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  • Mol lays foundation for new polyol plant (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:00 EDT)
    TISZUJVAROS, Hungary—Petrochemical company Mol Group marked the next step in its plan to make polyols, laying the foundation for an expansion that will allow it to control the entire value chain from crude oil extraction to polyol production, according to Chairman Zsolt Hernadi.
  • Lianda names chief operating officer (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:45:00 EDT)
    TWINSBURG, Ohio—Lianda Corp. has named Chad Atzemis chief operating officer.
  • Rubber standards in today’s world economy (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:27 EDT)

    For the rubber industry, there currently are 346 ASTM International standards and 441 ISO standards in use globally. This paper will review the scope of these ASTM International and ISO standards used throughout the rubber world, briefly comparing them by categories such as rubber processing tests, chemical tests, physical tests of vulcanizates, specifications for compounding materials and a variety of product tests including automotive products, hose and latex, among others.

  • Michelin adds Turf mower tires to Tweel airless line (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:15:00 EDT)
    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Michelin North America is adding three turf products for mowers to its Tweel airless radial line, the company said at the Green Industry Expo in Louisville.
  • Lanxess introduces new low-free isocyanate hotmelts (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:00:00 EDT)
    COLOGNE, Germany—Lanxess Urethane Systems has developed a range of prepolymers with under 0.1 wt percent free isocyanate.
  • Omnova shareholders approve Synthomer merger (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:30:00 EDT)
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio—Shareholders of Omnova Solutions have approved the agreement that will see Synthomer acquiring all of the company's outstanding common shares.
  • UAW to continue GM strike until workers ratify tentative deal (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:30:00 EDT)

    DETROIT—United Auto Workers union leaders voted to extend its national strike against General Motors until its members ratify a tentative agreement, a process that will take at least a week.

  • Asahi Kasei unveils the AKXY concept car at K Show (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:00:00 EDT)
    DUESSELDORF, Germany—Japanese materials supplier Asahi Kasei released new engineering plastics and foam materials for the automotive industry at K 2019.
  • Continental gains flexibility by dividing businesses (Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:00:00 EDT)
    FRANKFURT, Germany—Elmar Degenhart, CEO of Continental since August 2009, embarked on his biggest project yet in 2018. That's when the global supplier announced it will split itself into three units, including a separate listing for its powertrain division, to adapt to industry trends such as electrification, autonomous driving and connectivity.
  • Maroon Group adds vice president of principal management (Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:09:22 EDT)

    AVON, Ohio—Maroon Group has named Thomas Papasso vice president of principal management for its CASE Division.