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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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Dow Corning has named Mark Maxwell global marketing director for its Engineered Elastomers business.

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Alexander B. Morgan, Charles A. Wilkie, (Eds.), Wiley Interscience, 2007, 422 p., hardcover, EUR 109.00, ISBN-10: 0-471-73426-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-471-73426-0

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Fillers weighing, dosing and blending equipment for rubber compounding plants is one of the core competencies of Chronos Richardson.

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PolyOne has introduced a new range of liquid concentrates based on sustainable natural raw materials to be used in bioplastics for biodegradable applications.

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DSM Engineering cites a recent application of its Arnitel PB 582-H for a clean airduct.

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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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