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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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BASF subsidiary Elastogran GmbH, Lemförde, Germany, has developed a polyol on the basis of renewable raw materials.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Two executives of Italian marine hose maker Manuli Rubber Industries S.p.A. are the first to be indicted in a Justice Department investigation of an alleged price-fixing conspiracy.

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From compounding to quality control - All process steps linked together in one line

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Cargill’s BiOH polyols business has added a manufacturing capability in Brazil.

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To speed the pace of innovation, KraussMaffei is setting up a new development lab for reaction process machinery and systems, located at its main plant in Munich-Allach, Germany.

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BASF has announced the successors to the new members of the Board of Executive Directors who were appointed in July in addition to further changes in its leadership team.

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

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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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