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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Dow scientists receive prestigious “Heroes of Chemistry” award
Global carbon black market expected surpass $25 billion by 2020
Trinseo receives DKG product award for S-SBR
Roger Guillemette, founder of Guill Tool & Engineering, died June 5
Diadeis reinforces its color management solutions with the implementation of PantoneLive and ColorCert.
Freudenberg-NOK breaks ground on expansion of its Findlay, OH, facilities

Monday, June 29, 2015
Chicago Rubber Group golf outing planned
Congress holds hearings on reauthorization of the highway bill
Engel announces HL Awards for 2015
Charles Braun concludes term as ARPM board president
Lanxess presents innovative solutions at International Rubber Conference
ZC Rubber Thailand to hold opening ceremony

Friday, June 26, 2015
Advanced Rheological Measurements on Polymers and Rubber Compounds webinar planned
Plan to attend International Elastomer Conference
Omnova Solutions world headquarters receives LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council
More Toyo Tire employees involved in scandal
Assocomaplast sees positive economic signals, elects new president
Cimcorp secures $33.5 million order from Chinese tire manufacturer
Bluestar Silicones International invests EUR 15 million in its Saint Fons elastomer production unit

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Dow Corning exhibiting fluorosilicone rubbers made for extremes at DKT 2015
Toyo Tire chairman, president to resign over product data falsification
Arburg celebrates 25 years in the USA
Engel's new rubber injection molding machine debuts at IRC trade fair
Rubber Division, ACS, announces student outreach program
Davis-Standard installs elastomer research and development technical cell

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Arsenal Capital completes sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants to America Securities
Smithers Rapra expands tire testing capabilities at Ohio laboratory
Dow Corning granted Korean patent for industry-leading LED optical silicone encapsulant technology
Superior Formulations LLC announces line of "instant" slab dips
PolyOne celebrates grand opening of new Asia Innovation Center
Huntsman acquires polyurethane elastomer manufacturer Tecnoelastomeri

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Cooper Tire announces its new off-road Discoverer STT Pro
BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts plant in Shanghai
Sappi gaining market share outside Europe with silicone base paper
West Pharmaceutical Services celebrates groundbreaking of Waterford, Ireland manufacturing facility
Apollo Tyres appoints J. Walter Thompson Company as its global creative agency
Kumho Tire embeds RFID tags into half-finished products
New report on the global rubber gloves market

Monday, June 22, 2015
India adds price support for natural rubber farmers
Platts Webinar: Will India overtake China as world's largest polymer market?
Michelin to invest $22 million to increase capacity at Dothan, AL, plant
ARPM released its new and revised ARPM Rubber Handbook.
USDOC releases tariff rates for China tire imports
Gecko-like gripper to revolutionize manufacturing with tunable silicone adhesion
Chinese tire makers set for higher costs under new rubber standard

Friday, June 19, 2015
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
New market report on EPDM by application and geography
Lehigh Technologies expands into Europe
David Sokol is backing a new $60 million tire-testing facility in North Carolina
Bob Samples, founder of Akron Rubber Development Laborator, Inc., died June 16
AirBoss of America Corp. to acquire Immediate Response Technologies, LLC
Zeon Chemicals adds applications development chemist to Nipol development team

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Kerala will not share rubber subsidies
Nebraska to spend $2 million on tire recycling and cleanup
KraussMaffei Group appoints Dr. Frank Stieler as CEO
Court looking for Akron rubber workers’ heirs for asbestos-related damage claims
Stepan completes purchase of sulfonation production facility in Brazil
Freudenberg business in India grows 32.8 percent in 2014

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Momentive inaugurates their MEA logistics center in Dubai
Sensor patches, loud speakers and power generators made up of rubber to be presented at IRC in Nürnberg
Synthomer launches new generation nitrile product for ultra thin gloves
China angered by U.S. duties on tire imports
Continental scientists awarded 2015 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for dandelion rubber research
Silicone world demand to rise 5.8 percent annually through 2019

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
New Dow Corning EI-1184 silicone encapsulant available from Ellsworth Adhesives Europe
US imposed duties on Chinese car and light truck tires
Superior Formulations announces line of instant slab dips
Kerala seeks funds for rubber subsidy
Saint-Gobain Seals to showcase high temperature sealing and polymer solutions at Paris Air Show
Momentive starts operations at its expanded Leverkusen liquid silicone plant

Monday, June 15, 2015
New report on the global tire market
Chinese rubber machinery industry to exceed $4 billion, according to new report
Nizhnekamskneftekhim Group starts fourth halobutyl rubber line
Monprene CP Series compounds now available from Teknor Apex
Malaysia rubber production falls 40 percent
Argentinian company Buco, SA to buy rubber from India

Friday, June 12, 2015
Apollo Tyres expands its truck-bus radial range in Iran
Specialty synthetic and glass fiber market to be worth $14.2 billion by 2020
Omnova Solutions announces plans to reduce operating costs by $14-17 million
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Proto Labs named manufacturer of the year, small enterprises, at the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Fitch reports low raw material costs are aiding U.S. coating businesses
New report on the global styrene market

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Select Sands announces 20 million tonnes indicated resources of silica sand with a pre-tax NPV valued at US $160 million
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 37th annual Salmon/Trout Fishing Derby this July in Grand Haven, MI
Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers ask government to delay new tariffs
New report on the rubber processing chemicals markets in China
Bluestar Silicones promotes expanded line of Silbione soft silicone adhesive for wound care
Michelin launches international platform for new consumer website
Silicone hose manufacturer Venair Group expands into Europe and USA

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Sartomer Americas names John Erbeck senior account manager
Goodyear reaches supply agreements for rice husk ash silica
Michelin expands its Premier tire line for light trucks, SUVs and CUVs
BASF to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin business to Imerys
MasterBond's one component, neutral curing silicone passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 tests

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Thai officials begin razing illegal rubber plantations
Lubrizol adds acrylic emulsion capacity to Europe to support coatings industry demand
Elsevier introduces comprehensive database detailing the degradation of plastics and elastomers
Sid Richardson announces new carbon black plant in Mexico
DuPont’s board of directors declares spin-off dividend of the Chemours Company shares
Evonik successfully completes the acquisition of Monarch Catalyst in India
Dow Corning's Molykote brand to co-sponsor SAE webcast on role of friction reduction in improving powertrain efficiency

Monday, June 08, 2015
Giti Tire appoints product manager to develop GT Radial, Primewell TBR tires
European styrene butadiene rubber producers raise offers by Eur 50-100/mt, citing feed hikes
India looks to expand rubber plantings in northeast states
Phoenix Compounding Technology will exhibit at Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung 2015
Global surfactants market projected to be worth $42 billion by 2020
PolyOne receives UL certification for high-performance Bergamid product line
Continental to boost annual capacity at Hefei car tire plant to 14 million tires

Friday, June 05, 2015
Book of the day - 2015 Wire & Cable Technology Buyer's Guide
Contitech to sell Veyance Technologies' air springs business to EnPro Industries
Goodyear wins the Green Product Award 2015 for the Fuelmax S truck tire
PPG acquires specialty coating and materials company Cuming Microwave
Pyrolyx merges with Stegelitz to form world's largest manufacturer of recovered carbon black
Goodyear, Sumitomo Rubber reach agreement to dissolve global alliance
Solvay opens biotechnology laboratory in Brazil

Thursday, June 04, 2015
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies develops new radial shaft seal ring for tire pressure control systems.
R.D. Abbott is now a full service supplier of Dow Corning medical device elastomers
2015 Tire & Rubber Summit to be held June 22-23 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Brenntag AG expands management board to five members
AkzoNobel to build €30 million performance coatings facility in Thailand
Ashland introduces low styrene resins for the marine industry
Hexpol investing in further capacity for rubber compounding in Mexico

Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Cambodia's rubber prices rise 20 percent amid global supply drop
Bayer MaterialScience changes company name to Covestro
Registration for the International Elastomer Conference is now open
As the China-U.S. tire battle rolls on, American consumers pay more
India's high temperatures to affect natural rubber output
New market analysis on the global elastomer market

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Lanxess raises prices for several synthetic rubbers in Europe, Middle East and Africa
India's increased duty on rubber fails to slow imports
Trelleborg begins manufacturing at new aerospace facility in France
Solvay concludes a global profit-sharing agreement based on Group performance
Sumitomo Rubber confirms dissolution talks with Goodyear
Bayer MaterialScience installs CO2 reactor for polyols in Germany

Monday, June 01, 2015
Chase Elastomer introduces new brochure for the roller industry
University of Leicester researchers discover the importance of using the right rubber for the job
Momentive unveils next-generation grades of ultra clear liquid silicone rubber (LSR)
Riken Elastomers to expand facilities and double its workforce
Component miniaturization in a broad range of materials gives design engineers more options and greater flexibility
New report on the high temperature elastomers market
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing

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