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KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany, recently launched a range of high-pressure mixing heads and metering systems engineered especially for processing very small throughput volumes, like sealing beads, adhesive systems or casting. Output there is sometimes under 10 g/s.

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The supplier of polyurethane tyre technologies, Amerityre Corporation, Boulder City, NV, USA, has acquired a significant portion of the manufacturing assets of Kik Technologies, Inc., Oceanside, CA, USA.

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German PU machinery and plant manufacturer Hennecke GmbH, Sankt Augustin, said in a recent statement, that the company’s participation in this year’s PU TECH India has been highly successful.

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Effective 6 June 2008, Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation’s polyurethane additives business line will increase prices for Kosmos 29 stannous octoate by 20 % in North America. Dilutions of Kosmos 29 as well as Kosmos 19 di-butyl tin di-laurate will be increased in proportion to their tin content.

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After a construction period of less than one year the Munich-based Freudenberg Chemical Specialities KG (FCS) has commissioned its new RMB 200 million production facility in the Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Zone situated 40 km from downtown Shanghai.

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On 26 September 2007 Belgian group Recticel announced that it had signed a letter of intent with regard to the acquisition of Gradient Ltd., Wolverhampton, UK.

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Flotation Technologies Inc., Biddeford, ME, USA, specialised in the engineering, design and manufacturing of deepwater buoyancy and polyurethane elastomer systems, has announced that it will be acquired by Deep Down Inc., Houston, TX, USA.

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The Phosphorus business unit of PCC Rokita SA announced a significant price increase for Roflam P (tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate) with immediate effect. Due to prices of yellow phosphorus which were raised dramatically during the last few months and very high prices of propylene oxide it is forced to increase prices, says the company.

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Bayer MaterialScience AG and French Michel Baulé SA, based in Romans, have signed an agreement to merge their respective cast elastomers businesses into a joint venture named Baulé SAS, in which each company will hold a 50 % interest.

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The performance products division of Huntsman Corporation will increase list and off-list prices in the NAFTA region effective 1 May 2008, or as applicable contracts allow, for all grades of the following products:

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