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  • Zinc Oxide selects Greenview as sales agent

    Jul 28, 2014

    DICKSON, Tenn.—Zinc Oxide L.L.C. has selected Greenview Chemical as its sales agent for its zinc oxide materials.

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  • Orion unveils IPO pricing

    Jul 28, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Orion Engineered Carbons S.a.r.l. has priced the initial public offering of 19.5 million common shares at a price to the public of $18 per share.

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  • Yokohama subsidiary wins energy efficiency award

    Jul 28, 2014

    TOKYO—Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.'s Hangzhou Yokohama Tire Co. Ltd. Chinese subsidiary was commended as an energy efficiency forerunner at the annual Petroleum and Chemical Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Enterprise Conference.

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  • A weekly look at new products, innovations

    Jul 28, 2014

    In our weekly online feature, we take a look at some of the newest products and innovations in the rubber industry.

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  • Goodyear looks to hire 1,000 more vets

    Jul 28, 2014

    AKRON—Goodyear said it has reached its goal to hire 1,000 U.S. military veterans .Two years ago the tire maker made a commitment to hire 1,000 veterans over the course of three years. Having reached this goal a year early, Goodyear said it is now pledging to hire an additional 1,000 vets.

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  • VMI exec: Crash victim was 'likable guy to work with'

    Jul 28, 2014

    EPE, Netherlands—Auke Dalstra, chief financial officer of the VMI Group, and his wife Aafke were on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and died in the crash on July 17.

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  • Automotive to drive future growth for TPEs

    By: Frank Esposito Jul 28, 2014

    AKRON—North American thermoplastic elastomer demand is set to grow by 6-7 percent in 2014, helped in part by strong growth from the automotive sector, according to longtime consultant Robert Eller. That rate is higher than that seen in 2013, because “in general, the economy is doing...

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  • Hiller Carbon forms strategic partnership with Quadra

    Jul 28, 2014

    TAMPA, Fl.—Hiller Carbon L.L.C. has formed a strategic partnership with Canadian distributor Quadra Chemicals Ltd.'s Case Division.

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  • Dana's second quarter sales, income slightly decrease

    Jul 28, 2014

    MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Holding Corp. reported sales of $1.71 billion and net income of $86 million for the second quarter of 2014, both slight decreases compared to 2013.

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  • Deadine news

    Jul 28, 2014

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Hexpol A.B. has signed an agreement to acquire Kardoes Rubber Co. from Frank Kardoes, who founded the business in 1988, and his family for $31.8 million on a cash and debt free basis. Hexpol said it expects the acquisition to be completed at the end of July, and it plans...

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  • It's unanimous: ITC to investigate antidumping duty against tires from China

    Jul 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The International Trade Commission voted 6-0 to continue an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation against passenger and light truck tire imports from China, sending the case into its next phase. The July 22 ITC vote came exactly one week after the U.S. Department of...

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  • Executive action

    Jul 28, 2014

    Goodyear names Schnepf VP of communication AKRON—Goodyear has named Kristina Schnepf vice president of communication for its North America business unit. Schnepf joined Goodyear from Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich., where she spent 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility in...

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  • Former Firestone marketing VP Connor dies

    Jul 28, 2014

    AKRON—Michael J. Connor, former vice president of marketing services at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., died July 12. He was 81. Connor served in the U.S. Marine Corps after attending Northwestern University, where he earned a journalism degree from the Medill School of Journalism. He had...

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  • ASC continues protest of PU classification

    Jul 28, 2014

    LOS ANGELES—The Adhesive and Sealant Council is continuing to protest the decision by the California Department of Toxics Control to classify spray polyurethane foam as a Priority Product to undergo alternative formula analysis. The agency also must make its process for future product...

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  • Canadian association changes name

    Jul 28, 2014

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario—The Rubber Association of Canada officially has changed its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada/L'Association canadienne du pneu et du caoutchouc, the organization said. TRAC announced the official name change July 18, almost exactly a month after its...

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  • RMA praises NHTSA's decision on tire aging standard

    Jul 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Rubber Manufacturers Association is hailing as good news a decision from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it will not seek to create a safety standard based on tire age. “At this time, the agency does not believe it is necessary for motor...

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