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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Sartomer names Stephen Edwards business manager for adhesives, sealants, advanced materials markets
Kraton Performance Polymers announces fourth quarter and full year results
Michelin launches smart phone app for its Advantage Program members
Goodyear paying $16 million to settle bribery-related charges in Africa subsidiaries
Apollo Tyres launches its recruitment drive in Hungary
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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Future of global rubber industry to be debated during World Rubber Week 2015
Laurette Koellner elected to Goodyear Board
Evonik now offers halogen-free optical wire jackets
Solvay is building a new specialty polymers resin unit in Augusta, GA
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company declares 172nd consecutive quarterly dividend
Optical liquid silicone rubber introduced at Proto Labs
PolymaxTPE introduces new thermoplastic elastomers for sensory-sensitive applications

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Michigan Rubber Group cancels annual Focus on Ferris open house
New market report on silicone coatings
Michelin Pilot Super Sport to be OEM on the new BMW X5M and X6M
Aramco, Dow to start Sadara Chemical in 2015
Cooper Tire announce fourth quarter and full year results
Toyo Tire Holdings of America, Inc. has issued a recall of Open Country M/T tires
New market report on polyurethanes

Monday, February 23, 2015
Yokohama's Onomichi off-road tire plant earns platinum supplier distinction from Caterpillar
Bridgestone announces new president for the commercial tire division
Bluestar Silicones announces U.S. distributors for moldmaking and aerospace applications
Rubber Division, ACS technical training and scholarship opportunities
AkzoNobel Performance Coatings adds capacity in Indonesia
Goodyear donates blimp gondola to Crawford Auto Aviation Museum
Smithers Rapra names Nathaniel Leonard vice president of North America business groups
Hexpol Compounding releases a video featuring the company's more than 60 years of customer collaborations

Friday, February 20, 2015
Goodyear's 'Tire Talk' teams up with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards
Trinseo to announce fourth quarter and full year results
BASF and Petronas to build 2-Ethylhexanoic acid production plant in Malaysia
Dow Corning set to introduce high performance building innovation in Sri Lanka
Indian rubber planters request increase on natural rubber import duties
Asian synthetic rubber and butadiene spread sinks to a seven month low
Pyrolyx AG expands to USA with new partnership with CH2E Group of Colorado
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Nokian Tyre announces five new winter tires for Europe
Lanxess to maintain a constant dividend
Sibur launches construction of ZapSibNeftekhim
BASF opens new dispersions plant in Freeport, Texas
General Tire celebrates 100 years
LyondellBasell board authorizes interim dividend of $0.70 per share
Tony Orlando appointed president of Bridgestone Agricultural Tire
Rubber Division, ACS announces $150 discount for its March educational courses

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
HallStar signs new distribution agreement with R.D. Abbott
Mitas extends flotation tire product range
Bridgestone announces senior management changes
Trelleborg announces price increase for industrial tires in non-US dollar countries
Indian rubber consumers allege import threat exaggerated
Yokohama Rubber enters Phase IV of its Grand Design 100 medium-term management plan
Goodyear reports fourth quarter and full year results

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Goodyear Chairman and CEO to headline World Rubber Summit 2015
Rubber Manufacturers Association offers free tire repair wall charts and handouts
New agent appointed for Cancarbís Thermax thermal carbon blacks in India
The Flexitallic Group appoints Jon Stokes as CEO
Erhardt+Leimer takes over Dr. Noll GmbH
Liquid-infused silicone repells biofilms on medical materials
New market report on global tire market to 2019

Monday, February 16, 2015
New market report on specialty elastomers in China
Giti Tire breaks ground on new passenger and light truck tire facility in South Carolina
TIA issues position statement on scrap tires and producer responsibility
Rubber Board of India to help boost rubber cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh
Kuraray boosts ethylene vinyl copolymer production in Europe
New insight into how rubber is made could improve tires, reduce air pollution

Friday, February 13, 2015
Wacker to present new binders and additives at ECS in Germany this April
Synthetic turf study passes EU standards for safety requirements and exposure to children
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New market report on PTFE micro powder
Lehigh Technologies wins Environmental Achievement of the Year award
Tire Technology International awards for Innovation and Excellence 2015 announced
Toyo Tire announces the new M149 super single for regional to urban use on commercial trucks
Dr. Sudhin Datta to receive Charles Goodyear Medal

Thursday, February 12, 2015
New market report on global and Chinese rubber shock absorber (automobile) industry
Latest crumb rubber research study supports its safety
Precision Polymer Engineering opens Texas hub
Wacker and Inpro develop a new silicone adhesive for plastic oil pans
Goodyear to announce 32nd winner of Highway Hero Award at MATS
Arkema celebrates 50 years of Kynar 500 PVDF resin
U.S. Commerce Department announces new Manufacturing Council members

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
India's natural rubber output drops by a third in January
Solvay unveils Efficium, a highly dispersible silica for productivity and performance of automotive tires
Specialty Chemical Sales to distribute Hexion Versatic acids and derivatives in the U.S.
ExxonMobil Chemical introduces new Vistamaxx grade at Plastindia
Michelin's Ultraflex technology tires lower farmers' fuel usage
Bridgestone unveils next-generation winter tire
Evonik named to institute for advanced composites manufacturing innovation
Lanxess reported to be discussing sale of rubber unit stake to Aramco

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Apollo Tyres reports net profit for fiscal third quarter
New Dow Corning QP1-2 LSR supports cost-effective, high-volume production of intricate medical device designs
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company names Ceneviz managing director, Latin America Tire Operations
2014 ISRI annual report now available
Chem-Trend introduces three silicone-free inside tire paints
TIA members lobby Capitol Hill
Orion Engineered Carbons names Mark Leigh senior vice president

Monday, February 09, 2015
Nokian Tyre gains market share and improvements in operations mitigate the impact of the weak Russian economy
Stepan to announce fourth quarter earning results
Goodyear to serve as presenting sponsor for Rubber City Race Series event
Dow adds polyolefin elastomers line to its underground electrical wiring solutions
Mitas is overall winner of the CLAAS Supplier Awards 2014
Beckwood to supply rubber pad forming hydraulic press to sheet metal fabricator
Gates Corporation announces expansion of Iola, KS, facility
Bluestar Silicones launches new line of soft silicone adhesive for skin applications

Friday, February 06, 2015
Bridgestone Technical Center Europe develops new VT-Tractor agricultural tire
Goodyear achieves top ratings in European tire labeling
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Chenguang form fluoroelastomers JV
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
Bluestar Silicones introduces new tailor-made tire release agents
Thailand's intervention in local NR market is tightening supplies worldwide
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Nokian Tyre announces dividend and new board member

Thursday, February 05, 2015
Indian Commerce Ministry considers raising import duty on natural rubber to 30 percent
Hyzdu takes marketing helm of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Commercial Tire Division
Dow Corning experts to host seminar and networking event at Modern Facade Technologies in India
Clariant brings new rotational molding laboratory and prototype development cell online in Toronto
New market report on silicone in medical applications
Plast 2015: Positive signs from the sector for the upcoming fair
Goodyear to announce fourth quarter financial results

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
PPG to increase production capacity at its precipitated silica plant in Delfzijl, Netherlands
Hankook Tire recognized with iF Design Award 2015
Ashland Inc. enters into approximately $270 million share repurchase agreements
IRSG announces World Rubber Summit 2015 to be held in Singapore this March
Follow Rubber World on Twitter for a chance to win a year's subscription to the Blue Book Online
Continental relocates Middle East and North Africa business units to Dubai
Arkema appoints Bernard Pinatel to executive committee after finalizing the acquisition of Bostik

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Factory fire in Thailand causes $40 million in losses for Linglong
Ashland board declares regular quarterly dividend
Indian rubber growers' associations claim government breached agreement
India to research rubber dam installation near Taj Mahal
Continental has concluded its acquisition of the U.S. rubber company Veyance Technologies
Styron completes change of company name to Trinseo




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