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Assocomaplast, the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ association, elected Giorgio Colombo, General Manager of the extrusion lines manufacturer Icma San Giorgio, as Chairman for the years 2010?–?2012. He nominated Alessandro Grassi, General Sales Manager of Frigosystem, as Vice-Chairman of the association.

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Alliance Polymers and Services, LLC, Romulus, MI, USA, has introduced a new line of halogen-free, flame retardant TPE-S for consumer and industrial electronic power cords and auxiliary cables.

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27. September 2010

Omnova to acqire Eliokem

Omnova Solutions Inc. announced its intention to acquire Eliokem from private equty firm Axa. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. Omnova said it will pay 227.5 million EUR for Eliokem.

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The undersides of long-haul semi-trailer trucks have to resist harsh conditions: the parts are exposed to grimy exhaust and road particulate combined with spraying water, caustic de-icing solutions, and other chemical agents.

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Water and dirt can have a permanent effect on vehicle components.

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Milan based Coim S.p.A. has appointed Teknor Apex to be the exclusive distributor of its Laripur TPUs to wire and cable manufacturers in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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From Supreme Athletic Wear LLC, Indianapolis, IN, USA, comes the new Spider Guard Cup, a body protection device, that is said to provide flexibility and ease of movement while enhancing protection through a special concept of energy displacement and dissipation.

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From Sockwa, Inc. come shoes that give the person wearing them a feeling like a second skin.

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D1183 BT is a new SIS grade in Kraton‘s portfolio for use in applications where softness, ease-in-processing, and high temperature resistance are essential.

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After two years in development a new type of cork bathmat is now going into serial production.

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