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Iluna Group announced that it will exhibit at the 25th edition of the beachwear and lingerie fair MarediModa, stand 36, from 7 – 9 November 2017 in Cannes, France. According to Iluna, the company will highlight its “most advanced and responsible” innovation for contemporary resort and swimwear, featuring the Roica Eco Smart family of spandex fibres from Asahi Kasei Corporation as well as the new STEP (sustainable textile production) certification by Oeko-Tex.

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Getzner Werkstoffe has developed the spring and damper combination Isotop DZE Railway specifically for use in train carriages. According to the company, this product effectively protects the passenger area from vibrations caused by air-handling units and other fittings mounted on the vehicle body or roof. Isotop DZE Railway will be unveiled for the first time at the “Railways Interior” trade fair from 14 – 15 November 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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At Fakuma 2017, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH is presenting a cross-section of its current portfolio of injection moulding machines. Three machines are being displayed on the company's own stand and a further three exhibited in conjunction with partner companies. Highlights include the latest generation of the all-electric IntElect series, a high-speed El-Exis SP machine for injection compression moulding of decorated thin-walled packaging lids and a multi-component Systec Multi injection moulding machine with an Industry 4.0 application. In addition to the IntElect machine, the latest innovation on show is the servoelectric SDR 5P sprue picker.

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The Hamburg-based German company Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG (LuV) is showcasing the new product line Luvocom 3F for 3D printing at Fakuma 2017. The materials are optimised for use in extrusion-based 3D printing processes – including fused filament fabrication. Support for the development comes from the company’s own pilot plant for 3D printing.

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Kraiburg TPE is presenting a new series of thermoplastic elastomers from its Thermolast K family at Fakuma 2017 that was specially developed for excellent adhesion and UV resistance in two-component applications with ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM). The new compounds are intended for automotive applications such as EPDM window trim and sealing profiles with moulded TPE corner joints and end elements.

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Fermapor CC sealing foam with high water resistance (Source: Sonderhoff)

The Sonderhoff Group, part of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA since July 2017, is presenting the newly developed Formed In-Place Closed-Cell (FIP CC) technology at the Fakuma 2017. According to the company, the technology combines the high water resistance of the silicone world with the attractive material costs of the polyurethane world.

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At Fakuma 2017, PolyOne is showcasing its recently acquired Comptek high temperature polymer formulations and concentrates portfolio for the first time in Europe. In addition, the company is highlighting creative applications its customers have developed with its speciality polymer formulations and services. Recently completed applications on display include a paint replacement project for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, and a consumer product for a leading global supermarket chain.

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For leak-proof sealing of its Omni drinking bottles and Cruise beverage cups, Timolino uses a thermoplastic elastomer from Kraiburg TPE that combines permanent elasticity with food compliance fully in accordance with FDA regulations and EU directive 10/2011.

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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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