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Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, and API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A. have signed a definitive agreement for Trinseo to acquire API. The transaction is expected to close in Q3/2017, following customary closing conditions. Trinseo said that it is funding the purchase of API’s shares through its existing cash on hand.

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Shandong Linglong Tire, a Chinese manufacturer of automotive tyres, has collaborated with the Beijing University of Chemical Technology to develop 3D-printed tyres made from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Recently, the partners announced that they have successfully produced and tested a prototype of the TPU tyre.

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According to APS Elastomers, top-rated pneumatic hoses and brake tubes can be easily produced using its new thermoplastic polyurethane Zythane 7045D, which is said to add abrasion/tear/cut/puncture resistance, high burst pressure, high elasticity and coil retention, long-term flexibility, oil/fuel/microbial resistance, low-temperature flexibility and hydrolytic stability.

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Trinseo has completed the acquisition of API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A. This was announced by Trinseo on 10 July.

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Wanhua & BorsodChem announced the set-up of a new MDI bulk storage facility in the Rotterdam area. Two new tanks will be located at LBC Tank Terminals, one of the largest chemical storage service providers in the world.

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The Lubrizol Corporation recently announced new partnerships with distributors, Al-Shihab Al Thahabi and Al Azzaz, based in UAE and Saudi Arabia, respectively.

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BASF Polyurethanes GmbH recently announced a mid-double-digit million euro investment for the construction of a further production line for Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane as well as a new dispatch and commissioning hall at its Lemförde site in Germany. The new TPU plant will expand the already existing production complex.

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International professional riders put their trust in the innovative bit made of thermoplastic elastomers (Source: beris)

The bit manufacturer beris, manufacturer GPE Plast Engineering and Kraiburg TPE have developed an innovative bit for equestrian sport that uses Thermolast K to accommodate the special needs of horses and is in high demand among both professional and amateur horseback riders.

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The Silicone Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summits are recruiting expert speakers to present at this year's summits, taking place in Munich, Germany, from 28 – 29 November 2017.

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Negri Bossi announced that it will present two all-electric LSR machines applications at the FIP Solution Plastique 2017. The exhibition will be held from 13 – 16 June 2017 in Lyon, France.

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The Lubrizol Corporation's Engineered Polymers business recently showcased its thermoplastic polyurethane product portfolio for textiles, hot melt adhesives and film and sheet at Techtextil 2017. Amongst others, the company highlighted its Pearlbond TPU for adhesives, X4zol-J fibre and Estane TPU film technologies for textiles.

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