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Lubrizol announces it will exhibit at IDEA19 in Miami Beach, 25-28 March 2019. The company said it will be showcasing several polymer and additive technologies that enhance performance of specialty papers, textiles and nonwovens.

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Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., in a joint research project with the Tribology Laboratory headed by Associate Professor Iwai of the College of Science and Engineering at Kanazawa University, has developed an evaluation technology that visualises rubber’s frictional state of contact on an icy surface (image of a tyre in motion). The new evaluation technology will enable the discovery of new compounding agents with excellent water absorbency and facilitate more precise development of tread patterns that deliver higher drainage performance, the company said. Yokohama expects that the technology will lead to the development of winter tyres with dramatically improved ice performance.

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16. November 2018

ISOPA Carrier Day 2018

The transportation of chemicals is a specialist activity that requires a high level of responsibility, that is why ISOPA, together with its member company, Huntsman Holland bv, hosted the annual Carrier Day at the Rotterdam/Botlek site. ISOPA brought together isocyanate manufacturers, carriers involved in transporting diisocyantes and, for the first time, the two major downstream users (PU Europe and Europur).This year’s Carrier Day saw 60 participants from across the value chain attend the training.

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Elastomer-based electronics components and accessories, cables and wires, industrial equipment, safety wear, tires, and many other specific rubber and silicone applications stretch the requirements and expectations for conductive additives. But the issue of how to combine conductivity with improvements in the mechanical properties of elastomers remained difficult for the industry until recently.

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The Indian Rubber Technology Center invites to a Short Term Course on Recent Advances in Rubber Technology 2019. The event will take place on 12-16 February 2019 in Kharagpur and will be coordinated by Dr. Narayan Ch. Das and Prof. Kinsuk Naskar.

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Rampf Polymer Solutions is presenting its range of silicone, polyurethane, and epoxy casting resins with high thermal conductivity at electronica 2018 (hall A5, stand 224) from 13 – 16 November 2018 in Munich, Germany.

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With Desmopan 37385A Covestro now offers the first representative of a series of TPUs containing polyether carbonate polyols based on the company’s proprietary cardyon CO2 technology. Compared to conventional materials, this new TPU leaves a lower carbon footprint and unlike many bio-based materials, do not compete with food production.

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New flame retardant styrene-based Solplast thermoplastic elastomers from Uteksol now complement the portfolio of Hamburg-based Albis Plastic.

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The Cannon Group announced that an international corporate meeting was organised on 22 – 24 October 2018 to celebrate both the 40th anniversary of activity in the USA and the expansion of the Cranberry, PA, factory.

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AkzoNobel announced that yacht owners can now benefit from an advanced coatings technology, which passed the ultimate test during the latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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