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03. December 2017

Alvarez new COO at Amyris

Eduardo Alvarez has joined the industrial bioscience company Amyris as new Chief Operating Officer (COO), subject to approval by the company’s board of directors. Alvarez has over 30 years of global, multi-functional, operations experience.

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Wolfgang Grellmann, Beate Langer (eds.), Springer GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, 2017, 533 p., hardcover, 160.50 EUR, ISBN 978-3-319-41877-3, e-book, 119.00 EUR, ISBN 978-3-319-41879-7

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On 25 October 2017, Ina ­Jiang has been named as Vice President of Marketing and Dr. Ulrich Girrbach as Vice President of Fibres and Textiles at FRX Polymers Inc., a developer and producer of inherently flame retardant plastics and oligomers.

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Laurence McKeen, William Andrew Publishing/Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 4th ed., 2017, 522 p., hardcover, EUR 325.00, ISBN 978-0-12-813292‑0, e-book, EUR 190.00, ISBN 978-0-12-813293-7

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Celanese has announced plans to expand the capacity of its global compounding assets. Among these expansions is the addition of one new production line at the 2016 acquired facility in Forli, Italy (SO.F.TER. Group).

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Stephanie Clark has been appointed as new Senior Director, Sales and Advertising at the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). Previously she was Director, Sales at NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association in the last three years, where she sold exhibits, sponsorships, advertising, and partnerships along with managing exhibitor services.

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The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) has announced the launch of a new educational event, The Plastics Leadership Summit, which will add an educational component to NPE2018: The Plastics Show, which takes place from 7 – 11 May 2018 in Orlando, FL, USA. According to Plastics, the Summit will provide plastics industry and end-market executives and senior management with access to the latest organizational tools and up-to-the-minute business imperatives and insights that determine company success now, and in the future. The education program is designed to provide cutting edge business insights to C-suite executives.

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With immediate effect, or as contract terms allow, BASF has increased prices for antioxidants, light stabilizers, flame retardants and other plastic additives by 15 % globally. www.basf.com

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01. December 2017

TPC for CVJ boots

The company Clickplastics AG, based in Bensheim, Germany, which specialises in the distribution of high-performance thermoplastics from Asian suppliers, presented a new TPE application at Fakuma 2017.

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David L. Safranski, Jack C. Griffis, William Andrew Publishing/­Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2017, 246 p., hardcover, EUR 136.50, ISBN 978-0-32-337797-3, e-book, EUR 136.50, ISBN: 978-0-32-337808-6

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