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TSRC has announced the launch of Vector 4116N, a styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer polymer (SIS), which is tailor-made for label applications. It has a low styrene content and a mid-to high di-block SI/SIS ratio. TSRC said that the new product maintains the balance of initial tack and cohesion perfectly by offering high flow and creep resistance together with good wetting properties. In addition, it has very good die-cutting properties, making it suitable for a wide range of label applications.

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05. September 2018

Transparent TPE from Bada

Bada has broadened its portfolio of transparent plastics. Among the new grades is a TPE, Badaflex TPE-S 55A 5371LD transparent S1. The TPE is said to exhibit good transparency and adhesion. Shore hardness can be widely modified opening opportunities for applications like suction cups and non-slip coated surfaces. Other recent transparent grades include a PC, a PP, and a PPA/PA66, and a PPA/PA66 with 15 % glass fibre content.

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Hutchinson announced that a team from the Bodywork Seals Business Unit and the Research and Innovation Center have perfected a 100 % thermoplastic door seal. According to the company, this new product deliveres improved weight (30 to 50 % compared to the generic EPDM solution), recyclability, and good aesthetics.

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Grades of the Elastron V 281 series are suitable for the production of shower hoses.

To meet market and customer requirements in the USA and elsewhere, Elastron has obtained NSF/ANSI 61 approval for drinking water applications and is listed now as a certified manufacturer. The company said, that its products will continue to be tested periodically and unannounced audits will be made to the factory by NSF International to guarantee that the quality maintains.

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The 26th edition of Fakuma will take place from 16 – 20 October 2018 in Friedrichshafen at the Lake Constance. In non-K years this event is the biggest and most important trade show for plastics processing in Germany. The German TPE compounder Kraiburg TPE announced that it will highlight at this fair its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise. In addition to current applications, the company will be showcasing two new series for automotive interior and consumer applications.

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Lubrizol has initiated an “Innovation Alliance” network focused on driving growth of its TPU-based fibre X4zol-J for the performance apparel market. The network was unveiled at the ISPO 2018 held in Munich, Germany, in March 2018.

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Saip Equipment announced that it will be present at the Utech North America 2018 (stand 828), which will take place from 11 – 13 September 2018 in Charlotte, NC, USA. The company is a manufacturer of customised systems and machines for diverse polyurethane applications.

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Callaway’s AeroWagen features a design with lower aerodynamic resistance and more cargo area volume. (Source: Callaway)

The carbon fibre parts for the Callaway AeroWagen, a shooting brake conversion of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, are manufactured using Rampf’s polyurethane board Raku Tool MB-0600 and resin infusion system Raku Tool EL-2203/EH-2970.

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Lubrizol has launched Aptalon W8062 polyurethane dispersion (PUD) and Aptalon W8030 self-matting PUD, a new offering from its Aptalon polyamide technology portfolio for water-borne coatings. In addition, the company announced the commercial availability of Solsperse W100 and W200 hyperdispersants for water-borne coatings.

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Multiple extrusion aggregate Troester CoEx (Source: Troester)

The German company Troester GmbH & Co. KG announced that it will exhibit at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference – ITEC 2018, stand 317, from 11 – 13 September 2018 in Akron, OH, USA.

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