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Silicone News December 9, 2018


NEP believes Minnesota Rubber is in good hands with KKR

MINNEAPOLIS—Norwest Equity Partners has sold Minnesota Rubber & Plastics to KKR, a private equity firm that NEP believes will continue to invest in growing the rubber and plastics manufacturer.


Dow continues to invest in silicone technologies

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dow Chemical is continuing to advance in silicones technology, and that in turn is fueling the company's growth in that area, according to Florian J. Schattenmann.


Early bird deadline near on auto conference

The early bird deadline is Nov. 30 to register for the Plastics & Rubber in Automotive Conference to be held Jan. 14-15 in Novi, Mich.


Dow wins six R&D 100 awards

MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, was recognized for six technologies with the R&D 100 Awards.

GW Plastics took a chance on liquid silicone rubber and has seen massive growth

BETHEL, Vt.—GW Silicones, a subsidiary of GW Plastics, has more than doubled in size over the last five years while the global revenue for GW Plastics has grown by 52 percent during the same time period.


Silicone Hygiene develops castor wheels cover for health care, clean rooms

WINCHESTER, England—While castor mounted units are commonly used in health care and clean room settings, castor wheels represent a highly underrated source of contamination.


Jrlon adds rubber manufacturing

PALMYRA, N.Y.—Jrlon knew one day it would have to break into the world of rubber manufacturing. That time is now.

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