Minority shareholder One Equity Partners agrees to become the sole owner of carbon black producer Co-lumbian Chemicals Co. by buying out DC Chemical Co. Ltd.'s interest.
Goldsmith & Eggleton Inc. renovates its black masterbatch and reprocessed polymers mill room and installs mills at its Wadsworth, Ohio, operation to expand capacity.
Carbon black maker Cabot Corp. decides to close four plants and a regional office and mothball two other facilities.
Custom mixer Pinnacle Elastomeric Technology doubles its production space.
Oregon Mills plans to expand its custom mixing capacity by 30 percent at a plant in Corvallis, Ore.
Thermoplastic material compounder RTP Co. upgrades its production capabilities and adds a quality assurance lab to its Winona, Minn., facility.
Rubber equipment maker and rebuilder Gomaplast Machinery Inc. acquires a building and land to more than double its operating space in Wooster, Ohio.
U.S. Molding Machinery Co. buys a mold and tool shop near its Willoughby, Ohio, operation.
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. expands its capacity by 20 percent via the addition of equipment at its West Warwick, R.I., facility.
Green Rubber Inc. plans to raise $25 million in capital to finance an expansion of its scrap rubber devulcanization in the U.S. and several other countries.
Engel Holding GmbH's North American operation opens a technical center in Corona, Calif., and breaks ground for another one in Queretaro, Mexico.
Production is suspended at the Monongahela, Pa., plant of Flexsys Americas for several months.
DuPont Performance Elastomers decides to quit making Hypalon and Acsium chlorosulfonated polyethylenes and close its Beaumont, Texas, plant.
Pathway Polymers Inc. sells its Puma Polymers Division to two executives of the firm.
A management group buys Biltrite Rubber (1984) Inc.'s Toronto custom mixing plant.
Dow Chemical Co. puts its newly formed Styron Corp. subsidiary, which includes SBR and SB-latex holdings, on the selling block.
The Bekaert S.A. bead wire plant in Clarksdale, Miss., gets a closure notice, resulting in 76 layoffs.
Dow Chemical opens a laboratory for the elastomer business at its Freeport, Texas, research and development facility.
Kraton Polymers L.L.C. opens an innovation center in Houston, and later declares it will launch an initial public offering at an undetermined date.
A leak of polyurethane curative toluene diisocyanate at Dow Chemical's plant in Freeport, Texas, caused an evacuation of 65 homes.
DuPont Protection Technologies plans to build a Kevlar production facility in Charleston, S.C.
Robbins L.L.C. buys Biltrite Group's Findlay, Ohio, custom mixing and calendering operation.
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