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Since 1 July 2009 Hamburg-based plastics distributor K.D. Feddersen operates with an affiliated company in the UK, K.D. Feddersen UK Ltd. based in the area of Birmingham.

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Capitalizing on its experience in castor oil chemistry, Arkema has developed Pebax Rnew100, a range of TPEs produced entirely from renewable raw materials.

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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., based in Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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Cinpres is set to expand its global sales and service support by appointing Muehsam Cooling Automation & Technology, based in Warsaw, as a representative to cover the Polish market.

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According to a statement from LyondellBasell, the company “has received a preliminary non-binding offer from Reliance Industries Limited to acquire for cash a controlling interest in the company contemporaneously with the company's emergence from Chapter 11 reorganisation.”

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PolyOne has introduced a new line of USP Class VI colourants for medical devices called OnColor HC Gamma Stable Color Concentrates. These products formulated to eliminate colour shift and minimise property reductions in medical polymers after devices are sterilised. Traditional sterilisation procedures – ethylene oxide, gamma irradiation, autoclave steam sterilisation, and e-beam methods – tend to reduce physical properties and increase colour shift in medical plastics.

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The Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) has announced that the NPE2012, the next edition of the triennial NPE international plastics exposition, will take place 1 – 5 April 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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At this year’s Fakuma the VTC TPE Group once again co-exhibited with its German distributor, Nordmann Rassmann, Hamburg. The group showcased the latest developments in their three TPE brands: Mediprene for medical device applications Dryflex for industrial and consumer applications and Marfran for winter sports and footwear markets.

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The European market for thermoplastic elastomers has suffered a setback, along with all other industry sectors. This was not only due to the overall economic downturn, but also to the continuing shift to Asia, of a number of applications.

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Dow Chemical, Midland, MI, USA, is in the process of commercialising a new impact modifier for rigid thermoplastic olefins (TPOs) that will increase their flexural modulus without affecting low-temperature impact resistance, allowing designers to downgauge parts without sacrificing mechanical properties.

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