Eliokem, Akron, OH, formally opened its new U.S. headquarters and North American technical center in Akron. The company, formerly the specialty chemical business of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., said the facility houses research, customer-service and new-product development operations. Eliokem is a supplier of resins for coatings and producer of other specialty chemicals, with a product line that includes the Pliolite, Plioway, Pliotec, and Pliotone resin products used in paints and toners.