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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 20, 2015
TRAC releases first winter tire report
Continental’s Sumter plant to supply tires for exclusive Elio Motors three-wheeled vehicle
Shin-Etsu dedicates ¥20 billion ($163 million) for facility investments in Japan
Low-quality rubber holds back international investors from Myanmar tire production
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
MSC Software’s Marc 2015 delivers new material models for advanced nonlinear simulations
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
Kumho Tire USA announces the grand opening of new corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA
NBR powder market expected to reach $425.7 million by 2019
U.S. manufacturing output increases
Kenda Rubber opens research and development center in Green, OH
Thailand asks Russia to buy 80,000 tons of rubber

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

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

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

Friday, November 13, 2015
Cabot to close Indonesian carbon black facility
Huntsman declares fourth quarter common dividend
Changes at TrelleborgVibracoustic management board
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

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Goodyear announces new sizes to its fuel-saving mold cured retread line
Yokohama reports increased sales but declined earnings for first three quarters of 2015
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
Arkema releases third quarter 2015 results
2015 Dreyfus Prize chemist realizes vast commercial applications from his polymerization innovation
DuPont board of directors names Edward D. Breen chair and CEO

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
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
Oxiteno expands U.S. operations with new plant in Texas
Trelleborg acquires ČGS Holding

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
Titan International to sell Goodyear farm tires in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia
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
Lanxess and Chongqing Changshou Chemical to form joint venture for polychloroprene rubber sales in China
Goodyear will redeem $1 billion in senior notes
Huber Carbonates announces price increase for calcium carbonate line

Friday, November 06, 2015
Airboss declares quarterly dividend
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
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
Michelin/TIA scholarship application period is open
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

Monday, November 02, 2015
MidAtlantic Rubber & Plastics Group announces its upcoming educational symposium for aerospace applications
Continental reaches 1 millionth retread milestone at Mexican facility
Cooper Tire declares 175th consecutive quarterly dividend
Apollo Tyres' half yearly profit up 17 percent
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
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced results for third quarter of 2015

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