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Trelleborg Automotive has inaugurated a newly constructed manufacturing facility in Dej, Romania.

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On 16 - 18 May the International Rubber Study Group convened for the 43rd Assembly of Nations in Bangkok. Prior to the Assembly, the World Rubber Summit was held on 14-15 May 2007, under the theme ”Global Supply and Demand Challenges: What to Aim For and How to Meet Them“.

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The new EU regulation REACH changes the EU chemical law in a fundamental way and will cause efforts (and costs), specifically for small and middle-sized companies.

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Sandra Beach Lin was named President of Ticona and Executive Vice President of Celanese.

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DuPont Performance Elastomers L.L.C. was charged by the Canadian Competition Bureau and fined about USD3.86 for its role in an international conspiracy to fix prices of chloroprene rubber in the North American market.

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Source: Daily "Bangkok Post", Bangkok; 18 Aug 2007

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On 1 August 2007 Sonderhoff USA Corporation, Elgin, Illinois, USA relocated to a new and larger facility.

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Effective 1 July 2007, Björn Hedlund, 54, assumes the role of global marketing director at DuPont Engineering Polymers in addition to his position as regional director Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) for this business.

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PETERSBURG, Illinois - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has turned over to the Illinois Attorney General´s office the case of a Petersburg tire recycler who allegedly is illegally and improperly storing scrap tires on his property.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bridgestone/Firestone did not illegally interfere with a union election at its nonunion Aiken, South Carolina, plant or unlawfully interrogate a pro-union worker it later fired, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in reversing an administrative law judge´s 2005 decision.

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