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Wacker expands silicone production in Brazil
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JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie A.G. is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones.The 236,800-sq.-ft....
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JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones. JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones. $JANDIRA, Brazil—Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near Sao Paulo in response to regional demand for specialty silicones.
Hella uses LSR for first time in serial production headlamps
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LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago. Back to a presentation at the VDI...
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LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago. LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago. $LIPPSTADT, Germany—Liquid silicone rubber is a new player in automotive headlamps. The story of how it got there really started a couple of years ago.
Goodyear scholarships, grants support STEM learning
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AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high...
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AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high school students and provided grants to local schools. AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high school students and provided grants to local schools. $AKRON — In continuation of its commitment to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Goodyear has provided $20,500 in scholarships to 20 Northeast Ohio high school students and provided grants to local schools.
Avantor, NuSil complete merger
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies L.L.C. and Avantor Performance Materials L.L.C. have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high...
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ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies and Avantor Performance Materials have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high hopes. ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies and Avantor Performance Materials have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high hopes. $ANAHEIM, Calif.—NuSil Technologies and Avantor Performance Materials have completed their merger, creating an entity for which their majority private equity owner has high hopes.
Trelleborg unit appealing OTR tire import duties
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NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems (Xingtai) Co. Ltd. has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of...
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NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce. NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce. $NEW YORK—Trelleborg Wheel Systems has followed four other Chinese off-the-road tire manufacturers in appealing stiff new antidumping duties from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
ContiTech expanding one hose plant, closing another
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Continental A.G.'s ContiTech business is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory.ContiTech...
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FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory. FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory. $FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech is planning a major investment at one of its U.S. hose plants, but the project will result in the closure of a second factory.
Momentive opens R&D lab at Charlotte facility
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WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials Inc. opened a 20,000-sq.-ft. research and development laboratory in Charlotte, N.C., to test and develop advanced compounds used in tire...
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WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials opened a research and development laboratory at its Charlotte, N.C., facility. The lab will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance. WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials opened a research and development laboratory at its Charlotte, N.C., facility. The lab will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance. $ WATERFORD, N.Y.—Momentive Performance Materials opened a research and development laboratory at its Charlotte, N.C., facility. The lab will serve as a global hub for development of silane materials that can help tire manufacturers produce tires with lower rolling resistance, better wet traction and advanced performance.
Passaic acquires belting firm to facilitate growth
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WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic Rubber Co. has purchased the assets of Belting Industries Co. in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range. Passaic is in the process of making several...
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WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic has purchased the assets of Belting Industries in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range. WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic has purchased the assets of Belting Industries in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range. $WAYNE, N.J.—Passaic has purchased the assets of Belting Industries in order to expand its size, capabilities and product range.
GM to drive industry toward sustainable natural rubber tires
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DETROIT—General Motors Co. is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production....
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DETROIT—General Motors is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production. DETROIT—General Motors is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production. $DETROIT—General Motors is collaborating with rubber and tire suppliers to establish a plan to source more rubber through environmentally sound and sustainable natural rubber production.
Flexan subsidiary expands into bigger Chicago-area building
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI L.L.C. continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market. The firm has relocated into a new 70,000-sq.-ft. building in...
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LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market. LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market. $ LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—FMI continues to expand in response to growth in the silicone contract manufacturing medical market.
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Published on June 1, 2005

Innovation for Breakthrough New Business Growth Strategy

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There are two ways to increase the profitability of an enterprise. One way is to reduce operating expense. Another way is to create profitable new business growth. Many organizations are achieving excellent results in optimizing operations and reducing operating expense by incorporating a Six Sigma approach or other forms of Total Quality Management. However, few companies recognize that this is also a powerful contributor to improve their approach for creating new business growth, which is a more sustainable way to increase profitability. The basic premise of a Six Sigma approach is to understand that everything we do evolves around processes. Once we understand the process we use to identify new products/services, we can establish measurements on process performance. Once we have measurements, we can apply statistical techniques to reduce process variability. Our journey towards new business growth performance excellence has begun. 
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