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  • Chemical, additive suppliers in N. America

    Aug 24, 2015

    3M 6744 33rd St. North Oakdale, MN 55128 651-733-6700 www.3m.com 3M Automotive Division 3M Center, Bldg. 223-1S-02 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 800-328-1684 www.3M.com/autosolutions AB Chemical Inc. 1174 63rd Ave. Kenosha, WI 53144 847-395-9922 www.abchem.com Acme Hardesty Co. 450 Sentry Pkwy. E., ...

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  • Commerce adjusts rates

    Aug 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Commerce has made slight adjustments on some of its antidumping and countervailing duty calculations on Chinese passenger and light truck tires, according to an Aug. 10 Federal Register notice.Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Co. Ltd. had a final...

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  • Sibur extends deal with BASF

    Aug 24, 2015

    MOSCOW—Sibur has extended a long-term agreement with BASF for the supply of additives used for polymer manufacturing at Sibur production facilities, the Russian gas processing and petrochemical company announced recently. The pact covers the German group's supply of additives for improving ...

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  • Hallstar opens China facility

    Aug 24, 2015

    CHICAGO—Specialty chemical producer Hallstar Co. has opened a state-of-the-art facility in Suzhou, China. The Hallstar New Material Science & Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. will serve as a research and development and technical support base in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a news ...

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  • Ace, HB reach agreement

    Aug 24, 2015

    UNIONTOWN, Ohio—HB Chemical Corp. has signed an agreement with Ace Products & Consulting L.L.C. to distribute silicone raw materials. Joe Moran, HB Chemical's vice president of marketing and business development, said in a news release that the firm sees great growth and opportunity in ...

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  • Executives on the move

    Aug 24, 2015

    Dana chooses Kamsickas as new president, CEO MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Holding Corp.'s board of directors has named James K. Kamsickas as its new president and CEO. Kamsickas most recently served as president and CEO of International Automotive Components Group, a global automotive supplier. He...

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  • Deadline news

    Aug 24, 2015

    Nexen Tire to build research center in Ohio DIAMOND BAR, Calif.—Nexen Tire Corp. has confirmed that it plans to build a research and development center in Richfield, Ohio, in the Akron area. Kyle Roberts, director of marketing for Diamond Bar-based Nexen Tire America Inc., said the company ...

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  • Authorities OK expansion for Grupo Kuo, Repsol JV

    Aug 24, 2015

    MEXICO CITY—Grupo Kuo and Repsol have gained approval from European Union and Mexican antitrust authorities for the integration of their synthetic rubber and chemical accelerators businesses into Dynasol, their 50-50 joint venture. As part of the deal, Kuo will provide Dynasol with its SR...

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  • R.E. Carroll acquires distributor

    Aug 24, 2015

    EWING, N.J.—R.E. Carroll Inc. has acquired specialty chemicals distributor JH Calo Co., which is based in Westbury, N.Y. JH Calo will operate as a division of R.E. Carroll, according to a news release. JH Calo serves the coatings, fragrance and personal care industries. R.E. Carroll, based ...

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  • Liberty Tire closes fire-damaged plant

    Aug 24, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Liberty Tire Recycling officially has closed the Louisville tire recycling plant that was damaged in a fire last November. According to a company statement issued Aug. 19, Liberty Tire worked with the state of Kentucky on the discontinuation of collection and processing...

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  • Former RPN Executive of the Year dies at 80

    Aug 24, 2015

    SILVER LAKE, Ohio—Edward L. Bittle, 80, president and owner of Kent, Ohio-based rubber firms Seal Master Corp. and Elbex Corp., died Aug. 1 after being diagnosed several years ago with Alzheimer's disease. Bittle started working in the rubber industry after high school and was active in the...

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