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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
United States International Trade Commision forwards case against Chinese tire dumping
Pyrolyx issued patent for new green carbon black recovery method
Bayer MaterialScience reduces petroleum use with CO2 replacement during elastomer production
Kraiburg TPE's Thermolast K used by Stabilo for injection molded pens and pencils
Rubber may soon come from dandelions
Thailand approves 5.94 billion (baht) for overhaul of rubber industry
New market report on butyl rubber technical material
Wacker named 'Preferred Supplier' by Bosch

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
ACS Group hires new vice president of marketing and product development
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces the Firestone FS561 steer tire
Vietnam Rubber Group improves policies for rubber growers
Auto sales increase Indian tire manufacturers' stock values
Thai military government approves sale of country's rubber stocks
Yokohama's next generation Geolandar H/T goes on sale September 1
New market report on the global v-belt industry
Nexeo hosts Technical Summit in Houston, TX

Monday, August 25, 2014
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions introduces new Bandag B799 fleet tire
Orion Engineered Carbons to release second quarter results
ARPM Benchmarking and Best Practices conference sees 25 percent increase in registration
Thailand's rubber industry struggles with declining prices
Ross offers new custom agitated vessels with silicone heating blanket
New market report on surfactants
Silicone added to the international care labeling standard

Friday, August 22, 2014
Viva Recycling to open new facility in South Carolina
First Apollo Zone inaugurated in Kuwait
New market report on ultrasonic testing equipment
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
Lanxess appoints Krahn Chemie as its new distribution partner in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Yokohama Rubber to participate in the Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Ashland Performance Materials increases prices on polyester resins and gelcoats
Airboss announces $15.3 million in new orders in protective over-boots
Lehigh Technologies raising $11 million for global expansion
Global surplus of natural rubber should shrink, according to IRSG
NC House votes down bill to provide incentives to lure new Continental Tire plant
India's Rubber Board finds 45 percent of India's natural rubber plantations are low-yielding 'aged' trees

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sensata Technologies acquires the Schrader Group
RPM International restates first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2013
Rubber Division, ACS announces discounts on industry publications
Saint-Gobain Seals' OmniSeal qualified for use in military helicopters
Air Products announces price increases for its line of epoxy curing agents and adhesion promoters
Semperit Group reports first half growth
National Science Foundation awards grant to researcher pairing cancer prevention drugs and polymer implants

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Cooper and Chengshan enter option agreement to resolve ownership of CCT
Portage Precision Polymers Inc. earns ISO 9001:2008 with design designation
Ansell releases full year results
Camoplast Solideal acquires Rodaco and establishes its manufacturing footprint in Brazil and Argentina
Particle size reduction from Air Products
Sumitomo Rubber Industries receives ISO/IEC17025 accreditation for tire performance testing
Deadline approaching for the 2014 TIA board election

Monday, August 18, 2014
Toyo reports record half-year earnings
PolyOne announces new TPE material to combat counterfeiting
Clariant to build new masterbatch plant in Sydney, Australia
Freudenberg-NOK’s low lead seal design improves performance
Bridgestone chosen as OEM on BMW's new i8
APS Elastomer newly formulated TPVs; softer, more heat resistant
Kumho opens European tire testing facility

Friday, August 15, 2014
Indian rubber prices lower over import duty discussions
Songwon reports second quarter results
New market report on tire cord and tire fabrics
Rising car sales in India may boost global rubber prices
Global SBR market holds steady despite weaker feedstock butadiene
U.S. propane, propylene stocks reach 20-month high

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Halcyon Agri agrees to buy New Continent Enterprises, a Singapore-based rubber distributor
India to use satellite mapping for rubber field statistic collection
Lanxess moves rubber chemical head Luis López-Remón to leather unit
Bellofram Silicones introduces new closed cell silicone sponge sheeting
Michigan Rubber Group announces speakers for September technical meeting
Orion Engineered Carbons announces the successful completion of term loan under new credit agreement
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Nokian Tyres interim report January-June 2014
Bridgestone expands global sports portfolio with title sponsorship of America's Golf Cup
AirBoss announces 2nd quarter 2014 results
Thailand encourages rubber growers to switch crops
Rubber Recycling Symposium to be held in Montreal in October
Cooper extends commencement with CCT
Rubber Division, ACS free Career Fair in Nashville

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Evonik increases prices of active oxygen and peracetic acid
New market report on global nitrile butadiene rubber powder
Bridgestone Group donates to relief efforts in China
Yokohama Rubber announces senior management changes
Borealis purchases Specialty Polymers Antwerp N.V.
Paul Glasgow of Rogitex to host 25 Year Club luncheon in Nashville
Continental announces voluntary recall for motorcycle tires

Monday, August 11, 2014
Cooper Tire to present at J.P. Morgan 2014 Auto Conference
Avon Rubber reports favorable numbers for the quarter
Bridgestone Dueler tires to be OEM on Lexus NX
Evonik reports positive numbers for the second quarter
Freudenberg-NOK discusses global investment strategy and China risks and rewards at CAR Management Briefing Seminars
BASF increases price for 1,6-Hexanediol in North America
Yokohama report record sales for the first half of 2014
Jim McGraw to retire from IISRP

Friday, August 08, 2014
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New market report on U.S. silicone market
Lanxess pressing ahead with realignment, consolidating business units
Momentive Performance Materials helps veterans with disabilities through silicone caulk sales
Ashland Inc. enters into 10b5-1 plans to repurchase an aggregate of $250 million of common stock
Connell Brothers begins representing BYK-Chemie in India, China and Taiwan
Rubber Division, ACS calls for abstracts for spring technical meeting in Greenville, SC
Cooper Tire declares 170th consecutive quarterly dividend and accelerated share repurchase program

Thursday, August 07, 2014
New market report on Europe tire forecast 2014-19
Wacker Silicone Award goes to Akira Sekiguchi of Japan
Omsk Carbon breaks ground on new plant in Belarus
Change announced to the board of management at Lanxess
Songwon successfully completes SeQuent Specialty Chemicals business acquisition
Freudenberg Group expands global accumulator business
VMI Group fights IP infringements
Apollo Tyres net profit increases 37 percent in the first quarter

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Trelleborg to acquire Archer Rubber and Uretek, a specialty coated fabrics company
New market report on nanotechnology and tires
Arkema signs ten year agreement for propylene procurement in the US
NN, Inc. reports second quarter results
Trostel expands capabilities with new headquarters and manufacturing plant
Chicago Rubber Group golf outing
Cooper Standard reports second quarter 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Cooper Standard forms joint venture with INOAC Corp. of Japan
European Commission approves Bekaert acquisition of Pirelli steel cord business
Trostel redesigns website around customers needs
MESNAC expands into rubber technology
Clariant's second quarter reports continued growth
Huntsman reports second quarter results
Sanyu celebrates 25th anniversary

Monday, August 04, 2014
Dow Corning reports increase in sales for first half 2014
New market report on automotive seals and gaskets
Smithers Rapra to sponsor University of Michigan Formula SAE team
RPM International establishes trust for asbestos claims related to Bondex International Inc.
Arburg breaks ground on new Czech plant
Cabot Corporation announces third quarter results
Kraton announces financial results for second quarter 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014
Evonik releases financial data for second quarter 2014
Bridgestone appoints new plant managers at it's Aiken County, SC plants
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Albemarle reports second quarter earnings of $22.4 million
Fujipoly expands its Sarcon line
Continental increases earnings forecast for 2014
Solazyme and AkzoNobel expand partnership in surface chemistry

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Orion Engineered Carbons releases it's IPO common share price
ITC announces final determination in Toyo Tire infringement case
Goodyear reports record earnings for second quarter
Rubber Division, ACS 25-year Club luncheon in Nashville
Yokohama tires to be OEM on the new Lexus NX
Bluestar Silicones opens a new R&D center in South Korea
Dow Corning TPSiV's shown safe for skin contact applications

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Cambodia sees 91 percent rise in dry rubber exports
Sri Lanka to host Global Rubber Conference in October
Yokohama breaks ground on new marine products plant
Engel Automation Group expands capabilities
Kent Elastomer earns SQF certification
BASF breaks ground on second phase of its Innovation Campus in Shanghai
Rubber Division, ACS is offering discounts for online courses and books

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
EUROMAP plans introduction of energy efficiency label for machinery
Cooper Discoverer A/T3 awarded Overland Journal editor's choice award
Goodyear surpasses goal of hiring 1,000 US military veterans
BASF increases prices for ethanolamines in Europe
Polyvulc USA hires Heritage Equity Partners to assist in company sale
Arkema announces the start up of its new methyl acrylate plant in Texas
Versalis signs cooperation agreement with CB&I for engineering services

Monday, July 28, 2014
Wacker develops new liquid silicone for radiator gaskets
Everkem introduces TruSil 100 silicone sealant for industrial applications
Firestone Liberia distributes rubber stumps to farmers across Liberia
ITW Fluids launches new non-flammable aerosol water-based mold release
APS Elastomer develops TPV for automotive exterior applications
Cooper Standard opens new technical center in Shanghai, China
Far East looks to Iran, India for butadiene as supply tightens
Creative Materials introduces new conductive silicone adhesive

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