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Dow Italia, Whirlpool and Cannon Afros partnered in 2014 for the Life+ K-12 project, aimed at the definition of an innovative “enhanced insulation technology for the refrigerator of the future”. The project is currently being executed with the contribution of the Life+ financial instrument of the European Community.

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Production of bio-based aniline: The process works on a small scale. Project manager Dr. Gernot J├Ąger (center) is working with his team (Dr. Swantje Behnken (left), Dr. Wolf Kloeckner (right)) to test it in larger-scale facilities (Source: Covestro)

Covestro announced that it has scored a research breakthrough for the use of plant-based raw materials in plastics production: aniline, an important basic chemical, can now be derived from biomass. The materials manufacturer achieved this by collaborating with partners on the development of a completely new process, initially in the laboratory. Until now, only fossil raw materials had been used for the production of aniline, which plays an important role in the chemical industry and is used as starting material for numerous products.

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Stahl announced that it has resumed its commitment to putting transparency into action with Sustainability Seminars in Pakistan and Bangladesh. From 23 – 25 May 2017 Michael Costello, Director Sustainability at Stahl, led the leather seminars in Lahore, Karachi and Dhaka. With these seminars, the company aims to familiarise local professionals with its sustainability philosophy for the industry and related sustainable solutions. Around 600 professionals attended the seminars divided over the three events.

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Lapolla Industries, Inc. announced the launch of the new and improved Foam-LOK 500 spray polyurethane foam insulation. According to the company, the open-cell insulation is a high performance product designed to seal the building envelope and greatly enhance energy conservation and energy savings in the structure. Ideal for application in residential and commercial buildings of all types, Foam-LOK 500 is low density and provides high-yield benefits.

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Sapici S.p.A. and Sun Chemical announced that they have formed a commercial alliance to market Sapici’s lamination adhesives portfolio under the Sun Chemical commercial brand name.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business recently showcased its thermoplastic polyurethane product portfolio for textiles, hot melt adhesives and film and sheet at Techtextil 2017. Amongst others, the company highlighted its Pearlbond TPU for adhesives, X4zol-J fibre and Estane TPU film technologies for textiles.

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Huntsman has presented a variety of thermoplastic polyurethane materials at the recently held Chinaplas 2017, that can be extruded, injection moulded, blow moulded or calendared to create every day consumer goods and pieces of industrial equipment.

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Chemline, Inc. manufactures hot cast urethane prepolymers for use in the most rigorous applications. Processing these materials typically involves heated components and tooling, along with a hot post-cure to optimise properties. Custom formulations are available in a wide range of durometers, from 20 Shore A to 85 Shore D, that possess high toughness, durability and load-bearing capability.

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Lubrizol has announced a number of personnel changes that will become effective from 1 June 2017. Bob Graf, currently corporate vice president of research and development, will take over as corporate vice president of data science and analytics, a new position for Lubrizol. Graf joined Lubrizol in 1985 and has held a variety of technical management roles throughout the company.

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Freudenberg announced that it will invest EUR 15 million to construct a new production facility  for sealing solutions among other products in Chennai, India. Work on the facility some 50 km to the southwest of Chennai will start in autumn 2017. The land acquired consists of more than 56,000 m2 – with the capacity for further site development.

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