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HDT Automotive Solutions has agreed to take over the insolvent German automotive and industrial supplier Veritas. (Source: Veritas AG)

The globally active US company HDT Automotive Solutions has agreed to acquire the German automotive and industrial supplier Veritas. The relevant company purchase agreement has been signed by insolvency administrator Dr. Jan Markus Plathner, partner at the nationwide active law firm Brinkmann & Partner, and several acquiring companies of HDT Automotive Solutions. The purchase includes all four German sites in Gelnhausen (Hesse), Polenz and Neustadt (Saxony) as well as Benshausen (Thuringia) and all foreign subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America. In Germany, around 1,520 employees will be taken over. According to current plans, around 60 of the 1,166 employees in Gelnhausen will be made redundant. All employees at the six foreign subsidiaries will be taken over. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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Lanxess announced that it has completed the sale of its organic leather chemicals business to TFL Ledertechnik GmbH on 1 June 2021. TFL is a global supplier of leather chemicals and a portfolio company of US investment firm Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. All relevant antitrust authorities have granted the necessary approvals for the transaction, which was announced in August 2020.

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The Chemours Company announced a series of leadership transitions effective 1 July 2021. Mark Newman, the company’s current Chief Operating Officer, will become President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemours, succeeding Mark Vergnano, who has served as President and CEO since the company’s founding in 2015. Vergnano will be retiring from the company and assume the position of non-executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors for the balance of 2021, assuring an effective transition of leadership to Newman. In this role he succeeds Richard H. Brown, current Chairman of the Board, who has announced his intention to retire after leading the Board of Directors for the last six years. With these changes, Dawn Farrell, who has served on the Board of Directors since the company’s founding and is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, will become the company’s Lead Independent Director.

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In textile lamination, the new TPU is a good material for creating a breathable, waterproof layer for rugged performance apparel. (Source: Huntsman)

Huntsman has developed a new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) grade for technical extrusion parts and blown film applications that is said to offer significant improvements over previous generation technologies when it comes to durability, production efficiency and reducing manufacturing waste. According to the company, Irogran A 85 P 4394 HR TPU is the latest addition to a well-established family of elastomer products from Huntsman, which are renowned for their performance in a diverse range of industrial and consumer applications.

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Injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider Engel is inviting customers to the live e-symposium 2021 from 22 to 24 June 2021. For the first time, Engel's traditional in-house exhibition will be a virtual event. Several thousand guests are expected.

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The German automotive supplier Fischer Automotive has opened a new factory in Jagodina, Serbia in June 2021. The new site increases the company`s production capacity in Europe. Fischer will use the new site for the production of ventilation nozzles for clients like Mercedes and BMW.

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Dietmar Dieing  (Source: private)

Since 1 April 2021 Dietmar Dieing is leading Sesotec’s Plastics Industry division as the new Vice President of Sales.

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The Elastomer Symposium online will be held by the German Rubber Society (DKG Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft) from 28 June – 1 July 2021. Part of this premier event for the global rubber and elastomer expert community will be a two-day session dedicated to TPE from 28 -29 June.

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Evoprene R is well-suited for applications that need to undergo strict regulatory testing such as medical devices. (Source: Albis)

The distribution portfolio of Hamburg-based Albis Distribution GmbH & Co KG will now be expanded to include the Evoprene R product series from Alphagary, a global compound manufacturers with sites in the UK, US, Mexico and Colombia (formerly Mexichem Specialty Compounds). The TPE-S compounds are particularly suitable for use in applications with high regulatory requirements, such as food contact, medical and dental applications, as well as children’s toys.

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Wanhua Chemical, a global leader in the production and marketing of polyurethanes, petrochemicals and fine chemicals, has received the inaugural “Excellence Award” from Axalta. Dr. Howard Ding, Sales Director of Wanhua Fine Chemicals, and Marc Block, Vice President of the Performance Chemicals Business Unit, accepted the award online on behalf of the company.

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