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Movacolor has launched a new version of its software for dosing plastic additives in February 2021. According to the company, the new software includes features such assensor neck integration, fast calibration options and a single shot test button for taking verification samples.

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Cabot Corporation announced the launch of a new Enermax 6 carbon nanotube (CNT) series. With its high aspect ratio, it is proven to be the most conductive multi-walled CNT product in the company’s portfolio, said Cabot. The Enermax 6 carbon nanotube series can enhance battery performance at lower loadings enabling a higher energy density of battery.

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Radici Novacips SpA has received the prestigious "Supplier of the Year 2019" award from Stihl, the manufacturer of chainsaws and other outdoor equipment, including brush cutters, lawnmowers and blowers. In 2016 already Radici was awarded as a strategic partner for the supply of polymers by Stihl.

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In collaboration with accensors, a specialist in the development and production of film-based sensors, actuators and emitters, Covestro has developed a concept for wearable smart patches in medical diagnosis which focuses on the durable use of electronics. The concept includes Covestro polyurethane-based Baymedix raw materials for adhesives and foams, as well as Platilon TPU films. accensors has developed the sensor system and electronic modules.

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Face mask from Byonica produced by Eurgomma with Marfran TPE (Source: Marfran)

The Italian compounder Marfran teamed up with injection molding machinery supplier Negri Bossi for the production of face masks. Negri Bossi coordinated a pool of companies including Marfran and started in less than five weeks the production of reusable masks, sterilisable with interchangeable filter. The mask is entirely made of TPE. The Marfran.Med compounds were donated for this project by Marfran.

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What can you expect? Technical articles:Bob Eller: TPE opportunities in future smart auto interiorsAs in other industries, TPEs have penetrated auto interiors via drop-in replacement in existing applications (instrument panel skins, body/glazing seals, door trim, etc). Looking forward, non-TPE developments in the form of devices for sending and receiving electronic signals accompanied by a shift to electric vehicles (EVs) and (eventually) autonomous vehicles (AVs) will drive TPE usage and profitability in auto interiors well beyond drop-in replacement.

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SI Group, a manufacturer of additives, process solutions, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and chemical intermediates, will present its new advancements in plastic additives technologies and its rubber and chemical intermediate solutions at Chinaplas 2021 (Hall 15, Stall D39). The event will be held on 13 – 16 April 2021 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center in Shenzhen, China.

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Cindy Boiter has been promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP) and President of Milliken & Company’s Chemical Division. Effective from 15 March 2021, she has taken over the role from David Moody, who has transitioned to a role outside of Milliken.

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Dow announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone Administrative Committee (Zhanjiang EDZ) to build the Dow South China Specialties Hub, a multi-year project providing customers local access to the company’s portfolio of products and technologies.

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Commissioned by the Lehvoss Group and Ultimaker, TÜV Süd has certified the 3D printing process using the combination of Luvocom 3F Filament and Ultimaker printer. This comprised the material properties, production of the test specimen – including the dimensional tolerances, the manufacture of the filament and the printing process. In addition, the emissions were measured during the printing process. The companies said that the printing process meets the requirements drawn up by certification organisation in all aspects. The test specification “Reproducible 3DP construction process” makes reference to existing and emerging 3D printing standards. As a result, the Luvocom 3F Filament PAHT 9825 NT under test, an unreinforced PA, and the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle are the world’s first system certified by TÜV Süd in the field of fused filament fabrication (FFF).

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