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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Ashland Inc. breaks ground for new Valvoline office building on its Lexington campus
Ansell awarded 2015 Excellence in Surgical Product (ESP) Award
Yokohama Rubber develops HR370 series of hard coating materials
Kraiburg TPE Americas announces relocation and expansion of manufacturing facility in Buford, GA
BASF inaugurates new TDI (toluene diisocyanate) plant at its Ludwigshafen site.
Hankook Tire selected as original equipment supplier for the 2016 Lincoln MKX

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Argentine tire manufacturer Fate sign letter of intent
Smooth-On, Inc. finds new home in 370,000 square foot facility in Pennsylvania
Cooper Tire CFO to present at Bank of America Merril Lynch conference
Assessment of China's market for sealant 2015 - polyurethane, polysulfide, silicone, acrylic and other sealants
Ashland board declares regular quarterly dividend
Wacker builds new pilot reactor for dispersions in China

Monday, November 23, 2015
Hydraulic rubber hoses market is forecast to reach $1 billion by 2022
New Balance to 3D-print midsole with DuraForm Flex TPU for its new high-performance running shoe
Sumitomo Rubber builds 100 millionth tire at Chinese facility
Global rubber output could drop as farmers curtail tapping
Rubber processing chemicals market is projected to reach $4.8 billion by 2020

Friday, November 20, 2015
Dow Corning earns prestigious R&D award for new silicone adhesive technology developed with Delphi Automotive
Low-quality rubber holds back international investors from Myanmar tire production
Continental’s Sumter plant to supply tires for exclusive Elio Motors three-wheeled vehicle
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
TRAC releases first winter tire report
MSC Software’s Marc 2015 delivers new material models for advanced nonlinear simulations
Shin-Etsu dedicates ¥20 billion ($163 million) for facility investments in Japan

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Thailand asks Russia to buy 80,000 tons of rubber
U.S. manufacturing output increases
Registration for the 17th Annual AMAP Conference & Workshop is now open
NBR powder market expected to reach $425.7 million by 2019
Kumho Tire USA announces the grand opening of new corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA
Kenda Rubber opens research and development center in Green, OH

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
ContiTech recognized by Honda as valued supplier in North America
Fluoroelastomers market is expected to grow 4.9 percent
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions expands technical center in Indiana
Avon Rubber reports growth of 8 percent and dividend increase for third period
PolyOne refinances senior notes for $550 million

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Silcotech opens silicone injection molding plant in South Carolina
Apollo Tyres acquires Reifencom GmbH for EUR 45.6 million
Zhongli North America buys rubber product manufacturer Stern Rubber
MSC Software is offering a free workshop on the 'Accurate Analysis of Elastomers'
New ASTM standard supports use of silica in tire, promotes sustainability
Solvay inaugurates new FKM plant in China

Monday, November 16, 2015
LyondellBasell names Thomas Aebischer executive vice president and CFO
RPM promotes John McLaughlin to senior vice president
NuSil launches strongest silicone elastomer ever developed
Elasto Sweden starts new medical line and expands technical center in Sweden
Apollo Tyres introduces a limited edition dual branded Apollo and Manchester United tires
RMA names Anne Forristall Luke president and CEO; elects Gary Garfield chairman of the board of directors
Songwon Industrial Group releases financial results for third quarter
Rhein Chemie starts production line for Rhenoshape tire bladders in China

Friday, November 13, 2015
Changes at TrelleborgVibracoustic management board
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Goodyear's UltraGrip proves to be best winter tire at Nokian's White Hell proving ground
Mitsui launches new performance compounds company in Shanghai
Cabot to close Indonesian carbon black facility
Ford and Michelin team up to provide custom-engineered tires for Ford performance vehicle lineup
Huntsman declares fourth quarter common dividend

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Goodyear announces new sizes to its fuel-saving mold cured retread line
DuPont board of directors names Edward D. Breen chair and CEO
Brenntag enters into agreements to acquire two leading U.S. lubricants distributors
Continental raises forecast for the years, reports rubber group generated sales of €11.7 billion
Cooper Standard's C. Krathwohl honored as one of Automotive News' 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry
Yokohama reports increased sales but declined earnings for first three quarters of 2015
Arkema releases third quarter 2015 results
2015 Dreyfus Prize chemist realizes vast commercial applications from his polymerization innovation

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Milacron to acquire CanGen Holdings, including subsidiaries Canterbury Engineering Company and Genca
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
Jude Abia joins HollyFrontier as head of its rubber laboratory
Twin screw extrusion workshop to be held December 2-3 in Clinton, NJ
Oxiteno expands U.S. operations with new plant in Texas
Trelleborg acquires ČGS Holding

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Two Goodyear employees are recipients of the 2015 Holland Award
Lehigh Technologies awarded the iChemE Global Award for sustainable technology
Toyo Tire reports net loss of ¥4.3 billion due to shock absorber scandal
Global non-destructive testing equipment market is anticipated to reach USD 5.76 billion
Vietnamese and Japanese researchers reduce proteins in natural rubber
Lanxess raises guidance again for full year 2015

Monday, November 09, 2015
Goodyear will redeem $1 billion in senior notes
Huber Carbonates announces price increase for calcium carbonate line
Titan International to sell Goodyear farm tires in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia
Lanxess and Chongqing Changshou Chemical to form joint venture for polychloroprene rubber sales in China
Sri Lanka to receive $25.7 million in assistance for rubber and tea revitalization
Rubber World, CURC and Technobiz to launch new magazine
Milacron to acquire CanGen Holdings

Friday, November 06, 2015
Scientists from Xinjiang Institute of Chemistry develop oil absorbing silicone sponge
Bluestar Silicones promotes LSR at MD&M in Minneapolis
AgTI licenses Purdue, Ohio State technologies to develop alternative rubber crops
Hankook showcases Laufenn brand at 2015 SEMA Show
Tire Industry Association (TIA) reaches 8,000 members
Airboss declares quarterly dividend
Denka announces completion of acquisition of DuPont's chloroprene rubber business

Thursday, November 05, 2015
BASF to increase prices for styrene-butadiene latex polymers sold in North America
BASF completes divestiture of kaolin business to Imerys
Sumitomo Rubber announces the development of an airless and self-sealing tire
DuPont announces business unit consolidations and leadership changes
Continental introduces expanded offering of Elite branded timing belt kits
Versalis and KBR enter agreement to license technology for styrenics market
AMAP opens technical library to academic institutions

Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Cooper Tire to showcase new tire lines at SEMA
Thailand government approves 13 billion baht subsidy to support rubber farmers
Sumitomo Rubber begins delivery of OEM tires for Toyota's new Lexus RX
Triangle Tire opens North American headquarters near Nashville, TN
Three scholars honored by Michelin and TIA
Continental introduces a new premium aftermarket brand called Elite for North American markets
Goodyear announces pricing of $1 billion of senior notes

Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Cooper Tire reports positive third quarter results
Denka Performance Elastomer LLC to locate new corporate headquarters at the company’s Louisiana site
Goodyear announces public offering of $1 billion in senior notes
Michelin/TIA scholarship application period is open
The Timken Company is partnering with ARPM as sponsor for this week’s 2015 ISO/TC meeting

Monday, November 02, 2015
Toyo Tire reveals 2,880 more tainted rubber products, but slashes tally
Global elastomers market poised to reach $36 billion by 2022
New market report on China's tire curing press industry
MidAtlantic Rubber & Plastics Group announces its upcoming educational symposium for aerospace applications
Apollo Tyres' half yearly profit up 17 percent
Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. announced results for third quarter of 2015
Cooper Tire declares 175th consecutive quarterly dividend
Continental reaches 1 millionth retread milestone at Mexican facility

Friday, October 30, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Goodyear reports record results for the third quarter of 2015
Goodyear to present at Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference
Hexpol Compounding raffles Harley Davidson motorcycle at the International Elastomer Conference
Continental partners with CMC Tire to expand retreading network
USA Rubber Education Week 2016 will take place February 1-5 in Nashville, TN
Bridgestone's Wilson County, NC, manufacturing plant has produced its 400 millionth tire

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Big O Tires expands in Colorado
Inter City Retreading joins ContiLifeCycle network
Brewer Science and Arkema announce partnership to bring high performance material to the semiconductor market
Recycling industry calls on EPA to respond to crumb rubber safety concerns
Global non-destructive testing equipment market is valued at $3.24 billion in 2014
Forest Stewardship Council strips Vietnam Rubber Group of certification for illegal deforestation
Rubber prices continue slump as tapping halts at large plantations

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Covestro launches new U.S.-based corporate social responsibility initiative
Tire Industry Association to induct Glen Nicholson as president
Myers Industries declares quarterly dividend
NTSB releases abstract on passenger tire safety recommendations for the RMA and tire manufacturers
R.D. Abbott joins National Association of Chemical Distributors
Dow to restructure its ownership in Kuwaiti joint ventures
Hallstar acquires Brazilian specialty chemical manufacturer Fortinbrás

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Akzo Nobel reports 30 percent increase in third quarter operating income
Ashland Performance Materials celebrates 50 years of reliability from Derakane resins
Shin-Etsu Chemical to ramp up silicone output in Japan
Maxxis Group constructs tire plant in Sanand, India
Bridgestone to acquire Pep Boys for $835 million
Apollo Tyres increases its focus on the growing Middle East market

Monday, October 26, 2015
Pyrolyx awarded with additional carbon black technology patent
Thermoplastic elastomer market projected to reach $21.4 billion by 2019
Bridgestone to acquire TireConnect Systems
GT Radial earns SmartWay verification for four commercial tires
New study on China's styrene butadiene rubber industry
Society of Plastics Engineers announces strategy to attract younger members

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