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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Thursday, November 26, 2015
DuPont receives CRDF Global Corporate Impact Award
PolyOne employees raise $1.55 million for United Way
Continental and Schaeffler add nine new suppliers to the Premium Supplier Circle
Seven Dow technologies honored by R&D Magazine
Freudenberg fundraising campaign reaches one million mark
Michelin Holiday Campaign celebrates America's commercial drivers

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and Argentine tire manufacturer Fate sign letter of intent
Wacker builds new pilot reactor for dispersions in China

Monday, November 23, 2015
Global rubber output could drop as farmers curtail tapping
Rubber processing chemicals market is projected to reach $4.8 billion by 2020
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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 16, 2015
RPM promotes John McLaughlin to senior vice president
LyondellBasell names Thomas Aebischer executive vice president and CFO
Elasto Sweden starts new medical line and expands technical center in Sweden
NuSil launches strongest silicone elastomer ever developed
Songwon Industrial Group releases financial results for third quarter
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
Rhein Chemie starts production line for Rhenoshape tire bladders in China

Friday, November 13, 2015
Changes at TrelleborgVibracoustic management board
Huntsman declares fourth quarter common dividend
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
Ford and Michelin team up to provide custom-engineered tires for Ford performance vehicle lineup
Cabot to close Indonesian carbon black facility

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Goodyear announces new sizes to its fuel-saving mold cured retread line
Yokohama reports increased sales but declined earnings for first three quarters of 2015
Arkema releases third quarter 2015 results
DuPont board of directors names Edward D. Breen chair and CEO
Brenntag enters into agreements to acquire two leading U.S. lubricants distributors
2015 Dreyfus Prize chemist realizes vast commercial applications from his polymerization innovation
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

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

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

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

Friday, November 06, 2015
Denka announces completion of acquisition of DuPont's chloroprene rubber business
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
Scientists from Xinjiang Institute of Chemistry develop oil absorbing silicone sponge

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 30, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Goodyear reports record results for the third quarter of 2015
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
Goodyear to present at Goldman Sachs Industrials Conference
Bridgestone's Wilson County, NC, manufacturing plant has produced its 400 millionth tire

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

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Apollo Tyres increases its focus on the growing Middle East market
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

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