Lanxess to again make Vulkanox DPPD
LEVERKUSEN, Germany-Lanxess A.G. said that it has relaunched production of its Vulkanox DPPD-brand rubber antioxidant following numerous requests from customers.
Commercial volumes of the product will be available again during the fourth quarter. The antioxidant is made at the firm's Isithebe, South Africa, operation and distributed worldwide from there.
Vulkanox DPPD is used in the rubber sector as an antioxidant and is a more effective antiozonant than its chemical counterpart, Vulkanox 3100, according to Lanxess. Vulkanox DPPD's applications include as a stabilizer in elastomer manufacture and as an inhibitor in monomers for avoiding undesirable polymerization reactions.
Date for lawsuit against Toyo set for January
SAN DIEGO-Jan. 29 is the trial date in San Diego Superior Court for the lawsuit of Toyo de Baja California Inc. against Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd., Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. and Toyo International Corp.
Toyo de Baja California, former sole Mexican distributor of Toyo tires, seeks unspecified damages against the parent company and its subsidiaries for canceling Toyo de Baja California's contract Dec. 31, 2003, when Toyo decided it wanted to distribute its tires in Mexico directly.
Robert Scoular, a Los Angeles attorney representing Toyo, said the tire maker has a standing policy not to discuss pending litigation.