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  • Bayer components installed on fuel-free plane

    Apr 16, 2014

    LEVERKUSEN, Germany—Bayer MaterialScience L.L.C.'s polyurethane components have been installed in the Solar Impulse ultralight plane in preparation for the first fuel-free around-the-world flight.

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  • Michelin to invest in Polish agricultural tire plant

    Apr 16, 2014

    OLSZTYN, Poland—Michelin will invest roughly $138 million in its plant in Olsztyn to support an expansion of agricultural tire capacity, according to a statement released by the office of Polish Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechociński.

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  • Research agency lauds WeatherTech commercial

    Apr 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO—A “Made in America” 30-second ad by floor mat and automotive accessory maker WeatherTech scored as the most successful commercial debuting on television during the NFL's Super Bowl Feb. 2, according to a research consultancy.

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  • Dow wins Da Vinci Award

    Apr 15, 2014

    MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow Chemical Co. received the 2014 Da Vinci Award in the prosthetics/orthrotics/controls category, recognizing the Jaipur Foot Initiative, the company's corporate citizenship program in India.

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  • Top senators reach tentative agreement on highway bill

    Apr 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The four leading senators on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have reached a tentative agreement on a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the nation's transportation projects.

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  • Polin tabbed as keynote speaker

    Apr 15, 2014

    FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Rene Polin of Balance Product Development will serve as the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference.

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  • Obituary: Jerry Lee Jackson

    Apr 15, 2014

    DYERSBURG, Tenn.—Jerry Lee Jackson, a former vice president at Colonial Rubber Works Inc. in Dyersburg, died on April 4 after a four-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia. He was 74.

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In Print

  • AirBoss to supply compound for Ontario retreading firm

    Apr 07, 2014

    KITCHENER, Ontario—Green Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc., a passenger tire retreading start-up still in the process of setting up a plant in St. Marys, Ontario, has struck a deal with rubber compounding specialist AirBoss of America Corp. for the supply of up to 24 million pounds of rubber annually. ...

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  • Blumenthal will retire from RMA

    Apr 07, 2014

    WASHINGTON—Michael Blumenthal, vice president of environment & resource recovery with the Rubber Manufacturers Association, will retire effective July 11. A 24-year veteran of the RMA, Blumenthal has long been the tire industry's most visible spokesman on the subject of scrap tires and its...

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  • ASC to manage adhesion group's meeting, services

    Apr 07, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md.—The Adhesion Society has signed a three-year agreement with the Adhesive and Sealant Council to have the ASC manage the society's annual meeting, oversee its membership effort and serve as the council's home office. The contract is an extension of the one-year pact between the...

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