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Popular Science honors Michelin Premier A/S tire with 'Best Of What's New' award

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Greenville, SC - The editors of Popular Science have selected the Michelin Premier A/S tire as one of the Top 100 innovations of 2014. Named to the magazine's annual Best of What's New list in the Automotive category, the revolutionary Michelin Premier A/S tire with EverGrip features an evolving tread design and high-traction rubber compound to deliver exceptional levels of wet grip, providing enhanced safety even as the tires wear down. "We are honored to have the Michelin Premier A/S recognized as a significant leap forward in innovation by the world's largest science and technology magazine," said Scott Clark, chief operating officer of Michelin North America's passenger and light truck tire division. "The Premier A/S reflects our continued commitment to staying on the leading-edge of research and development so that we can continue to provide consumers with new products that make their driving experience safer and more enjoyable." Even when worn, the Michelin Premier A/S tire with EverGrip technology still stops shorter on wet roads than the leading competitors' brand new tires. The Michelin Premier A/S tire provides confidence over time when driving on wet roads through a combination of hidden grooves in the shoulder that emerge as the tire wears down, expanding rain grooves around the center that widen over time to continue to evacuate water and a unique rubber compound that continues to deliver enhanced wet grip performance. Labeling the Premier A/S the "No-Slip Tire," the editors wrote, "On wet roads, treads siphon away water, making it less likely that the car will skid or hydroplane. Still, drivers often wear tires until they're nearly bald. Adapting to consumer behavior, Michelin designed grooves that widen over time (the opposite of most tires) as well as grooves that emerge as the tire wears down. The Premier A/S is also built from a new high-silica compound that provides better traction in the rain." Each year, Popular Science editors review thousands of new products and innovations and choose the top 100 winners across 12 categories for inclusion in the annual Best of What's New issue. To win, a product or technology must represent a significant step forward in its category. "For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us, those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of whatʼs possible in the future," said Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. "The Best of Whatʼs New Award is the magazines top honor, and the 100 winners, chosen from among thousands of entrants, each a revolution in its field." - * Email

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Trinseo announces new senior vice president and chief legal officer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Berwin, PA - Trinseo announced that it has named Angelo N. Chaclas as senior vice president and chief legal officer effective January 1, 2015. He will be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Chaclas succeeds Curt Shaw who is retiring at year end. “We are extremely pleased to name a chief legal officer with Angelo’s strategic understanding of Trinseo’s businesses and the chemical industry,” said Chris Pappas, president and CEO of Trinseo. “His vast experience working across geographies and functional areas will be an asset to support our ongoing activity in capital markets, transactions, compliance, governance, intellectual property and other operational activities of the company worldwide.” Chaclas currently serves as associate general counsel and chief intellectual property counsel for Trinseo. During his tenure, Chaclas has had global responsibility for all intellectual property matters, working closely with the research and development organization on patents, trade secrets, trademarks, technology licensing agreements and joint development agreements. He also managed commercial legal activities for several Trinseo businesses, and established internal best practices and optimized law firm relationships during the company’s start-up phase. Prior to joining Trinseo in 2010, Chaclas was deputy general counsel and chief counsel for the software division of Pitney Bowes while leading its intellectual property, technology law and procurement legal functions. Chaclas holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University, and a Juris Doctorate from Pace University. He will be located at Styron’s global operating center in Berwyn, PA. Formerly known as Styron, Trinseo previously announced plans to change the name of all Styron affiliated companies to Trinseo. Some, but not all, of the Styron companies have completed the name change process and are currently known as Trinseo; Styron companies that have not completed this process will continue to do business as Styron until their respective name changes are complete. Styron's operating companies also continue to do business as Styron at this time. - * Email

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Hexpol announces acquisition and integration costs for the fourth quarter of 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stockholm, Sweden - Hexpol, as previously announced, reported acquisition and integration costs in the fourth quarter of 2014 relating to the acquisition of Vigar Rubber Compounding. The costs are estimated to approximately EUR 5 million and consist of acquisition, integration and restructuring costs including an intended closure of Vigar's German manufacturing facility in Viersen. - * Email

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Ansell files patent infringement suit against Reckitt Benckiser

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Iselin, NJ - Ansell Ltd. announced that on November 14, 2014, the company and Ansell Healthcare Products LLC filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty. Limited and other related parties. The action, filed in the New South Wales District Registry of the Federal Court of Australia, asserts that Reckitt has infringed Australian Patent No. 2009241426, titled "Dip-formed Synthetic Polyisoprene Latex Articles with Improved Intraparticle and Interparticle Crosslinks." The patent was applied for on April 27, 2009, and granted on September 6, 2012. Since on or about October 2013, Reckitt has imported a competitive, non-latex condom product branded with the name "Durex RealFeel" into Australia. Ansell believes the "Durex RealFeel" condom infringes a number of claims of the patent, resulting in damage to Ansell, including loss of sales to Ansell's non-latex Skyn condom product. Ansell is requesting a final order restraining the Respondents from, among other things, engaging in the following acts within Australia during the term of the patent, without the licence or authority of Ansell: Importing the Durex RealFeel product into Australia; selling, supplying or otherwise disposing of the Durex RealFeel product in Australia; and offering to sell, supply or otherwise dispose of the Durex RealFeel product in Australia. In addition, Ansell is seeking, among other orders: An order for delivery for destruction of all stocks of the Durex RealFeel product in Australia that are in the possession, custody or control of the respondents; damages or an account of profits, including additional damages pursuant to section 122(1A) of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) and interest; and its costs of the proceedings. "Ansell is a global leader in the development and commercialization of condoms and surgical gloves utilizing patented polyisoprene technology," stated Jeyan Heper, president and general manager of the Ansell Sexual Wellness Global Business Unit (GBU). "The company has made significant R&D investments in this technology and related patents and this lawsuit seeks to protect these investments." Ansell is represented by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers Pty. Ltd. - * Email

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Applied Silicone introduces implant grade high consistency addition cure silicone rubber

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Santa Paula, CA - Applied Silicone Corporation, a global supplier of long term implantable silicones for the medical device and critical healthcare market, introduces an implant grade, high consistency addition-cure silicone rubber (HCRA) optimized for improved productivity, better dimensional control and reduced scrap in extrusion processes. The extrusion process requires constant monitoring and adjustment to maintain the dimensional tolerances of tubing. Applied Silicone’s next generation HCRA 4700 series delivers reduced porosity, high plasticity, long table life and dimensional stability for faster extrusion line speeds and reduced scrap. Supplied as a two part 1:1 elastomer system, the HCRA 4700 series is available in 20-kg kits of 35, 50 and 65 durometer A, which can be blended to create custom durometers or physical property profiles. “We listened carefully to our customers to define and deliver the optimum properties to improve their overall production process,” said Alastair Winn, president of Applied Silicone Corporation. “We are very confident that our optimized HCRA 4700 series combines carefully controlled plasticity and rapid cure to create an excellent base to extrude challenging profiles and maximize line speeds.” - * Email

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