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With the Bike Bottle Organic, the outdoor equipment manufacturer Vaude, based in Tettnang, Germany, has produced its first bicycle bottle developed entirely from biobased plastics. The TPE compounder Hexpol TPE supplies to Vaude a customised biobased TPE from its Dryflex Green series which is used on the bicycle bottle mouthpiece. The bottle is part of Vaude’s Green Shape portfolio of functional, eco-friendly products made from sustainable materials.

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In March 2020 Amyris, global science and technology company for pure, sustainable ingredients for the health and wellness, cleaning, beauty and flavors and ragrances markets, announced the launch of a new, safe and clean Pipette Baby branded hand sanitizer – that can be used by everyone – to help combat COVID-19. Initial production of its hand sanitizer has started with Allure Labs as its contract manufacturing and packaging partner.

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Audia Elastomers has announced the introduction of the OP line of TPEs based on marine waste plastics. The company based in Washington, PA, USA; said that the challenge of pollution in our oceans is multifaceted and requires more than one solution. The most important step in stopping and preventing ocean waste is intercepting waste before it ever enters the oceans or a waterway. Therefore, a key component of Audia’s initiative is to create a market for recycled plastic from regions with poor existing waste infrastructure before it enters the ocean.

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TactoTek and fischer automotive have collaborated on a smart surface technology demonstrator to show examples of design innovation that fulfil market demands for integrating styling, electronic functions and manufacturability of smart surfaces at commercial scale.

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TactoTek and Marquardt announced that the companies are developing an injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE) solution for a leading automotive OEM in their first collaboration project. The pre-development project is for a specific vehicle family and includes full automotive validation of the IMSE parts.

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The collaborative project for circularity in plastics, Circularise Plastics, founded by Domo, Covestro and the supply chain transparency start-up Circularise, has reached the first milestone. With the support from the founding members Circularise successfully developed the first version of the platform tailored to the plastics industry. The group is piloting the system this year and has demonstrated it on the market in a production environment in early 2020.

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Api has introduced at Simac Tanning Tech 2020 a TPU that is light and made with bio-based raw materials. (Source: Trinseo)

The Italian company Api has introduced expandable bio-based TPU Apilon 52 Bio Light at Simac Tanning Tech (19-21 February 2020, Milan, Italy). In order to demonstrate the applications of this material solution, a slipper was showcased during the trade show.

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A virtual concept shoe made entirely of BASF materials, a 3D printed shoe made from TPU, interesting creations by young designers, this and other product-related innovations were presented by BASF at Simac, the international machine and technology fair for shoes in Milan from 19-21 February 2020.

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The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is announcing a “Call for Nominations” for its 50th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, the oldest and largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries, and due dates for the event’s annual Parts Competition. This year’s Awards Gala will be held Thursday, 19 November 2020, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI, USA.

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Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri partners with Clariant to create a unique solution for high-end ski boot application (Source: Clariant)

Thanks to an in-depth research and colour-finding project recently completed in partnership with Clariant ColorWorks, the Italian TPE compounder Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri (FFE), now has an competitive edge in one of its primary markets – ski boots.

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Covestro has showcased its latest materials for healthcare applications at MD&M West Conference and Exposition (stand 2221) from 11 – 13 February 2020 in Anaheim, CA, USA.

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