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The 26th edition of Fakuma will take place from 16 – 20 October 2018 in Friedrichshafen at the Lake Constance. In non-K years this event is the biggest and most important trade show for plastics processing in Germany. The German TPE compounder Kraiburg TPE announced that it will highlight at this fair its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise. In addition to current applications, the company will be showcasing two new series for automotive interior and consumer applications.

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LyondellBasell has started a cooperation with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the field of chemical recycling of plastic materials. The focus of the venture is to develop a new catalyst and process technology to decompose post-consumer plastic waste, such as packaging, into monomers for reuse in polymerisation processes.

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Lubrizol has initiated an “Innovation Alliance” network focused on driving growth of its TPU-based fibre X4zol-J for the performance apparel market. The network was unveiled at the ISPO 2018 held in Munich, Germany, in March 2018.

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Biesterfeld Plastic is intensifying its cooperation with long-standing partner BASF. The company announced in mid-June 2018 that it is now distributing Elastollan TPU in Central, Western and Southern Europe on basis of an exclusive distribution agreement.

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Hexpol TPE has optimised the extrusion equipment and production capacities at its site in Lichtenfels, Germany, with the installation of a filtration system from Trendelkamp Technologie GmbH. In addition, all extrusion lines were equipped with granulate classifiers from Trendelkamp.

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Sirmax SpA announced an important investment in Kutno, Poland, in the Special Economic Zone (ZES) of Łódz´. The compounder, headquartered in Cittadella, Italia, will construct a second compounding facility at the site.

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Evonik announced that it has developed the world’s first flexible plastic material based on PEBA (polyether block amide) for use in 3D printing. According to the manufacturer, the powder stands out for its high elasticity and strength and is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing technologies.

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The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has issued a Call for Papers to be presented at the Antec 2019 plastics technology conference, which will be held from 18 – 21 March 2019 in Detroit, MI, USA. Antec is one of the largest international technical meetings of individuals representing industry, government and academia, providing a broad perspective on the science, engineering and business of plastics.

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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) announced that Mitsubishi Corporation Plastics Ltd has joined the IRSG Panel of Associates.

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Conventus Polymers LLC has reached an agreement to become an exclusive distributor for Kumho Polychem Co., Ltd., a supplier of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) based in Seoul, South Korea. Conventus will sell Kumho Polychem’s line of Innoprene TPVs in North America and will provide all technical marketing, account management, application development, and customer service support, effective from 20 August 2018.

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