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Targeting the new market needs, Chinaplas 2020 will focus – amongst others –  on medical plastics technology, antibacterial and protective materials. (Source: Adsale)

On 19 February 2020, the Chinaplas show organiser Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. officially announced that this year’s event has been rescheduled to 3 – 6 August 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Hongqiao in Shanghai, China. Adsale issued the following statement, which is quoted here in its original wording:

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Huntsman has developed a polyurethane midsole material for the safety and military shoe market, which has been tested and qualified by uvex for use in its uvex 1 G2 safety shoes. The lightweight polyurethane material Daltoped DuraLite Energy is said to combine the high cushioning and energy return properties expected of sports footwear, with the durability needed to create long-lasting, protective work shoes. The material was launched at Simac Tanning Tech 2020 (hall 14, stand B39), which takes place from 19 – 21 February 2020 in Milan, Italy.

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Frimo will exhibit at the international composites show JEC World 2020 (hall 5, stand M79), which will take place from 3 – 5 March 2020 in Paris, France. According to Frimo, it will present its new developments for a wide range of technologies for the mass production of composites. The company is a leading supplier of system solutions for the manufacture of plastics components. As a global player with long-time and broad experience in the manufacture of tooling and machinery for the material saving and economic processing of composites, Frimo offers customised production equipment, e.g., for RRIM, SRIM/GMPU, Long Fibre Injection, CFK, GMT, LFT, BMC, SMC and RTM.

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A virtual concept shoe made entirely of BASF materials, a 3D printed shoe made from TPU, interesting creations by young designers, this and other product-related innovations were presented by BASF at Simac, the international machine and technology fair for shoes in Milan from 19-21 February 2020.

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Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, said 92 % of all non-compliant chemicals in consumer products come from outside the European Union (EU), confirming an "urgent" need for EU member states to "step up" enforcement of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) in imports.

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The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is announcing a “Call for Nominations” for its 50th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, the oldest and largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries, and due dates for the event’s annual Parts Competition. This year’s Awards Gala will be held Thursday, 19 November 2020, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI, USA.

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Covestro has showcased its latest materials for healthcare applications at MD&M West Conference and Exposition (stand 2221) from 11 – 13 February 2020 in Anaheim, CA, USA.

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Lanxess has attended World Of Concrete from 4 – 7 February 2020 in Las Vegas, NV, USA, where Bruno Motta, North American Sales Director, and Tyler Ryan, Global R&D Chemist, were onsite to promote new urethane systems for concrete forming applications.

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IAL Consultants announced the publication of fully updated and extended editions of its regional directories of polyurethane systems houses. This complements its ongoing research into the global polyurethanes industry, said the company.

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On 28 January 2020, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers announced the commercial launch of its thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) Estane 3D TPU M95A, which is said to be the only TPU certified for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 4200 series 3D printing solution.

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