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Nordmann, Rassmann’s (NRC) long-term business partner Perstorp, developer of the å-caprolactone polymer technology (Capa), is increasing its efforts in the fast-growing bioplastics market. According to the manufacturer, Capa thermoplastics are biodegradable performance enhancers or processing aids for biopolymers such as PLA, PHA or starches.

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The DuPont exhibit at Fakuma 2015 will demonstrate how DuPont has shaped the polymers industry since it invented nylon in 1935 and modified it to become the world’s first true engineering-grade polymer several years later.

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The Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung (DKT) 2015 / International Rubber Conference (IRC) 2015 closed on 2 July with a record number of visitors. The organizers of the industry meeting point - the German Rubber Society (DKG) in cooperation with the trade association of the German Rubber Industry (wdk) - stated that already by 1 July more than 3,000 professionals and executives from around the world had visited the venue for the elastomer industry at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. At the same time about 1,000 professionals had registered for the concurrent conference session with more than 120 presentations. The industry association also announced that the demand for exhibit space and tickets was already at a record level well in advance of DKT 2015 / IRC 2015.

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The new fire retardant compounds Sunaflex T9606 and Sunaflex T9613 from Compounds AG are suitable for extrusion applications.

The Swiss company Compounds AG, Pfäffikon, participated as an exhibitor and presented the results of its scientific work during the conference at the Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung DKT / International Rubber Conference IRC 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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The German Rubber Conference 2015 (DKT) and the International Rubber Conference 2015 (IRC) were opened with a ceremony on 29 June 2015 in Nuremberg. The demand for exhibit space and tickets was reaching record levels already in advance of the event, according to the German Rubber Society (DKG).

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Experts from the White House office of science & technology and Arburg will speak on technologies with implications for the future of the plastics industry.

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Along with experts on the economy, energy, feedstocks, and polymers, the Walmart VP of U.S. Manufacturing, Cindi Marsiglio, will speak at an SPI / IHS breakfast event open to all.

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Despite having ascended to the world's manufacturing center of electrical and electronic (E&E) products, many companies in China are currently struggling with issues such as high labor cost, high competition and maintaining a high production capacity to meet the consumers' ever changing needs for products in rapid technological evolution. In this light, many companies, the big corporations in particular, begin to replace their workforce with robots and turn their production lines into semi- or fully automated ones.

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Plastics have been extensively applied in the medical field, from packaging of pharmaceutical products, to one-time disposables (blood infusion bottles, catheters, syringes, etc.) and non-disposable medical devices (diagnostic equipment, instruments, implants, etc.). Medical plastics development in China, however, is still lagging behind its need.

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Chinaplas 2015 will take place from May 20-23 2015 in Guangzhou, China. This year the exhibition will offer four new high-tech theme zones in addition to the 11 traditional theme zones, to address the latest emerging demands of China’s market.

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