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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, April 24, 2015
Michelin announces first quarter profit and stock buyback program
Mitsui Chemicals begins construction on new polyurethane plant
New market report on styrene butadiene rubber by application
Trinseo announces pricing of senior notes to refinance existing indebtedness
Dow Chemical reports first quarter results
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Smithers Rapra will bring together tire industry leaders May 19-21 in Nashville

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sartomer Americas to market specialty chemicals directly to Brazil
Dow Corning unveils new extreme high heat Silastic fluorosilicone elastomers at SAE 2015
RMA announces winners of SHIP awards for worker safety achievements
Specialty sealing company Novotema acquired by IDEX Corporation
RB Rubber, an Accella company, announces new name of Ultimate RB
Regional Indian finance minister demands a ban on rubber imports

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
SiVance, LLC opens R&D lab for specialty silane and silicone technologies
Albright Technologies announces organizational restructuring
STREF and RMA announce dates for the 6th Scrap to Profit conference
Pirelli, Sythos and Rosneft sign MOU for synthetic rubber production in Russia
New market report on global SBR market
Rubber production in Kerala sees sharp decline
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Fred Koplin to speak at M2W

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Semperit expands hose facility in Czech Republic
Mallard Creek Polymers releases its new water-resistant adhesive latex
Apollo begins construction of their Greenfield facility in Hungary
Kraton Performance Polymers announces first quarter release conference call and webcast
Koda Distribution Group acquires Unipex Solutions Canada
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to exhibit engineered polymer solutions at Interphex 2015
TIA board of directors nomination deadline approaching

Monday, April 20, 2015
Goodyear to announce first quarter results April 29th
Cooper Tire Texakan plant earns Gold SEP certification
Genstar Capital announces investment in Boyd Corporation
Stephen Cox named General Manager of the Polyvinyl Butryal Division (PVB) and Vice President of Kuraray Americas
Freudenberg-NOK develops rubber material based on bio-renewable polymer for fluid applications
WSF Industries develops vulcanizing autoclave for high-speed opertation

Friday, April 17, 2015
Acquisition starts new era for DKL Rubber
Accella Performance Materials promotes Al Restaino to VP of Marketing
New market report on Nitrile Rubber
Indonesia tire industry is forecast to grow 13% according to new market report
Graco introduces new injector-based automatic lubricating pumps for tire machinery
Smithers Rapra course - Introduction to Silicone Elastomers, May 2015
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing

Thursday, April 16, 2015
New market report on polybutadiene rubber
Yokohama Tire and local volunteers to build eco-friendly playground in Capistrano, CA
Dow launches 2025 sustainability goals to help redefine the role of business in society
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share
Mars Mineral adds tire char pelletization to range of capabilities
Goodyear building for long-term growth
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company introduces a line of tires for the SUV, crossover and light trucks market

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
NHTSA standardizes tire identification number for tires sold in U.S.
Zeon releases their new Product Guide
Milacron announces plans for IPO
Lehigh Technologies wins Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award
Babcock & Wilcox to market Magotteaux manufactured tires, grinding segments and pulverizer balls to U.S. and international customers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Indian government formulating policy to address issues of the nation's rubber industry
Hyundai to replace tires on all 2015 Genesis sedans
New market report on the global tire market
Pirelli receives the J.D. Power award for OE tire customer satisfactio
ExxonMobil Chemical, previously Advanced Elastomer Systems, to close Akron offices
Wacker has developed a new silicone based surfactant for pulp dewatering
Smithers Rapra annouces, "Methods to predict real-world tire performance" webinar

Monday, April 13, 2015
New market report on SBR with forecast up to 2019
Construction of Apollo Tyres’ Greenfield facility in Hungary begins
Introducing ICMA’s line for lab testing in North America
Roquette Freres launches new industrial unit for the production of isosorbide
Michelin adds two more J.D. Power awards to the 77 already received since 1989
Indonesian government seeks to increase domestic rubber consumption

Friday, April 10, 2015
APS Elastomers develops thermoplastic elastomer for flat cables
Engineering rubber conference in Manchester
Goodyear issues Rube Goldberg challenge to STEM students
Lanxess brings new EPDM plant online in China
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions announces price increase across Europe, Middle East & Africa
Liberty Tire Recycling completes financial restructuring
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, April 09, 2015
ARPM plant tour at Desma's Hebron, KY plant
UTECH Europe 2015 exhibition and conference next week (14-16 April) in Maastricht, The Netherlands
A. Schulman to establish masterbatch production plant In Turkey
Toyo Tires joins Red Sox Nation as the official tire of the Boston Red Sox
Apollo increases its focus on commercial and fleet retreading
Trostel taps gas & oil industry pro to help address industry’s high-performance rubber needs
RPM reports record sales for fiscal 2015 third quarter

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Maire Tecnimont awarded contract to build polypropylene plant in Azerbaijan
Nokian Tyres’ tax ruling overturned
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethane
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release first quarter 2015 results May 1
Albemarle to increase the price of Ethacure 100 products
Trinseo introduces supplier code of conduct
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming educational courses
Michigan Rubber Group announces its May golf outing

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Washington State University scientists see prickly lettuce as a new source of natural latex
PolyOne launches new, innovative vibration damping technology
Rubber plantations totaling 11,000 hectares developed in Nagaland, India
New market report predicts SBR growth based on growing tire market

Monday, April 06, 2015
ARPM hosts plant tour at Desma USA in Hebron, KY
BASF at the Utech Europe 2015: Polyurethane systems, TPU and PU raw materials for all segments
Trostel attains platinum level supplier designation from Caterpillar
Versalis and LOTTE Chemical to expand cooperation and presence within the Asian market
Royal Holdings acquires Chemical Innovations Limited

Friday, April 03, 2015
Indian rubber farmers stretched to the limits
Zeon Europe considers closing of U.K. production facility
A. Schulman declares regular cash dividend
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Trelleborg acquires outstanding share of liquid silicone rubber operation in Bulgaria
World Rubber Week 2015 continues to shape the future of the rubber industry

Thursday, April 02, 2015
New market report on SBR based adhesives
Zeon plans second Singapore factory for specialized synthetic rubber
Omnova Solutions to webcast first quarter 2015 earnings call
Sri Lanka rubber auction sees lowest prices in six years
BFGoodrich Tires is launching its new g-Force COMP-2 A/S tire
Myers Industries revises fourth quarter results due to Brazilian operations financial errors
Dow Corning to present webinar detailing polyamide performance enhancements enabled by silicone-based additives

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
New market report on global SBR market
Proto Labs introduces low-alloy steel to metal injection molding
Holz Rubber Company celebrates 80 years in business
Sumitomo Rubber begins delivery of Falken brand ZIEX tire to Volkswagen for use on the new Passat
Trelleborg acquires agricultural tire business in Australia
Clariant acquires Lanxess' black pigment portfolio in India
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. announces results for the fourth quarter and full year

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Rep International keeps momentum
U.S. gasoline use at lowest level in 30 years
Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC receives 2015 Environmental Warrior Award
Early registration for the Rubber Division's 187th Technical Meeting ends today
Kumho returns to the commercial tire market
Rhein Chemie to exhibit at Utech 2015 this April
Bridgestone launchs next generation fuel-efficient tire
PolyOne launches ColorMatrix Select, a cloud-based liquid color selection and supply service

Monday, March 30, 2015
Chandra Asri to build synthetic rubber plant in Cilegon, Indonesia for JV with Michelin
Bekaert completes acquisition of Pirelli tire cord plant in China
Bluestar Silicones to present Silbione products at Medtec Japan 2015
BASF cooperates with partners to introduce online control of complex batch processes
New market report on fluoropolymers
New ultra high performance tire from Bridgestone in stores
Firestone Building Products facility reaches one million man hours without lost-time accident
Goodyear names 32nd Highway Hero

Friday, March 27, 2015
Goodyear establishes tire development center in Pulandian, China
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
J.D. Power finds customers are less satisfied with run-flat tires
Evonik to invest over €4 billion in research and development
Continental's General Highway Tire launchs three new highway truck tires at Mid-America Truck Show
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

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Michelin predicts end of low rubber prices
FDA recommends manufacturers no longer use the claim 'Latex Free'
Elasto Proxy announces new help for manufacturers
Desser Tire & Rubber has acquired European aircraft tire specialist Watts Aviation
India expected to be self-sufficient in synthetic rubber by 2017
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




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