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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Apache Inc. considering expansion in Cedar Rapids
Mitsui to launch two high-performance polyurethanes in April 2015
Wacker cooperates with Lindberg & Lund in Finland and Sweden
Goodyear plans to relocate 30 to 50 jobs to Akron from Argentina
Hankook Tire joins Halla Visteon deal with Han & Co.
Brenntag to acquire Colombian specialty chemicals distributor
Deborah Borg named president, Dow USA
AirBoss of America announces management changes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tarkett publishes environmental product declarations for rubber sheet flooring and wall base
Dow Corning's TPSiV line shown to be non-irritating according to USP
Nokian Tyre develops first ever class A rated winter tire
Continental AG receives U.S., Canadian antitrust approval for purchase of Veyance Technologies
R.E. Carroll Inc. hires Rachel Lerner as new HSE/QA Assistant
Mitsui Chemicals, Sinopec launch world-scale EPT rubber venture in China

Monday, December 15, 2014
Applied Industrial Technologies commits $30,000 gift to University of Akron
The Rubber Division, ACS announce it's February & March educational courses
Goodyear opens winter tire testing facility in Finland
Southeast Asia - The fourth largest synthetic latex polymers market globally, finds Kline
American Tire and Wheel to open assembly facility in Marshfield, MO
Thailand begins process of revamping rubber industry laws
Bridgestone passenger tire plant recognized by Honda for sustainable leadership

Friday, December 12, 2014
European solution styrene butadiene rubber prices fall to 27-month lows
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Continental appoints Hans-Jürgen Duensing to the executive board
Hexpol to lay off 61 workers at its Muscle Shoals mixing plant
DuPont to sell Neoprene to Denka Performance Elastomer LLC
Sumitomo Rubber Group establishes tire sales corporation in Australia
Bridgestone redesigns its global website

Thursday, December 11, 2014
DuPont TPE helps keep marine devices afloat
Trinseo to participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference
Omnova Solutions announces price increase for latex products sold into North America
Performance Fibers to sell its Asia operations to Indorama Ventures
Evonik starts up two new plant units for crosslinking activators
Giti Tire moves forward with NC plant despite local lawsuit
Lisa Huntsman appointed to ARPM board of directors

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Dow Chemical to sell Findlay polyolefin films plant to Valfilm North America
Bluestar Silicones wins the Best Technical Poster Award at Airbag 2014
New market report on disposable gloves
Reliance Industries, Russia’s Sibur to partner for rubber plant in Gujarat
Thailand government says it cannot afford farmers' demands for subsidies
Global Bioenergies declares direct biological production of propylene via glucose
White House rolls out new tire safety, efficiency program

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
BASF to acquire TaiwanSheen Soon, a leading manufacturer of TPU adhesives
Ashland introduces Strodex FT-68, a low-VOC surfactant for waterborne architectural coatings
Arkema increases prices on its Luperox organic peroxide line
Thailand announces more loans and buying to aid rubber prices for growers
Toyodo Gosei and Uno Minda form joint venture for hose production in India
Orion Engineered Carbons announces interim cash dividend
Goodyear China PR campaign honored as one of the world's best

Monday, December 08, 2014
Americhem's Infinity Engineered Compounds acquires LTL Color Compounders
New market report on carbon black industry
Rubber Chemistry & Technology journal available from the Rubber Division, ACS
ChemSpec Polymer Additives enters into two new exclusive distribution arrangements
Goodyear retread truck tires earn SmartWay verification
Cooper Tire plant celebrates 30 years in Tupelo
Cooper Tire touts global adaptation after sale of Chinese joint venture

Friday, December 05, 2014
Horn becomes exclusive western U.S. distributor of BASF Kaolin
Activist investors pressure Omnova Solutions to split
Bridgestone Americas settles patent infringement suit against TreadWright
New report on sustainability in the tire industry 2014
University of Akron professor of polymer science, Dr. Shi-Qing Wang, named a Fellow of AAAS
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Timberland and Omni United co-brand tire line

Thursday, December 04, 2014
ARPM appoints Lisa Huntsman of Lauren Manufacturing to board of directors
Lion Copolymer completes purchase of Ashland Elastomers
AIRIA appoints Dr. Sanjay Sanghvi as secretary general of the association
Rubber 2015 – The Rubber Industry Exhibition is back at Plast 2015
New market report on the tire pyrolysis industry
Cooper Tire names new CFO
Rep International launches subsidiary in India

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The Tire Society announces 2014-15 board of directors
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres signs lease for retreading plant in North Carolina
ITW Fluids North America welcomes new technical service engineer
U.S. Zinc celebrates 65 years of zinc product innovation
Malaysia and Thailand discuss cooperation to stabilize natural rubber prices
Lubrizol to acquire Weatherford International's oilfield chemical business
Cooper Tire announces the closing of the sale of its Chengshan joint venture
Book of the day - 2014 Wire & Cable Technology Buyer's Guide

Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Engel demonstrates its LSR molding capabilities at Plast Eurasia 2014 this week
Kuhmo to be OEM on the BMW 3 series
Toyo issues light truck tire recall due to possible tread separation
Pirelli signs memorandum of understanding with Egypt for expansion of its Alexandria truck tire plant
Acella sells specialty assets to PolyOne
IISRP launches website registration for its annual meeting in Cape Town
Hexpol acquires Portage Precision Polymers

Monday, December 01, 2014
Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals enter alliance agreement
Albemarle announces closing of $1.025 billion senior notes offerings
Clariant reduces supply chain carbon footprint by 60 percent
ContiTech installs the longest conveyor belt in Europe
Arkema joins Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative
Rubber Division, ACS announces February courses to be held at R.D. Abbott's California campus

Friday, November 28, 2014
Cabot Corporation announces segment management changes
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
The 2nd ICIS US Butadiene & Derivatives Conference will be held New York City December 10th
Goodyear’s Santa Claus Express is coming to town
PolyOne receives Innovation Awards from SPE

Thursday, November 27, 2014
Dow Chemical adds four new members to its board of directors
Continental launches new premium tire line with local production in India
BKT and Univergomma showcase their agricultural tire range at EIMA 2014
Wacker introduces ultra-pure silicone film

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Claas-Jürgen Klasen appointed as president of Evonik's greater China region
Dealer Tire announces significant investment from Lindsay Goldberg
Toyo Tire & Rubber Company files trademark infringement suit against Toyomoto Tire Corp.
U.S. Commerce Department moves to impose tariffs on Chinese tires
Michelin opens its airless radial tire plant

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Trinseo announces new senior vice president and chief legal officer
Hexpol announces acquisition and integration costs for the fourth quarter of 2014
Ansell files patent infringement suit against Reckitt Benckiser
Popular Science honors Michelin Premier A/S tire with 'Best Of What's New' award
Applied Silicone introduces implant grade high consistency addition cure silicone rubber

Monday, November 24, 2014
3D Systems to preview VisiJet functional elastomers at EuroMold 2014 in Frankfurt
Cooper to present at 2014 Leveraged Finance conference
Goodyear and ESPN team up to give college football fans the chance to control the Goodyear blimp
AkzoNobel subject to external fraud targeted at Chicago office
Myanmar's rubber export drops in first seven months of fiscal 2014-15
Kraiburg TPE breaks ground on its Gwinnett Georgia plant expansion

Friday, November 21, 2014
New market report on global silicone crosslinked polyethylene released
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Harwick Standard, Natrochem and Arkema team up to make coagents
Apollo Tyres redesignates president from CFO to CBO
Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand plan regional rubber market
Synthetic rubber producers set program for 2015 association meeting
Songwon announces global price increases for the majority of its polymer stabilizer range

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Dow Construction Chemicals introduces novel 100 percent acrylic redispersible powder
Tire industry survey finds bald tires on 12 percent of vehicles
IISRP to honor synthetic rubber industry leaders
Rubber Division, ACS offering $100 discount for online courses
Bridgestone opens first giant off-road tire plant in South Carolina
Natural rubber farmers suffer through lower crude prices
A. Schulman to close Stryker, Ohio plant

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Global Bioenergies declares first successful trial in its industrial pilot
Dow Chemical announce key milestones with its Gulf Coast and Latin America investments
ARPM appoints Darren Beatty to board of directors
Continental opens newest plant in China
Wacker opens airbag competence center in Japan
ChemRep announces new regional accounts manager
New market report on the silicone rubber industry

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
PolyOne recognized at SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
New market report on tire cord and fabrics
Arkema ranked in the Top 100 Global Innovators for the fourth consecutive year
Hexpol acquires Vigar Rubber Compounding business
Ashland Inc. board declares regular quarterly dividend
Songwon Industrial Group announces financial results for third quarter
Mitas to replace Continental with self branded OEM line on its agricultural products

Monday, November 17, 2014
PolyOne protects polymer textiles from the sun with OnCap UV technology
Dow Chemical says Corning wants to exit 71 year partnership
Firestone holds field day to demonstrate next generation farm tire
Ashland elects William A. Wulfsohn as chairman and CEO
Arkema 3rd quarter 2014 results
Dow Elastomers raises the bar for specialty elastomers
Michelin's newest plant comes online next week

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