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Chronos Richardson secures contract with Optimit A.S.

Chronos Richardson, Nottingham, U.K., has secured a contract with specialist hose manufacturer Optimit A.S., a member of the Semperit Group. Valued at over 400,000, [pounds sterling] the contract involves supplying small chemical weighing systems to Optimit's factory in the Czech Republic. Optimit's advanced rubber and plastic hose manufacturing processes are certified to ISO 9001. For this order, Chronos Richardson has integrated five different elements into a weighing and batching control system for the precision preparation of small chemical powders and special liquids.

The Injection Molding Business Unit of HPM, Mount Gilead, OH, a manufacturer of injection molding machines, extrusion systems and die casting machines, has named CNSMITH Plastics Machinery Sales, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, as its exclusive sales representative for its entire range of injection molding machinery, as well as remanufactured machines. HPM's Injection Molding Business Unit also named DABR Industries, Placentia, CA, as its sales representative. The firm will represent HPM in all of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and the border states of Mexico.

Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Performance Polymers and Z Corp., Somerville, MA, announced a research and development partnership to generate new materials for the rapid generation of three-dimensional models and prototypes.

Ford Motor announced that NRI Industries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has met all Ford requirements for full service supplier status.

GreenMan Technologies, Lynnfield, MA, reported that its Georgia-based subsidiary, GreenMan Techologies of Georgia, has completed the clean-up of nearly one million scrap tires and residual piled near Roberta, GA, after receiving a contract from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. GreenMan now expects to begin cleaning up a 1.35 million scrap tire pile near Savannah, GA, relative to an additional contract with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

M.F. Cachat, Cleveland, OH, has been selected by Kerr-McGee Chemical LLC to represent their rutile and anatase Ti[O.sub.2] product lines, under the tradename of Tronox, in the midwest, including Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, southern Indiana, western Pennsylvania and western New York.

ISA, the International Society for Measurement and Control, and VDI/VDE-GMA Gesellschaft Mess- Und Automatisierungstechnik (the Society for Measurement and Automatic Control), signed an agreement defining future cooperation and joint activities between the two societies.

Recent distribution agreements with technical book publishers Technomic, SPE and Kluwer (incorporating Chapman & Hall and Plenum) are said to have confirmed Rapra Technology as the leading global supplier of polymer-related publications. These agreements add to those already established in less than 18 months with publishing houses Wiley VCH, TAPPI, Woodhead, Institute of Materials and the longer standing agreement with the USA Plastics Design Library (now incorporating Chemtec and Noyes Publications). They will add over 150 polymer titles to the 500 in the Rapra 1998 Publications Catalog.

International Marketing (IMI), makers of Equal Tire Performance, a dry granular polymer formula that can be injected into fires through the valve stem to provide accurate, continuous, maintenance-free balancing for the life of the tread, announced the signing of an agreement that made Valvoline a distributor of Equal for commercial heavy duty applications. IMI has also been granted parts manufacturer approval by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Entela, Grand Rapids, MI, announced the formation of Entela Hong Kong Ltd., a 50-50 joint venture with the Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre.
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Date:May 1, 1999
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