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Industry News (Week of 11/21/05)

November 17, 2005
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ADVANCED AROMATICS EXPANDS BAYTOWN PLANT

Advanced Aromatics L.P., Houston, the leading producer of high-purity naphthalene and derivatives in the United States, has announced the expansion of its Baytown plant in order to increase the capacity of its naphthalene unit. The expansion, along with production technology improvements, will result in a 25% increase in naphthalene production capacity beginning in the third quarter of 2005.

For more information, visit http://www.advancedaromatics.com .

CARON ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS

CARON Products & Services Inc., Marietta, OH, has announced the appointment of Steve Keiser as chairman of the company's Board of Directors. Keiser is also the vice president and COO of Marietta-based Christy & Associates Inc. In addition, Dave Figel has joined the company as director of Engineering, where he will be responsible for not only leading CARON's new product development, but also for sustaining engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain operations.

For more information, visit http://www.caronproducts.com .

NOVAGARD SOLUTIONS NAMES BUZZY PRESIDENT

George L. Buzzy has been named president of Novagard Solutions, Cleveland, OH, a leader in the customized manufacturing of advanced silicone-based sealants, adhesives, lubricants, PVC foam sealing and sound-deadening materials. Buzzy brings with him more than 20 years of executive leadership with companies such as Datavantage, Laidlaw and Deloitte & Touche.

SAUEREISEN HIRES NEW SALES MANAGER

Sauereisen Inc., Pittsburgh, has announced the hiring of Lake Barrett as its new sales manager. Barrett comes to Sauereisen with extensive sales management experience, and has achieved great success selling and servicing protective coatings and linings in the various industries served by Sauereisen, which include municipal wastewater, power generation, chemical processing, food and beverage, assembly, and pulp and paper.

For more information, visit http://www.sauereisen.com .

SOLUTIA APPOINTS NEW BUTVAR DISTRIBUTOR

Solutia, St. Louis, has appointed Dowd & Guild Inc. of San Ramon, CA, as its newly authorized distributor for Butvar® polyvinyl butyral resins and waterborne dispersions in California, Nevada, and Arizona. Dowd & Guild will locally sock Butvar PVB resins at its City of Commerce, CA, warehouse. The distribution sales of Butvar PVB Dispersions will be managed by Dowd & Guild via Solutia's direct-shipment program.

For more information, visit http://www.butvar.com or call (800) 959-8222.

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