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The Lehvoss Group, Hamburg, Germany, will be presenting its product lines Luvosint and Luvocom 3F for 3D printing at Formnext, held from 14 - 17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Aurora Plastics, LLC, a PVC specialist, announced on 10 October 2017 the acquisition of compounder S&E Specialty Polymers of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA. The move marks Aurora Plastics’ second acquisition this year and represents the company’s initial expansion into thermoplastic elastomers and further expansion into the company’s flexible PVC capabilities. The acquisition of S&E Specialty Polymers further expands Aurora Plastics’ supply chain and manufacturing footprint across the US and Canada.

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Clariant and Huntsman Corporation jointly announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger of equals. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Clariant and Huntsman.

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Wildo Fold-A-Cup Green (Source: Hexpol TPE)

Hexpol TPE and Wildo Sweden AB, a manufacturer of camping ware, have worked together on the development of a biobased TPE for Wildo's Fold-A-Cup.

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DowDuPont announced that it will increase production capacity at its site in Shenzhen, China, to meet the strong demand for engineered polymers used in the automotive, consumer and electronics markets.

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Songwon announced that it has commissioned a second thermoplastic polyurethane production line at its site in Suwon, South Korea, extending the plant's production capacity from 7,000 t/y to 12,000 t/y.

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Kraiburg TPE is presenting a new series of thermoplastic elastomers from its Thermolast K family at Fakuma 2017 that was specially developed for excellent adhesion and UV resistance in two-component applications with ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM). The new compounds are intended for automotive applications such as EPDM window trim and sealing profiles with moulded TPE corner joints and end elements.

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At Fakuma 2017, Hexpol TPE announced plans for further investment and capacity expansion at its site in Lichtenfels, Germany. The investment includes the installation of a new twin-screw production line as well as investment in infrastructure, sub-systems and equipment to support further expansion of the business.

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At Fakuma 2017, PolyOne is showcasing its recently acquired Comptek high temperature polymer formulations and concentrates portfolio for the first time in Europe. In addition, the company is highlighting creative applications its customers have developed with its speciality polymer formulations and services. Recently completed applications on display include a paint replacement project for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, and a consumer product for a leading global supermarket chain.

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