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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Bluestar Silicones signs distribution agreement with Grasim Industries Ltd
Silicone market growing at 6 percent, with Asia-Pacific leading global growth
Sumitomo Rubber celebrates 20th anniversary of Indonesian subsidiary
Solvay bolsters competitiveness of peroxides activities in Portugal and opens site to partners
International Rubber & Advanced Materials in Healthcare Expo opens today in Cleveland

Monday, October 12, 2015
Air Products will showcase its PolarFit cryogenic solutions for elastomer manufacturing at IEC
RPM reports fiscal first quarter 2016
Firestone Farm Tires adds new line of agricultural rubber tracks to porfolio
Chemspec Polymer Additives will have five exclusive suppliers exhibiting with them at IEC in Cleveland
Orgkhim to build rubber extender oils plant in Singapore
Lubrizol celebrates 150 years of Valvoline
Coagents guide helps compounders improve rubber formulations

Friday, October 09, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK announces first major order for frictionless automotive engine seals
Clariant opens biotech center near Munich
International Elastomer Conference online registration ends today at 5 p.m.
Mitsui Chemicals opens branch office in Beijing
Michelin reported to be investing $500 million in Indonesian rubber production
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Goodyear increases dividend on common stock 17 percent

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

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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
Albemarle announces quarterly dividend
Akron polymer scientist develops limb-saving material for injured soldiers
Brazil follows Europe's lead and bans sales and production of Silimed products
Ansell celebrates its 50th year designing and manufacturing Gammex surgical gloves
BASF resumes the marketing of polystyrene in Europe

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
First Apollo Zone inaugurated in Lebanon
Goodyear introduces free flat repair program in all Goodyear auto service centers
Polyurethane elastomer market is expected to exceed $73 billion by 2020
French Oil Machinery Company was honored by the state of Ohio for manufacturing and economic development
Dow Corning and R.D. Abbott to exhibit, present at 2015 International Elastomer Conference
Yokohama Rubber dedicates its $300 million Mississippi tire plant
Bridgestone donates to relief effort in Japan

Monday, October 05, 2015
Avon Rubber appoints new chief executive officer
Goodyear ends global alliance with Sumitomo Rubber
Troester and Gerlach announce cooperation in North America
Orion Engineered Carbons to introduce new carbon blacks that improve fuel efficiency and tread performance at IEC
All new Chemical Resistance Guide for Elastomer IV available in the Rubber World book store
Nexen Tire holds ground breaking ceremony for its newest plant in the Czech Republic
Bridgestone builds first passenger tire 100 percent derived from guayule

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

Thursday, October 01, 2015
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
Davis named Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing at Harwick Standard Distribution
Wabash introduces its new Microlim liquid silicone injection molding machine
Kraton Performance Polymers to acquire specialty chemical producer Arizona Chemical

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
L.V. Lomas is new distributor for Imerys' mica line in Canada
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
International Products Corporation offers its temporary rubber lubricant, P-80 in re-sealable tubes
Munksjö introduces a new clay-coated release paper for composite release liners
Bluestar Silicones will present new silicone technologies in wound care during the MEDTEC China 2015

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

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015
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
Goodyear investing $49 million in South Africa tire factory
Evonik launches new dispersing additive
Titan International, Inc. has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.005

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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
Cray Valley to present at the 2015 International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland
Rubber Division, ACS is offering companies free exhibit space for Career Fair at IEC
Hankook Tire presents design innovation through collaboration with Vibram
Guill Tool introduces co-extrusion crosshead Series 824 for irrigation tubing
Wacker’s new Logistics Center in China comes on stream

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

Monday, September 14, 2015
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
Apollo Tyres awarded at the Asian CSR Awards 2015
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase sealing materials at ATCE
Michelin paves the way at Yellowstone National Park
Orion Engineered Carbons announces interim cash dividend

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