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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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On 30 June 2020 Recticel announced the successful completion of the divestment of its 50 % stake in the Eurofoam Flexible Foams joint venture, and the two-step divestment of its Automotive Interiors division. Both transactions were announced on 6 April 2020.

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Feica, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, has published a Summary Report of a Feica risk assessment carried out on cyclic esters potentially present in polyester adhesives intended to be used in food contact materials.

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Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. has announced its intention to open a new manufacturing line to produce epoxy encapsulation composite materials at its Belgian production subsidiary Vyncolit NV. The investment will provide local production capacity and prototyping facilities for specialist encapsulation materials in the automotive and new mobility fields in Europe, with the company aiming to reach sales in the encapsulation compound market of JPY 12 billion by the 2025 fiscal year. The production line is expected to come online for industrial supply in early 2022, with a capacity of several thousand tonnes per annum.

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