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Hanko

(häng`kō) or

Hangö

(häng`ö), city (1996 pop. 10,623), Southern Finland prov., SW Finland, at the tip of the Hanko peninsula on the Baltic Sea. A popular bathing resort and a manufacturing town, it is the most important winter port in Finland. It was leased to the Soviet Union for 30 years as a naval base after the Finnish-Russian War (1939–40). The USSR exchanged it for a 50-year lease on the Porkkala district in 1944; however, in 1956 the Soviet Union evacuated Porkkala.
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HANKO, Finland -- Rohm and Haas's (NYSE:ROH) Jorgen Lindholm, Manager, R&D and Technical Service, FINNDISP Division, will present recent technical findings in a paper titled, "A Waterborne Acrylic Binder for Industrial Furniture Lacquers with Unique Properties" at the Advances in Coatings Technology Conference (ACT'08) in Warsaw, Poland, from November 25-27th.
Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers and adhesives.
dagger]) Puutarhurinkatu 9 A1, 10960 Hanko, Finland E-mail: matpitka@mappi.