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Reverdia’s Biosuccinium has been used in the production of bio-based materials for Vaude’s new Skarvan range. As part of the redesigned Summer 2018 Shoe Collection, they offer consumers a sustainable choice of trekking shoes and were unveiled at the OutDoor 2017 show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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At Fakuma 2017, Hennecke is introducing the new machine system Colourline for the first time. Based on the Clearmelt technology, users can now also employ the colour systems to create scratch-resistant and high-quality surfaces on injection-moulded parts.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business will be featuring its latest non-yellowing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials at its distributor Danquinsa GmbH's stand B4-4507 at Fakuma 2017.

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Electric mobility and photovoltaics play a vital role in protecting the climate and conserving fossil resources. Combining them leads to even more innovative and sustainable mobility concepts. To show that these kinds of solutions are already feasible using state-of-the-art materials and technologies, a team of around 45 young researchers has developed a solar-powered electric car. Calling themselves “Team Sonnenwagen,” the students from RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany intend to enter their vehicle in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia.

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FRX Polymers Inc. has announced the availability of its Nofia non-halogenated polyphosphonates as a replacement for antimony (ATO) in brominated flame retardant systems. Nofia flame retardants (FRs) serve as a synergist in brominated flame retardant products, delivering lighter weight and reduced cost, according to the company.

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The German speciality films manufacturer Infiana and the paints and coatings specialist AkzoNobel announced that they will be working in close cooperation on the release film technology FlexPlas and its applications for composites production in the wind power industry.

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At Fakuma 2017 from 17 – 21 October 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Huntsman and its long-standing distribution partner Chemie-Plast will be presenting a range of products from the thermoplastic polyurethane portfolio. Elastomer solutions on display will include a novel, super lightweight, high-energy return material, which is said to have the potential to transform the production and performance of all kinds of everyday items.

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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announced the launch of two new polyurethane materials, Zurcon Z53 and Z54, which are said to conform to the latest EU REACH environmental standards coming into force from November 2017. In addition, they are said to meet customer requirements for higher operating temperatures.

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Total Cray Valley (TCV) announced that it will feature its latest polyfarnesene diol, Krasol F 3000 at the Feica 2017 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and Expo. The event will be held from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Forte Village, Sardinia, Italy.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business has announced its involvement in Feica 2017 – European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & Expo from 13 – 15 September 2017 in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy. The company will participate with a technical paper, as well as exhibit its latest Pearlbond TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) novelties at stand 12.

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The Sonderhoff Group, which belongs to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA since the beginning of July 2017, will highlight its new adhesive systems of the Fermaglue product family at the eleventh Bondexpo in hall 6, stand 6419, from 9 – 12 October 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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