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Fashion company Christian Dior is taking advantage of the flexibility of the TPE compound Thermolast K from Kraiburg TPE for the production of its new Diorshow Pump'N'Volume mascara bottle.

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Over the past 25 years, dental hygiene habits have significantly improved in Germany. German consumers buy two toothbrushes and five tubes of toothpaste on average every year, according to a recent study by the market research institute Nielsen.

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From 6 – 7 June 2018, the KraussMaffei Group celebrated its 180th anniversary with the slogan “Technology Pioneers – from Tradition to Innovation” at the Competence Forum in Munich, Germany. More than 1,800 visitors experienced a celebration of innovative machines and technologies.

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Arlanxeo has launched thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPVs) that combine Keltan Eco ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) with green fillers, plasticisers and thermoplastics, resulting in EPDM products with up to 90 % sustainable ingredients.

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Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business has announced a performance upgrade of its Pearlstick thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for adhesives in footwear and DIY end applications.

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Covestro plans to build its own chlorine production plant in Tarragona, Spain. With the so-called oxygen depolarized cathode (ODC) technology, a sustainable manufacturing process is to be used. In Tarragona, the company is building the first industrial-scale plant based solely on this technology. According to the company, Covestro is currently investing around EUR 200 million at Tarragona in order to increase the competitiveness of the location.

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Sabic has presented a new portfolio of polypropylene compounds that deliver a soft feel combined with good scratch performance in unpainted, low-gloss automotive interior components at NPE2018. According to the manufacturer, the new Sabic PPcompounds offer luxurious haptics and finishes. At the same time, these injection moulding materials can help automotive OEMs and tiers reduce costs by as much as 50 % by avoiding secondary operations such as applying soft paint, fabric, foam or other surface coverings.

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Comparison tests using the same methodology that measures blue jean staining on car seats show how new Versaflex CE 3320-70 performs versus silicone and TPU (Source: PolyOne)

PolyOne announced that it has developed Versaflex CE 3320-70, the first-ever TPE material able to resist blue jean staining for white and light-coloured phone cases.

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Atom Lab, the research and innovation business unit of shoe machinery manufacturer Atom has presented a fully-automated process for shoe production at the Simac Tanning Tech 2018.

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Among the many highlights that chemical company Lanxess presented at Chinaplas 2018 were some products that are beneficial for use in thermoplastics elastomers. The halogen-free phosphoric acid ester Disflamoll 51092 has a low odour and can be used in many plastics, e.g. plasticised PVC, flexible PU foams, TPU, PC-ABS and NBR-PVC blends.

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After two years of fine preparations and a year of trial operation of ISO17025 system, Arlanxeo’s Rubber Technology Center (RTC) passed the expert evaluation of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) in November 2017, and obtained Laboratory Accreditation Certificate issued by CNAS in January 2018.

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