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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced that the full programme for the upcoming 63rd Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, is now available. The event schedule – including descriptions, session organisers, moderators, and presentations for each session – can be found here. The conference will take place 5 – 7 October 2021 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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Altair Material Data Center simplifies access to material data and, when combined with Material Test Data Automation, helps reduce material testing. (Source: Altair)

Altair will present its design solutions for the plastics industry at Fakuma 2021, Friedrichshafen, Germany, 12 – 16 October 2021, in Hall B1, stand B1-1225. Highlights at the stand are: design-related simulation for component and tool development, integrative simulation, the Altair Material Data Center, and solutions from the Altair AI portfolio.

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Hexpol TPE has added new grades to their family of hydrophilic TPEs (Source: Hexpol TPE)

In response to increasing demand for waterstop construction and sea wall defences, Hexpol TPE has added new grades to their family of hydrophilic TPEs. The Dryflex WS+ grades have been optimised for performance in high saline environments.

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Eldisy has been commissioned by VW to produce all plastic exterior components for the new VW ID.Buzz (Source: Volkswagen AG)

In the past, relying on vertical injection molding machines instead of traditional horizontal molding machines when it came to the production of two-component molded parts was usually the exception to the rule. And even then, it was only an option for small and medium-sized molded parts.

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BASF will showcase its solutions for the footwear industry, including sustainable polyurethane systems, TPU and E-TPU, 3D printed moulds, functional coatings, and the comfort of a sneaker for dress shoes at Simac 2021. The international machinery and technology exhibition for shoes is being held in Milan, Italy, from 22 – 24 September 2021. In hall 14, stand G40, visitors will be given insights into sustainable footwear solutions, high performance materials and coating solutions for shoe soles.

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Mocom, the former business unit of Albis, will exhibit at Fakuma 2021 for the first time. As a producer of thermoplastic compounds, the company is active in automotive, healthcare, sports & leisure, building & construction and electrics & electronics markets. Among many other products the portfolio includes Alfater TPV materials. A highlight is the Alfater XL ECO portfolio with TPVs based entirely on PP recyclate and renewable raw materials (Bio EPDM). CO2 savings are calculated using the widely used GaBi software.

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Albis announced that its Fakuma trade fair appearance this year will be all about sustainable solutions with materials on the basis of recycled or renewable raw materials that are suitable for use in many industries. In this context, the company presents its comprehensive portfolio with products from the partners BASF, Covestro, Ineos Styrolution, Lanxess, LyondellBasell, Mocom, SK Chemicals, Solvay, Wipag, MBA Polymers, MGG Polymers, Sipol and Tecnaro.

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Dryflex Circular TPEs can be used in various automotive interior applications. (Source: Hexpol TPE)

Dryflex Circular TPEs were developed by Hexpol TPE to support the shift from finite fossil-based virgin materials. They were launched in 2019 and contain recycled polymers from various sources, including Post-Consumer (PCR) and Post-Industrial (PIR). They can also be recycled in closed-loop systems at the end of life. The Dryflex Circular TPE grades have now been tested for odour and emissions performance in automotive interiors.

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Structural image of Yokohama’s new rubber-resin polymer alloy (Source: Yokohama Rubber)

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has announced that it has succeeded in developing a material that significantly reduces the weight of automotive air-conditioning hoses. The company said that it is now accelerating the development of a commercial product and aims for a full market launch in 2024.

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The Hasco SET is geared specifically to the needs of mouldmaking designers. (Source: Hasco)

Because CAD computers in design are often not connected with the internet for security reasons, the internationally operating producer of standard mould units, Hasco, has come up with its newly developed offline software programme Hasco SET - Standard Engineering Tool geared specifically to the needs of mouldmaking designers.

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The therapy ball ichó was developed to promote cognitive and motor skills in a playful way. (Source: icho systems)

Hexpol TPE recently collaborated with Icho Systems GmbH, a company bringing a modern approach to interactive therapy and systems for people with cognitive diseases. The therapy ball ichó was developed to promote cognitive and motor skills in a playful way. Depending on the application, ichó can react with coloured lights, vibrations, sound or music. The reactions are individually adaptable to the needs of the user. Current application areas include people with dementia and children, with a special focus on learning for people with autism.

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