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At Foam Expo Europe 2018, Milliken & Co. will display its portfolio of products for the polyurethane industry, including its Reactint colourants and its Milliguard and AlphaSan additives.

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27. September 2018

Non-isocyanate foam

Nitroil Performance Chemicals announced that it is broadly engaged in the development of potential alternatives to isocyanate-based foams, as isocyanates are strongly sensitising substances suspected of causing asthma and skin diseases.

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At Foam Expo Europe 2018, Cannon Viking – a manufacturer of machinery for PU foam block production – will highlight its new Eco-Slab continuous foam machine.

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At Fakuma 2018, Covestro will be presenting a whole spectrum of plastics solutions for various industries.

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At Fakuma 2018, the Sonderhoff Group will focus on the Formed-In-Place Closed-Cell (FIP CC) technology successfully introduced into the market last year. The highlight of the physical foaming process is that already at the metering stage, the closed-cell foam is stable in almost complete sealing dimension applied to the part contour. According to the company, FIP CC technology is therefore particularly suitable for 3D applications and process-oriented quality control.

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Simplicity Works has partnered with Huntsman Polyurethanes and Desma to develop a highly automated, cost-effective shoe production method (Source: Huntsman)

Spanish company Simplicity Works, working together with Huntsman Polyurethanes and Desma, has developed a shoe production method that  – according to the company – offers game-changing possibilities to manufacturers looking to produce products closer to customers in Europe and North America. In collaboration, the three companies have created a highly automated, cost effective way of bonding together two-dimensional components, in a single shot, to form a seamless, three-dimensional upper.

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The German company Pultex GmbH, Simmerath, and the Dutch company Prokol Polymers & Compounds BV, Helmond, have jointly developed the non-combustible coating system FireGuard Pro 200 based on a polyaspartic resin.

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New Rotomex ZX Neo Gear extruder (Source: Troester)

Troester announced that it will exhibit at the International Elastomer Conference (IEC)/Rubber Expo, which will be held from 9 – 11 October 2018 in Louisville, KY, USA. The company is a global supplier of extrusion systems for profile and hose manufacturing, sheet rubber products, material straining, and many other speciality applications.

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According to the Luxembourg-based company OCSiAl, its graphene nanotubes have demonstrated their ability to impart permanent and homogeneous anti-static properties to polyurethane materials, overcoming previous difficulties with nanotube dispersion in PU systems. The recently developed nanotube-based concentrate Tuball Matrix 202 has already built up a solid track record in applications such as industrial rollers and castors, PU shoes, printing rollers and cleaning pigs, said the company.

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Saip Equipment announced that it will exhibit for the first time at Iran Plast 2018 (hall 27, stand 1), which will be held from 24 – 27 September 2018 at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground, in Tehran, Iran. The event is one of the largest and most important exhibitions in Iran in the fields of raw materials, machinery and moulds, auxiliaries and services for the plastics and rubber industries. Saip will share a stand with Sitco Company, its agent in Iran.

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