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Charles Page was promoted to Product Manager of the global TPE technology platform.

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26. July 2009

Ethic Excom elected

The European Thermoplastic Independent Compounders (Ethic), a European Plastics Converters (EuPC) sector group, has elected, the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Treasurer for the period 2008 – 2010.

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Philippe Carabin has been named Chief Executive Officer of Eliokem International.

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The German manufacturer of hose and connecting systems, Masterflex AG with headquarters in Gelsenkirchen, has recently launched the new Master-TPA hose line.

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For cable manufacturers and suppliers in the IT and entertainment electronics sector, Kraiburg TPE has developed special halogen-free and flame-resistant TPE compounds that meet the stringent flame-resistance requirements of the relevant European and US standards.

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At NPE in Chicago, Engel, the Austrian manufacturer of injection moulding machinery part-handling automation systems, presented among other exhibits a 60 tonne tiebarless all-electric e-motion combi machine as part of an integrated system that produced a multi-component cell phone holder. The part was moulded with PP and TPE.

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A new series of clear, non-blooming TPE from Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. is claimed to eliminate oil bloom onto wood and other surfaces or materials by being completely oil-free.

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Kraton Polymers LLC announced its commercialisation of Kraton G1645, a polymer that creates new opportunities to replace PVC in medical applications.

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A unique approach to integrating a sealing and baffle function in GM’s 6T40 and 6T45 transversely mounted six-speed automatic transmissions helps condense packaging space and enable better clutch and transmission durability.

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In mid-April PolyOne Corporation, Cleveland, OH, USA, announced the global launch of OnForce LFT long-fibre thermoplastic compounds.

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