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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, October 31, 2014
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Bridgestone Americas names new consumer tire division president
Cabot Corporation announces fourth quarter and full fiscal year results
Trinseo announces conference call date for third quarter results
Bluestar Silicones unveils high performance LSR for long-term implant
Toyo Tires adds new EPA SmartWay commercial tire to line-up
Intertex Transloading Services, Inc. establishes Berkeley County facility

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Indian demand unlikely to help rubber prices
Cooper Tire's Ostrander to speak at the Gabelli symposium
Scrap silicone made into superhydrophobic materials
Goodyear reports third quarter 2014 results
Titan International announces third quarter results
Applied Industrial Technologies elects Peter Wallace as chairman
Kuhmo begins recruiting for new tire plant in Georgia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Trelleborg develops specialty wheel system for Antarctica expedition
Zinc Oxide LLC opens new plant in Tennessee
Hankook Tire selected for Dow Jones sustainability Asia Pacific index
Rubber Division, ACS, Introduction To Rubber Processing course at UMass deadline October 30
Cooper Tire releases second annual sustainability report
Songwon and UTS enter cooperation agreement to supply additives to Sibur
Celanese increases European prices for ethyl and butyl acetate

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bridgestone inaugurates first tire plant in Vietnam
SIMTEC to sponsor New York City marathon runner
Wacker to raise prices for dispersible polymer powders in Europe
Breakthrough automotive exterior design features specialty PolyOne color and additive technology
Arkema finalizes joint venture with Jurong Chemical
TfS held it first conference in China for sustainable chemical supply chains
Arburg's subsidiary expands in China

Monday, October 27, 2014
Tenneco announces new executive team
Elasto Proxy announces custom fabricated parts using FDA approved silicone sponge
Dow Chemical reports third quarter results
38th Automotive Aftermarket Symposium to be held in Las Vegas, November 3-4
AkzoNobel to divest 50 percent of its shares of Eka Synthomer Oy
BASF announces changes to board of directors
New market report on Japanese tire market
Bluestar Silicones presents its open innovation program for textile coating at TCL Conference

Friday, October 24, 2014
Goodyear automatic tire inflation system in fleet testing
First blow molded TPE CVJ drive axle boot named 2014 SPE Automotive Hall of Fame Winner
Nizhnekamskshina produces 2 millionth truck tire
AkzoNobel reports positive third quarter results
Cooper Tire introduces new Discoverer SRX luxury sport utility tire
Conser S.p.A elected new member to IISRP
India tire manufacturers consider increasing SBR percentages to protect their margins
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Goodyear begins testing on Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles
Celanese acquires conductive polymer manufacturer Cool Polymers, Inc.
Thailand announces one-time cash handout to rubber farmers
New market report on medical polymers for devices, equipment and packaging
NN Inc. to release third quarter results
Cooper Tire begins testing with tires made with guayule
ExxonMobil to complete new Singapore halobutyl unit in 2017

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

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

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

Friday, October 17, 2014
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
New market report on TPEs
Fall in crude prices favors the synthetic rubber market

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Goodyear to announce third quarter 2014 financial results
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
Trinseo to realign its business divisions into two new groups
Hexpol to acquire Vigar Rubber Compounding

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
BASF inaugurates polymer dispersion plant in India
Sumitomo Riko Company officially renamed from Tokai Rubber Industries
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
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.
Firestone rubber plantation a sanctuary against ebola

Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Dow's Kim Mink recognized as leader promoting STEM
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
New market report on surfactants
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announces premium clamp gaskets

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

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

Thursday, October 02, 2014
Yokohama adds new tire to its winter line
Goodyear's Aiman Abdrabou selected as International Energy Manager of the Year
Smither Rapra's TiO2 Summit begins next week in Montreal
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
APS Elastomers celebrates five year anniversary
Indian rubber farmers worry over fall of rubber prices
Wacker Polymers to raise prices of dispersions
Bridgestone China opens truck and bus tire plant in Shenyang, China
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
Smithers Rapra announced its official sponsorship of the Association of Rubber Product Manufacturers

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