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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Chemours presents innovative fluoroelastomers and pre-compounds for use in aggressive environments
Lord Corporation partners with Aero Products
PPG Industries acquires automotive sealants and adhesives business of Le Joint Français
Momentive settles IP legal action against Qingdao Siltech
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings celebrates 100 years of innovation

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Sumitomo Rubber celebrates 20th anniversary of Indonesian subsidiary
Silicone market growing at 6 percent, with Asia-Pacific leading global growth
Bluestar Silicones signs distribution agreement with Grasim Industries Ltd
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
Firestone Farm Tires adds new line of agricultural rubber tracks to porfolio
Orgkhim to build rubber extender oils plant in Singapore
Coagents guide helps compounders improve rubber formulations
Air Products will showcase its PolarFit cryogenic solutions for elastomer manufacturing at IEC
Chemspec Polymer Additives will have five exclusive suppliers exhibiting with them at IEC in Cleveland
RPM reports fiscal first quarter 2016
Lubrizol celebrates 150 years of Valvoline

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

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

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Bridgestone to supply their Ecopia line of tires to select teams participating in the World Solar Challenge
Akron polymer scientist develops limb-saving material for injured soldiers
Evonik announces global price increase for fumed silica line
Albemarle announces quarterly dividend
Ansell celebrates its 50th year designing and manufacturing Gammex surgical gloves
BASF resumes the marketing of polystyrene in Europe
Brazil follows Europe's lead and bans sales and production of Silimed products

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

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

Friday, October 02, 2015
International Elastomer Conference Show Guide is now available online
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
Poly Technologies breaks ground on rubber production facility in Uzbekistan
Nokian Tyres to cut 122 from Finland plant
China's tire market forecast to grow seven percent by 2020
ContiTech launches new marketing campaign targeting North American businesses

Thursday, October 01, 2015
OMNOVA Solutions announces a general performance chemicals price increase
Silimed silicone medical implant sales halted in UK due to contamination fears
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Thai tire output capacity on strong export demands
Kraton Performance Polymers to acquire specialty chemical producer Arizona Chemical
Wabash introduces its new Microlim liquid silicone injection molding machine
KraussMaffei is reinforcing injection molding technology Sales and Service in Germany and China
Davis named Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing at Harwick Standard Distribution

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Trinseo released its first corporate video
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
WACKER named 'Company of the Year' by ICIS Chemical Business
Continental launches all-new HDC1 commercial tire for on/off road use
Jeff Tanner appointed Midwest Sales Director for REP Corporation

Monday, September 28, 2015
OMNOVA Solutions reports third quarter results
LANXESS has appointed Dr. Hubert Fink to the Board of Management
Cabot Corporation named the winner of the Michelin Supplier Award 2015
New magneto-rheology accessory from TA Instruments
Repsol to present at IEC on environmentally-friendly aromatic extender oils in tire manufacturing
Michelin North America to suspend operations at SC tire plant

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
AkzoNobel to invest in Performance Coatings activities in Vietnam
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
BASF and Genomatica expand license agreement for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable feedstock
Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Singapore chemical distributor TAT Group

Thursday, September 24, 2015
2015 Chem Show offers new seminar program free to show attendees
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

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Thermoplastic elastomer market projected to grow 8.0% and reach 27.8 Billion by 2020
Newman Sanitary Gasket Company joins ARPM
International Products Corporation offers its temporary rubber lubricant, P-80 in re-sealable tubes
Bluestar Silicones will present new silicone technologies in wound care during the MEDTEC China 2015
PolymaxTPE receives USP class VI approval for new thermoplastic elastomer in medical applications
Munksjö introduces a new clay-coated release paper for composite release liners
L.V. Lomas is new distributor for Imerys' mica line in Canada

Monday, September 21, 2015
Trinseo to close one latex plant and upgrade another
Low rolling resistance truck and bus radial tire market in Europe to grow 7.33%
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
Davis-Standard expands Fulton operations with new facility
Zinc Oxide LLC taps Debro Chemicals for Canadian distribution

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Evonik launches new dispersing additive
Chicago Rubber Group is gearing up for their September Technical Meeting
Goodyear investing $49 million in South Africa tire factory
Titan International, Inc. has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.005
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

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

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

Monday, September 14, 2015
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase sealing materials at ATCE
Orion Engineered Carbons announces interim cash dividend
Apollo Tyres awarded at the Asian CSR Awards 2015
Russia's consumption of synthetic latex polymers predicted to grow 2.6 percent
World's number of tire molds is in short supply, according to report
Accella Performance Materials acquires Burtin Polymer Labs and Coating and Foam Solutions
Michelin paves the way at Yellowstone National Park

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