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01. December 2017

TPC for CVJ boots

The company Clickplastics AG, based in Bensheim, Germany, which specialises in the distribution of high-performance thermoplastics from Asian suppliers, presented a new TPE application at Fakuma 2017.

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OSD from Aptar Pharma with components made of Thermolast M

The ophthalmic squeeze dispenser (OSD) from Aptar Pharma is in widespread use as dispenser for eye drops that contain no preservatives.

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Elastron has developed  foamable TPEs for extrusion.

Extruded foamed TPE materials are often used for sealing applications especially in construction and automotive markets.

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German safety shoe company, Steitz Secura, is using a polyurethane technology from Huntsman to pilot a range of specialist safety shoes that can be custom-made to fit an individual’s feet, using FitStation powered by HP.

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FRX Polymers Inc., a specialist in polymeric halogen-free flame retardant solutions, 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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Perstorp has announced a portfolio of renewable alternatives to the polyols Pentaerythritol (Penta), Trimethylolpropane (TMP), and Neopentyl glycol (Neo). The new product portfolio was globally launched at China Coat 2017.

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Frimo announced that it is constantly taking on new challenges, even in very specialized areas of application, most recently, e.g., in the field of cable foaming. This involves full cable harnesses, which are installed in every vehicle in large volumes and sealed to the outer areas with PU. Special tools and machines were developed in order to back foam these cables. According to Frimo, the actual know-how lies within the process of sealing the cables to the foam part.

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In a recent life-cycle assessment (LCA), Covestro’s Insqin water-based polyurethane technology proves to be a more sustainable way to produce coated textiles than conventional technologies.

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Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft e. V. (DKG) offers participation in two new DKG joint research projects to interested companies. The topics are "Simulation of the mechanical behavior of foamed rubber components" and "Effect of relaxation phenomena on the lifetime of technical rubbers".

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Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE), a specialist in the field of telecommunication and information technology, has launched ZTE Quartz, a smart watch that is using Arnitel TPE from DSM for its soft strap. The TPE material provides comfort, flexibility, safety and freedom of design. It feels cool and smooth on the skin, with balanced physical and chemical properties.

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