DuPont Dow Elastomers L.L.C. will develop, produce and market a new line of gas phase metallocene EPDM products, to be branded as Nordel MG. The new grades will be introduced during 2002´s first half and will complement the firm´s Nordel IP products. Internal tests on the MG grades show they will deliver as much as 20-percent improvement in mixing cycle times because of their granular form and provide 5-10 percent increased mixer fill factor and reduced power consumption, DuPont Dow said. Initial MG grades will be aimed at roofing, hose and custom mixing applications. For more information, contact Cathy Branciaroli at 302-792-4349.