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David Baker, RPC Group Industry Affairs Director, is new Chairman of the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP). He succeeds Eugenio Longo, Borealis Head of Sustainability and EU Affairs, who had been the Chairman of PCEP since its inception.

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Smithers Rapra has published a brochure on latest automotive industry trends. It focusses on key trends and challenges facing the automotive industry today, and how testing will change as the market evolves. It looks at the core trends in the automotive industry, including:

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At the SPE Automotive TPO Conference in October 2018 Trinseo has introduced four new TPE series. These include 16 new overmoulding grades specifically developed for automotive applications, offering improved adhesion to Trinseo’s Magnum ABS and Pulse PC/ABS product range.

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The speciality chemicals group Altana has invested in the Israeli industrial digital printing company Velox Ltd. Financial details have not been disclosed. 

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Doug Kramer has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Icynene-Lapolla. He will also retain the title of President. Kramer succeeds former CEO Mark Sarvary, who has become Executive Chairman of Icynene-Lapolla. These changes were announced on 8 January 2019 and are effective immediately.

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Footwear material experts from Huntsman exhibited at ISPO 2019, the international trade show for sports equipment and fashion, which took place from 3 – 6 February 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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At MD&M West Conference and Exposition, held from 5 – 7 February 2019 in Anaheim, CA, USA, Covestro highlighted its broad portfolio of polycarbonate resins, blends and films, thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU), TPU films and polyurethane-based adhesives and foams designed for the healthcare industry.

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Lanxess announced that it will be attending the In-Adhesives Symposium from 25 – 26 February 2019 in Munich, Germany, with an expert presentation. Ronald M. Emanuel, Jr., Senior R&D Scientist, Global Research and Development Adhesives, at Lanxess’ Urethane Systems business unit, will speak about “Unique High Performance Low Monomer Urethane Prepolymers for Hot Melt Adhesives” on 26 February 2019.

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Repi LLC announced that it will be attending Foam Expo North America 2019, exhibition and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain, from 26 – 28 March 2019 in Novi, MI, USA.

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For the fourth time, the IKV - Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University is extending an invitation to the International Injection Moulding Conference (IIMC).

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