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Huntsman Corporation announced that its Polyurethanes division is installing a honeycomb panel composite spray moulding production cell at its Auburn Hills, MI, USA, technical centre to support the company’s expanding automotive and industrial businesses.

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At its stand at K 2016, Rampf Polymer Solutions will spotlight its sealing systems based on polyurethane and silicone. In addition, the company will present its casting systems for filter manufacturing and bonding systems for assembly applications, sandwich elements, and surface lamination.

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Cannon announced that its presence at K 2016 will be characterised by an exhibition programme focused on multi-technical solutions offered under the message “Do It Better”. Polyurethanes, composites and thermoforming plants of a new generation – built by the company in Europe, North America, China and Japan – already make use of dedicated hardware and software packages for process planning, production monitoring, internet of things (IoT), and cloud computing. These technological developments will be illustrated at the exhibition stand through a series of presentations, running a different subject every day.

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The polyurethane processing machinery manufacturer Hennecke Inc. is exhibiting at Camx 2016 in Anaheim, CA, USA, showcasing the results of partnering with technology specialists and parts manufacturers to advance the science of composite materials processing.

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Honeywell announced that it will offer US contractors and builders a chance to win prizes if they try new spray foam systems that contain its Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) as a key ingredient.

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The quality of foam components owes a lot to optimal sealing and degassing in the foaming tool. Particularly for the manufacture of complex interior parts such as instrument panels or door trims, this is a key issue. With PURe Seal, Frimo offers a sealing system for polyurethane foaming tools, which provides both technical advantages and economic benefits. For two years now, Frimo has been working with PURe Seal end pieces. Before serial production, a comprehensive test phase was conducted during which customers were able to test the end pieces thoroughly. In addition to BMW as OEM, users also include Tier 1 suppliers such as Faurecia, Grupo Antolin, SMP, and Yanfeng.

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Albrecht Bäumer GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting its solutions for the processing of foam and flexible materials at K 2016. Besides the new Split-H Endless 500 horizontal splitting machine, the company will be showcasing the Lamit-HRB-PUR bonding machine for the processing of polyurethane hot-melt adhesives, as well as new products in the retrofit sector.

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Besides its existing portfolio, the distribution company Krahn Chemie will present the following new products at K 2016: PU prepolymers from Epaflex and Polytex, pearlescent pigments from Fuzhou Kuncai Fine Chemicals, titanium dioxide from Ruichem, as well as the plasticiser Oxsoft L9TM from Oxea Chemicals.

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The first Polyurethane Solutions Expo – PSE Europe, which will be held from 27 – 29 June 2017 in Munich, Germany, is being very well received within the industry, according to the organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

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The Dow Chemical Company announced that it will showcase its latest polyurethane advancements at the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Baltimore, MD, USA, from 26 – 28 September 2016.

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