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Canton, Massachusetts - The Canton plant was the largest manufacturer of rubber bands in the world, and a leading producer of rubber and vinyl tapes. It boasted more than 1,000 workers.

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Source: "Daily News", Colombo; 12 Sept 2007

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Yokohama Rubber announced that it received an approval for the construction of a large proving ground from Thailand Board of Investment.

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments today in Sinorgchem Co. Shandong’s appeal of an International Trade Commission exclusionary order involving rubber antidegradants.

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The Frings Group of Alsdorf, Germany, has recently taken over Erkelenz-based Gerlach Maschinenbau GmbH. Jürgen Gerlach, who established the company in 1971, continues to be managing director.

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ColdCuring of Nanon a/s from Denmark is a solution for easy post-curing small silicone parts.

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AKRON - In a USD 1,5 bn deal, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has sold its worldwide Goodyear engineered products division to the Carlyle Group, a global private-equity conglomerate.

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Source: Daily "The Nation", Bangkok; 10 Sept 2007

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In order to test the high stability requirements of fibre reinforce plastics, Zwick GmbH & Co. KG, Ulm, Germany, has introduced a fixture with a hydraulically operated specimen grip.

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UNION, New Jersey - Richard Kuskin, president of Union-based Foreign Tire Sales Inc. (FTS), said he doesn’t understand the low response so far to the company’s recall of light truck tires manufactured by the Chinese firm Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd.

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