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Dow Corning has introduced Silastic LC-70-2004, a 70 shore hardness liquid silicone rubber that is particularly well-suited for precision-production of complex parts such as mobile phone keypads, butterfly valves for food dispensers, bakeware, spatulas and silicone mats.

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Source: "Daily News", Colombo; 3 Sept 2007

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James L. Dowey has been named Vice President and Managing Director of Smithers Rapra Technology (formerly Rapra Technology). He replaces Hugh D. Pace who has left the company to become chairman and CEO of Pirelli Tire North America, effective 4 June.

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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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Dow announced that construction is underway for a new Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber plant in Schkopau, Germany.

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01. September 2007

Macromolecules

By Hans-Georg Elias, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany, Volume 1: Chemical Structures and Syntheses, 2006, 676 p., EUR 199.00, ISBN 978-3-527-31172-9 Volume 2: Industrial Polymers and Syntheses, 2006, 640 p., EUR 199.00, ISBN 978-3-527-31173-6

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VIDALIA, Louisiana - BizCapital, the small business lending arm of private equity firm Advantage Capital Partners, has lent Louisiana Elastomer L.L.C. USD 6.5 million for construction of its 50,000-sq.-ft. startup production facility in Vidalia.

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Basell and Shell SAS announced that Basell has made an offer to buy the Shell oil refinery and associated infrastructure and businesses at the Berre l'Etang petrochemical complex in France.

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Solvay Engineered Polymers, Inc., Mansfield, TX, USA, has introduced a new engineered polyolefin material in its Sequel 1800 series of products.

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BOULDER CITY, Nevada, Gary Benninger, chief operating officer of Amerityre Corporation, will serve as president of the company effective immediately and also assume the title of CEO on Sept. 1.

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