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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: UCHM), has announced plans to expand it Synton Poly Alpha Olefin (PAO) capacity at its Elmira, Ontario, 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 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 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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