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Myers Industries announces the retirement of John C. Orr, president and CEO,  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Akron, OH - Myers Industries, Inc. announced that the company’s president and CEO, John C. Orr, has decided to retire as an officer effective December 31, 2015. The board of directors has engaged DHR International, Inc. to conduct a search for a successor. The announcement guarantees adequate time to find the optimal candidate who has the skills to continue the success of the company. Orr will work with the board to select the best qualified successor and to ensure an orderly transition of the management of the company. Orr, hired by Myers Industries, Inc. in 2000 as part of the company’s succession strategy, became president and CEO in 2005. As CEO he effected the transformation of the company’s operations, including a systematic execution of strategic plans to consolidate the business portfolio of disparate businesses into today’s two major operating segments: Distribution and Material Handling. During Orr’s CEO tenure, the company developed a significant manufacturing presence in Brazil and modernized the legacy distribution business that started the company in 1933. Orr said, “Myers has a great future, and it’s important to me to work with the Board to find a top rate replacement and to ensure an orderly transition. By announcing today, we have time to successfully accomplish this task.” - * Email

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Ross India moves into brand new facility  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hauppauge, NY – Ross Vice President of Corporate Operations Joseph Martorana announced the successful move of the company’s India operations into a brand new facility. On July 14, 2015, Ross Process Equipment (RPE) held the inauguration of its state-of-the-art 20,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant and offices located in the Chakan MIDC industrial area of Pune, India. The new site sits on a 2.5 acre land large enough to accommodate further expansions up to double the initial plant space. RPE manufactures several Ross product lines including tumble blenders, ribbon blenders, planetary mixers, multi-shaft mixers, high speed dispersers, high shear mixers, as well as pressure vessels, tanks and other custom-fabricated equipment. Established in 2007, this wholly-owned Ross subsidiary caters to customers in India and neighboring Asian countries. Seven other Ross facilities, all fully equipped with advanced engineering and manufacturing tools, are located around the U.S. and in China, including Charles Ross & Son Company in Hauppauge, NY, which serves as corporate headquarters. In addition to multinational operations and distribution, Ross offers over 170 years of experience and leadership in the manufacture of industrial mixing, blending, drying and dispersion equipment for the process industries. - * Email

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Lubrizol expands Solsperse hyperdispersant capacity in the U.S.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cleveland, OH - The Lubrizol Corporation announces the launch of a new hyperdispersant reactor at its Avon Lake, OH, facility. The unit will be used for the manufacture of Solsperse hyperdispersants. Through excellent dispersion stability, Solsperse hyperdispersants enable premium levels of appearance and performance while driving improvements to manufacturing efficiency and quality in the production of a wide ranges of paints, coatings, colorants and inks. The launch follows recent expansion of hyperdispersant capacity in Europe. Taken together, the recent actions in the U.S. and Europe will significantly increase Lubrizol's ability to produce Solsperse hyperdispersants to meet growing demand worldwide. Commenting on the new U.S.-based capacity, Tom Keir, director of product management, states, "Our investment in this new manufacturing unit underlines our commitment to bringing high-value dispersant chemistry to the global market. The improved efficiency and operational flexibility offered by this added capacity, coupled with our recent expansion in Europe, will enable us to provide our customers with a diversity of options to meet their needs." The addition of the new reactor required additional operator resources as well, growing the number of employees at the Avon Lake facility by 5 percent. - * Email

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Kraiburg TPE will present several new compound series for automotive and consumer applications at Fakuma trade fair  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Waldkraiburg, Germany - At the Fakuma trade fair, Kraiburg TPE will again present new products that in accordance with the company’s philosophy were not developed only in labs, but rather with a clear market and customer orientation. The new TPE series are the result of a close, cooperative partnership with the component manufacturers themselves, who with their requirements and through their input contributed significantly to the development of the new compounds. As a result of this market orientation Frost & Sullivan distinguished Kraiburg TPE as the best TPE supplier in Europe. Visitors to the trade fair can examine the company’s market-oriented product development for example on the basis of a new material for hoses: the new drinking water compliant DW/H series from Kraiburg TPE can be used as hoses in showers, dishwashers or similar applications as an effective substitute material for PVC. For consumer applications Kraiburg TPE developed a new compound series with an especially convincing cost-effectiveness ratio: These TPEs feature improved adhesion to engineering thermoplastics such as PC and ABS at an attractive price. Innovations in the materials for “slit valves,” valves made of food-compliant TPE, will also be presented at the trade fair: Kraiburg TPE offers new compounds with the FDA and EC 10/2011 food certifications. Advantages include efficient processing in 2-component injection molding processes, excellent resilience and reliable adhesion to hard components. Also in time for Fakuma the Thermolast V compound series will go into production. More and more customers are using Thermolast V for seals in demanding applications such as under the hood. The new series features high temperature resistance, an improved compression set and good adhesion to polyamides. Kraiburg TPE will hold a presentation on the subject of adhesion technologies on October 15, 2015, from 13:20 to 14:00 in the East Foyer. The presentation will shed light on factors that affect the adhesion of TPE to hard components, for example, in addition to discussing potentials for further improving the material properties in the future. “We are looking forward to interesting discussions at Fakuma. Trade fairs, with so many component manufacturers and plastics specialists, are an ideal opportunity for us to keep up with trends in the industry and to open up new fields of application for our new TPE materials,” explains sales and marketing director EMEA, Michael Pollmann, who this year again will be in charge of the trade fair stand. - * Email

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Yifeng Liao joins Molykote brand specialty lubricants at Dow Corning  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Midland, MI - Yifeng Liao, Ph.D., has joined Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, as a senior application engineering and technical service professional for the company's Molykote brand specialty lubricants. At Dow Corning, Liao's role entails developing new Molykote lubricants to provide lubrication solutions for applications in the automotive and industrial assembly and maintenance (IAM) markets as well as identifying existing Molykote solutions to address the challenges of automotive and IAM customers. "This is a great opportunity to further evolve our tribological strength to help our automotive and industrial customers solve their challenges with Molykote brand Smart Lubrication solutions," Liao said. Liao (PDF) previously served as a research assistant professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. At Northwestern, he was a member of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering and worked with Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory on advanced tribological materials. Liao earned a doctorate in materials science and engineering from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. His postdoctoral research, conducted at Northwestern, focused on the tribology and materials of metal-on-metal hip replacement. Liao holds bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. A frequently published author, Liao has more than 30 peer-reviewed paper publications to his credit. His additional industry involvement includes chairing conference sessions and serving as a reviewer for multiple journals. - * Email

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Conti.eContact specially developed for hybrid vehicles scores A/A rating on EU Tire Label  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hanover, Germany - Continental has taken the Conti.eContact, originally launched in 2011 with electric vehicles in mind, and refined it specifically to meet the needs of hybrid models. Thanks to the introduction of numerous technologies and innovations in the production process, this extensively hand-crafted summer tire is the first from Continental to obtain the top ‘A’ rating on the EU Tire Label for both wet grip and rolling resistance, without making substantial compromises in terms of the many other performance characteristics. Continental is offering six tire sizes for 17" and 18" rims, specially designed for models such as the Opel Ampera, BMW 5 ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h and Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, as well as other cars and SUVs with hybrid drive. Given that this is a relatively new vehicle segment which also involves highly complex production processes, Continental is kicking off with low-volume production at its French tire plant in Sarreguemines. The rolling resistance of the Conti.eContact for hybrid vehicles is some 20 percent lower than in a conventional tire, while its wet braking performance is similar to that of a normal car tire. This is made possible by a combination of advanced technologies in the development, compounding and production sectors. In terms of handling and braking on dry roads, the tire turns in a performance on the same high level as that of a Continental sedan tire of comparable size. As a member of the tire family for hybrid and electric vehicles, the Conti.eContact bears the “BlueEco” logo on the sidewall. - * Email

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Avon Rubbber acquires Hudstar Systems  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wiltshire, U.K. - Avon has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the share capital of Hudstar Systems Inc. (Hudstar) for $5.1 million in cash from existing cash resources. Hudstar is a leading Florida-based designer and manufacturer of electronic control systems used in powered and supplied air respiratory protection systems, largely for Avon’s award winning Deltair product. Hudstar is a private U.S. company and thus does not produce audited accounts. Nevertheless, based on the cost savings that are expected to be achieved, Avon expects this acquisition to be modestly earnings enhancing to the Group in its next full financial year. Commenting, Peter Slabbert, chief executive, said, “The addition of Hudstar’s technology and expertise in electronics adds to Avon’s capability and will, in addition to providing short term cost savings, provide longer term product development opportunities in this key technology area.” - * Email

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