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Dow announced new generation low cyclics, low volatile silicone surfactants that support innovative rigid polyurethane foam formulations. The new products address key energy efficiency and sustainability trends in the cold chain appliances.

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Engel announced that it will not actively participate in Fakuma in the usual manner this year. The board of management made this decision considering the unforeseeable further development of the Corona pandemic, said the company. In an official statement issued on 8 July 2020, the company explained:

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Pexco LLC announced the acquisition of Exlon Extrusion, Inc. Financial details were not disclosed. Based in Greensboro, NC, USA, Exlon is a precision extruder of plastic tubing founded in 1984 by Dennis Swink. The company offers custom and proprietary lines of nylon, polyurethane, polypropylene and polyethylene pneumatic tubing and recoil hose products, all in a variety of colours and sizes, as well as custom extrusion solutions.

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The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on 30 June 2020 issued a “notice of deficiency” on the Abridged Alternative Analysis Report on Two-component Low- and High-pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam Systems Containing Unreacted Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanates (MDI).

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Nouryon announced that it has completed a project to more than double capacity for organic peroxides at its plant in Itupeva, Brazil. The expansion will add capacity for products including methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP) as well as dibenzyl peroxide (BPO) pastes and waxes.

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According to Siempelkamp, at the end of April 2019, a US customer placed its first order for an SMC composites press system with the company. The successful acceptance took place on 6 March 2020 – after a project course in record time.

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Synnex Corporation has announced an agreement with Lubrizol for the distribution in the USA of its powder thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) suitable for 3D printing for end-use applications that require skin contact.

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On 2 July 2020, KraussMaffei issued a statement on the company's participation in Fakuma 2020, the original wording of which is given below:

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Biesterfeld announced that it is expanding its laboratory capacities in Hamburg, Germany, with the opening of the Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. Covering a total area of 800 m² the premises will be used with immediate effect for application-related laboratory activities.

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Andreas Fischer has been named Evonik's new chief innovation officer, effective from 1 July 2020. He succeeds Ulrich Küsthardt, who has held this position since 2015 and is now taking early retirement.

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