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Source: "Daily News", Colombo; 3 Sept 2007

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RICHMOND, British Columbia - SmarTire Systems Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against Siemens VDO Automotive Corp. and Schrader-Bridgeport International Inc., claiming the companies have infringed on the patent for its tire monitoring system.

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Dow announced that construction is underway for a new Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber plant in Schkopau, Germany.

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VIDALIA, Louisiana - BizCapital, the small business lending arm of private equity firm Advantage Capital Partners, has lent Louisiana Elastomer L.L.C. USD 6.5 million for construction of its 50,000-sq.-ft. startup production facility in Vidalia.

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Basell and Shell SAS announced that Basell has made an offer to buy the Shell oil refinery and associated infrastructure and businesses at the Berre l'Etang petrochemical complex in France.

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BOULDER CITY, Nevada, Gary Benninger, chief operating officer of Amerityre Corporation, will serve as president of the company effective immediately and also assume the title of CEO on Sept. 1.

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Cancarb and IMCD announced a new partnership for the distribution of Cancarb’s Thermax brand Thermal Carbon Black products in the Czech Republic effective 1 September 2007.

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For the fiscal year 2006, which was also the year of Arburgs 50th anniversary, the consolidated turnover of Arburg and all national companies reached an historic peak: Arburg accounted for EUR 328.9 million.

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Dow Corning (DC) announced the creation of DC Silicone Rubber (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of DC established to offer an expanded range of its silicone rubber products and solutions in Asia.

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Swedish Hexagon Polymers AB has acquired Gold Key Processing, a rubber compounding company founded in 1997 and located in Middlefield, OH, USA with estimated sales of USD 75 Mio. for 2007.

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