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With exhibits in the clamping force sizes from 500 – 2,000 kN, KraussMaffei says it will demonstrate at Fakuma 2017 in hall 7, stand 7308, how flexibly its all-electric PX series as well as the hydraulic CX series can adapt to respective requirements.

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At Fakuma 2017, Hennecke is introducing the new machine system Colourline for the first time. Based on the Clearmelt technology, users can now also employ the colour systems to create scratch-resistant and high-quality surfaces on injection-moulded parts.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business will be featuring its latest non-yellowing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) materials at its distributor Danquinsa GmbH's stand B4-4507 at Fakuma 2017.

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Electric mobility and photovoltaics play a vital role in protecting the climate and conserving fossil resources. Combining them leads to even more innovative and sustainable mobility concepts. To show that these kinds of solutions are already feasible using state-of-the-art materials and technologies, a team of around 45 young researchers has developed a solar-powered electric car. Calling themselves “Team Sonnenwagen,” the students from RWTH Aachen University and Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany intend to enter their vehicle in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017 in Australia.

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Finke has developed of a range of Fibaplast masterbatches for colouring bio-plastics. The possibilities enabled by the new colourants will be presented in Finke’s Susbox at Fakuma 2017.

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Scientists at the North Carolina State University have reported about a new technique to 3D print silicone paste.

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AkzoNobel, Advanced ­Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ABT) and EY have been joining forces to launch a new online tool, which can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products.

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Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has presented a new self-bonding liquid silicone rubber (LSR) series at Chinaplas 2017.

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FRX Polymers Inc. 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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Repsol announced the launch of its new Healthcare portfolio, including a total of 28 grades comprised of polypropylene, polyethylene and EVA copolymers.

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The German speciality films manufacturer Infiana and the paints and coatings specialist AkzoNobel announced that they will be working in close cooperation on the release film technology FlexPlas and its applications for composites production in the wind power industry.

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