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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Monday, March 02, 2015
Arkema launches Polystrand thermoplastic tapes in Europe
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
Yokohama announces five year sponsorship of the Chelsea Football Club
New market report on China's tire industry
Huntsman plans to cut titanium dioxide capacity in Europe by 13 percent

Friday, February 27, 2015
Myers Industries reports fourth quarter and full year results
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
LyondellBasell announces departure of chief financial officer
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Albemarle raises dividend for the 21st consecutive year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 09, 2015
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
Nokian Tyre gains market share and improvements in operations mitigate the impact of the weak Russian economy
Bluestar Silicones launches new line of soft silicone adhesive for skin applications
Gates Corporation announces expansion of Iola, KS, facility
Stepan to announce fourth quarter earning results

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

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

Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Hankook Tire recognized with iF Design Award 2015
PPG to increase production capacity at its precipitated silica plant in Delfzijl, Netherlands
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
IRSG announces World Rubber Summit 2015 to be held in Singapore this March
Ashland Inc. enters into approximately $270 million share repurchase agreements

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

Monday, February 02, 2015
LeHigh Technologies appoints tire compounding expert
Thailand urges three nation forum to boost falling rubber prices
Cooper announces leadership changes
Albemarle Corporation completes consent solicitation of Rockwood Holdings notes
Biomax Rubber Industries listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Hexpol Compounding increases silicone processing capabilities
Hankook Tire reports solid results for fiscal 2014

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