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At Chinaplas, being held in Shanghai from 19 - 22 April 2010, Kraiburg TPE will once again be demonstrating its involvement in the Asian market. Main focus will be on the new Thermolast M compounds that offer customers in the pharmaceuticals and medical markets safe and economical handling of materials that will later come into direct contact with media that ultimately pass into the human bloodstream.

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For the latest highlight of Playmobil, the Great Dragon Castle, developers had to meet multiple challenges. One of them was the dragon itself, with a total of eight injection moulding tools, of which four had to be designed for multi-component injection moulding.

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The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP) will honour two of its outstanding leaders at its next AGM in Dubai, UAE, in April 2010.

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Thierry de Barneville was recently appointed as ExxonMobil Chemical’s new global polyolefins automotive Sales Manager, located in Paris, France.

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Sarlink TPV has announced that a new distribution partnership between Entec Resins S.A. de C.V. and Sarlink is official since 1 January 2010. Sarlink has found a new business relationship in Entec, which will supply Sarlink’s products to the plastics and rubber industry in Mexico. Entec will be the sole distribution partner in the country for all Sarlink grades from now on.

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Patrice Barthelmes, 52, has been appointed CEO of Eliokem. Since 1999, Barthelmes served as Vice President (VP) and Director for the Packaging & Building Materials Division of Rohm & Haas until its buyout by Dow in 2009, where he was appointed VP and Group Director for its Adhesives & Functional Polymers Division.

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Steve Henderson has been appointed President of Dow Auto­motive, replacing Peter Sykes who assumed the role of President Greater China for Dow.

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Herman Miller, Inc. has selected three different material families from DSM for the production of key elements in the new Embody chair.

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Wopex is the latest innovation in the portfolio of Staedler, Europe’s largest manufacturer of felt-tip pens, erasers, wooden pencils, fineline leads for mechanical pencils, modeling clay and industrial plastiline.

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By combining a bio-sourced polyol with castor oil chemistry, Arkema has further extended its portfolio of „green“ materials.

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