CLEVELAND (Oct. 18)—The deadline for rubber recycler LandStar Inc. to complete its purchase of Rouse Polymerics International Inc. passed on Sept. 30, Rouse Polymerics President Michael Rouse said Oct. 17 during Rubber Expo ´01 in Cleveland. "I haven't heard from them," Rouse said. "Right now there's no deal." Elroy Fimrite, LandStar president and CEO, declined comment at Rubber Expo '01 regarding the Rouse deal. But he did say his company remains dedicated to the recycling industry long term.