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Hexpol TPE and Wildo Sweden AB, a manufacturer of camping ware, have worked together on the development of a biobased TPE for Wildo's Fold-A-Cup.

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The SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group (SIG) invites the submission of abstracts for presentation at the 13th TPE Topical Conference 2018. The conference will take place in Akron, OH, USA, 18-20 September 2018. In a change of format, only abstracts and presentations will be required.

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Smithers Rapra has announced the programmes for the 2017 editions of the Silicone Elastomers World Summit and Thermoplastic Elastomers World Summit, which will simultaneously take place from 28 - 29 November 2017 in Munich, Germany. More than 250 members of the silicone elastomers, TPE and global elastomers market are anticipated to attend this year’s combined event. By purchasing one ticket to their preferred event, delegates will gain full access to the other event.

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SPE Central Europe has issued a call for nomination for the 18th Automotive Award parts & components for outstanding developments of plastic parts in vehicle construction. The award is presented in seven categories: Body Interior, Body Exterior, Power Train, Chassis Unit, Electronical/Optical Part, Structural Component and Enabler Technology.

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Velox GmbH, a worldwide operating provider of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber and paints & coatings industries, will be presenting specialised plastics and compound solutions for the medical and pharmaceuticals industry together with its partners Topas Advanced Polymers and Innovative Polymer Compounds (IPC) at Compamed 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 13 - 16 November 2017.

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The Lehvoss Group, Hamburg, Germany, will be presenting its product lines Luvosint and Luvocom 3F for 3D printing at Formnext, held from 14 - 17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Kraiburg TPE is presenting a new series of thermoplastic elastomers from its Thermolast K family at Fakuma 2017 that was specially developed for excellent adhesion and UV resistance in two-component applications with ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM). The new compounds are intended for automotive applications such as EPDM window trim and sealing profiles with moulded TPE corner joints and end elements.

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At Fakuma 2017, PolyOne is showcasing its recently acquired Comptek high temperature polymer formulations and concentrates portfolio for the first time in Europe. In addition, the company is highlighting creative applications its customers have developed with its speciality polymer formulations and services. Recently completed applications on display include a paint replacement project for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, and a consumer product for a leading global supermarket chain.

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For leak-proof sealing of its Omni drinking bottles and Cruise beverage cups, Timolino uses a thermoplastic elastomer from Kraiburg TPE that combines permanent elasticity with food compliance fully in accordance with FDA regulations and EU directive 10/2011.

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