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20. August 2009

New CEO at Satra

Austin Simmons has been appointed Satra’s top executive position after Richard Turner retired as Chief Executive at the end of June 2009. Simmons, who was Deputy Chief Executive from 2007, has worked closely with Turner for 13 years with a direct involvement in developing corporate strategy and initiatives across the company’s consumer and industrial product sectors.

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Study 2504, The Freedonia Group, Inc., Cleveland, 2009, 507 p., USD 6,100.00

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Kraton Polymers LLC, a producer of engineered polymers, announced a general price increase in North and South America of USD 220.00 per metric tonne (USD 0.10 per lb.), across all markets and end uses, for its SBS, SEBS, OE SBS, and OE SEBS polymers and compounds.

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13. August 2009

TPEs at NPE

At NPE several suppliers of thermoplastic elastomers showed new products. Among them where Teknor Apex Inc. with Telcar OBC, a thermoplastic elastomer compound based on Infuse brand olefinic block copolymers licensed from Dow.

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Kraton Polymers LLC has announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.

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Effective 1 July 2009 Hamburg based distributor Biesterfeld Plastic has extended the cooperation for Santoprene TPV as well as Vistamaxx from ExxonMobil Chemical to Turkey and Middle-East/Africa. The existing agreement between ExxonMobil Chemical and its former local distributor will expire at the end of 2009.

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At Tessenderlo Chemie NV’s annual general meeting of 2 June 2009, Baron Valère Croes was re-elected as member of the board of directors.

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Charles Page was promoted to Product Manager of the global TPE technology platform.

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26. July 2009

Ethic Excom elected

The European Thermoplastic Independent Compounders (Ethic), a European Plastics Converters (EuPC) sector group, has elected, the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer for the period 2008 – 2010.

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Philippe Carabin has been named Chief Executive Officer of Eliokem International.

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