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Cannon Viking’s Silicone Air Mixer has been developed to further improve flexible foam cell structure and reduce pin holes on low pressure and partial high pressure Maxfoam plants. This equipment which is already in successful operation with over 100 customer across Asia, Europe, The Middle East and America utilises a special patented Cannon pre-mixer for better mixing of nucleation air and silicone prior to feeding into the Maxfoam mixing head of the continuous plant.

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With its highly abrasion-resistant Raku Tool WB-1258 foundry board, Rampf is offering an alternative to face cast pattern plates and highpriced metals for a wide range of foundry modeling applications. Thanks to its very good abrasion resistance, more than 100,000 replications can be produced with the PU board. This was previously possible only by using either liquid systems with complex manufacturing processes with higher costs or high-priced metals like aluminium, said the company.

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Paul Cookson, Global Innovation Leader for SleepStudio at Dow, and Per Henning Vaagen, CEO at Laader Berg (Source: Dow)

Dow Polyurethanes has invested in research and development labs in Horgen. The company has created a ComfortScience Centre of Excellence for bedding solutions which will support and enhance Dow’s SleepStudio, also located in Horgen, where bedding value chain partners meet to collaborate on how science can create sleep materials that deliver the most comfortable experience possible.

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The supplier of polymeric halogen-free flame retardant (FR) solutions FRX Polymers Inc., has announced a joint development agreement with China’s Yoo-Point Group for the production of water-based emulsions which contain FRX Polymers’ Nofia phosphonate halogen-free flame retardants. The emulsions are particularly suited for use in polyurethane coatings and low-density flexible PU foam.

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In spring 2020, the IKV - Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University will hold an International Symposium on Plastics Technology in Aachen, and invites scientists from all over the world to submit papers. The scientific symposium will be held entirely in English on 10 March 2020, the day before the IKV Colloquium. IKV is calling for abstracts for papers or suggestions for posters in English for initial appraisal by 15 May 2019.

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Specialty Products (SPI), a Washington-based manufacturer of spray-applied polyurea elastomers, polyurethane foams and custom plural component equipment, has joined the VersaFlex family of companies.

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Established in 1969, Gilt Edge Industries Ltd specialises in supplying flooring preparations and installation accessory products to the New Zealand Flooring and Construction sectors.

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Woodbridge is once again listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This is the third consecutive year the company has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth.

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The Chinese company Green & Light Automotive Components (Green & Light) has introduced an easy-to-clean surface covering for car trunk floors. Using polyurethane paper honeycomb technology, the trunk floor surface is covered by Elastoskin polyurethane skin technology from BASF. Compared to conventional non-woven fabric surfaces, this newly developed product is said to be easier to clean, offers great freedom in the design process, and has very good aging and emission properties.

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Tuball graphene nanotubes manufactured by Ocsial find a growing number of applications in the polyurethane market. They are already used in the production of industrial wheels, rollers and scraper pigs for various industries. Graphene nanotube-reinforced anti-static polyurethane shafts help manufacturers keep production costs down and ensure occupational safety. Introducing as little as 0.03 % of nanotubes is sufficient to impart uniform anti-static properties to polyurethane while maintaining its key properties.

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