WILMINGTON, DE — Several major elastomers-industry suppliers said they planned to launch a global Internet marketplace, www.ElastomerSolutions.com, designed to offer raw materials, equipment and other resources. The planned launch was announced by Bayer Corp., CK Witco Corp., DSM Elastomers, DuPont Dow Elastomers L.L.C., Flexys, M.A. Hanna Rubber Compounding, and Zeon Chemicals L.P.

The site, which is expected to begin operation in the third quarter of this year, will offer access to a broad spectrum of products and services, and opportunities for on-line collaboration, the companies said. The site will operate as in independent company, and will be open to all industry suppliers and customers, the group said.