc. breaks ground for new Valvoline office building on its Lexington campus
Kraiburg TPE Americas announces relocation and expansion of manufacturing facility in Buford, GA

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Wacker builds new pilot reactor for dispersions in China
Assessment of China's market for sealant 2015 - polyurethane, polysulfide, silicone, acrylic and other sealants
Smooth-On, Inc. finds new home in 370,000 square foot facility in Pennsylvania
Ashland board declares regular quarterly dividend
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Argentine tire manufacturer Fate sign letter of intent
Cooper Tire CFO to present at Bank of America Merril Lynch conference

Monday, November 23, 2015
Sumitomo Rubber builds 100 millionth tire at Chinese facility
Hydraulic rubber hoses market is forecast to reach $1 billion by 2022
Global rubber output could drop as farmers curtail tapping
New Balance to 3D-print midsole with DuraForm Flex TPU for its new high-performance running shoe
Rubber processing chemicals market is projected to reach $4.8 billion by 2020

Friday, November 20, 2015
Shin-Etsu dedicates ¥20 billion ($163 million) for facility investments in Japan
Low-quality rubber holds back international investors from Myanmar tire production
MSC Software’s Marc 2015 delivers new material models for advanced nonlinear simulations
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
TRAC releases first winter tire report
Continental’s Sumter plant to supply tires for exclusive Elio Motors three-wheeled vehicle
Dow Corning earns prestigious R&D award for new silicone adhesive technology developed with Delphi Automotive

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Registration for the 17th Annual AMAP Conference & Workshop is now open
NBR powder market expected to reach $425.7 million by 2019
U.S. manufacturing output increases
Thailand asks Russia to buy 80,000 tons of rubber
Kenda Rubber opens research and development center in Green, OH
Kumho Tire USA announces the grand opening of new corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands technical center in Indiana
ContiTech recognized by Honda as valued supplier in North America
Fluoroelastomers market is expected to grow 4.9 percent
Avon Rubber reports growth of 8 percent and dividend increase for third period
PolyOne refinances senior notes for $550 million

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
MSC Software is offering a free workshop on the 'Accurate Analysis of Elastomers'
New ASTM standard supports use of silica in tire, promotes sustainability
Solvay inaugurates new FKM plant in China
Zhongli North America buys rubber product manufacturer Stern Rubber
Silcotech opens silicone injection molding plant in South Carolina
Apollo Tyres acquires Reifencom GmbH for EUR 45.6 million

Monday, November 16, 2015
NuSil launches strongest silicone elastomer ever developed
Rhein Chemie starts production line for Rhenoshape tire bladders in China
RMA names Anne Forristall Luke president and CEO; elects Gary Garfield chairman of the board of directors
RPM promotes John McLaughlin to senior vice president
Songwon Industrial Group releases financial results for third quarter
Elasto Sweden starts new medical line and expands technical center in Sweden
Apollo Tyres introduces a limited edition dual branded Apollo and Manchester United tires
LyondellBasell names Thomas Aebischer executive vice president and CFO

Friday, November 13, 2015
Huntsman declares fourth quarter common dividend
Goodyear's UltraGrip proves to be best winter tire at Nokian's White Hell proving ground
Mitsui launches new performance compounds company in Shanghai
Ford and Michelin team up to provide custom-engineered tires for Ford performance vehicle lineup
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Cabot to close Indonesian carbon black facility
Changes at TrelleborgVibracoustic management board

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Goodyear announces new sizes to its fuel-saving mold cured retread line
Arkema releases third quarter 2015 results
DuPont board of directors names Edward D. Breen chair and CEO
Brenntag enters into agreements to acquire two leading U.S. lubricants distributors
Continental raises forecast for the years, reports rubber group generated sales of €11.7 billion
Cooper Standard's C. Krathwohl honored as one of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry
Yokohama reports increased sales but declined earnings for first three quarters of 2015
2015 Dreyfus Prize chemist realizes vast commercial applications from his polymerization innovation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Milacron to acquire CanGen Holdings, including subsidiaries Canterbury Engineering Company and Genca
Twin screw extrusion workshop to be held December 2-3 in Clinton, NJ
Jude Abia joins HollyFrontier as head of its rubber laboratory
Trelleborg acquires ČGS Holding
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
Oxiteno expands U.S. operations with new plant in Texas

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Lehigh Technologies awarded the iChemE Global Award for sustainable technology
Toyo Tire reports net loss of ¥4.3 billion due to shock absorber scandal
Global non-destructive testing equipment market is anticipated to reach USD 5.76 billion
Vietnamese and Japanese researchers reduce proteins in natural rubber
Two Goodyear employees are recipients of the 2015 Holland Award
Lanxess raises guidance again for full year 2015

Monday, November 09, 2015
Lanxess and Chongqing Changshou Chemical to form joint venture for polychloroprene rubber sales in China
Rubber World, CURC and Technobiz to launch new magazine
Milacron to acquire CanGen Holdings
Sri Lanka to receive $25.7 million in assistance for rubber and tea revitalization
Huber Carbonates announces price increase for calcium carbonate line
Goodyear will redeem $1 billion in senior notes
Titan International to sell Goodyear farm tires in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia

Friday, November 06, 2015
Tire Industry Association (TIA) reaches 8,000 members
Hankook showcases Laufenn brand at 2015 SEMA Show
AgTI licenses Purdue, Ohio State technologies to develop alternative rubber crops
Bluestar Silicones promotes LSR at MD&M in Minneapolis
Denka announces completion of acquisition of DuPont's chloroprene rubber business
Airboss declares quarterly dividend
Scientists from Xinjiang Institute of Chemistry develop oil absorbing silicone sponge

Thursday, November 05, 2015
Versalis and KBR enter agreement to license technology for styrenics market
BASF completes divestiture of kaolin business to Imerys
Continental introduces expanded offering of Elite branded timing belt kits
BASF to increase prices for styrene-butadiene latex polymers sold in North America
DuPont announces business unit consolidations and leadership changes
Sumitomo Rubber announces the development of an airless and self-sealing tire
AMAP opens technical library to academic institutions

Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Goodyear announces pricing of $1 billion of senior notes
Continental introduces a new premium aftermarket brand called Elite for North American markets
Three scholars honored by Michelin and TIA
Triangle Tire opens North American headquarters near Nashville, TN
Thailand government approves 13 billion baht subsidy to support rubber farmers
Cooper Tire to showcase new tire lines at SEMA
Sumitomo Rubber begins delivery of OEM tires for Toyota's new Lexus RX

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Denka Performance Elastomer LLC to locate new corporate headquarters at the company’s Louisiana site
The Timken Company is partnering with ARPM as sponsor for this week’s 2015 ISO/TC meeting
Goodyear announces public offering of $1 billion in senior notes
Cooper Tire reports positive third quarter results
Michelin/TIA scholarship application period is open

Monday, November 02, 2015
Cooper Tire declares 175th consecutive quarterly dividend
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced results for third quarter of 2015
Apollo Tyres' half yearly profit up 17 percent
MidAtlantic Rubber & Plastics Group announces its upcoming educational symposium for aerospace applications
New market report on China's tire curing press industry
Global elastomers market poised to reach $36 billion by 2022
Toyo Tire reveals 2,880 more tainted rubber products, but slashes tally
Continental reaches 1 millionth retread milestone at Mexican facility

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