Huntington, Virginia -- Rubberlite Inc., a US-based converter of cellular rubber and foam plastics products, has appointed Michael Dimitroff as director of research and development, a 29 Jan company statement said.
Dimitroff previously held positions with Momentive Chemical and BASF.
"The ability to be innovative, aggressive and focus on development of new technologies are qualities we were looking for and Mike certainly met those criteria," said Allen Mayo, president and ceo of Rubberlite. "We are excited to bring someone of Mike's calibre and experience to the Rubberlite team," he added. Dimitroff comes to Rubberlite with a strong history in chemical engineering and technical service, and brings "a vast knowledge of micro-cellular polyurethane foam chemistry" to Rubberlite, Mayo added.
Rubberlite has 250 000 sq.ft (22 500 sq.m) of manufacturing, converting and warehouse space at its Huntington, West Virginia site, and makes a range of PU products including HyPUR-cel, a medium- to high-density open-celled foam with good rebound and compression set resistance. Another product is Visco-cel slow recovery memory foam available in continuous rolls at 60" widths.
New to its product line are HyPUR-cel GT and Visco-cel DP: the high-performance GT product incorporates recycled materials while DP maximises the physical properties of Visco-cel across wide temperature variations.
Lamination capabilities at Rubberlite range from traditional requirements to specialised processes, all using a solvent-free adhesive system. (RD)