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Teknor Apex, Pawtucket, RI, USA, has recently introduced Elexar EL-1392B.

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The Dow Chemical Company has introduced ENR 7487.00 developmental polyolefin elastomer (POE), the latest in its Engage family of high-melt-strength POEs that is said to deliver very good economics, processing and aesthetics by enabling the use of extrusion blow moulding, thermoforming and high-shear profile extrusion to create high-quality TPO parts.

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WAYNE, New Jersey - Hankook Tire America Corp. increased prices up to 4 percent on its full line of passenger, high performance and light truck tires, effective Oct. 1.

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From DuPont Engineering Polymers come three new soft TPE grades for under the hood applications.

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Veyance Technologies Inc., Akron, OH, USA, the former engineered products division of tyre maker Goodyear is spending between USD 15 million and USD 20 million to automate, upgrade and add machinery at its North American plants, with the primary changes occurring at its Marysville, OH, factory.

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AKRON - GS Capital Partners (GSCP) is delaying the closing of its Myers Industries Inc. acquisition until the fourth quarter.

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TRELLEBORG, Sweden - The announcement in August by Michigan´s governor that Trelleborg Automotive plans to build a technical center near Livonia, MI, is premature, according to a senior Trelleborg spokesman.

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. operations of the world’s three largest tire makers spent nearly USD 2.2 million combined in lobbying Congress and federal agencies on government issues in the first half of 2007, according to lobbying reports filed with the Senate.

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