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Evonik has developed Ultrasil 7800 GR, a new silica for use in SUV and all-season tyres. The company will be presenting the product for the first time at the Tire Technology Expo, which will take place from 20 - 22 February 2018 in Hanover, Germany.

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Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation have jointly developed the new engineering plastic Durabio, which is made from isosorbide deriving from plants. The material is said to feature superior properties compared to general bio-based engineering plastics in terms of impact resistance, heat resistance and weathering. The new grade has been adopted for the front grill of the Mazda CX-5.

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DuPont has contracted Toyobo to manufacture DuPont Apexa biodegradable polymers, developed by DuPont Industrial Biosciences, using Toyobo's aluminum-based GS Catalyst.

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At the med.con 2017 medical technology conference, hosted by Engel Deutschland in Hanover, Germany, at the end of November 2017, more than 50 medical experts met to discuss current and future challenges facing the medical technology sector. Alongside the presentations and live demonstrations, guests took the chance to look around the subsidiary’s modernised premises and interactive new technology centre. Engel only reopened the site in May 2017 following extensive renovation work.

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The effect of different curing systems on the properties of HNBR vulcanizates has been investigated by Jianhua Guo, Zhicai Li, from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou and Xin Zhang from the Department of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.

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Arlanxeo has launched Keltan 13561C DE, a semi-crystalline EPDM grade with a high Mooney viscosity for demanding rubber applications, which is particularly suited for applications in the automotive industry.

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The Tire Cologne, the international trade fair for the tyre industry, which is set to take place from 29 May – 1 June 2018 in Cologne, Germany, announced that it will include a focus on tyre recycling. The show will include a series of seminars, which will take place in the Retreading and Recycling hall at Koelnmesse.

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FRX Polymers Inc., a specialist in polymeric halogen-free flame retardant solutions, 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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Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft e. V. (DKG) offers participation in two new DKG joint research projects to interested companies. The topics are "Simulation of the mechanical behavior of foamed rubber components" and "Effect of relaxation phenomena on the lifetime of technical rubbers".

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South Korea’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor Co. has teamed up with Europe’s biggest tiremaker Michelin & Cie. to develop tires that could substantially improve the driving performance and fuel efficiency of electric vehicles (EV).

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Smithers Rapra has announced the programmes for the 2017 editions of the Silicone Elastomers World Summit and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit, which will simultaneously take place from 28 - 29 November 2017 in Munich, Germany. More than 250 members of the silicone elastomers, TPE and global elastomers market are anticipated to attend this year’s combined event. By purchasing one ticket to their preferred event, delegates will gain full access to the other event.

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