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HAR 3G talc has been developed by Imerys using a patented process that results in very high aspect ratio talc.

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Chem-Trend announced the acquisition of the release agent business of Rubio Trading & Consulting SRL, its long-time distribution partner in Romania. As part of a planned growth strategy in Eastern Europe, Chem-Trend Romania SRL has been established through the acquisition. Chem-Trend Romania will continue to support the local market in the existing industries of polyurethane and rubber moulding, thermoplastics processing and die casting, and will expand in the future to support the tyre manufacturing market as well, says the company.

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FRX Polymers, Inc., a producer of polymeric halogen-free flame retardants, has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), effective from 6 February 2017. ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a company-wide quality management system (QMS).

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BASF recently inaugurated its new Innovation Campus Asia Pacific, located in Mumbai, India. With a total expected investment of up to EUR 50 million, the projects marks BASF’s largest R+D investment in South Asia. All global research operations at the innovation campus will be housed under BASF Chemicals India Private Limited, a 100 % subsidiary of BASF.

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Kraiburg TPE has opened a sales office in Seoul, Korea, in January 2017 to strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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A broad range of styrenic speciality solutions and customer applications for several key industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare and packaging, will be showcased by Ineos Styrolution at the Feiplastic 2017, stand J70. The exhibition will be held from 3 – 7 April 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Huntsman Corporation has announced a plan to close the white end finishing and packaging operation of its titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility based in Calais, France, during the third quarter of 2017.

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Actega DS announced that it will raise the prices for TPE compounds up to 15 %. The price increase is effective from 1 April 2017. The measure is the result of increased raw material prices, particularly in the field of synthetic rubbers, said the company.

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Daniel Coombs was named as new executive vice president for manufacturing and refining at LyondellBasell. Also he has responsibility for the company’s technology business, global projects, global engineering services and procurement functions.

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Peter Schmidt, shareholder of the German Kraiburg Group, Waldkraiburg, passed away in early February 2017, a few weeks after his 85th birthday.

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At K2016 ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced new low viscosity Vistamaxx polymers. These materials can be used to maintain or improve cycle times of injection moulded or extruded applications. Vistamaxx 8880 improves the flow and processing of polyolefin compounds which contain Vistamaxx 6202 or 6502, or are heavily filled.

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