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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

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

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Attention rubber product manufacturers, rubber machinery and equipment suppliers: Rubber World Red Book Updates
Kraton Performance Polymers announces fourth quarter and full year results
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
Michelin launches smart phone app for its Advantage Program members
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
Goodyear paying $16 million to settle bribery-related charges in Africa subsidiaries

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

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

Monday, February 23, 2015
Hexpol Compounding releases a video featuring the company's more than 60 years of customer collaborations
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
Yokohama's Onomichi off-road tire plant earns platinum supplier distinction from Caterpillar
Smithers Rapra names Nathaniel Leonard vice president of North America business groups
Bridgestone announces new president for the commercial tire division

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

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

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Erhardt+Leimer takes over Dr. Noll GmbH
Goodyear Chairman and CEO to headline World Rubber Summit 2015
Liquid-infused silicone repells biofilms on medical materials
New market report on global tire market to 2019
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

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

Friday, February 13, 2015
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New market report on PTFE micro powder
Wacker to present new binders and additives at ECS in Germany this April
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
Synthetic turf study passes EU standards for safety requirements and exposure to children
Lehigh Technologies wins Environmental Achievement of the Year award

Thursday, February 12, 2015
U.S. Commerce Department announces new Manufacturing Council members
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
Latest crumb rubber research study supports its safety
Precision Polymer Engineering opens Texas hub

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
India's natural rubber output drops by a third in January
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
Solvay unveils Efficium, a highly dispersible silica for productivity and performance of automotive tires
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
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company names Ceneviz managing director, Latin America Tire Operations
New Dow Corning QP1-2 LSR supports cost-effective, high-volume production of intricate medical device designs
Orion Engineered Carbons names Mark Leigh senior vice president
TIA members lobby Capitol Hill
Chem-Trend introduces three silicone-free inside tire paints
2014 ISRI annual report now available
Apollo Tyres reports net profit for fiscal third quarter

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

Friday, February 06, 2015
Bridgestone Technical Center Europe develops new VT-Tractor agricultural tire
Goodyear achieves top ratings in European tire labeling
Bluestar Silicones introduces new tailor-made tire release agents
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
Nokian Tyre announces dividend and new board member
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
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions and Chenguang form fluoroelastomers JV

Thursday, February 05, 2015
Goodyear to announce fourth quarter financial results
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
Plast 2015: Positive signs from the sector for the upcoming fair
Indian Commerce Ministry considers raising import duty on natural rubber to 30 percent
New market report on silicone in medical applications

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

Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Factory fire in Thailand causes $40 million in losses for Linglong
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
Indian rubber growers' associations claim government breached agreement

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

Friday, January 30, 2015
Lanxess reports 2014 earnings exceeded expectations
Dow reports fourth quarter and full year results
University of Calgary scientests research natural rubber production in lettuce
Dow Corning's Molykote brand lubrication expert to speak at Base Oils session at OilDoc 2015 Germany
IISRP announces passing of former senior executive
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Rubber Division, ACS announces call for abstract submissions for the 12th Annual Student Colloquium & Poster Session

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Thailand's prime minister bans rubber farmers' planned protest
Advanced Photonix introduces hand-held nondestructive thickness gauge
ERRLAB: A common initiative to improve technical support to small and medium rubber enterprises in Europe
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethanes
PolyOne reports record fourth quarter
New market report on acrylic acid and its derivative types
KraussMaffei Berstorff to display a wide range of products at NPE 2015 in Orlando

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ashland reports preliminary first quarter results
Toyo Tires increases the size offerings of its Open Country R/T tire line
Mesnac announces changes in its International Tooling division
New market report on global polyurethanes
New market reports on global butadiene and chloroprene rubber industry
Stepan sells its specialty polyurethane systems business to J6 Polymers
DuPont announces increase in fourth quarter earnings




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