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Lanxess will be showcasing its products for the polyurethane industry at Utech Europe 2018. The Urethane Systems business unit will highlight its broad portfolio of prepolymers with very low free isocyanate content for cast elastomers.

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To mark the 80th anniversary of the discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) by Dr. Roy Plunkett, Chemours is calling for entries to the Plunkett Awards 2018.

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The Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) announced that it is organising a training for its members in the South region on safety, health and environment (SHE), which will take place on 8 June 2018 at the Royal Orchid Resorts & Convention Centre in Bangalore, India.

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Hydra-Cell metering solution model MT8

Wanner International will be exhibiting its range of Hydra-Cell hydraulically balanced, seal-less diaphragm pumps, specifically developed to meet the needs of polyurethane production, at Utech Europe. The company added to its range of pumps for polyurethane manufacturing the Hydra-Cell metering solutions MT8 seal-less triplex metering pump that is designed to accommodate low flow rates from 0.227 to 30.280 l/h and pressures up to 241 bar while exceeding API 675 performance standards. Its multiple diaphragm design provides virtually pulse-free flow without the need for pulsation dampeners.

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The Krefeld-based German company Alberdingk Boley announced that it has expanded its product range of 100 % PU polyols based on renewable resources. By launching the VOC-free polyol Albodur 1055, the company said it accomplished its aim to push the UV stability beyond the current limits of decorative 2pack PU coating systems.

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Hamburg-based specialty chemicals manufacturer Schill & Seilacher is continuing to invest in the growth of its silicone division. The company started its silicone activities in the late 1970s and strengthened its position especially in PU additives at the end of the 1990s with an extensive investment programme. Since then, the product range and capacities have been continuously expanded.

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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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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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