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The 61st annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference comes to Atlanta, GA, USA, from 1 – 3 October 2018. The organiser, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), has issued a Call for Papers and a Call for Posters to be presented at the event.

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Invista announced that it is expanding capacity at its polyols manufacturing facilities. According to the company, it will install a new reactor at its Terate aromatic polyester polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This investment is in addition to recently achieved capacity increases at its facility in Wilmington, NC, USA, the company said. No details on the production capacities were disclosed.

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The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the educational and technical resource to the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry, has announced key features of The Sprayfoam Show 2018 Convention & Expo to be held 29 January – 1 February 2018 in Mobile, AL, USA.

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Covestro announced that it will expand its thermoplastic polyurethane production capacity in North America by 25 % by debottlenecking its New Martinsville, WV, USA, manufacturing facility. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2018.

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At Fakuma 2017, Hennecke is introducing the new machine system Colourline for the first time. Based on the Clearmelt technology, users can now also employ the colour systems to create scratch-resistant and high-quality surfaces on injection-moulded parts.

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According to reports by the US news agency “PetroChemical News” on 2 October 2017, BASF has started construction on a new steam methane reformer (SMR) at its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) facility in Chongqing, China, to enhance the reliability of MDI production at the site.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business will be featuring its latest non-yellowing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials at its distributor Danquinsa GmbH's stand B4-4507 at Fakuma 2017.

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