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SI Group wins ban on import of resins

Company claims secrets stolen by Chinese firm

The SI Group Headquarters on Balltown Road in Niskayuna.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The SI Group Headquarters on Balltown Road in Niskayuna.
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SI Group is claiming victory after a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling imposed a decade-long ban on certain resins imported by a Chinese competitor believed to have stolen trade secrets from the Niskayuna-based company. The commission determined there was enough evidence to show Sino Legend Chemical Co. was importing so-called tackifiers — chemical compounds used in adhesives — almost identical to proprietary ones produced by SI Group. SI Group’s formula for the valuable rubber-bonding resin ...

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