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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Federal Tyres breaks ground on new plant in Taiwan
Kraton announces the successful completion of highly modified asphalt technology in Russia
ASTM International reveals new brand identity
Goodyear's global headquarters earns LEED gold certification
Datwyler acquires U.S. based Columbia Engineered Rubber
Rosneft and Pirelli sign memorandum of understanding seeking synthetic rubber partner
Bergen International doubles it manufacturing capabilities with new facility in Illinois

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Mesnac and Siemens sign agreement to build digital tire factory
Teijin Aramid increases prices for Twaron aramid products
Freescale Semiconductor creates the smallest tire pressure monitoring system to date
China creates tire design database for patent disputes
Thailand announces package to aid rubber farmers
Bridgestone Ologic tire technology wins BMW Innovation Supplier Award
Elastocon introduces a window-clear TPE

Monday, October 20, 2014
Michelin subsidiary Tigar Tyres opens second plant in Serbia
Lanxess introduces new ultra-high molecular weight EPDM as a natural rubber alternative in dynamic applications
Solvay CEO to lead Cefic
Kerala increases natural rubber prices paid to rubber farmers
Nanotronics unveils computer controlled microscope nSPEC 3D in Nashville
Producers, users, equipment suppliers, specifiers, and more at Smithers Rapra’s Carbon Black World 2014
Indonesia's Business Competition Supervisory Commission is investigation nine tire manufacturers for price fixing

Friday, October 17, 2014
New market report on TPEs
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
Minnesota Rubber & Plastics acquired by Norwest Equity Partners
Rubber coating specialist von Bronk Gummi- und Kunststofftechnik GmbH joins Impreglon group
Fall in crude prices favors the synthetic rubber market

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alpha Technologies introduces Premier moving die rheometer
Rubber Division, ACS now accepting online abstracts for Spring Technical Meeting
Cooper Tire to announce third quarter results
Top rubber trade groups promise to boost prices from current lows
Malaysia using rubber to replace road tar
Malaysian natural rubber exports fall for the month of August

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thai rubber farmers call for bailouts as world prices slump
New market report on carbon black
Bostik inaugurates new R&D center near Paris
APS Elastomers enters into service agreement with ALLOD Werkstoff GmbH & Co.
Antidumping duty againt China determination postponed by the US Department of Commerce
Michigan Rubber Group meets November 5

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Nokian WR is test winner 2014 in the Auto Bild winter tire test
Indonesian rubber sold below floor price
Sumitomo Rubber to put $100 million into South African factory
Hankook to be OEM on the Lincoln Navigator
The International Elastomer Conference and Rubber Expo opens today in Nashville

Monday, October 13, 2014
Nokian Tyres’ Finnish factory announces temporary layoff and cuts to production
Hankook Tire breaks ground on its new facility in Tennessee
University of Akron awarded 3 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier for novel polymer research
Nexen Tire expands revenue with help from lower rubber prices
Lion Copolymer to purchase Ashland's elastomer business

Friday, October 10, 2014
ETRMA elects Continental's Christian Kötz as president
Yokohama Tire relocating headquarters to Santa Ana, CA
Bayer MaterialScience to exhibit at CAMX in Orlando
Goodyear launches North America's most fuel efficient long haul tire
Sustained demand fuels growth for glovemakers
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomers IV - Now Available!

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Goodyear readies for 70th anniversary of San Angelo Proving Grounds
Takaharu Fushimi named CEO for Yokohama Corportation of North America
IEC conference app and show guide now available online
Cooper Tire confirms receipt of Chengshan call option notice
Goodyear to announce third quarter 2014 financial results
Trinseo to realign its business divisions into two new groups
Hexpol to acquire Vigar Rubber Compounding

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
Sumitomo Riko Company officially renamed from Tokai Rubber Industries
Firestone rubber plantation a sanctuary against ebola
BASF inaugurates polymer dispersion plant in India
Michelin at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
Gira Giersiepen names Arburg and FPT Robotik Suppliers of the Year 2014
Greenfield Polymers changes name to Stockmeier Urethanes U.K.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Dow Corning launches highly versatile food-grade silicone antifoam emulsion
Malaysia and Thailand discuss cooperation to reverse plummeting rubber prices
India's natural rubber imports may cross $1,100 million by end of this fiscal
Dow's Kim Mink recognized as leader promoting STEM
New market report on surfactants
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announces premium clamp gaskets

Monday, October 06, 2014
Freudenberg-NOK to study how biodiesel engine oil dilutions impact common sealing elastomers
Market research report on global and Chinese polysulfide rubber industry, 2009-2019
ACS Group hires new vice president of operations
Resintech diversifies into rubber plantation in Cambodia
India's natural rubber imports may reach $1,107mn
Matrix Tool is now a Liquidmetal certified mold supplier
West announces plans for a new pharmaceutical component manufacturing plant in Ireland

Friday, October 03, 2014
Eberhard Kuehlbrey joins the LIST Group as manager of product management.
Cooper Tire introduces new all-terrain, four-season Discoverer X/T4 tire
Goodyear introduces newest fuel-efficient long-haul tire in North America
Thailand stops planned sale of state rubber stockpiles to aid farmers
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Kerala asks regional refinery to produce more NRBM to aid rubber growers
Smithers Rapra announces the dates for Traction 2015
BioAmber to supply Chinese manufacturer with succinic acid for CPU production

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Goodyear's Aiman Abdrabou selected as International Energy Manager of the Year
Smither Rapra's TiO2 Summit begins next week in Montreal
Yokohama adds new tire to its winter line
Smithers Rapra announces programs for the 2014 Silicone Elastomers World Summit in Vienna
Huntsman and Rockwood complete pigment business sale
Trelleborg finalizes sale of rubber boot facility to Delmon
Cabot to increase activated carbon production in North America

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Bridgestone China opens truck and bus tire plant in Shenyang, China
Smithers Rapra announced its official sponsorship of the Association of Rubber Product Manufacturers
Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging specialist Vitapac
Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates completes expansion of its Tepex plant in Germany
Huntsman to build new world scale MDI plant in Louisiana
APS Elastomers celebrates five year anniversary
Indian rubber farmers worry over fall of rubber prices
Wacker Polymers to raise prices of dispersions

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience and bluesign technologies enter into strategic alliance
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Findlay site select as finalist in best plant competition
Dow Corning helps propel sustainable development of China’s chemical industry
Cabot Corporation to increase prices on black masterbatches and specialty compounds
New market report on global isoprene rubber industry
Bridgestone to donate one million dollars to combat ebola in Liberia
Indian farmers seek total ban on rubber imports

Monday, September 29, 2014
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to open its first retreading facility in US
Cadna purchase giving ContiTech added strength in U.S. automotive aftermarket
Bridgestone holds it TQM Conference
Giti Tire introduces the new GT Radial Champiro UHPAS
OMNOVA Solutions announces lower third quarter results
Denka establishes new Thermo Film facility in Vietnam
Bluestar Silicones at the heart of the “Axel’One Innovative Materials Platform”

Friday, September 26, 2014
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Smithers Rapra webinar on the cost down process for polymer products
RusVinyl inauguration marks start of one of the largest PVC production facilities in Russia
American Chemical Society focus group discussion in Nashville
Lion Copolymer Geismar, LLC and Omya, Inc. announce new distribution relationship
New market report on low rolling resistance truck tires in Europe
Polyone opens new masterbatch facility in India
Gulf Petrochem acquires Royal Dutch Shell’s bitumen plant in India

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Smiley Monroe expands its heavy duty conveyor belt capabilities
Cooper Tire to present at the Deutsche Bank 2014 Leveraged Finance conference
Silicone Solutions launches update website featuring online purchasing and updated product lines
New market report on global rubber-internal mixer industry
Rosneft and SIBUR sign cooperation agreement for supply of oil products
Five million tires to be ground in Spain

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
APS Elastomer develops extrusion grade TPU for flat conductor network cables
Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 32nd Highway Hero Award
Bridgestone Americas opens 10-acre guayule plant in Arizonia
Indian tire and rubber sector request national policy
JK Tyre & Industries to consider stock split
Anke Blume of Evonik and the University of Twente to discuss rubber technology and its importance in reducing CO2 emissions
Steelastic and RMS moving to new facility

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Competing condom makers sue over who's the thinnest
All India Rubber Industries Association announces its new managing committee
New market report on flexible elastomer industry
DuPont opens Innovation Center in China
Brian Harvey appointed quality/technical manager at Goldsmith and Eggleton
Goodyear converts waste from rice harvest to fuel-efficient tire treads
Natural rubber prices nosedive on poor demand

Monday, September 22, 2014
MIT researchers develop camouflaging elastomers
Yokohama acquires marine hose manufacturer from Parker Hannifin
IRSG announces World Rubber Summit 2015 will take place in Singapore
New market report on China's automotive rubber hose industry
Dow Polyurethanes introduces new high-performance reactive expoxy toughener
Bayer to sell of MaterialScience business
Nokia Tyres adjusts production output

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