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Actega DS GmbH has won third place in the 2017 sustainability award of VCI NRW –the German Association of the Chemical Industry, sector North Rhine-Westphalia – for its sealing compound Svelon 830 LG (Low Gauge), which can help save steel during crown cork production.

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Mitsubishi Chemical has broadened its Tefabloc QE series of styrenic thermoplastic elastomers. The series is established for applications such as grips and gaskets used for electric tools, automotive shift levers, etc.

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Avalon 55 AHG is a soft soling material that is said to offer improved  slip-resistance on both wet and dry surfaces.

From Huntsman come two new Avalon TPU grades for applications in the footwear industry. The global TPU supplier introduced the new materials at Simac, the world tradefair for footwear in Milano, Italy.

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TPU films find a wide range of possible applications in car interiors. Platilon TPU films from Covestro are present although not always visible in many parts of the car interior, such as textile laminates from roller blinds for sunroofs, as air chambers for lumbar supports of car seats or as foam shrouds for noise reduction components.

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(Source: Mitsui Chemicals)

Mitsui Chemicals has announced its decision to set up a new production facility for Milastomer TPE at the Ohio plant of its US subsidiary Advanced Composites, Inc. There will be one production line; capacity is said to be 6,000 t/y. Construction start is scheduled for January 2019, completion for June 2019. Operations are expected to commence in October 2019.

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Medically approved TPEs and biobased, transparent polyamides  for children’s glasses

For the production of children’s glasses Evonik supplies bio-based transparent polyamides and medically approved elastomers.

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Freudenberg is further expanding its car floor mat business. In Germany, the Japan Vilene Company, a Freudenberg business group, has signed an agreement to acquire Hanns Glass GmbH & Co. KG, Grafing, Germany.

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The Boge Rubber & Plastics Group, an automotive supplier in the field of rubber-metal and plastics technology, has been nominated on a large scale by the automobile manufacturer Daimler for a global vehicle platform.

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The InnProBio project consortium has developed an online toolbox that supports and informs public buyers in their purchasing decisions regarding biobased products.

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LyondellBasell has announced that it will acquire A. Schulman, Inc. for a total consideration of USD 2.25 billion.

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