ATLANTA (June 12)—RubberNetwork.com, an e-business venture dominated by tire makers, intends to form a link from its e-business hub to Elemica, which recently acquired Elastomer Solutions. The aim is to make it easier for members of RubberNetwork to trade with their suppliers and other members of the Elemica hub. According to John Garrison, chief technology officer of RubberNetwork, only a limited number of unnamed RubberNetwork members will be involved in the initial trials. He did not say when it likely will be operational. "Through the RubberNetwork-Elemica hub-to-hub connection, members of RubberNetwork will be able to place orders through that hub intended for one or more of their chemical suppliers in the Elemica trading network. Elemica will route the orders to the correct supplier, based on pre-existing contractual arrangements between supplier and customer," said Phil Ringo, chairman and CEO of RubberNetwork.