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Evonik will showcase an array of new products and applications, in particular for the areas solar technology and lightweight construction. The booth will feature the Lotus Exige racing car, which embodies a lightweight construction that is geared to resource efficiency. The focus here is on reducing weight, improving engine and transmission efficiency, and lowering rolling resistance.

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At this year’s K show in Düsseldorf, Chemtura and Galata Chemicals, formerly Chemtura Vinyl Additives, will exhibit at a joint booth. Chemtura will present innovations within its line of flame retardants, antioxidants, UV stabilisers, polymerisation inhibitors and organometallic specialities for plastics. In addition, the company will inform about some of the investments it is making in R&D, manufacturing expansions, and in emerging markets.

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In order to discover new applications for Desmopan and attract new customers, Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) makes a point of seeking out collaborations with innovative family-run SMEs. One such example is the long-standing cooperation with Mecklenburgische Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH, or Mekuma for short.

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At K 2010, the Behn Meyer Europe GmbH will present its portfolio of speciality chemicals for the plastics and rubber industry. Being part of the Behn Meyer Group, the distributor serves 17 European countries through its offices in Germany and the Netherlands. During the last years the company has expanded its activities offering today additives for the WPC and plastic compounding industry.

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Right on schedule for K2010, Ems-Grivory has launched a new database called "EMS Material Database", which encompasses the most important products from the product families Grivory, Grilamid, Grilon and Grilflex.

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PolyOne/GLS announced a radio frequency welding breakthrough in conjunction with Genesis Plastics Welding, a contract manufacturer of RF welded products.

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Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc., a manufacturer of petrochemical products in China, has started building a new styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) production facility in Ningbo.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set forth new regulations that mandate greenhouse gas reporting in the U.S. carbon black industry.

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Processors looking to lower the carbon footprint of their plastics found several intriguing new compounds made with sustainable/recycled fillers presented at the Society of Plastics Engineers' latest GPEC technical conference in Orlando last March.

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Plastics and rubber stand for endless new applications with the power to inspire and fascinate. Most recently, the fact that plastics are exceptionally energy-efficient has been assuming an ever-more prominent role. Plastics are the key to resource-conserving technologies characterised by low materials consumption. The use of plastics brings major benefits in, for example, heat insulation of buildings, as well as mobility through lightweight design in cars, buses, trains and aircraft. Plastics are indispensable for the expansion of renewable energies. The range of applications for plastics in modern energy technology is vast, stretching from wind turbine rotor blades, which can only be produced using fibre-composites, to membranes in fuel cells, and to photovoltaic cells, which will be printed on a grand scale on membranes with the help of plastics technology. Numerous examples of energy-saving applications and resource-conserving production processes will be on show at K 2010, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, in Düsseldorf from 27 October to 3 November 2010.

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