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Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book

Friday, October 17, 2014
Akron, OH - Rubber World's 2014 Rubber Red Book, the buyer's guide for the rubber industry, and the 2014 Blue Book, materials, ingredients and services for the rubber industry are now available for purchase in the Rubber World book store. The 2014 Rubber Red Book, a must have for industry professionals who need comprehensive up-to-date purchasing information on the many products and services available to the rubber industry contains over 1,100 listings for rubber product manufacturers in North America grouped by location and products. Also in the Rubber Red Book are listing for Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers, Laboratory and Testing Equipment, Rubber Reclaimers and Recyclers, Fabric and Textile Manufacturers and many other resources in the rubber industry. The 2014 Blue Book, long regarded as the industry's single most important reference for technical information, the Blue Book contains detailed information on every raw material used by the rubber industry-including chemical additives, extenders, elastomers and latexes, fillers and reinforcing materials, carbon black and coloring materials. The latest, most current information on more than 10,000 materials and ingredients are listed. Additionally, services for the rubber industry included in the Blue Book are Custom Mixing and Services directory, Independent Testing Laboratories, Instrumentation and Testing Equipment Suppliers and Material & Ingredient Suppliers. - * Email

Last Weeks Headlines - Past 7 to 14 Days

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Federal Tyres breaks ground on new plant in Taiwan
Kraton announces the successful completion of highly modified asphalt technology in Russia
ASTM International reveals new brand identity
Goodyear's global headquarters earns LEED gold certification
Datwyler acquires U.S. based Columbia Engineered Rubber
Rosneft and Pirelli sign memorandum of understanding seeking synthetic rubber partner
Bergen International doubles it manufacturing capabilities with new facility in Illinois

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Mesnac and Siemens sign agreement to build digital tire factory
Bridgestone Ologic tire technology wins BMW Innovation Supplier Award
Teijin Aramid increases prices for Twaron aramid products
Freescale Semiconductor creates the smallest tire pressure monitoring system to date
Thailand announces package to aid rubber farmers
China creates tire design database for patent disputes
Elastocon introduces a window-clear TPE

Monday, October 20, 2014
Michelin subsidiary Tigar Tyres opens second plant in Serbia
Solvay CEO to lead Cefic
Lanxess introduces new ultra-high molecular weight EPDM as a natural rubber alternative in dynamic applications
Indonesia's Business Competition Supervisory Commission is investigation nine tire manufacturers for price fixing
Nanotronics unveils computer controlled microscope nSPEC 3D in Nashville
Producers, users, equipment suppliers, specifiers, and more at Smithers Rapra’s Carbon Black World 2014
Kerala increases natural rubber prices paid to rubber farmers

Friday, October 17, 2014
Now available, the 2014 Rubber Red Book and Blue Book
Fall in crude prices favors the synthetic rubber market
New market report on TPEs
Rubber coating specialist von Bronk Gummi- und Kunststofftechnik GmbH joins Impreglon group
Minnesota Rubber & Plastics acquired by Norwest Equity Partners

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Alpha Technologies introduces Premier moving die rheometer
Malaysian natural rubber exports fall for the month of August
Malaysia using rubber to replace road tar
Top rubber trade groups promise to boost prices from current lows
Cooper Tire to announce third quarter results
Rubber Division, ACS now accepting online abstracts for Spring Technical Meeting

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