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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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At Fakuma 2017 from 17 – 21 October 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, Huntsman and its long-standing distribution partner Chemie-Plast will be presenting a range of products from the thermoplastic polyurethane portfolio. Elastomer solutions on display will include a novel, super lightweight, high-energy return material, which is said to have the potential to transform the production and performance of all kinds of everyday items.

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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announced the launch of two new polyurethane materials, Zurcon Z53 and Z54, which are said to conform to the latest EU REACH environmental standards coming into force from November 2017. In addition, they are said to meet customer requirements for higher operating temperatures.

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The Dutch company Black Bear Carbon announced that its upcycled carbon black has received an official Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze Certificate, assessed by the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA).

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