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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, May 29, 2015
Sibur offers six new PE grades
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
Yokohama Rubber holds opening ceremony for automotive hose assembly plant in Mexico
Wacker joins Germany's Diversity Charter
Solvay opens state-of-the-art research and innovation laboratory in Japan

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces its June and September courses
Scott Whitney appointed chief executive officer of Liberty Tire Recycling
APS Elastomers offers Viprene TPV for good colorability
New market report on construction adhesives
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
Shell, LyondellBasell nominate up June U.S. butadiene contract price

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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
Rubber prices higher on weaker yen and China investment
List Group opens new office in the Middle East.
Sixth annual Goodyear Gives Back campaign rallies NASCAR fans for Support of Our Troops
Momentive to present new silicone polymers for contact lens industry

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 18, 2015
Nordson announces cash dividend for third quarter
Vietnam's natural rubber exports rise 32 percent on year
Tenneco shareholders re-elect board members
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
India's 25 percent hike on rubber imports duties fails to curb imports

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Michelin expands its steer tire line
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
DuPont introduces two new asphalt modifiers to extend road life
China may buy Thai rubber at price above market value

Monday, May 11, 2015
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 173rd consecutive quarterly dividend
USA Rubber Industry Forum 2015 scheduled for this June in Pittsburgh, PA
Bluestar Silicones presents high-performance elastomers at CHINAPLAS 2015
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
Yokohama sponsors two Major League Baseball teams
Rubber Division, ACS announces May and June educational courses
Semperit concludes acquisition of profile producer Leeser
Sumitomo Rubber holds opening ceremony for its new tire sales corporation in Australia
Tiny silicone spheres come out of the mist: Targeted medicine?
PolyOne receives BD Supplier of the Year Award
Oxford Instruments webinar on AFM characterization of polymers

Thursday, May 07, 2015
Cooper Tire expands line of Discoverer SRX tires to meet the needs of the expanding SUV market
Proto Labs adds medical grade liquid silicone to its injection molding capabilities
New market report on global synthetic rubber
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
DuPont and Kolon settle trade secret litigation

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

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
New market report on polyether polyols
New market report on fluoroelastomers
TransDigm to acquire Pexco
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
India hikes natural rubber duties to 25 percent to protect growers
Crizaf opens new manufacturing facility in Durham, NC
Cooper Tire reports quarterly results lower than expected
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers sealing technical committee is quickly growing
Rubber Division, ACS announces extended deadline for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
Lanxess Corporation signs Harwick Standard as distributor of high performance elastomers

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

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Dow starts up key polyols production facility in Thailand
Rubber prices in China posed to increase as stock piles shrink
Zeon to expand thermoplastic elastomers capacity at Mizushima, Japan plant
APS Elastomers offers TPU for 3D printing
Goodyear reports record earnings for first quarter of 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




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