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The Austrian company Elmet Elastomere Produktions- und Dienstleistungs-GmbH is presenting an OPC-UA interface for its LSR dosing system Top 5000 P at Fakuma 2018.

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Elastomer-based electronics components and accessories, cables and wires, industrial equipment, safety wear, tires, and many other specific rubber and silicone applications stretch the requirements and expectations for conductive additives. But the issue of how to combine conductivity with improvements in the mechanical properties of elastomers remained difficult for the industry until recently.

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The Indian Rubber Technology Center invites to a Short Term Course on Recent Advances in Rubber Technology 2019. The event will take place on 12-16 February 2019 in Kharagpur and will be coordinated by Dr. Narayan Ch. Das and Prof. Kinsuk Naskar.

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Rampf Polymer Solutions is presenting its range of silicone, polyurethane, and epoxy casting resins with high thermal conductivity at electronica 2018 (hall A5, stand 224) from 13 – 16 November 2018 in Munich, Germany.

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The Munich-based German chemical company Wacker Chemie AG is currently expanding its Aceo 3D printing services for silicone rubber and announced the opening of a US-based printing lab by year end 2018.

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The Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018, which is being organised by OCSiAl in Shanghai, China, on 31 October 2018 will gather the world’s leading companies who use and apply graphene nanotubes to share exciting results. This year the event is opening its doors to all like-minded innovators and industry pioneers to learn about recent progress in this field. They will also be able to see a first-time-ever on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.

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At Fakuma 2018, Huntsman and its distribution partner Chemie Plast are showcasing a number of recently developed thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers, originally created for consumer and wire & cable applications, but suitable for use across a variety of industrial injection moulding and extrusion tasks.

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Gelest, Inc. has introduced ExSil 50, a softer grade of an ultra-high elongation material that has been formulated to meet the requirements of soft-tissue implants or extracorporeal device applications.

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According to the Luxembourg-based company OCSiAl, testing of the ecotoxicity potential of Tuball single wall carbon nanotubes, carried out according to the relevant OECD guideline, has shown no toxic effects on algae, in contrast to a set of recent results on similar tests with multi wall carbon nanotubes. Among plausible reasons for this is the unique physical nature, particularly the high flexibility, of single wall carbon nanotubes compared with most other types of carbon nanomaterials, said the company.

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At formnext 2018 trade show, to be held from 13 to 16 November 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Arburg will be celebrating a world premiere with its Freeformer 300-3X. The new large machine will process three components using the Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) process, enabling the industrial additive manufacturing of complex functional parts in resilient hard/soft combinations with support structure as a world first. In addition to the new "big version", two proven Freeformer 200-3X machines will be on view.

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At Fakuma 2018, system partners Engel, ACH-Solution and Dow Silicones will be presenting, for the first time in Europe, an integrated solution for cost-effective production of LED lenses with a highly demanding geometry.

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