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Arlanxeo announced the successful completion of its first 24-hour online Technical Marathon. 24 Arlanxeo professionals deployed an equal number of presentations during a live interactive discussion with an international audience.

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Nouryon announced that it has completed a project to more than double capacity for organic peroxides at its plant in Itupeva, Brazil. The expansion will add capacity for products including methyl ethyl ketone peroxides (MEKP) as well as dibenzyl peroxide (BPO) pastes and waxes.

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According to Siempelkamp, at the end of April 2019, a US customer placed its first order for an SMC composites press system with the company. The successful acceptance took place on 6 March 2020 – after a project course in record time.

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On 2 July 2020, KraussMaffei issued a statement on the company's participation in Fakuma 2020, the original wording of which is given below:

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Royal DSM and Clariant announced an agreement for DSM to take over certain parts of Clariant’s 3D printing business portfolio. According to DSM, the agreement will allow the company to offer customers rapid product development iterations for filaments and pellets based on application needs. Financial details were not disclosed.

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Biesterfeld announced that it is expanding its laboratory capacities in Hamburg, Germany, with the opening of the Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. Covering a total area of 800 m² the premises will be used with immediate effect for application-related laboratory activities.

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Andreas Fischer has been named Evonik's new chief innovation officer, effective from 1 July 2020. He succeeds Ulrich Küsthardt, who has held this position since 2015 and is now taking early retirement.

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Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. has announced its intention to open a new manufacturing line to produce epoxy encapsulation composite materials at its Belgian production subsidiary Vyncolit NV. The investment will provide local production capacity and prototyping facilities for specialist encapsulation materials in the automotive and new mobility fields in Europe, with the company aiming to reach sales in the encapsulation compound market of JPY 12 billion by the 2025 fiscal year. The production line is expected to come online for industrial supply in early 2022, with a capacity of several thousand tonnes per annum.

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The organizing committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) announced the transition from an in-person event to a virtual platform for its 20th anniversary event.

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Covestro CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann is the new President of PlasticsEurope, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe. Steilemann was appointed to the position on 24 June 2020 for three years. He succeeds Javier Constante of Dow Chemical, who oversaw a fundamental reorganisation of PlasticsEurope.

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