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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, September 04, 2015
Organic peroxide market projected to reach $2.1 billion by 2020
Amerityre reports fourth quarter profit
Lanxess inaugurates Nd-BR plant in Singapore
Winthrop-Sears medal awarded to Dr. Mario Nappa of Chemours
Evonik opens new plants with innovative technology in Marl, Germany
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers

Thursday, September 03, 2015
Covestro up and running; former Bayer MaterialScience now legally and economically independent
All India Rubber Industries Association calls for export promotion council for rubber products
Orion Engineered Carbons names Erik Thiry senior vice president
RPM International board nominates Jenniffer Deckard to replace retiring Joseph Viviano
Steven Falloon joins Omnova as general manager, Performance Materials
Clariant announces its plans to invest heavily in North America

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Bridgestone Americas launches redesigned consumer tire website
BASF starts first MDI production in Chongqing
BASF extends its Sovermol range
Asia set to lose 525,300 metric tons of styrene monomer supply due to maintenance shut downs
Dow Corning specialist to highlight results for enhancing silicone lubricity at GfT Tribology Conference
Cooper Standard appoints J. Banas to vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The Philippines distribute 40,000 free rubber tree seedlings to farmers
Ashland announces distribution agreement for the U.K. and Ireland with GRP Solutions Ltd.
Albemarle to relocate its corporate headquarters to Charlotte, NC
Fujifilm to showcase water-soluble monomers and photoinitiator at IEC 2015 conference in Cleveland
Michelin recalls truck, RV tires
Bridgestone begins production of conveyor belts in Thailand

Monday, August 31, 2015
New market report on roofing materials industry
Bostik S.A. opens new plant for hot melt pressure sensitive thermoplastic rubber adhesives in India
Huron Technologies develop a high performance release agent rubber manufacturing
Hydraulic rubber hose market to reach $1 billion according to new report
Apollo Tyres expands Manchester United partnership to 129 countries
Continental Matador Rubber releases first run-flat tire from its Slovakian plant

Friday, August 28, 2015
BFGoodrich extending warranty for its commercial truck tires
Evonik's new silicone resin is HAPS-free for high-heat applications
Michelin launches regional drive Smartway retread tire
High density polyethylene market is expected to reach $84.79 billion
Harley-Davidson agrees to sell co-branded Michelin motorcycle tires
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
New rubber processing plant opens in Cambodia

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Medline expands SC plant to produce latex-free Isolex
China-based company to locate molding headquarters in Tennessee
Core Molding appoints new board member
New transistor bends like rubber, resistant to shock
New market report on the global chloroprene rubber market
Natural rubber prices have fallen to a six-year low

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ube Industries opens butadiene rubber plant in Malaysia
ContiTech’s St. Marys, OH, plant celebrates 75th anniversary
Global rubber market saw 6.8 percent growth, according to new report
Tire Industry Association announces names of 2015 Hall of Fame recipients
Preferred Compounding de Mexico grows, brings mixer online, adds 5,000 square feet

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Solvay Specialty Polymers licenses RTP Company to produce and sell its Radel R-7000 series resins
LyondellBasell announces sale of Argentina-based Petroken
Goodyear names Chris Delaney president-elect of its Asia Pacific business unit
Sumitomo Rubber reports lower income for first half of 2015
Cooper Tire tests guayule based tires
Elasto Sweden expands Mediprene TPE range
Yokohama Rubber to sponsor one of world's largest aviation shows

Monday, August 24, 2015
U.S. demand for industrial rubber products is expected to rise 3.4 percent
Brenntag acquires majority stake in Trychem
Cabot Corporation releases its 2014/2015 sustainability report
DuPont names Jeanmarie F. Desmond vice president and controller
Dow Corning presents developments in advanced lubrication science and technology at ITC Tokyo 2015
Evonik video demonstrates the benefits of Dynavis technology in injection molding machines
Freudenberg acquires majority stake in Hemoteq AG

Friday, August 21, 2015
Michigan Rubber Group plans September technical meeting
M.R. Mold expands capabilities with YASDA Vi40 5-axis
Freudenberg-NOK components support multiple electric vehicle battery developments
New market report for synthetic rubber at the global and regional level
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Toyota chooses Goodyear Wrangler tires for 2016 Tacoma TRD
Early registration for International Elastomer Conference ends August 31

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Fort Wayne Rubber Group technical meeting to be held September 10
Songwon announces increased profits in second quarter results
R.E. Carroll acquires specialty chemical distributor J.H. Calo Company
Recently launched Dow Corning EA-7100 adhesive nominated for R&D 100 award
Deadline approaching for the 2015 TIA board election
Netzsch acquires dynamic mechanical thermal analyzer maker Gabo

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Yokohama and KaBOOM! Partner again at Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic
Cambodia increases dry rubber exports by 47 percent
HB Chemical signs agreement with ACE Products & Consulting LLC to distribute silicone raw materials
PolyOne commences closure of its Granby, Quebec facility
Low resistance tires saves gas and money, according to a new report
Rubber in Engineering Group technical discussion meeting topic: Rubber composites
New market report on China's tire mold industry

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Karex Berhad to acquire Medical-Latex
PTT Global Chemical proceeds with study to build $1 billion USD polyurethane complex in Thailand
Elastic drug delivery technology releases drugs when stretched
India considering allowing foreign direct investment in rubber plantations
Kuhmo Tire's unionized workers go on strike in South Korea
Nexen Tire to build new tech center in Ohio
New market report on China's tire industry

Monday, August 17, 2015
KraussMaffei to exhibit small and medium-size injection molding machines at Fakuma
Hankook concept tires win design awards
China International Rubber Industry Exposition 2015 this October
Kraiburg TPE wins Frost & Sullivan award for Customer Value Leadership
Synthomer announces dividend and increase earning in latest bi-annual report
Vystar announces advances in ultra low protein latices

Friday, August 14, 2015
Rubber transistors show enormous resistance while being ideal for clothing
Special discounts for Rubber Division, ACS online courses and books ends today
Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference in Cleveland, October 12th
AirBoss of America declares quarterly dividend
Indian MP urges commerce minister to band the import of natural rubber
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing

Thursday, August 13, 2015
AirBoss announces 2nd quarter 2015 results
Accella Tyre Fill Systems Arnco product line now being produced in Germany
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to expand LSR facility in Bulgaria
Wacker posts significant growth in sales and earnings for second quarter
ContiTech introduces a low-solvent coating for V-ribbed belts
DuPont Performance Polymers introduced Vamac VMX5000

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Ray-Ran Test Equipment acquired by Industrial Physics
Wacker develops break through 3D silicone printer for additive manufacturing
Continental equips electric truck with 3rd generation tires and ContiPressureCheck
Apollo Tyres net profit increases 27% in first quarter
Sumitomo Rubber enters into an R&D agreement with Kultevat for rubber plant breeding
Harvard researchers produce an ultra-thin silicone rubber similar to bio-tissues
Green Rubber Global to purchase $8.3 million worth of elastomer recycling machinery from YMS Process Engineering

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
BFGoodrich Tires announced that it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires
Nokian Tyres to cut 900 from Finland plant
U.S. tire shipments are projected to reach 314 million units
Chemours to cut $350 million as sales fall 10% in second quarter
Trinseo reports second quarter results
Pirelli posts positive first half numbers

Monday, August 10, 2015
Cooper Standard appoints Brigit Anthony as VP, engineering and technology, North America
Timken Company acquires Carlstar Belts from American Industrial Partners
Lanxess raises guidance after strong second quarter, continues carve-out process of rubber business
Non-destructive testing equipment market expected to grow to $4.78 billion by 2021
Rubber Division, ACS offering career fair at the International Elastomer Conference
Grupo KUO and Repsol clear antitrust proceedings for integration of their synthetic rubber businesses
Goodyear to present at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference in NY

Friday, August 07, 2015
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announces second quarter results and dividend of 10.5 cents per share
Cooper Standard opens two new facilities in China
ChemChina to finalize its acquisition stake in Pirelli
RadiciGroup kicks off production in Mexico at Radici Plastics Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
ContiTech introduces Raw-edge V-belt
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
Teknor Apex sells UK ETP assets to Petlon Polymers

Thursday, August 06, 2015
Michelin announces new Defender LTX M/S built with EverTread compound
PolyOne's soft touch TPE to be used on Filip Technologies' wearable phone for children
Global thermoplastic elastomers market is expected to reach $19.76 billion by 2022
Malaysian Rubber Board appoints new director
Swan Chemical announces acquisition of Production Systems
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company issues 2014 global sustainability report
Parker Hannifin to offer Class VI certified rubber covered fluoropolymer hose




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