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LCY Chemical Corp. and global investment firm KKR announced the signing of a share exchange agreement for a consortium led by KKR to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of LCY. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of LCY, represents a total market capitalisation of approximately TWD 47.8 billion (~ USD 1.56 billion).

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Trelleborg announced that it has acquired the tyre distributor TRS Tyre & Wheel Ltd from Bapcor Group. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Cooper Standard announced that it has agreed to acquire Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren Plastics, with more than 500 employees across four facilities – two in New Philadelphia, OH, one in Kent, OH, and one in Spring Lake, MI, USA.

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Trelleborg announced that it has acquired the privately owned company Laminating Coating Technologies, Inc. (Lamcotec) with head office and production facility in Monson, MA, USA.

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The colours and additives producer Repi announced that it will exhibit at stand 400 at Utech North America 2018, which will take place from 11 – 13 September 2018 in Charlotte, NC, USA.

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The Italian shoe sole manufacturer Mondial Suole has launched iTen, its latest brand of shoe soles offering an array of benefits to ensure high comfort for the wearer in a variety of walking conditions. Powered by Enerlyte polyurethane elastomer from Dow Chemical, the iTen range features include lightness, high ‘energy-return’, soft touch and durability. The use of Enerlyte, a water-blown PU soling system, also ensures these soles are environment friendly.

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(Source: Gummiwerk Kraiburg)

The German company Gummiwerk Kraiburg GmbH & Co. KG now offers high temperature vulcanising (HTV) silicone compounds for use in applications up to 300 °C. According to the manufacturer, the hot-air resistance of standard silicones is about 230 °C.

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Dr. Rose A. Ryntz, Vice President, Global Advanced Development and Material Engineering at International Automotive Components Group (IAC), has been named the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

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BASF announced that it pursues a significant capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The project includes capacity expansions for ethylene oxide and for several downstream derivatives, such as surfactants.

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Thermolast K from Kraiburg TPE gives flexibility and surface quality to Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara’s packaging (Source: 2018 Christian Dior)

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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