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Featuring an interview with Arlanxeo’s CEO Donald Chen, the realignment at Albis Plastic, new developments in Bridgestone’s high strength rubber, an outlook at market developments and trends in the European GRP market in 2019 and a last glance back at K 2019.

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Enjoy reading insights of TPE expert Patrick Ellis on the current and future market for thermoplastic elastomers in automotive applications and have a look at our special on additive manufacturing with soft materials. Arburg talks about the latest update of the Freeformer and what this famous machine can do in the field of 3D printing of TPEs.

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In this issue you can inform yourself about the forthcoming K 2019 trade fair in Düsseldorf, where many machine manufacturers, raw materials and additive manufacturers as well as system houses and processors of polyurethanes will exhibit.

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Learn more about the new VDI guideline 2017 with focus on TPE, get insights of TPE in medical + healthcare markets, learn about Allod’s innovative materials with PTC effect, Uteksol/Albis’ high performance FR TPE, Kuraray’s new damping materials, and last but not least our extensive K 2019 preview.

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T. S. Natarajan gives an insight his research on mechano-adaptive composites for future applications conducted ipf Dresden. A. Ansarifar (Loughborough University) has explored an alternative method for the vulcanization of rubber articles using a single material additive. Scientists at Dow describe the advantages of low temperature cure of LSR and the properties of ultra-high molecular weight EPDM for automotive, consumer, and infrastructure applications.

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In this new issue you can read about the European flexible PU foam market development, past fairs and conferences such as Europur & Euro-Moulders Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, and the interzum in Cologne, Germany. We also cover the upcoming CPI in Orlando, Florida and the report on K 2019 with its leitmotif Circular Economy.

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Tim A. Osswald, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, Germany, 2nd ed., 2017, 378 p., hardcover (incl. ebook), EUR 90.00, ISBN 978-1-56990-647‑7, ebook, EUR 69.99, ISBN 978-1-56990-717-7

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Gerhard J. Bleys. Polyurethanes Emission Control. A Patent Literature Review. Ebook, 299.00 EUR, purpatents.com  

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In this new issue you can read about past fairs and conferences such as Foam Expo North America in Novi, MI, one of the most important trade shows for the foam industry, the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany, the leading trade fair for the global coatings industry, and the PSE Europe, the international Expo for PU Solutions.

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Nikolay Dishovsky, Mihail Mihaylov, 1st ed., Apple Academic Press, Oakville, ON, Canada, 2018, 486 p., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-77188620-8, GBP 104.80

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Peter Schwarzmann, ed. by Adolf Illig, 2nd ed. 2018, Carl Hanser Publ., Munich, Germany, 520 p., hardcover ISBN 978-1-56990-709-2, e-book ISBN 978-1-56990-708-5, EUR 179.00

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