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Cannon’s high pressure L-shaped mixing head for PU processing with sensors monitoring fluidic parameters and processing offers predictive analysis for preventive maintenance. (Source: Cannon)

At Utech Europe 2021, Cannon displayed its innovative Free Pouring Laminar (FPL) SR L-shaped high-pressure mixing head reconfigured to accommodate more than 30 sensors to monitor processing performance during its life cycle.

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Repsol showcased its wide portfolio of polyether polyols for flexible and rigid foams and CASE applications at Utech Europe 2021. (Source: Repsol)

Repsol presented its extensive polyether polyols portfolio at Utech Europe 2021, the international three-day exhibition and conference for the global polyurethanes industry, in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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Lanxess produces urethanes and lubricants at its Nantong site, China, which covers over 100,000 m2. (Source: Lanxess)

On 15 November 2021, Lanxess put a new production line for the manufacture of water-based compounds into operation in Nantong, China. The business belongs to the Urethane Systems (URE) business unit which is also producing polyurethane dispersions, an important ingredient of the compounds.

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Evonik’s new laboratory and innovation facility was inaugurated at the end of October 2021 at the Essen Goldschmidt site in Germany. (Source: Evonik)

Evonik has inaugurated a new laboratory and innovation facility at its Essen Goldschmidt site in Germany. The 400-square-meter laboratory will enhance the group’s development capabilities for speciality polyurethane additives and processing aids for a variety of PU applications. The focus is on high-growth application areas such as the production of sustainable artificial leather, low emission catalysts for coatings and adhesives, additives for making PU shoe soles more durable and comfortable, and emission optimised release agents for moulded foams and elastomers.

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BASF and Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for strategic collaboration on polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) development on 27 September 2021. The MOU enhances joint development and allows the two companies to leverage on the production networks for PUDs. The two parties said they aim to jointly develop and produce innovative products with strong sustainability contribution. Newly developed technologies and products will have worldwide market access through the two companies’ global production footprint.

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Annegret Vester (Source: CHT)

As of 1 October 2021, Dr. Annegret Vester has assumed responsibility for sustainability issues of the CHT Group. With the PhD of Chemistry, the ideal person for the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) position of CHT Germany GmbH could be found in many respects.

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The 21st International Exhibition on Rubber Technology, due to be held on 1 - 3 December 2021 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre has been postponed to 6 - 8 September 2022.

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Due to the evolving nature of Reliance’s business portfolio, Reliance and Saudi Aramco have mutually determined to re-evaluate the proposed investment in O2C (oil to chemical) business in light of the changed context. Consequently, the current application with the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) of India for segregating the O2C business from RIL is being withdrawn.

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The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP) will be honoring two of its outstanding leaders at its next Annual General Meeting (AGM). Mr. Liang Aimin of Sinopec will be the recipient of the prestigious IISRP General Award, and Mr. Lucio Spelta retired from Versalis, will receive the coveted IISRP Technical Award. Both awards will be formally presented during the 62nd IISRP Annual General Meeting in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the week of 16 May 2022.

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On 15 November 2021, Cabot Corporation announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Tokai Carbon (Tianjin) Co., Ltd from Tokai Carbon Group for USD 9 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.

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