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With the Tracel G 6800 series of blowing agents for TPEs Tramaco has developed a new solution to overcome a well-known problem: Encapsulated physical blowing agents (so-called microspheres) for injection moulding and extrusion of TPEs are often limited to relatively low processing temperatures. The new series opens up a much wider range of applications as the products enable processing temperatures even above 200 °C.

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Kraton announced a general price increase in Europe, Africa and the Middle East of EUR 75/mt across all markets and end uses, for its SBS and OE SBS polymers. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, the price increase will take effect November 1, 2009, said the company in a press release from 1 October.

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Küttner Industrieberatungs GmbH is looking back at 25 years of distribution partnership with ExxonMobil Chemical.

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The Septon K Series is the latest addition in Kuraray’s portfolio of high performance elastomer materials. Main feature is their superior bondability to glass and metal.

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Merquinsa has announced the launch of a new family of Pearlthane ECO TPU grades made with Cerenol, DuPont’s renewably-sourced polyol.

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The German plastics machinery company KraussMaffei is investing around 4 million EUR in its biggest production plant, located in Allach on the outskirts of Munich. The company is building and equipping a new surface treatment centre to replace the existing paint shop. The centre is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2009.

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The manufacturer and distributor of engineering compounds, masterbatches and standard polymers will focus at this year’s Fakuma on new eco-conscious and money-saving products.

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The TPE SIG and the Akron Section of SPE invite the submission of papers for presentation at the 9th TPE TopCon 2010. The conference will take place 13-15 September 2010 in Akron, OH, USA.

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DSM Engineering Plastics’s new compounding facility in Ranjangeon, India, has been equipped with ZSK Megacompounder Plus compounding extruders from Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany. In addition, the facility has also been equipped with a laboratory extruder of the ZSK Megacompounder series with downstream pelletiser for the production of relatively small batches and sample quantities and for product optimising applications.

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The O2-Resq system for providing immediate ventilation in cases of congestive heart failure and other respiratory distress includes a face mask with a soft, rounded elastomeric cushion that fits comfortably on the patient’s face and is free of odour, according to manufacturer Pulmodyne, Inc.

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