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Lanxess will be showcasing its products for the polyurethane industry at Utech Europe 2018. The Urethane Systems business unit will highlight its broad portfolio of prepolymers with very low free isocyanate content for cast elastomers.

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BASF and Huafon Group Co., Ltd. signed a strategic cooperation agreement to extend their partnership with initiatives to develop the polyurethane, bio-fiber and spandex markets in China. The two companies will work together in the areas of technical exchange, market development, and quality raw material supply.

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Dow Polyurethanes, a business unit of Dow Chemical, announced the opening of a new PU systems house in the Maharashtra state in India, further expanding its network of more than 20 sites for production, development and technical service across the EMEAI region.

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On 1 May 2018, Repi has established the new subsidiary Repi Thai Co. Ltd in Thailand, which will take over the existing business in the ASEAN region both in the Polyurethanes and in the Thermoplastics business units.

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To mark the 80th anniversary of the discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) by Dr. Roy Plunkett, Chemours is calling for entries to the Plunkett Awards 2018.

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The Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) announced that it is organising a training for its members in the South region on safety, health and environment (SHE), which will take place on 8 June 2018 at the Royal Orchid Resorts & Convention Centre in Bangalore, India.

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The Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced at the Sejong Government Complex Thursday (10 May 2018) comprehensive countermeasures to more effectively tackle increasing plastic waste in the nation. The government plans to intervene in the production, distribution, collection and recycling process of products to reduce plastic waste.

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Hydra-Cell metering solution model MT8

Wanner International will be exhibiting its range of Hydra-Cell hydraulically balanced, seal-less diaphragm pumps, specifically developed to meet the needs of polyurethane production, at Utech Europe. The company added to its range of pumps for polyurethane manufacturing the Hydra-Cell metering solutions MT8 seal-less triplex metering pump that is designed to accommodate low flow rates from 0.227 to 30.280 l/h and pressures up to 241 bar while exceeding API 675 performance standards. Its multiple diaphragm design provides virtually pulse-free flow without the need for pulsation dampeners.

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The Krefeld-based German company Alberdingk Boley announced that it has expanded its product range of 100 % PU polyols based on renewable resources. By launching the VOC-free polyol Albodur 1055, the company said it accomplished its aim to push the UV stability beyond the current limits of decorative 2pack PU coating systems.

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Hamburg-based specialty chemicals manufacturer Schill & Seilacher is continuing to invest in the growth of its silicone division. The company started its silicone activities in the late 1970s and strengthened its position especially in PU additives at the end of the 1990s with an extensive investment programme. Since then, the product range and capacities have been continuously expanded.

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