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On 2 July 2020, KraussMaffei issued a statement on the company's participation in Fakuma 2020, the original wording of which is given below:

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Royal DSM and Clariant announced an agreement for DSM to take over certain parts of Clariant’s 3D printing business portfolio. According to DSM, the agreement will allow the company to offer customers rapid product development iterations for filaments and pellets based on application needs. Financial details were not disclosed.

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Biesterfeld announced that it is expanding its laboratory capacities in Hamburg, Germany, with the opening of the Biesterfeld Lab and Innovation Centre. Covering a total area of 800 m² the premises will be used with immediate effect for application-related laboratory activities.

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Andreas Fischer has been named Evonik's new chief innovation officer, effective from 1 July 2020. He succeeds Ulrich Küsthardt, who has held this position since 2015 and is now taking early retirement.

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Covestro CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann is the new President of PlasticsEurope, the association of plastics manufacturers in Europe. Steilemann was appointed to the position on 24 June 2020 for three years. He succeeds Javier Constante of Dow Chemical, who oversaw a fundamental reorganisation of PlasticsEurope.

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Continental is equipping the wind turbines made by Chinese manufacturer Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology with drive belts. In the patented construction, the belts manufactured at Continental’s Dannenberg location in Germany allow the rotor blades to be adjusted at any time without the aid of gears or hydraulics.

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RadiciGroup has announced a reorganisation of its sales network in Germany and has appointed B. Bigler AG as the distributor for the German market for a wide product range including the Heraflex TPE portfolio. Bigler, based in Zug, CH, and part of Dolder Group, has a sales net and logistics hub in Weiterstadt.

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Wanhua Chemical has donated 400 kg TPU materials to produce 3D-printed face-mask holders for the frontline responders, cooperating with Peak Sports.

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PolyOne has announced the launch of Barricade elastomers, the newest addition to its specialty elastomer portfolio. Based on Fortrex technology licensed from Cooper Standard, this crosslinkable elastomer offers according to PolyOne high-temperature compression set performance, easier processing, and a lighter weight solution when compared to conventional TPVs, silicones, and thermoset rubbers.

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