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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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Müller Kunststoffe announces the availability of new materials within its Lifoflex series of TPEs.

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Hexpol has come to an agreement with the Vita Group to acquire VTC TPE Group. VTC TPE Group is a leading developer and manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer compounds with production units in the UK and Sweden.

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From Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc., Rochester, IL, USA, comes a TPE grade that is said to be impervious to damage or degradation from copper.

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The surface of the new VW Golf VI’s centre console is made out of Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane from BASF.

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PolyOne, Cleveland, OH, USA, announced its attendance at the VDI „Plastics in Automotive Engineering“ conference in Mannheim, Germany, on 17 - 18 March 2010.

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Arkema is cooperating with Taiwanese chemicals manufacturer Chang Chun Petrochemicals Co. Ltd. to distribute its Evasin EVOH copolymers. Evasin will be marketed alongside Arkema’s Orevac and Lotader binders. The agreement grants Arkema an exclusive distributorship for Evasin EVOH in Europe.

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