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Henkel will be presenting the new DM 502 generation of dosing machines with the newly developed MK 825 Pro mixing head at Fakuma 2021. According to the company, many improvements enable maximum process stability in the fully automatic processing and dosing of sealing foams, adhesives and potting compounds. The result is high-quality sealing, bonding or potting of components.

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Tomy working with his third hand (Source: Sintratec)

Especially in times of a pandemic, when you don’t always have another person around to assist you, a mechanical helping hand can be particularly useful. That is why Sintratec 3D operator and scientific draughtsman Tomy designed an extraordinary wearable third hand.

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The Monprene CP-16500 series is specifically designed for dog toys. (Source: Teknor Apex)

Teknor Apex offers the Monprene CP-16500 series, designed specifically for dog chew toys. The grades offer an extensive range of performance and aesthetic characteristics, including enhanced bite and tear resistance, and varying gloss levels and opacity. Formulated only with FDA listed ingredients, these TPEs are manufactured under strict quality standards, said the company. The materials meet relevant requirements of European Directives for Food Contact, EU 1935/2004 and PIM10/2011. They do not contain PVC, BPA, Latex, phthalates, or metals and are manufactured in ISO-9001 certified facilities in the USA, Singapore, and Germany to serve local markets. They are suitable for use in pet and children’s toys per regulatory standards CPSIA, EN 71 and ASTM F963.

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Smooth Touch TPEs set new standards in terms of touch quality. (Source: Kraiburg TPE)

Kraiburg TPE is now offering TPE grades particularly suited for applications that benefit from a surface with optimized gliding properties. The focus is on packaging for high-quality cosmetic products but also on direct product additions for consumer products from the electronics or household sectors. The Smooth Touch Thermolast K TPEs meet standard regulations for the food sector.

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Rampf’s liquid polyurethane portfolio encompasses a large selection of products for various processes and applications. (Source: Rampf)

Rampf Group, Inc. is presenting its portfolio of mercury-free, RoHS-compliant, and UV-stable polyurethanes for theme park and specialty tooling at World Waterpark Association Show 2021 (booth 103) from 19 – 22 October 2021 in San Antonio, TX, USA.

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Example applications printed with the advanced filaments from the new Forward AM Flexible Filament Portfolio (f.l.t.r.: Ultrafuse TPS 90A, Ultrafuse 95A, Ultrafuse 64D). (Source: Forward AM).

With three new filaments – Ultrafuse TPU 64D, Ultrafuse TPU 95A and Ultrafuse TPS 90A – Forward AM is launching a portfolio of advanced flexible materials for Additive Manufacturing (AM). These new filaments are said to enable the easy, rapid and cost-efficient production of 3D printed parts via Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

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Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd. is showcasing its latest hot runner and controller technology innovations, as well as its medical manufacturing solutions, at Fakuma 2021. During the return to in-person trade fairs, Husky is exhibiting on two stands that will offer a variety of interactive experiences, including:

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On 7 October 2021, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced that Huntsman Corporation and Pursell Agri-Tech PurActive – built with the Rimline polyurethane system has won the 2021 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The Innovation Award is renowned throughout the polyurethane industry and recognizes companies and individuals whose visions and perseverance bring new innovative, life-enhancing products, technologies, and initiatives to the marketplace. 

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Sigma Engineering GmbH has enhanced its Sigmasoft process simulation software. The new version 5.3.1 contains a new module for simulation of compression molding processes of rubber compounds.

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Haptex is a polyurethane synthetic leather solution from BASF (Source: BASF)

BASF announced that a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its polyurethane synthetic leather solution Haptex demonstrates the environmental benefits compared to other conventional synthetic leather solutions. The LCA was conducted by Intertek, a total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide.

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On 30 September 2021, Altair announced the Altair Material Data Center (AMDC) consortium, designed to make the cloud-based database AMDC a materials information resource to support product design and manufacturing. Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI).

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