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According to KraussMaffei, from a process technology standpoint the mixing head is front and center of polyurethane processing. The prerequisite for a high product quality and maximum efficiency is that the mixing heads adapt exactly to the requirements of the respective polyurethane product. In this area, the company presents three new mixing head developments that make it possible to increase flexibility and shorten cycle time.

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The Lehvoss Group, Hamburg, Germany, will be presenting its product lines Luvosint and Luvocom 3F for 3D printing at Formnext, held from 14 - 17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Aurora Plastics, LLC, a PVC specialist, announced on 10 October 2017 the acquisition of compounder S&E Specialty Polymers of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA. The move marks Aurora Plastics’ second acquisition this year and represents the company’s initial expansion into thermoplastic elastomers and further expansion into the company’s flexible PVC capabilities. The acquisition of S&E Specialty Polymers further expands Aurora Plastics’ supply chain and manufacturing footprint across the US and Canada.

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Saip announced that it has supplied a complete foaming system for the insulation of professional refrigerating cabinets to the production plant of Electrolux Professional S.p.A. in Vallenoncello (PN), Italy. According to Saip, the line allows the production of 32 different cabinet models.

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Clariant and Huntsman Corporation jointly announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger of equals. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Clariant and Huntsman.

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Effective from 30 October 2017, Covestro LLC has lifted Force Majeure regarding its ability to supply toluene diisocyanate (TDI).

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As part of DowDuPont Materials Science Division’s ongoing commitment to provide customers with greater access to expertise and products, the company announced that the technologies of Dow Corning Polyurethane Additives (PUA) will be incorporated into the Dow Polyurethanes portfolio under the Vorasurf polyurethane additives brand name.

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Vencorex announced that Orkila South Africa has been appointed as distributor for its HDI and IPDI monomers as well as its Tolonate and Easaqua aliphatic polyisocyanates in South Africa.

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Iluna Group announced that it will exhibit at the 25th edition of the beachwear and lingerie fair MarediModa, stand 36, from 7 – 9 November 2017 in Cannes, France. According to Iluna, the company will highlight its “most advanced and responsible” innovation for contemporary resort and swimwear, featuring the Roica Eco Smart family of spandex fibres from Asahi Kasei Corporation as well as the new STEP (sustainable textile production) certification by Oeko-Tex.

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The polyurethanes division of Huntsman has appointed Azelis as official distributor of Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri’s Tecnothane products in France and Benelux.

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