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The Month in Review - Past 30 Days

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Lanxess increases prices for flame retardant Pocan compounds
Continental redeems USD bond early
Bridgestone establishes JV for the manufacturing of anti-vibration products in Indonesia
Smithers CEO to deliver opening remarks at Smithers Quality Assessments 2015 Conference
Omnova Solutions announces second quarter profits
New market report on global conveyor belt industry
SABIC and SK Global Chemical Company form JV to produce polyethylenes in South Korea

Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Toyo Engineering awarded Michelin JV synthetic rubber plant project in Indonesia
Cober improves microwave booster oven for continuous vulcanization
BP starts up world's largest PTA plant in China
Trinseo publishes fifth annual Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility report
Indian rubber farmers hail government's new pricing
Solvay Specialty Polymers launches new wear-resistant Veradel polyethersulfone
Camoplast Solideal becomes Camso

Monday, July 06, 2015
Arkema announces doubling of production capacity for its specialty molecular sieves
Bridgestone Group releases its environmental report for 2015
CRC introduces RTV silicone pressurized tubes with Select-a-Bead nozzle
Medical adhesive market expects to grow 9 percent through 2020
Stemco acquires Goodyear's air springs business
Evonik expands leading market positions in C4 products
BASF completes divestiture of textile chemicals business to Archroma

Friday, July 03, 2015
Cooper Tire to announce second quarter results in August
Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman
IISRP counts Kuraray America Inc. and Thai Synthetic Rubbers as its two newest members
AkzoNobel expands its Performance Coatings research facility in Houston
Durex Industries introduces molded foam silicone rubber heaters
World automotive tire market calculated to reach $198.78 billion in value in 2015
9th Rubber & Tire Markets Summit outlines growth potential in Asian markets

Thursday, July 02, 2015
Arkema announces a global price increase for its Clearstrength MBS (MMA-butadiene-styrene) impact modifiers.
Low latex prices boost Vietnam's rubber exports
Rubber Division, ACS announces $100 discount for its September course
BASF sells stake in SolVin to Solvay
ARPM holds plant tour event at Trostel in Whitewater, WI
R.D. Abbott expands distribution of Lanxess tire and specialty rubber products

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
DuPont Performance Polymers launches new Vamac VMX5000 high temperature elastomer pre-compound
Global SBR market expected to reach $23,144.3 billion by 2020
Cabot launches new series of low PAH carbon black products
Tire Industry Hall of Fame nomination deadline is approaching
ExxonMobil Chemical develops a novel approach for EPDM rubber compounds
Kerala to introduce price support scheme for rubber farmers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Diadeis reinforces its color management solutions with the implementation of PantoneLive and ColorCert.
Dow scientists receive prestigious “Heroes of Chemistry” award
Global carbon black market expected surpass $25 billion by 2020
Trinseo receives DKG product award for S-SBR
Roger Guillemette, founder of Guill Tool & Engineering, died June 5
Freudenberg-NOK breaks ground on expansion of its Findlay, OH, facilities

Monday, June 29, 2015
ZC Rubber Thailand to hold opening ceremony
Lanxess presents innovative solutions at International Rubber Conference
Charles Braun concludes term as ARPM board president
Congress holds hearings on reauthorization of the highway bill
Chicago Rubber Group golf outing planned
Engel announces HL Awards for 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015
Omnova Solutions world headquarters receives LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council
Plan to attend International Elastomer Conference
Assocomaplast sees positive economic signals, elects new president
More Toyo Tire employees involved in scandal
Cimcorp secures $33.5 million order from Chinese tire manufacturer
Bluestar Silicones International invests EUR 15 million in its Saint Fons elastomer production unit
Advanced Rheological Measurements on Polymers and Rubber Compounds webinar planned

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Dow Corning exhibiting fluorosilicone rubbers made for extremes at DKT 2015
Davis-Standard installs elastomer research and development technical cell
Toyo Tire chairman, president to resign over product data falsification
Arburg celebrates 25 years in the USA
Engel's new rubber injection molding machine debuts at IRC trade fair
Rubber Division, ACS, announces student outreach program

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Arsenal Capital completes sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants to America Securities
Smithers Rapra expands tire testing capabilities at Ohio laboratory
Dow Corning granted Korean patent for industry-leading LED optical silicone encapsulant technology
Superior Formulations LLC announces line of "instant" slab dips
PolyOne celebrates grand opening of new Asia Innovation Center
Huntsman acquires polyurethane elastomer manufacturer Tecnoelastomeri

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Sappi gaining market share outside Europe with silicone base paper
West Pharmaceutical Services celebrates groundbreaking of Waterford, Ireland manufacturing facility
Apollo Tyres appoints J. Walter Thompson Company as its global creative agency
Kumho Tire embeds RFID tags into half-finished products
Cooper Tire announces its new off-road Discoverer STT Pro
New report on the global rubber gloves market
BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts plant in Shanghai

Monday, June 22, 2015
Chinese tire makers set for higher costs under new rubber standard
Platts Webinar: Will India overtake China as world's largest polymer market?
Michelin to invest $22 million to increase capacity at Dothan, AL, plant
ARPM released its new and revised ARPM Rubber Handbook.
USDOC releases tariff rates for China tire imports
Gecko-like gripper to revolutionize manufacturing with tunable silicone adhesion
India adds price support for natural rubber farmers

Friday, June 19, 2015
Book of the day - Practical Guide to the Assessment of the Useful Life of Rubbers
New market report on EPDM by application and geography
Lehigh Technologies expands into Europe
AirBoss of America Corp. to acquire Immediate Response Technologies, LLC
Bob Samples, founder of Akron Rubber Development Laborator, Inc., died June 16
David Sokol is backing a new $60 million tire-testing facility in North Carolina
Zeon Chemicals adds applications development chemist to Nipol development team

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Kerala will not share rubber subsidies
Nebraska to spend $2 million on tire recycling and cleanup
KraussMaffei Group appoints Dr. Frank Stieler as CEO
Stepan completes purchase of sulfonation production facility in Brazil
Court looking for Akron rubber workers’ heirs for asbestos-related damage claims
Freudenberg business in India grows 32.8 percent in 2014

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Momentive inaugurates their MEA logistics center in Dubai
Sensor patches, loud speakers and power generators made up of rubber to be presented at IRC in Nürnberg
Synthomer launches new generation nitrile product for ultra thin gloves
China angered by U.S. duties on tire imports
Continental scientists awarded 2015 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for dandelion rubber research
Silicone world demand to rise 5.8 percent annually through 2019

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
New Dow Corning EI-1184 silicone encapsulant available from Ellsworth Adhesives Europe
US imposed duties on Chinese car and light truck tires
Superior Formulations announces line of instant slab dips
Kerala seeks funds for rubber subsidy
Saint-Gobain Seals to showcase high temperature sealing and polymer solutions at Paris Air Show
Momentive starts operations at its expanded Leverkusen liquid silicone plant

Monday, June 15, 2015
New report on the global tire market
Argentinian company Buco, SA to buy rubber from India
Malaysia rubber production falls 40 percent
Chinese rubber machinery industry to exceed $4 billion, according to new report
Monprene CP Series compounds now available from Teknor Apex
Nizhnekamskneftekhim Group starts fourth halobutyl rubber line

Friday, June 12, 2015
Specialty synthetic and glass fiber market to be worth $14.2 billion by 2020
Omnova Solutions announces plans to reduce operating costs by $14-17 million
Book of the day - Rubber Molding Principles
Apollo Tyres expands its truck-bus radial range in Iran
Proto Labs named manufacturer of the year, small enterprises, at the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Fitch reports low raw material costs are aiding U.S. coating businesses
New report on the global styrene market

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Select Sands announces 20 million tonnes indicated resources of silica sand with a pre-tax NPV valued at US $160 million
Michigan Rubber Group celebrates 37th annual Salmon/Trout Fishing Derby this July in Grand Haven, MI
Malaysian rubber glove manufacturers ask government to delay new tariffs
New report on the rubber processing chemicals markets in China
Bluestar Silicones promotes expanded line of Silbione soft silicone adhesive for wound care
Michelin launches international platform for new consumer website
Silicone hose manufacturer Venair Group expands into Europe and USA

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Sartomer Americas names John Erbeck senior account manager
Goodyear reaches supply agreements for rice husk ash silica
Michelin expands its Premier tire line for light trucks, SUVs and CUVs
BASF to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin business to Imerys
MasterBond's one component, neutral curing silicone passes USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 tests

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Thai officials begin razing illegal rubber plantations
Elsevier introduces comprehensive database detailing the degradation of plastics and elastomers
Sid Richardson announces new carbon black plant in Mexico
DuPont’s board of directors declares spin-off dividend of the Chemours Company shares
Dow Corning's Molykote brand to co-sponsor SAE webcast on role of friction reduction in improving powertrain efficiency
Lubrizol adds acrylic emulsion capacity to Europe to support coatings industry demand
Evonik successfully completes the acquisition of Monarch Catalyst in India

Monday, June 08, 2015
Giti Tire appoints product manager to develop GT Radial, Primewell TBR tires
European styrene butadiene rubber producers raise offers by Eur 50-100/mt, citing feed hikes
India looks to expand rubber plantings in northeast states
Phoenix Compounding Technology will exhibit at Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung 2015
Global surfactants market projected to be worth $42 billion by 2020
PolyOne receives UL certification for high-performance Bergamid product line
Continental to boost annual capacity at Hefei car tire plant to 14 million tires




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