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The speciality chemicals company Lanxess announced that it will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanisation and digitalisation. All in all, six of Lanxess' eleven business units – High Performance Materials, Urethane Systems, Polymer Additives, Rhein Chemie, Inorganic Pigments, and Advanced Industrial Intermediates – will be showcasing their products at K 2019.

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Rampf Group, Inc. has developed a fully automated production cell with Cure-on-Demand (CoD) technology for the bonding of car parts. According to the company, the integration of CoD technology into joining tools facilitates the fast and reliable bonding of plastic components. Automotive adhesives are designed for high final strength and elasticity. For an effective application process, they must be flowable and precisely metered. To achieve the required adhesion and internal strength, the adhesives require relatively long curing times, said Rampf.

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announced that it has partnered with Ducker Frontier to provide ASC members visibility into market opportunities and growth potential in the building and construction market in North America.

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JGC Corp., Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ube Industries and Showa Denko KK (SDK) have begun a study of collaboration for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business for plastic waste gasification facilities using the Ebara Ube Process (EUP).

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Cabot Corporation announced that it will showcase its application innovations to meet the evolving needs of the automotive, consumer goods, food packaging, and infrastructure industries at K 2019. The company's solutions for the plastics industry include speciality carbon blacks, black masterbatches and conductive compounds and concentrates for a wide range of processing technologies, including advanced extrusion and moulding methods.

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Davis-Standard, LLC announced that it will promote its elastomer extrusion technology, crosshead and facility expansion at Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd., during RubberTech China 2019 (hall N1, stand 1A113), 18 – 20 September 2019 in Shanghai, China.

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Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced that it will showcase its portfolio of solutions for the plastics industry at K 2019. The company said it will feature an array of products and application-tailored solutions that enable applications across sectors such as automotive, electronics, packaging and films, healthcare, and agriculture. Another feature will be the company's increased focus on sustainability, underscoring its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and to addressing pressing issues – including energy and greenhouse gas reduction, water conservation and material efficiency.

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The Swiss company FoamPartner Fritz Nauer AG has developed a foam product family, which is characterised by very low emission levels for use in automotive headliners with high demands on processability and design. The new ether-based foam technology is said to combine high surface quality with lowest volatile organic compounds (VOC) and fogging (FOG) values. The company will present the new products at Foam Expo Europe 2019 from 10 – 12 September 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Polyurethane experts from Huntsman are taking part in Foam Expo Europe 2019, Europe’s largest trade fair and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain, from 10 – 12 September 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. At the exhibition and during the associated speaker sessions, Huntsman will highlight the wide range of polyurethane-based foam solutions it provides, focusing specifically on mobility, comfort and construction applications.

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BASF, Borealis, BP, LyondellBasell, SABIC and Total, located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, have formed the 'Cracker of the Future' consortium to jointly study how to use renewable electricity to operate naphtha and steam crackers, rather than fossil fuels, according to the reports from Geleen, Netherlands.

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