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Hexpol TPE will be showcasing its portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers optimised for automotive interior applications at Fakuma 2018. Highlights are new technologies to address emerging automotive trends, particularly with regards to sustainability and vehicle interior air-quality.

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According to the Luxembourg-based company OCSiAl, testing of the ecotoxicity potential of Tuball single wall carbon nanotubes, carried out according to the relevant OECD guideline, has shown no toxic effects on algae, in contrast to a set of recent results on similar tests with multi wall carbon nanotubes. Among plausible reasons for this is the unique physical nature, particularly the high flexibility, of single wall carbon nanotubes compared with most other types of carbon nanomaterials, said the company.

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At Fakuma 2018, Kraiburg TPE introduced a new manufacturing technology for thermoplastic elastomer hybrids (TEH), featuring an application-specific combination and a modifiability that are superior to the options provided by classic thermoplastic vulcanisates.

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BASF will showcase a variety of new products and innovations at Fakuma 2018 (Source: BASF)

BASF will showcase its latest developments and a variety of products from its extensive portfolio at Fakuma 2018. Amongst others, the company will present the following highlights:

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Trinseo has introduced four new series of thermoplastic elastomers at Detroit’s SPE Automotive TPO Conference (October 7-10, 2018). The four new TPE series include 16 new overmolding grades specifically developed for automotive applications, offering improved adhesion to Trinseo’s Magnum ABS and Pulse PC/ABS product range.

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The Hamburg-based German company Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG is celebrating 35 years of Luvocom compounds at Fakuma 2018.

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Hamburg-based Albis Plastic will be showcasing products and exhibits from long-term partners BASF, Covestro, Ineos Styrolution, Lanxess, LyondellBasell, Eastman, Solvay, MGG Polymers, and MBA Polymers, as well as its own portfolio of complimentary own brand products. The company said that main focus at the show will be on recycling, healthcare and lighting.

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The Taiwanese TPE expert Phon Tech will exhibit at Fakuma 2018. A highlight at the stand in hall A7 will be new TPE grades that comply with German LFGB. 

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TPE supplier APS Elastomers has worked with molders, inventors and entrepreneurs for years; helping them choose the proper material, find cost-effective solutions, conceptualize, develop and commercialize elastomer-based products. When Michael Fransko the owner of Houkie Worldwide, LLC was in need of a soft, yet durable material that would mold easy, he contacted Stephane Morin of APS Elastomers for advice. After discussing the challenges with the mold, APS recommended Zythane 4060A, a very soft TPU. 

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At formnext 2018 trade show, to be held from 13 to 16 November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Arburg will be celebrating a world premiere with its Freeformer 300-3X. The new large machine will process three components using the Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) process, enabling the industrial additive manufacturing of complex functional parts in resilient hard/soft combinations with support structure as a world first. In addition to the new "big version", two proven Freeformer 200-3X machines will be on view.

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During the 2018 Fakuma show next week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, PolyOne will inform visitors about its new OnFlex LO Low VOC / FOG and odor TPEs. This series of thermoplastic elastomers help meet Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) standards for automotive interior components. They are well suited for the production of HVAC flaps, interior trays and fasteners and clips, etc.

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