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AKRON ITEC, the biennial conference and exhibition for the tire industry, will return to the John S. Knight Center in Akron Sept. 16-18, 2008.

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DuPont has designed new grades of Hytrel thermoplastic polyester elastomer and ETPV (engineering thermoplastic vulcanizate) to meet the growing demand for soft elastomers that combine oil and heat resistance.

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18. September 2007

Dow to purchase Edulan

MIDLAND, Michigan - Dow Chemical Co. plans to acquire Edulan A.S., a Danish independent polyurethane systems house specializing in rigid foam and elastomer technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

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PITTSBURGH - Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C. is considering constructing a world-scale factory for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate in Europe to meet growing MDI demand.

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ExonMobil, Houston, TX, has introduced a thermoplastic elastomer Santoprene TPE XF241-80EU, which is designed for cold and warm (up to 60 °C) water-contact applications.

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GE, Mitsui Chemicals (MCI) and Nagase announced that they have reached the following agreement regarding their Japanese joint ventures GE Plastics Japan Ltd. (GEPJ) and GEM PC Ltd. (GEMPC).

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Borealis announced a net profit of EUR 137 million after tax for the second quarter of 2007....

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International experts and Cambodian officials have expressed confidence that the rubber market and revenues would rise significantly in the years to come.

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NEW YORK - The world’s tire makers may cut prices as raw material costs decline in an attempt to win market share, a new report from Standard & Poor’s equity rating service concludes.

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GADSDEN, Alabama - Goodyear broke ground Sept. 14 on a USD100 million-plus, two- to three-year modernization and expansion of its 78-year-old passenger and light truck tire plant in Gadsden that will add capacity for higher-value, larger rim-diameter tires.

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