Cray Valley has named Steven K. Henning as its new director of research and development.

Henning previously managed the Rubber Applications Lab for Cray Valley’s sister company, Sartomer Company Inc., where he was responsible for technical and market development projects for functional additives in cure chemistry and adhesion applications. He joined the Sartomer Specialty Chemicals division in 2004 as a senior applications chemist responsible for research and development of technology related to elastomer curing.

Henning received his B.S. in materials science and engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1995 and a master’s degree in polymer science from the University of Akron in 2004.

Based in Exton, PA, Cray Valley USA LLC is part of Total’s chemical branch. Cray Valley provides hydrocarbon resins, Norsolene®and Wingtack®tackifying resins, and Poly BD®, Ricon®, Krasol®, SMA®, and Saret®rubber coagents. These products are used as raw materials for adhesives, rubber and other applications.

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