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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, May 29, 2015
TA Instruments acquires assets of Bose Electroforce Group
University of Akron names rubber band contest for young inventors winners
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to present at Deutsche Bank Global Industrials and Basic Materials conference
Solvay opens state-of-the-art research and innovation laboratory in Japan
Yokohama Rubber holds opening ceremony for automotive hose assembly plant in Mexico
Wacker joins Germany's Diversity Charter
Sibur offers six new PE grades

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Scott Whitney appointed chief executive officer of Liberty Tire Recycling
New market report on construction adhesives
Rubber Division, ACS announces its June and September courses
APS Elastomers offers Viprene TPV for good colorability
Shell, LyondellBasell nominate up June U.S. butadiene contract price
Granic develops new high-performance masterbatch using ExxonMobil Chemical's Vistamaxx
Evonik plans to build a new production plant for precipitated silica in the United States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Sixth annual Goodyear Gives Back campaign rallies NASCAR fans for Support of Our Troops
Rubber prices higher on weaker yen and China investment
Momentive to present new silicone polymers for contact lens industry
Wacker Polymers to raise prices for Vinnapas and Vinnol dispersions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
New report on Asia-Pacific polyether polyols market by application
List Group opens new office in the Middle East.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Wacker Polymers to raise prices for dispersions in EMEA
LANXESS provides its innovative bio-based Keltan Eco EPDM rubber to Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
Sartomer Europe increases prices of monomers and oligomers
Ashland announces price increase for unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl esters and gelcoats in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Solvay launches Tegralite thermoplastic lightweighting solutions
Yokohama Rubber US tire subsidiary donates $500,000 to local colleges
LORD Corporation announced that General James F. Amos, USMC, (ret.) has joined its Board of Directors

Monday, May 25, 2015
Evonik creates new opportunities for young European chemists
BASF declares Force Majeure for a range of EO-based products

Friday, May 22, 2015
New market report on adhesives and seleants
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
New report on the U.S. carbon black market
Wacker expands technical center in Moscow
National Tire Safety Week is May 24-30
Continental Tire sponsors Big-Rig Truck Racing series

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Uniroyal celebrates 50th anniversary of giant Uniroyal tire landmark
New research report focuses on the international rubber plated hose industry
Freudenberg-NOK sets a new benchmark for pharmaceutical seal purity
Bluestar Silicones announces expanded offering for rapid prototyping silicones
Alliance Rubber adds new product to Walmart shelves
Elasto Proxy is announcing help for manufacturers with selecting chemically-resistant rubber materials
Formulators issued patent for Aquaflex waterproof adhesive

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Smithers expands capabilities at its Suzhou, China testing laboratory
New market report on EP elastomers
Freudenberg-NOK introduces new FKM that offers outstanding cold temperature characteristics
Michelin and Barito Pacific Group enter into a joint venture for producing natural, eco-friendly rubber
Wacker presents new silicone adhesive gel for wound care
Ricoh creates electricity generating rubber
GenCorp renamed Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tahoma Rubber and Plastics expands rubber compression molding capabilities
Kumho Tire to enhance partnership with Yokohama Rubber
ARPM to host Environmental Health and Safety Summit this June in Columbus, OH
Albright Technologies introduces silicone injection molding for prototypes and low volume production
Goodyear Eagle tires chosen exclusively for all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
James Murphy appointed president and CEO of Davis-Standard, LLC
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2015 scheduled for this June in Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, May 18, 2015
Nordson announces cash dividend for third quarter
Gaurav Kumar elevated to chief financial officer at Apollo Tyres
Yokohama wins ADDY award for TV campaign
Songwon reports profits up in first quarter results
Vietnam's natural rubber exports rise 32 percent on year
Tenneco shareholders re-elect board members
India's 25 percent hike on rubber imports duties fails to curb imports

Friday, May 15, 2015
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
New report on the European agricultural tire market
Dow Corning introduces thermally conductive silicone gap filler for automotive electronics
IISRP names Juan Ramon Salinas as new managing director and CEO
SI Group ordered to cease all commercially defamatory actions and compensate for losses
Alttran takes delivery of nSPEC 3D microscope from Nanotronics

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Cooper Tire Tupelo plant wins enHance Partnership Award
AirBoss Defense awarded IDIQ contract for CBRN protective gloves
Braskem's sales grow 6 percent in first quarter of 2015
Momentive celebrates 75 years of invention
Evonik inaugurated its expanded Jurong Island oil additive plant
Cabot Corporation plants recognized for safety excellence
New eBook from FMI details silicone applications for implantable devices

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Apollo Tyres and Manchester United announce scholarship program and launch special edition dual brand tire
Apollo Tyres reports a net profit for the fourth quarter
Frank Lowe Rubber and Gasket Co. passes ISO renewal audit
Bluestar Silicones to present at Tape Summit 2015
Polymer-Technik Elbe to build new compounding facility in Mexico to access the NAFTA market
BASF acquires intellectual property for a new manufacturing process of high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB) from Lanxess
Yokohama Rubber posts highest-ever operating income for first quarter

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
China may buy Thai rubber at price above market value
New analysis report on Thailand rubber market
Dow Corning granted Korean patent for LED optical silicone encapsulant technology
Yokohama unveils the latest in its high-performance winter tire collection: the W.drive V905
Michelin expands its steer tire line
DuPont introduces two new asphalt modifiers to extend road life

Monday, May 11, 2015
Bluestar Silicones presents high-performance elastomers at CHINAPLAS 2015
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2015 scheduled for this June in Pittsburgh, PA
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 173rd consecutive quarterly dividend
NN Inc. reports first quarter results
New market report on carbon black

Friday, May 08, 2015
MonTech to present latest developments and innovations at IRC 2015
Semperit concludes acquisition of profile producer Leeser
Oxford Instruments webinar on AFM characterization of polymers
Rubber Division, ACS announces May and June educational courses
Yokohama sponsors two Major League Baseball teams
Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for its new tire sales corporation in Australia
PolyOne receives BD Supplier of the Year Award
Tiny silicone spheres come out of the mist: Targeted medicine?

Thursday, May 07, 2015
Proto Labs adds medical grade liquid silicone to its injection molding capabilities
Sri Lanka’s rubber production declines for third consecutive year
Camoplast Solideal acquires Eastwood Tyres of New Zealand
Freudenberg-NOK plans to expand automotive sealing plant in Findlay, Ohio
New market report on global synthetic rubber
DuPont and Kolon settle trade secret litigation
Cooper Tire expands line of Discoverer SRX tires to meet the needs of the expanding SUV market

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Elgi Rubber buys U.S. retreading equipment manufacturer CRS
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies develops leak-tight radial shaft seal for roller bearings
Tire recyclers battle cancer claim
Elasto Proxy announces article and video about electrically conductive silicones for EMI shielding
Apollo Tyres uses end-of-life tires to create Go The Distance playgrounds in India
Helix Medical acquires the silicone tubing line of W.L. Gore & Associates
A. Schulman to move European shared service center to Poland
Goodyear to use PPG's Agilon performance silica to increase tire fuel efficiency

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
TransDigm to acquire Pexco
New market report on fluoroelastomers
New market report on polyether polyols
Songwon enters into a joint venture with Qingdao Long Fortune Chemical & Auxiliary Co.
Trinseo makes pledge to Operation Clean Sweep
PolyOne reports first quarter 2015 results
Carnegie Mellon chemist, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, wins Dreyfus Prize

Monday, May 04, 2015
Lanxess Corporation signs Harwick Standard as distributor of high performance elastomers
Cooper Tire reports quarterly results lower than expected
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers sealing technical committee is quickly growing
Crizaf opens new manufacturing facility in Durham, NC
India hikes natural rubber duties to 25 percent to protect growers
Rubber Division, ACS announces extended deadline for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference

Friday, May 01, 2015
RMA President and CEO Charlie Cannon to retire in late 2015
Carlisle introduces Ultra Guard MX for mixed surface use
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Teknor Apex reports no injuries in Oldbury, U.K. plant fire
Dow Europe GmbH announces price increase for polyol and MDI products
Cooper Tire completes DOE grant work to develop fuel efficient tires
Momentive to demonstrate its Ultra Clear Silopren LSR at Light Fair International in NY

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Repsol and Grupo Kuo extend their JV with Dynasol synthetic rubber
The European SBR market is projected to reach $2,498.5 million by 2019
Zeon to expand thermoplastic elastomers capacity at Mizushima, Japan plant
Dow starts up key polyols production facility in Thailand
Rubber prices in China posed to increase as stock piles shrink
Goodyear reports record earnings for first quarter of 2015
APS Elastomers offers TPU for 3D printing

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Omnova Solutions announces a price increase on all styrene butadiene latex products sold in the Americas
Terry DeLapa serves as first female chair of Rubber Division, ACS
VMI’s IP successfully protected in China
NCSU and MIT develop rubber membrane to reduce aircraft cabin noise
IISRP elects United States executive as president for 2015-2016
Market report forecasts the agriculture tires market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 4.19 percent
India's manufacturers urge government not to raise import duty on rubber




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