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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
New market report on EPDM industry and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)
Cooper Zeon RS3-A designated best buy from Consumers Digest
India forms expert committee to review issues of rubber production and imports
Fifteen Thai rubber planters groups merge to form the Rubber Planters' Assemby
Rogers completes $157 million acquisition of engineered silicones producer Arlon
Bridgestone develops software to assess conveyor belt wear
Silcotech and Dow Corning introduce a step change in silicone molding technology for medical devices

Monday, January 26, 2015
Kordsa Global opens new tire cord facility in Indonesia
Parker Hannifin announces new president and CEO
Polymerics upgrades production line with new mixer and dust collection system
GM to stop selling several SUV lines due to pending Goodyear tire recall
Cooper Tire to release fourth quarter results in February
Mesnac announces changes to management
Cancarb CEO to retire, successor announced
Registration and housing open for the Rubber Division, ACS, 187th Technical Meeting and Symposium

Friday, January 23, 2015
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
U.S. to impose duties on Chinese tire imports after preliminary finding of dumping
BASF plans worldwide expansion of PVP production
Dow Corning appoints Jeroen Bloemhard president of Greater China operations
Cabot realigns its global business segments
Cooper Standard announces the restructuring of its European operations
USW commends Commerce Department for preliminary tire dumping findings against China
States seek to ban sale of unsafe used tires

Thursday, January 22, 2015
BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar, LA, site
Alttran hires Mike McDonnell as sales manager
Tyrexpo2015 starts April 29 in San Jose, Costa Rica
Zyvex Technologies announces new polymer modified carbon nanotube additive for elastomers
RMA supports market-based scrap tire management
Cooper CS5 touring tire wins Global 2014 Good Design Award
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for papers for the 188th Technical Meeting

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Indian rubber assistance not helping farmers
Arkema finalizes the financing of its acquisition project of Bostik
Michelin launches new Bibload Hard Surface tire
Jefferson Rubber Works increases capacity with addition of new injection molding machine
Evonik launches Degalan VP P 34, a new heat-sealing binder
Dow Chemical elects new corporate secretary
Omnova Solutions announces fourth quarter results

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Brenntag AG renews contract of CEO Steven Holland
Ashland moves starting time for first-quarter earnings webcast
Hexpol's acquisition of RheTech is completed
Thermoplastic elastomers market forecast to grow 4.7 percent
Arkema and Teknor Apex form strategic alliance with breathable films
Kendra Tires USA to open new research and development facility in Ohio
Dow Corning introduces high-efficiency silicone additives for coatings

Monday, January 19, 2015
Yokohama Rubber Chinese tire plant certified as Environmental Education Base
New market report on Thailand rubber chemicals industry
Book of the day - 2014 Wire & Cable Technology Buyer's Guide
Cooper Standard appoints Christine Krathwohl as vice president, global supply chain
Bayer MaterialScience to introduce new milestones in polyurethanes
India to boost rubber growth in Tripura region

Friday, January 16, 2015
TIA seeking nominations for Women to Watch in the tire industry
Liberty Tire Recycling and Lehigh Technologies sign distribution agreement for Rheopave RMA technology
New market report on silicone elastomers by type, process and application
Yokohama's Russian plant begins production of OE tires for passenger cars
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend
New market report on global silica industry

Thursday, January 15, 2015
New market report on high temperature adhesives
Indian tire makers cut prices
UTECH Europe 2015 to focus on renewable and recycled resources
PolyOne to host an investor day in New York this May
GM Korea to recall 100,000 cars over defective brake hose
Albemarle Corporation completes acquisition of Rockwood Holdings
Goodyear names John Lucas senior vice president and chief human resources offices

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces training award and undergraduate scholarships
Indian rubber output falls 36 percent in December
Bridgestone Commercial launches new line of Dayton truck tires
Toyodo Gosei relocates regional Shanghai headquarters
California state senator introduces bill banning crumb rubber use in artificial turf
New market report on NBR
Shin-Etsu introduces silicone 'skin' for prosthetic use

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Kuraray America named one of the Best and Brightest companies to work for in Houston
EPA targeting toluene diisocyanates (TDI) use
DRT will present at the Tire Technology Expo 2015
Malaysia's November natural rubber output rises 11 percent to 53,040 metric tons
Michelin announces the implementation of a partial share buyback management agreement
Pirelli signs new EUR 1 billion line of credit
Goodyear Farm Tires awarded FinOvation award

Monday, January 12, 2015
Yokohama to lay off 31 at Salem, VA, plant
Sumitomo Rubber Industries acquires Swiss manufacturer of rubber parts
Royal Adhesives & Sealants acquires Advanced Polymers International
Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited joins IISRP
2015 National Tire Safety week dates announced
ContiTech develops lighter, more heat resistant engine hoses
Asian natural rubber production falls 3 percent in 2014

Friday, January 09, 2015
China lowers compound rubber formula with natural rubber to 88 percent
New market report on silicone crosslinked polyethylene
IISRP hires Bill Yamane as regulatory affairs director
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Latest World Rubber Industry Outlook now available from IRSG
RMA expects growth in total tire shipments in 2015
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres to supply 10,000 tires a year to Boeing C-17 fleet

Thursday, January 08, 2015
New market report on personal protective equipment
Stockwell Elastomerics now offering EMI shielded gaskets
PolyOne announces fourth quarter conference call
GHX Industrial acquires Hose & Fittings, Inc
AMAP announces Modified Asphalt 101 workshop this February in Jacksonville
Bridgestone to layoff 69 workers at Des Moines farm tire plant

Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Bridgestone develops technology for estimating tire wear
Comar Chemicals joins IISRP as affiliate member
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to present at Deutsche Bank 2015 global auto industry conference
Kumho begins second round of hiring for its new Macon, GA, plant
Solvay completes acquisition of Ryton PPS from Chevron
New market report on aniline for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) for rubber products

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
R.D. Abbott adds design to ISO certification
Bridgestone wins design infringement lawsuit against Chinese manufacturer
Hankook appoints new president of Hankook Tire America Corp.
New market report on isocyanate global trends and forecast
Thailand government says rubber past critical point and in recovery phase
Indian imported rubber must be exported in six months, down from eighteen
Michelin acquires land for expansion of German plant

Monday, January 05, 2015
EnPro sells off GRT rubber manufacturing unit
Lanxess to merge treasury and investor relations groups
Main Street Capital to purchase Garlock Rubber Technologies
All India Rubber Industries Association announces recipient of K.M. Philip award
Hexpol acquires polymer compounder RheTech
IISRP enlists newest affiliate
The Tire Society announces 34th annual business meeting and call for papers

Friday, January 02, 2015
Goodyear to present at the 2015 Deutsche Bank Conference in Detroit
Delaware Court dismisses case against Apollo Tyre
Bekaert completes acquisition of three Pirelli tire cord plants
Huber Engineered Materials announces management changes

Thursday, January 01, 2015
Happy New Year - 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Malaysian firm in third attempt to grow rubber plants for planned biofuels investment
Rubber sector expected to recover on higher demand next year
Indian tire manufacturers offer to buy natural rubber from local farmers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Toyo Tires’ sales subsidiary in Thailand to begin delivery of tires produced at Malaysian plant
New market report on global self-adhesive labeling market
Rubber prices advance due to flooding in Southeast Asia

Monday, December 29, 2014
Smithers Group to relocate business unit from Portland, ME to Akron, OH
Toyo Tires to celebrate 70th anniversary in August 2015
Vietnam emerging as a major consumer of tires in Asia-Pacific

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