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Kraton Polymers LLC has announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2009.

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Effective 1 July 2009 Hamburg based distributor Biesterfeld Plastic has extended the cooperation for Santoprene TPV as well as Vistamaxx from ExxonMobil Chemical to Turkey and Middle-East/Africa. The existing agreement between ExxonMobil Chemical and its former local distributor will expire at the end of 2009.

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At Tessenderlo Chemie NV’s annual general meeting of 2 June 2009, Baron Valère Croes was re-elected as member of the board of directors.

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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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