AirBoss of America Corp. announces it will buy automotive anti-vibration products maker Flexible Products Co.
Megadyne S.p.A. purchases Turkish conveyor belt maker Rultrans Transmisyon A.S.
Aiming to expand its presence as a rubber product maker, Wabtec Corp. buys Longwood Industries Inc.
Lanxess A.G. restructures and labels its rubber chemicals' accelerators and antioxidants lines, nitrile-butadiene rubber business and other operations as “non-core,” subject to “strategic options.”
A European court rejects DuPont and Dow Chemical Co.'s appeal of fines for price-fixing of chloroprene rubber.
Construction of a $300 million truck and bus tire plant in Mississippi by Yokohama Tire Corp. begins.
Yamashita Rubber Co. Ltd. is among 20 companies that plead guilty to price-fixing of auto parts.
The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers agrees to exchange market information with the China Synthetic Rubber Industry Association.
Chinese tire manufacturer Giti Tire Pte. decides to launch tire technical centers in Akron and Hanover, Germany.
Passaic Rubber Co. adds machinery to upgrade its operations.
The sale of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to Apollo Tyres Ltd. goes to court, with Cooper claiming Apollo is trying to renege on the $2.5 billion deal.
Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. selects a site in Clarksville, Tenn., for its first U.S. tire plant.
Chem Technologies Ltd. begins an addition that will give the company its eighth mixing line.
Bridgestone Americas announces an expansion of its truck and bus tire plant in Warren, Tenn.
Toyoda Gosei Co. launches construction of a hose factory in Mexico.
A $41 million price will net Ansell Ltd. industrial glove maker Midas C. Ltd. when it is completed before the end of the year.
Steelastic Co. L.L.C. begins building a new headquarters in Akron.
A change in market demand prompts Michelin North America Inc. to put 1 percent of its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant staff on indefinite layoff.
Bridgestone Americas completes construction of a guayule research center in Eloy, Ariz.
Portage Precision Polymers Inc. moves into silicone mixing via a new plant.
Dow Chemical Co. chooses a site in Plaquemine, La., for a Nordel-brand EPDM rubber factory.
Alan Roberts, known as a leader in fundamental research in rubber physics, particularly contact phenomena, is named the 2014 Charles Goodyear Medalist by the ACS Rubber Division.
Zinc Oxide L.L.C. starts up, intending to fill a void when Horsehead Corp. closes a zinc oxide facility this year.
The FBI, Cleveland Police Department and other law enforcement agencies investigate a theft of equipment at the Alpha Technologies U.S. L.P. booth at the ACS Rubber Division exhibition in Cleveland.