compiled by Angela Godwin

New name in sealing solutions
Busak+Shamban, part of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business unit and a leading provider of sealing and polymer products, recently announced that it is changing its name to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. The company expects the name change, which became effective April 2, 2007, to be a seamless transfer.

Air Liquide commissions new CMP facility

Air Liquide Electronics U.S. LP recently announced the commissioning of a new chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) applications and development laboratory near its Dallas, TX, headquarters. The new facility features an industry-standard 200 mm integrated polisher/cleaner tool and associated surface and chemical metrology equipment. According to the company, the tools and capabilities at the new facility have been assembled to provide credible data on an industry-standard platform, replicate customers’ current and next-generation CMP fab processes and optimize customers’ clean processes.

Best Manufacturing licenses DuPont technology

Glove manufacturer Best Manufacturing Company, based in Menlo, GA, has teamed up with DuPont Company to become a licensed manufacturer of Kevlar® industrial gloves and apparel. The companies have reported that Best’s coating technology will be combined with DuPont’s cut-resistant Kevlar® fiber technology to provide cut-resistant hand and arm protection for the industrial and medical markets. Best has more than 16 cut-resistant hand/arm protection products in its line. The company also manufactures chemical-resistant, disposable, general purpose and specialty gloves found in workplaces around the globe.