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UNIROYAL CHEMICAL INCREASES SYNTON(R) PAO CAPACITY AT ITS ELMIRA, CANADA MANUFACTURING FACILITY.



MIDDLEBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20,1996--Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Uniroyal Chemical Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
: UCHM), has announced plans to expand it Synton Poly Alpha Olefin olefin (ō`ləfĭn) or olefin series: see alkene.
olefin
 or alkene

Any unsaturated hydrocarbon containing one or more pairs of carbon atoms linked by a double bond (see
 (PAO PAO Peak acid output, see there ) capacity at its Elmira, Ontario The town of Elmira, Ontario is the largest community within the Township of Woolwich in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and is located 15 km to the north of the city of Waterloo. , Canada manufacturing facility. This expansion, which is expected to be completed by December 1996, will increase Uniroyal Chemical's existing PAO capacity of over 25 percent.

Uniroyal Chemical has been producing high viscosity PAOs in Elmira since 1980. These products are currently used as mineral oil replacements in a wide variety of automotive and industrial lubricant Lubricant

A gas, liquid, or solid used to prevent contact of parts in relative motion, and thereby reduce friction and wear. In many machines, cooling by the lubricant is equally important.
 applications, and offer excellent low temperature properties and thermal stability required by demanding end-use applications.

"This plant expansion will allow us to continue to serve our customers' growing requirements and to also support new PAO applications," said William A. Stephenson, Uniroyal Chemical's executive vice president. "We are actively engaged in an R&D effort to evaluate new PAO process/product technologies, focusing on improved product performance."

"This will help to meet our customers' changing needs and, in turn, make them more competitive in the marketplace," he added.

The expanded facility will feature state-of-the-art instrumentation for improved process control, and will also provide additional inventory storage to help improve responsiveness to customer orders.

Uniroyal Chemical is a leading worldwide manufacturer of specialty chemicals A Specialty chemical is a chemical produced for a specialized use. They are produced in lower volume than bulk chemicals, of which petrochemicals, made from oil feedstocks, are the most common. However, both are produced in a chemical plant.  with annual sale exceeding $1 billion, and serving customer in 120 countries. The company's products are used in many markets including rubber processing, plastics, agriculture, petroleum, petrochemical, mining, recreation, paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants, and electronics.

CONTACT: Uniroyal Chemical Co. Inc.

Maureen C. Fama 203-573-3200

Robert J. Petrausch 203-573-3441
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