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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, March 27, 2015
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Yokohama’s new commercial tire plant in Mississippi is “Right on Schedule”
AkzoNobel to invest in organic peroxide operations in the U.S. and Europe
Evonik to invest over €4 billion in research and development
Goodyear establishes tire development center in Pulandian, China
Continental's General Highway Tire launchs three new highway truck tires at Mid-America Truck Show
J.D. Power finds customers are less satisfied with run-flat tires

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Elasto Proxy announces new help for manufacturers
New market report on global and Chinese injection molding machine industry
Semperit has acquired German rubber seal manufacturer Leeser GmbH
BASF cooperates with partners to introduce online control of complex batch processes
Michelin predicts end of low rubber prices
India expected to be self-sufficient in synthetic rubber by 2017
FDA recommends manufacturers no longer use the claim 'Latex Free'
Desser Tire & Rubber has acquired European aircraft tire specialist Watts Aviation

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
New report on the silicone fluid market
Yokohama's Advan to come factory-equipped on Porsche's Cayenne
Huntsman TPU is sole choice for Spanish footwear manufacturer Panter
Toyo Tire introduces new heavy-duty steer tire
Lack of world rubber demand predicted to keep prices low through 2020
Mettler-Toledo presenting webinar on dynamic mechanical analysis
Continental Carbon reaches $95 milliion settlement with the EPA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
China National Chemical Corp. makes a $7.7 billion bid for Pirelli
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow the Denka acquisition of DuPont chloroprene operations
Evonik expands silicone platform in Germany and China
Rubber Division, ACS announces discounts for its April training courses
Lord Corporation unveils new low read-through acrylic adhesive
Core Molding acquires long fiber thermoplastic maker, CPI Binani
Polymax launches new TPE for extreme conditions
New market report claims the SBR market is expected to reach $16,110 million by 2019

Monday, March 23, 2015
Pirelli rumored to be sold to China Chemical Corp.
India's natural rubber imports head to all time high
NuSil appoints Ernest Waaser as new CEO
New market report on global rubber additives
Rubber Consultants expands its tire testing facilities with a new two-station passenger rig
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory finds polyureas work better than paint to prevent corrosion
Polymer Foam 2015 conference to be held in Cologne, Germany this November

Friday, March 20, 2015
A. Schulman announces the acquisition of Citadel
In 2014 fiscal report, Lanxess announces closing of Marl,Germany EPDM site
AirBoss reports fourth quarter and year end results
Researchers embed glass fiber into rubber to improve grip
China Auto plans tire recycling JV with Sri Elastomers
Camoplast Solideal initiates a price increase in Europe for its material handling and construction products
General Tire celebrates “100 Years of Reliability”
Book of the day - 2014 Wire & Cable Technology Buyer's Guide

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Pedro Matos appointed as chief quality officer at Apollo Tyres Ltd.
Wacker presents annual report, expects further growth in fiscal 2015
Dow Elastomers solutions were used in the rubberized surface at Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland
Mitsui Chemicals announces the successful start-up of its functional composites plant in Shanghai
Yokohama Rubber launches global marketing of cold- and impact-resistant conveyor belts
Dow Corning 1299 silicone seam sealer outperforms traditional acrylic sealants in narrow seam applications
Master Bond MasterSil 920-Lo passes NASA's low out-gassing specifications

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Synthomer expands specialty styrene butadiene latex production in Malaysia
Ashland announces price increase for unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl esters and gelcoats in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Albemarle realigns mineral flame retardant portfolio
New market report on global injection molding machine industry
Lanxess announces personnel changes to supervisory board and board of management
Vietnam to join ASEAN rubber council
Consumer Reports ranks the top tire makers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Shin-Etsu to expand production in Thailand and establish new technical center in New Jersey
Kumho Tire Europe appoints Charles Kim president
Smithers Rapra announces fleet tire webinar for March 18
Thai rubber planters begin selling off farmlands as rubber prices plummet
Toyo Tire & Rubber falsified performance data for earthquake resistant rubber
New market report on the global and Chinese silicone surfactant for polyurethane industry

Monday, March 16, 2015
Americhem upgrades manufacturing capabilities at Ohio plant
Kumho Tires to finance Macon plant with $300m in bonds
Solvay pursues strategic investments with acquisition of large-scale alkoxylation plant in the Netherlands
Rubber additives market worth 1.7 MT by 2019 according to new report
Green Rubber Global to open new tire recycling plant using the DeLink process in Malaysia
New market report on medical polymers

Friday, March 13, 2015
Teknor Apex expands it TPE for medical tubing line
India plans to increase natural rubber duties to 25 percent
Dr. Ranjit Matthan joins Vystar board of directors
New market report that the automotive tire market will be worth 666.6 million units by 2019
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Huntsman's Irogran TPU is now available through APS Elastomers

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Indian rubber dealers have stopped buying from rubber farmers, blame manufacturers
Thai government is selling rubber surplus directly to China
Momentive Performance Materials introduces advanced silicone elastomer products at NPE2015
Dow Chemical asks Supreme Court to review $1.06 billion polyurethanes price fixing judgement
BASF and SGL Group successfully conclude joint material research of innovative polyamide-carbon-fiber composite system
New report on global elastomer market sees high growth in TPE segment

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wacker Chemie expands VAE production facility in Kentucky
India's natural rubber production fell 13.5% in February
Sealing Devices Inc. opens new $2m facility in NY
Sonoco signs agreement to acquire majority stake in Brazilian flexible packaging company
BASF now offers bio-based PolyTHF
New report on global conveyor belt (PVG & PVC) market

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Michelin to expand high-performance tire production at Hungarian plant
AGC FluoroCompounds Group opens pilot plant in Pennsylvania
New market report on global polyether polyols
Teknor Apex to supply KraussMaffei with Sarlink TPV
Ansell introduces new HyFlex glove line
Arkema expands its specialty polymer (PEKK) production capacities in France and the United States
Mechanical Rubber Products acquires Prestige Rubber
European court rejects appeal against reduced Eni fine

Monday, March 09, 2015
New market report on rubber tires with global industry analysis
New report on global scar treatment market shows increased use of silicone-based products
The Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) foresees 3.2 percent growth in natural rubber
PolySource, LLC and Hyosung Group complete distribution and application development agreement for polyketone
World Rubber Summit to be held March 24-25 in Singapore
Evonik Corporation achieves sustainability certificate
Huntsman to restructure color pigment business, closes four plants worldwide
Star Thermoplastic Alloys and Rubbers, Inc., launches new website

Friday, March 06, 2015
World Bank economist expects rubber prices to increase
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
New market report on high temperature elastomers
New market report on global sheet molding compound industry
BFGoodrich Tires debut ultra-high performance g-Force Comp-2
Arkema acquires organic peroxide producer Oxido
Orion Engineered Carbons announces fourth quarter results
Trinseo reports its fourth quarter and full year results

Thursday, March 05, 2015
BASF expands production for amines at its Verbund plant
Camoplast Solideal receives Partner-level status with John Deere
Register now for Rubber Division March courses and take $150 off
Eastman launching new amorphous polyolefin product grades
Industrial Thermo Polymers acquired by Armacell
India's natural rubber imports to rise, say industry officials
Wacker Elastosil turns 60

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
TIA accepting nominations for the 2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame
MESNAC and Bosch Rexroth begin strategic partnership
Accella Performance Materials announces acquisition of IPS Polymer Systems, Inc.
Goodyear concept tires offer a glimpse of the future
WACKER builds new production plant for specialty monomers in Burghausen
Borealis delivers a record result in 2014

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
First class of Saudi trainees graduate for careers in the rubber industry
New market report on aqueous polyurethane dispersion industry
Yokohama's marine hoses certified by API for offshore oil transfer
AkzoNobel breaks ground on new Specialty Chemicals plant in China
Goodyear gets back in the bicycle tire business via four year deal with Kent International
Cooper Standard becomes largest Chinese automotive sealing manufacturer
Win a 2014 Rubber Red Book by following @rubberworld on Twitter this March

Monday, March 02, 2015
Arkema launches Polystrand thermoplastic tapes in Europe
U.S. orders for durable goods rose in January for the first time in three months
Hercules Tire adds to its Ironman I-Series line
Yokohama announces five year sponsorship of the Chelsea Football Club
New market report on China's tire industry
Huntsman plans to cut titanium dioxide capacity in Europe by 13 percent

Friday, February 27, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
New report on worldwide adhesive market and product segments
Birla Carbon proposes to establish a greenfield carbon black production plant in Shandong, China
Omnova Solutions and Barington Group reach agreement over board of directors conflict
SOCMA survey finds government regulations are a significant barrier to economic growth
Peter Baur appointed president, Europe, at Alliance Tire Group
Albemarle raises dividend for the 21st consecutive year
LyondellBasell announces departure of chief financial officer
Myers Industries reports fourth quarter and full year results

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bayer proposes increased dividend for 2014 of EUR 2.25 per share
Introduction to Silicone Elastomers course offered by Smithers Rapra
New market report claims that silicone coatings market worth $6 billion by 2020
Sartomer names Stephen Edwards business manager for adhesives, sealants, advanced materials markets
Michelin launches smart phone app for its Advantage Program members
Goodyear paying $16 million to settle bribery-related charges in Africa subsidiaries
Kraton Performance Polymers announces fourth quarter and full year results
Attention rubber product manufacturers, rubber machinery and equipment suppliers: Rubber World Red Book Updates
Apollo Tyres launches its recruitment drive in Hungary
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman




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