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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Friday, October 02, 2015
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Hexpol to introduce continuous process improvement services at IEC
TA Instruments grants Dr. Ruth Cardinaels with the Distinguished Young Rheologist Award
ContiTech launches new marketing campaign targeting North American businesses
Poly Technologies breaks ground on rubber production facility in Uzbekistan
International Elastomer Conference Show Guide is now available online
Nokian Tyres to cut 122 from Finland plant
China's tire market forecast to grow seven percent by 2020

Thursday, October 01, 2015
Silimed silicone medical implant sales halted in UK due to contamination fears
Kraton Performance Polymers to acquire specialty chemical producer Arizona Chemical
Sumitomo Rubber to increase Thai tire output capacity on strong export demands
KraussMaffei is reinforcing injection molding technology Sales and Service in Germany and China
Davis named Senior Vice-President Sales & Marketing at Harwick Standard Distribution
Wabash introduces its new Microlim liquid silicone injection molding machine
OMNOVA Solutions announces a general performance chemicals price increase

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Falken Tires becomes official tire of Major League Baseball
PolyOne featured its newest thermoplastic elastomer liner at PACK Expo in Las Vegas
India's rubber product exports experience 5% growth
Dow Corning to deliver free webinar on silicone-based additives for plastics
Silicone elastomers market is forecasted to reach nearly $11 billion
Toyo Tire to elect new President, Chairman and Board members
Zeon’s newly established Zeon India to begin operations in October

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Falken Tyre's new technology reduces cabin and rolling noise in tires
GRTE 2016 announces 120 training courses for rubber, latex and tire industries at upcoming expo
Jeff Tanner appointed Midwest Sales Director for REP Corporation
Trinseo released its first corporate video
WACKER named 'Company of the Year' by ICIS Chemical Business
Continental launches all-new HDC1 commercial tire for on/off road use

Monday, September 28, 2015
OMNOVA Solutions reports third quarter results
Repsol to present at IEC on environmentally-friendly aromatic extender oils in tire manufacturing
Michelin North America to suspend operations at SC tire plant
Cabot Corporation named the winner of the Michelin Supplier Award 2015
LANXESS has appointed Dr. Hubert Fink to the Board of Management
New magneto-rheology accessory from TA Instruments

Friday, September 25, 2015
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers
Ashland Inc. announces plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies
AkzoNobel to invest in Performance Coatings activities in Vietnam
Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Singapore chemical distributor TAT Group
Bridgestone Europe to hire multiple engineers for its European Technical Centre near Rome
BASF and Genomatica expand license agreement for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) from renewable feedstock
Momentive introduces liquid silicone rubber (LSR) for valve and fluid-flow applications

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Dow Corning emphasizes commitment to China and silicone manufacturing on occasion of its Zhangjiagang site’s 10th Anniversary
2015 Chem Show offers new seminar program free to show attendees
Hankook Tire reveals its 360-degree rotating “Ball Pin Tire” video
Kuhmo releases new tire app featuring hands-on, interactive product tools and tire line-up specs
Synthos S.A. finishes construction of SSBR rubber plant in Poland
Silicone market forecast to grow 6%
Scientists make self-healing rubber

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Comedian Steve Harvey purchases and re-opens latex glove factory in Alabama
Global roof coating market worth $916 million; forecast to grow 5.86%
Functional Products names L.V. Lomas sole Canadian distributor
Import-exports of rubber and plastic machinery in Italy reported to have strong growth for 2015
Smithers Rapra hosts webinar on winter vehicle performance challenges with JD Power
Hallstar unveils new corporate brand and website
LANXESS and Saudi Aramco create world-leading joint venture for synthetic rubber

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bluestar Silicones will present new silicone technologies in wound care during the MEDTEC China 2015
Newman Sanitary Gasket Company joins ARPM
Thermoplastic elastomer market projected to grow 8.0% and reach 27.8 Billion by 2020
International Products Corporation offers its temporary rubber lubricant, P-80 in re-sealable tubes
PolymaxTPE receives USP class VI approval for new thermoplastic elastomer in medical applications
Munksjö introduces a new clay-coated release paper for composite release liners
L.V. Lomas is new distributor for Imerys' mica line in Canada

Monday, September 21, 2015
Cabot Corporation increases price for fumed metal oxides globally
Davis-Standard expands Fulton operations with new facility
Zinc Oxide LLC taps Debro Chemicals for Canadian distribution
Global elastomer market forecast to grow 5 percent
Trinseo to close one latex plant and upgrade another
Lehigh Technologies strengthens leadership team with two vice presidents
Low rolling resistance truck and bus radial tire market in Europe to grow 7.33%

Friday, September 18, 2015
Bridgestone Corporation held its sixth annual Group & Global Total Quality Management (TQM) Conference
Nexen Tire received the Outstanding Quality Performance award by Fiat Chrysler
Global rubber processing chemicals market to grow 5.84 percent
AkzoNobel ranked top of DJSI for fourth year in a row
Dow Corning experts and advanced optical silicones to feature at LED Professional Symposium
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Yokohama India makes donation to Indian Red Cross for Nepal earthquake relief
Housing for the International Elastomer Conference closes today

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Brenntag to acquire Turkish specialty chemicals distributor
Titan International, Inc. has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $.005
Evonik launches new dispersing additive
World demand for silicones is forecast to rise 5.8% to $19.billion
Bridgestone Europe nominated as FAST supplier by Volkswagen
Chicago Rubber Group is gearing up for their September Technical Meeting
Goodyear investing $49 million in South Africa tire factory

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS is offering companies free exhibit space for Career Fair at IEC
Cray Valley to present at the 2015 International Elastomer Conference in Cleveland
Guill Tool introduces co-extrusion crosshead Series 824 for irrigation tubing
Hankook Tire to host job fair for 1000 new employees for its new Clarksville, TN plant
Hankook Tire presents design innovation through collaboration with Vibram
Emulsion polymer market forecasted to grow 6.1 percent
Wacker’s new Logistics Center in China comes on stream

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Zinc Oxide market projected to reach $4.18 billion by 2020
New market report projects that thermoplastic elastomer market to grow 8 percent
Nominate a candidate for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award
Toyo Tire launches new variable-conditions tire
Ansell wins award for its HyFlex glove line with Intercept Technology
Hankook Tire finalizes wage agreement with Korean workers
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecasted to grow 5.84 percent

Monday, September 14, 2015
Accella Performance Materials acquires Burtin Polymer Labs and Coating and Foam Solutions
Apollo Tyres awarded at the Asian CSR Awards 2015
Russia's consumption of synthetic latex polymers predicted to grow 2.6 percent
Michelin paves the way at Yellowstone National Park
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase sealing materials at ATCE
Orion Engineered Carbons announces interim cash dividend
World's number of tire molds is in short supply, according to report

Friday, September 11, 2015
Bridgestone launches all terrain tire featuring etched sidewall design
Lehigh Technologies expands polyurethane technical team
Continental breaks ground on Sumter tire plant expansion
Accella Performance Materials acquires Premium Spray Products
Littlejohn & Co. completes sale of Henniges Automotive, Inc.
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
World's natural rubber output fell 1.5 percent, according to report

Thursday, September 10, 2015
ContiTech AG starts construction on conveyor belt production facility in Morocco
Advanced Materials in Healthcare Conference to be held during IEC
Cooper Tire & Rubber to present at September investor conferences
Europe is the largest synthetic latex polymers market, according to report
Shin-Etsu Silicones holding pre-IEC open-house at its Akron technical center
Smithers Rapra will present at the ITEC in Focus: Testing Innovations

Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Wabash MPI and Carver, Inc. exhibiting at International Elastomer Conference
Cooper Tire launches new Roadmaster RM230 WH waste-haul tire
Hankook Tire to present innovations at the 66th International Motor Show
New market report forecasts global chloroprene rubber market to grow 5.89 percent
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company creates the largest mass-produced whitewall tire
Davis-Standard acquires Gloucester Engineering
Rubber Division courses for September and November in Atlanta

Tuesday, September 08, 2015
ARPM to host International Technical Belt committee meeting in November
Endurica targets tire and rubber product developers with new software release
Michelin Agricultural Tires launches four new tires
Struktol GmbH introduces new processing additive for diamine crosslinking polymers
Alttran Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary on August 20
Continental Tire expands retreading network to western Canada

Monday, September 07, 2015
Global automotive sealing systems market expected to grow 7% in the next five years
Yokohama tires to be OEM the Mazda CX-3 and MX-5
Sinopec to become a strategic investor in SIBUR
Malaysia increases its rubber production incentive for farmers
Goodyear created 'Throwback' NASCAR tires for Darlington Race weekend

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

Thursday, September 03, 2015
Orion Engineered Carbons names Erik Thiry senior vice president
Covestro up and running; former Bayer MaterialScience now legally and economically independent
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
All India Rubber Industries Association calls for export promotion council for rubber products

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