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Bayer B.V., based in Mijdrecht in the Netherlands, plans to take over Foxhol-based PU systems house Resina Chemie B.V., a provider of rigid polyurethane foam systems in Europe.

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Tosoh Corporation announced that the company will invest 20 billion Yen (ca. 127 million EUR) in substantially increasing its ethyleneamine capacity 36,000 MT annually.

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Albemarle Corporation and Jinhai Albemarle will raise the prices of their polymer antioxidants, additive blends and orthoalkylated phenols by up to 15 % worldwide, effective immediately, or as contracts and sales agreements allow.

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Dow will conduct a scheduled turnaround at its propylene oxide plant in Freeport, Texas, for routine maintenance.

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Effective 15 April 2008, Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation’s Polyurethane Additives business line will increase prices for Kosmos 29 stannous octoate by 15 % in North America.

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Byk-Gardner GmbH, Geretsried, Germany, a manufacturer of measuring instruments for the quality control of paints and plastics, has recently introduced the new conductivity meters for measuring conductivity in water-based paint systems.

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Amerityre Corporation has acquired a significant portion of manufacturing assets of Kik Technologies, Inc., located in Oceanside, California.

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Source: "China Daily", Beijing; 20 March 2008

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Amerityre Corp., Boulder City, Nevada, USA, has released a statement in which the company identifies the global tyre fill market as an immediate strategic objective for its Amerifill polyurethane product.

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Repi S.P.A. with headquarters in Lonate Ceppino, Italy, has appointed Michael Rath as new Managing Director of its PU division.

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