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Frank A. Bozich has been appointed as new President and CEO of Trinseo, effective from 4 March 2019. He will succeed Christopher D. Pappas, who recently announced his plans to retire following his tenure as President and CEO of Trinseo since 2010. Pappas will transition to the role of Special Adviser to the CEO in support of a smooth transition.

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On 30 January 2019, TactoTek announced that Nanogate, a specialist for high-tech surfaces and components, will promote and manufacture its injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solutions as a licensee. According to the company, technology transfer is underway and Nanogate expects to be IMSE ready for mass production by the end of 2019.

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The KraussMaffei Group announced that it plans to relocate its main plant and corporate headquarters from Munich's Allach district to Parsdorf/Vatterstetten, just east of Munich. The relocation process is set to begin in mid-2022 and be completed by 2027.

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Walter Ripple has been appointed to serve as Vice President, Sustainability, of PolyOne Corporation. An industry veteran with 27 years of experience, Ripple joined PolyOne in 2008 through the acquisition of GLS. Prior to PolyOne he served in several strategy, commercial and general management positions at Shell Chemical Company.

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The next plenary meeting of the TPE-Forum will take place on the 13 February 2019 in Dresden at the Leibniz-Institute for Polymer Research.

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With a fully automated application, the injection moulding machinery supplier Dr. Boy will be present at MECSPE in Parma (28-30 March 2019, stand 13, hall 6).

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Lanxess announced that it has founded CheMondis GmbH, a new global online marketplace for chemical products. The startup is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lanxess and is set up as a cross-manufacturer and cross-dealer B2B platform on which products can be bought and sold. CheMondis has its own workforce, branding, IT systems and company headquarter in Cologne, Germany.

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“Our PA 12 elastomer is extremely lightweight thanks to its low density,” says Klaus Hülsmann, plastics expert in the Consumer Goods market segment of Evonik. (Source: Evonik)

In 1979, Evonik launched the thermoplastic elastomer polyether block amide (PEBA) under the brand name Vestamid E from its largest global production site in the Marl Chemical Park. Whether in sports equipment, hydraulic pressure lines in trucks, medical devices or 3D printed high-tech parts, these polyamide 12 elastomers kept finding their way into new demanding applications over the past four decades. Right from the beginning, the polymer has stood out for its excellent low-temperature impact resistance, chemical resistance, high elasticity and good resilience. It was easy to process, dye or over-mold. From the beginning, the TPE offered a uniquely balanced property profile that enabled design-free implementation of demanding applications.

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On 16 January 2019, an alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain launched a new organisation to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly thirty member companies, has committed over USD 1.0 billion with the goal of investing USD 1.5 billion over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment.

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The KraussMaffei Group announced that it has completed its listing on the Shanghai stock exchange on 28/29 December 2018. The listing occurred through the transfer of ChemChina’s stake in KraussMaffei to its majority owned subsidiary THY (Qingdao Tianhua Institute of Chemistry Engineering), which is listed on the Shanghai stock exchange. In addition, THY has taken over ChemChina’s production site in Sanming, China. New injection moulding machines for the Chinese market will be manufactured at this site in the future. Dr. Frank Stieler and Dr. Harald Nippel, CEO and CFO of KraussMaffei, will lead the new integrated mechanical engineering company. The combined business will operate under the brand KraussMaffei. KraussMaffei generates more than 80 % of the approximately EUR 1.5 billion revenue of the total entity.

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