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BASF has opened a new lab and technical development center for its dispersions and resins business in Australia and New Zealand at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced the opening of the world’s first bio-based furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, IL, USA.

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Repi, the Italian manufacturer of liquid colours and additives and ancillary equipment for polyurethanes and thermoplastics, will showcase an expanded product range for polyurethane applications at the coming Utech Europe. The company’s R&D department recently upgraded its existing UV stabilisers and anti-scorching lines. Also, a phthalate-free range completes now the bio-based line that is broadly used in many elastomers applications.

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Milliken will present its PU additives at Utech 2018

Milliken & Co. will showcase at Utech the broad portfolio of existing products it currently offers to the PU industry, including its Reactint colorants, and its Milliguard and AlphaSan additives. At the same time, it will highlight a new range of colorants that deliver brighter, stronger, more intense and more effective shades to PU foam. The company also will be showcasing its newly released “ColorDirection 2019” – a prediction of the colour palette that Milliken experts see emerging in the consumer space next year.

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According to Perstorp, 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) has shown no adverse effects regarding reproduction at the highest dose tested in a study executed at the request of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

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The Lubrizol Corporation announced that its Engineered Polymers business will present two Expert Super Sessions at NPE2018, centered on Estane thermoplastic polyurethane. Expert Super Sessions, a new educational forum at NPE2018, allow plastics industry experts to share perspectives on the technology and innovations driving performance in the production and application of plastics.

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Icynene announced the launch of Icynene ProSeal HFO, a low GWP closed cell spray polyurethane foam. The product is said to provide best-in-class energy efficiency performance and to be ideal for application across all climate zones. According to the company, as its first spray foam insulation to incorporate an HFO blowing agent, the product reveals a strategic move by the brand toward increasingly sustainable insulation solutions.

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Velox GmbH, a provider of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, additives, and paints & coatings industries, announced that it will exhibit at Plastpol 2018 (hall E, stand 53), which take place from 22 – 25 May 2018 in Kielce, Poland. Co-exhibitor will be Velox’ long-term partner Lubrizol. Velox is intensifying its activities in Eastern Europe and Russia with a range of solutions especially adapted to the needs of the region.

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ISL-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, producer of pigment pastes and paints for the polyurethane industry, is celebrating this year its 50th anniversary. At Utech Europe 2018 in Maastricht, the company will be presenting long-term proven products as well as new products for the colouring and coating of polyurethanes. On exhibit will be the extended ­Moltopren-S reactive dye product range. Various mixed colour shades are now available as well as basic colours red, blue and yellow. Also on display will be pigment pastes with thermochromatic pigments that can indicate a certain temperature of the final product.

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Kim Meng Ng has assumed the position of Vice President Asia at the Infiana Group.

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