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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Helix Medical acquires the silicone tubing line of W.L. Gore & Associates
Elgi Rubber buys U.S. retreading equipment manufacturer CRS
Elasto Proxy announces article and video about electrically conductive silicones for EMI shielding
Goodyear to use PPG's Agilon performance silica to increase tire fuel efficiency
Tire recyclers battle cancer claim
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies develops leak-tight radial shaft seal for roller bearings
Apollo Tyres uses end-of-life tires to create Go The Distance playgrounds in India
A. Schulman to move European shared service center to Poland

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Carnegie Mellon chemist, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, wins Dreyfus Prize
New market report on fluoroelastomers
New market report on polyether polyols
TransDigm to acquire Pexco
Songwon enters into a joint venture with Qingdao Long Fortune Chemical & Auxiliary Co.
PolyOne reports first quarter 2015 results
Trinseo makes pledge to Operation Clean Sweep

Monday, May 04, 2015
Rubber Division, ACS announces extended deadline for papers and abstracts for 2015 International Elastomer Conference
The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers sealing technical committee is quickly growing
Cooper Tire reports quarterly results lower than expected
India hikes natural rubber duties to 25 percent to protect growers
Lanxess Corporation signs Harwick Standard as distributor of high performance elastomers
Crizaf opens new manufacturing facility in Durham, NC

Friday, May 01, 2015
Dow Europe GmbH announces price increase for polyol and MDI products
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
Cooper Tire completes DOE grant work to develop fuel efficient tires
RMA President and CEO Charlie Cannon to retire in late 2015
Teknor Apex reports no injuries in Oldbury, U.K. plant fire
Momentive to demonstrate its Ultra Clear Silopren LSR at Light Fair International in NY
Carlisle introduces Ultra Guard MX for mixed surface use

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Repsol and Grupo Kuo extend their JV with Dynasol synthetic rubber
APS Elastomers offers TPU for 3D printing
Dow starts up key polyols production facility in Thailand
The European SBR market is projected to reach $2,498.5 million by 2019
Rubber prices in China posed to increase as stock piles shrink
Goodyear reports record earnings for first quarter of 2015
Zeon to expand thermoplastic elastomers capacity at Mizushima, Japan plant

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
India's manufacturers urge government not to raise import duty on rubber
Market report forecasts the agriculture tires market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 4.19 percent
IISRP elects United States executive as president for 2015-2016
NCSU and MIT develop rubber membrane to reduce aircraft cabin noise
VMI’s IP successfully protected in China
Omnova Solutions announces a price increase on all styrene butadiene latex products sold in the Americas
Terry DeLapa serves as first female chair of Rubber Division, ACS

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Top Glove looks to expand through mergers and acquistiions
Rubber surges on Shanghai Futures Exchange as stockpiles shrink in China
Nokian Tyres applies for listing of stock options 2013
Royal Adhesives and Sealants acquired by American Securities
Solvay launches construction of highly dispersible silica plant in Korea
India’s rubber imports at all-time high of 4.15 lakh metric tons in 2014-15

Monday, April 27, 2015
Goodyear to build new tire plant in Mexico
Nokian Tyres introduces new all season touring tire for North American market
Continental opens new R&D center for tires in Hefei, China
Thai and Indonesian rubber producers to boycott Singapore Commodity Exchange
New tire fiber study sets benchmark for industry
Indian commodity exchange launches forward trading in rubber

Friday, April 24, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals begins construction on new polyurethane plant
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Dow Chemical reports first quarter results
Trinseo announces pricing of senior notes to refinance existing indebtedness
New market report on styrene butadiene rubber by application
Michelin announces first quarter profit and stock buyback program
Smithers Rapra will bring together tire industry leaders May 19-21 in Nashville

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Dow Corning unveils new extreme high heat Silastic fluorosilicone elastomers at SAE 2015
Regional Indian finance minister demands a ban on rubber imports
RMA announces winners of SHIP awards for worker safety achievements
Sartomer Americas to market specialty chemicals directly to Brazil
RB Rubber, an Accella company, announces new name of Ultimate RB
Specialty sealing company Novotema acquired by IDEX Corporation

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
STREF and RMA announce dates for the 6th Scrap to Profit conference
Rubber production in Kerala sees sharp decline
Yokohama Tire Corporation’s Fred Koplin to speak at M2W
Pirelli, Sythos and Rosneft sign MOU for synthetic rubber production in Russia
Albright Technologies announces organizational restructuring
SiVance, LLC opens R&D lab for specialty silane and silicone technologies
New market report on global SBR market

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Semperit expands hose facility in Czech Republic
Kraton Performance Polymers announces first quarter release conference call and webcast
Apollo begins construction of their Greenfield facility in Hungary
Koda Distribution Group acquires Unipex Solutions Canada
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to exhibit engineered polymer solutions at Interphex 2015
Mallard Creek Polymers releases its new water-resistant adhesive latex
TIA board of directors nomination deadline approaching

Monday, April 20, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK develops rubber material based on bio-renewable polymer for fluid applications
WSF Industries develops vulcanizing autoclave for high-speed opertation
Stephen Cox named General Manager of the Polyvinyl Butryal Division (PVB) and Vice President of Kuraray Americas
Genstar Capital announces investment in Boyd Corporation
Cooper Tire Texakan plant earns Gold SEP certification
Goodyear to announce first quarter results April 29th

Friday, April 17, 2015
Accella Performance Materials promotes Al Restaino to VP of Marketing
New market report on Nitrile Rubber
Book of the day - Cost Reduction in Rubber Processing
Indonesia tire industry is forecast to grow 13% according to new market report
Graco introduces new injector-based automatic lubricating pumps for tire machinery
Acquisition starts new era for DKL Rubber
Smithers Rapra course - Introduction to Silicone Elastomers, May 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Mars Mineral adds tire char pelletization to range of capabilities
Goodyear building for long-term growth
Goodyear declares quarterly dividend of 6 cents per share
New market report on polybutadiene rubber
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company introduces a line of tires for the SUV, crossover and light trucks market
Dow launches 2025 sustainability goals to help redefine the role of business in society
Yokohama Tire and local volunteers to build eco-friendly playground in Capistrano, CA

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Babcock & Wilcox to market Magotteaux manufactured tires, grinding segments and pulverizer balls to U.S. and international customers
NHTSA standardizes tire identification number for tires sold in U.S.
Zeon releases their new Product Guide
Lehigh Technologies wins Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award
Milacron announces plans for IPO

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Indian government formulating policy to address issues of the nation's rubber industry
Wacker has developed a new silicone based surfactant for pulp dewatering
New market report on the global tire market
Hyundai to replace tires on all 2015 Genesis sedans
Smithers Rapra annouces, "Methods to predict real-world tire performance" webinar
ExxonMobil Chemical, previously Advanced Elastomer Systems, to close Akron offices
Pirelli receives the J.D. Power award for OE tire customer satisfactio

Monday, April 13, 2015
Michelin adds two more J.D. Power awards to the 77 already received since 1989
Construction of Apollo Tyres’ Greenfield facility in Hungary begins
Introducing ICMA’s line for lab testing in North America
New market report on SBR with forecast up to 2019
Roquette Freres launches new industrial unit for the production of isosorbide
Indonesian government seeks to increase domestic rubber consumption

Friday, April 10, 2015
APS Elastomers develops thermoplastic elastomer for flat cables
Engineering rubber conference in Manchester
Goodyear issues Rube Goldberg challenge to STEM students
Lanxess brings new EPDM plant online in China
DuPont Fluoropolymer Solutions announces price increase across Europe, Middle East & Africa
Liberty Tire Recycling completes financial restructuring
Book of the day - Resistance and Stability of Polymers

Thursday, April 09, 2015
ARPM plant tour at Desma's Hebron, KY plant
Apollo increases its focus on commercial and fleet retreading
Toyo Tires joins Red Sox Nation as the official tire of the Boston Red Sox
A. Schulman to establish masterbatch production plant In Turkey
UTECH Europe 2015 exhibition and conference next week (14-16 April) in Maastricht, The Netherlands
Trostel taps gas & oil industry pro to help address industry’s high-performance rubber needs
RPM reports record sales for fiscal 2015 third quarter

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
New market report on thermoplastic polyurethane
Maire Tecnimont awarded contract to build polypropylene plant in Azerbaijan
Trinseo introduces supplier code of conduct
Nokian Tyres’ tax ruling overturned
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release first quarter 2015 results May 1
Albemarle to increase the price of Ethacure 100 products
Rubber Division, ACS announces upcoming educational courses
Michigan Rubber Group announces its May golf outing

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
PolyOne launches new, innovative vibration damping technology
Rubber plantations totaling 11,000 hectares developed in Nagaland, India
New market report predicts SBR growth based on growing tire market
Washington State University scientists see prickly lettuce as a new source of natural latex

Monday, April 06, 2015
Versalis and LOTTE Chemical to expand cooperation and presence within the Asian market
ARPM hosts plant tour at Desma USA in Hebron, KY
Royal Holdings acquires Chemical Innovations Limited
BASF at the Utech Europe 2015: Polyurethane systems, TPU and PU raw materials for all segments
Trostel attains platinum level supplier designation from Caterpillar




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