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New grades from Covestro’s Desmopan DP 96xx line are used in the Salomon X-Pro 70 W ski boot. The boot’s lower shell is made of an exceptional transparent grade of this thermoplastic polyurethane.

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The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is sponsoring with around EUR 1.5 million a joint research project of BASF SE, Heidelberg University, LMU Munich and hte GmbH.

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Zeiss Industrial Metrology has opened a new facility in Wixom, MI, USA, dedicated to the latest developments for the process chain in car body metrology and automated inspection.

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According to a new study by Applied Market Information Ltd., the global artificial turf market is expanding rapidly. Artificial turf is increasingly meeting the needs of sports facility owners that require their fields to be consistently available for more intensive use. For home owners and architects it is providing a desirable landscaping option. In each application it has developed from being a valuable solution where climatic conditions are challenging e.g. because there is too much or too little rain, or because heat or freezing temperatures cause the ground to be too hard, to being a product of choice because of its lower maintenance needs compared to natural grass.

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Repsol’s Chemicals division has signed a technology licence agreement with Chinese company Tianjin Bohua Chemical Development, a subsidiary of Bohai Chemical Group, to produce propylene oxide (PO) and styrene monomer (SM) – raw materials for products like polyols, glycols, polystyrene, EPS, ABS and synthetic rubber.

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The Elastomers Business Unit of Kuraray has announced a worldwide increase of the transaction prices of all Septon, Hybrar and TU-Polymer elastomers. The price increase of USD 0.25 / kg is effective 1 February 2017 or as existing supply agreements allow.

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Merck, based in Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, has announced to refine and market its innovative 3D plastics technology together in a strategic collaboration with PolyOne.

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PolymaxTPE has added two styrenic TPE grades with low compression set at elevated temperatures for gasket and seals applications to its portfolio.

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Market report: India Thermoplastic Elastomers Market By Type (Styrenic Block Copoly­mers, Thermoplastic Olefins, Thermoplastic Polyurethanes, etc.), By End Use Application (Automotive, Consumer Durables, etc.), Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2025, August 2016, PDF, 140 p., from USD 2,500.

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At K 2016 DuPont has introduced Hytrel HTR8808, a developmental TPC-ET blow moulding grade.

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20. December 2016

TPE cleans the pool

The Turkish compounder Elastron is further expanding application areas for thermoplastic elastomers.

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