MIDDLETON, England (Dec. 11)—British polymer compounder British Vita P.L.C. has sold its rubber compounds subsidiary, Vitacom, to a management buyout team headed by Chris Turner, managing director of the business. Following the deal's completion on Nov. 30, the company was renamed E3g. With 186 employees, E3g operates a main facility at Clayton, England, and a smaller unit at Vita's base, nearby in Middleton. The new company has five intermixer lines processing materials including nitrile rubber, polyurethanes, fluoroelastomers, epichlorohydrin and polyacrylic rubber. Vita's thermoplastics elastomer compounds business is not part of the deal, a spokeswoman for the Middleton company said.