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StarBond XL is the name of a new series of TPEs introduced by US custom compounder Star Thermoplastics Alloys & Rubbers. The products are said to offer outstanding bond strength for a variety of engineering thermoplastics such as polycarbonate (PC), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and PC/ABS alloys as well as superior tensile properties, elongation and tear properties compared to several leading competitors, while offering outstanding bond strength and flow characteristics.

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The TPE Expert Talks offers various formats for customers, partners, industry insiders and interested parties. (Source: Kraiburg TPE)

The German TPE compounder Kraiburg TPE will be for the first time hosting a series of online seminars. The TPE Expert Talks will take place between 12-15 October 2020. The digital free event will offer various formats as it is aimed at customers, partners, industry insiders as well as interested parties.

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BASF announced that it has expanded the application range of its simulation tool Ultrasim. As of now, the CAE tool also calculates component concepts based on elastomers, especially Elastollan, BASF’s thermoplastic polyurethane. According to the company, the simulation covers the entire process chain from initial processing to the mechanical properties of the final product. Among the special features of the simulation are options to simulate both the initial load and cyclic loads of a component.

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SPE has announced its Call for Technical Papers for Antec 2021. According to SPE, the event attracts over 3,000 plastics professionals from around the world with job functions encompassing managers, engineers, research and development, academia, operations, and consulting. Technical papers submitted for consideration for presentation at Antec 2021 will focus on the latest in industrial, national laboratory and academic work.

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In cooperation with TBD Media Group, the Bloomberg media corporation analysed and evaluated the commitment of industrial companies from a wide range of sectors and defined the 50 most sustainable and climate-aware companies worldwide. Engel is the only plastics machinery manufacturer to be included.

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Chemical Recycling Europe and Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) have decided to postpone their 2nd European Chemical Recycling Conference scheduled to take place on 10 and 11 September 2020 to spring 2021.

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Lubrizol has further expanded its 3D printing design, prototyping, printing and post-processing capabilities by acquiring Avid Product Development, LLC. The company offers a unique blend of 3D printing capabilities, including design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), prototyping and production using powder bed fusion (MJF, SLS), fused filament fabrication (FFF) and stereolithography (SLA), with expertise in various post-processing technologies. Avid is headquartered in Loveland, CO, USA, and serves customers in the footwear, consumer goods, industrial and medical markets.

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The polystyrene producers AmSty, Ineos Styrolution and Trinseo have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to jointly explore recycling options for polystyrene. According to the three partners, the companies are committed to a circular economy for polystyrene.

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Adidas is collaborating with Carbon, one of the world’s leading digital manufacturing platforms, to supply 3D printed face shields to healthcare workers. Adidas said that initially they collaborated with Carbon to produce high-performance footwear using 3D printed technology. Now the company is using the same TPU material co-created for its 4D midsoles, to produce 3D printed face shields to support healthcare organizations, first responders and underserved communities in the USA that have the greatest need and don’t have access to adequate supplies. The shields can be sanitized and reused.

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Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with First Quality Chemicals, a speciality chemicals distributor in Mexico, for the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets.

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