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Every three years elastomer experts from Germany and abroad come together in Nuremberg on occasion of the German Rubber Conference (Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung, DKT). This key event for professionals along the complete supply chain of elastomers is a unique combination of a trade show and a conference. The exhibition offers a multitude of opportunities to network and to get profound insights into the current state of this dynamic industry and to get informed about latest developments in materials and processing technologies. The four-day conference is a podium for top-level speakers from science and industry. The event is a unique opportunity for OEMs to get a comprehensive overview of the innovative strength and technological leadership of the elastomer industry as a reliable partner for their current and future requirements. Organiser of this meeting point for the rubber industry is the German Rubber Association (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft, DKG).

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The German Rubber Society (Deutsche Kautschuk-Gesellschaft – DKG) has elected Dr. Cristina Bergmann, Head of H&R Research Laboratory at Hansen & Rosenthal, as Chairman of the DKG, Prof. Dr. Andreas Limper, Managing Director of Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau, as First Deputy Chairman, and Dr. Hans-Martin Issel, Managing Director of Unimatec Chemicals Europe, as Second Deputy Chairman for the term of office from 2018 to 2021.

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AMI has issued a new edition of its database of compounders in Europe. Ami said that the improving European economy and continued penetration of plastic components in sectors such as the automotive industry and domestic appliances has helped to drive growth and investment in the compounding industry.

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The specialist for extrusion equipment Davis-Standard has partnered with compounder Teknor Apex to produce a medical tubing in a live demonstration of Industry 4.0 technology at NPE2018.

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The Lubrizol Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 24 May 2018, celebrating the successful start-up of its latest TPU capacity expansion in Avon Lake, OH, USA. The company said it has invested USD 27 million at the site, creating 15 new jobs. Details of the production capacity were not disclosed. According to Lubrizol, the expansion is part of its strategic global capacity expansion programme supporting the Engineered Polymers business and product lines including Estane TPU, Pearlthane TPU, Pearlbond TPU and others, totalling nearly USD 80 million across the globe.

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TSRC Corporation announced that it has increased its shareholding in Indian Synthetic Rubber Private Ltd. (ISRPL) to 50 %, as the transaction closed in April 2018.

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The tremor spoon of Ornamin enables tremor patients to eat confidently and independently despite shaky hands.

A new tremor spoon attachment offered by Ornamin enables users to eat confidently and independently despite shaky hands and hand cramps. Food stays on the spoon despite tremors thanks to a small part made of Provamed TPE compound by Actega DS.

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By modernising two existing technical support center and research lab operations under one roof in Terneuzen, Trinseo has created a new plastics research centre that will house 180 non-manufacturing employees.

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RTP’s newest manufacturing location is located at Prologis Park V in Wroclaw, Poland. The 8,000 m2 facility has a wide dock area with a high clearance ceiling, external office space, and a laboratory with controlled temperature and humidity.

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Thermolast K gives the Victory Toothbrush product line new functionalities and a soft-touch grip.

At Chinaplas 2018 Kraiburg TPE showed two new applications of grades from the Thermolast K series.

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