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Kraton Polymers LLC announced a general price increase in the Americas and Asia of USD 330 per tonne, or 15 cpp, for all its HSBC polymers and compounds. There will also be a EUR 300 per tonne increase in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for all its HSBC polymers and compounds.

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The Supervisory Board of BASF SE has appointed Dr. Kurt Bock, 51, to succeed Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht as Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF. Dr. Martin Brudermüller, 49, will become Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors. Both appointments will take effect following the end of the Annual Meeting on 6 May 2011.

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The 177th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) took place 26 – 28 April 2010 in Akron, OH, USA, with a total registration of 138.

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Following the Ciba acquisition and integration into BASF's global pigment business, the company will eliminate overlaps in the combined portfolio and reduce overcapacities. As a consequence, some products will be dropped and production capacities will be adapted, resulting in the loss of 500 of the current 2,900 jobs in the pigment business.

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Huntsman has developed a new fire-retardant, halogen-free TPUs that complies with current safety standards for cable jacketing materials used in the IT and consumer electronics sector. Complying with key criteria set out in the European RoHS directive and US VW1 standard, Irogran A95P5003DP is said to meet demand for a durable cabling material that is free from hazardous substances.

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Two new grades of non-halogenated, flame-retardant Onflex compounds for wire and cable applications are available from PolyOne.

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Sarlink announced that is has - as the first TPV supplier in the world - received approval to several of General Motor’s new global specifications. In 2009, General Motors defined a standardised set of global material approvals for exterior TPV.

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In mid-April Dr. Georg Weyer, 52, was appointed as new Chairman of the Board of SaarGummi Group. He succeeds Rolf Zimmermann, who headed the company in the last six months. Under Zimmermann's operative responsibility, the owner company Odewald und Cie, the creditor banks, and the federal state government worked out a refinancing concept for the SaarGummi Group and commenced to focus the business on the automotive sector.

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Possible full scale US production facility targeted for 2012

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Engel and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said they have made a cooperation agreement concerning the marketing of large-scale Engel multi-component injection moulding machines for Japanese customers. The purpose is to distribute the Austrian duo combi-machines with clamping forces 1,000 tons and lower in Japan jointly under the brand name “Mitsubishi-Engel”.

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