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Apr 25, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Antimicrobial Silicone by KTU Scientists: Discussions with Investors to Start Soon

Researchers develop silicone that has antimicrobial effect both on gram-positive and on gram-negative microbial strains and fungi. It can be used in hospitals, health care centers and in other...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

HEXPOL Acquires Trelleborg’s Rubber Compounding Unit; Strengthens Presence in Central Europe

HEXPOL has acquired 100% of Trelleborg Material & Mixing Lesina. The acquisition is a very good complement to HEXPOL Compounding in Europe and broadens and strengthens our presence with Rubber...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

20 Finalists Shortlisted for AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry Challenge

AkzoNobel has announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative. It received many ideas for novel chemistries ranging from new sources of bio-based products to potential breakthrough...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

Sumitomo Uses Amyris/Kuraray’s Liquid Farnesene Rubber in Dunlop Tires

Amyris has announced that Sumitomo has adopted Amyris/Kuraray’s developed biologically-derived liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive for use in the production of its...

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Apr 20, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s Tritan™ Makes “My Bottle” Concept Fit for Trending Market Segments

Steelo Containers turn towards Eastman’s Tritan™ for differentiating “My bottle” concept in the cluttered trending Indian water bottle market. Tritan is a BPA-free food-grade polymer that is durable...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

Implantable PEEK-based JUVORA™ Dental Disc Secures FDA Clearance

JUVORA™ dental disc, an alternative to metal prosthetic devices, has received the US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for expanded indications. Indications for use in the United States...

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Apr 24, 2017 | Industry News

Flame-retardant Rigid Foam Sheets by General Plastics at AIX

At the 2017 Aircraft Interiors Expo, General Plastics showcased its lightweight, flame-retardant LAST-A-FOAM® rigid foam sheets and blocks, its rigid and flexible foam molded parts and its...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Product News

Microbial Growth-resistant New TPE for Drinking Water Applications by HEXPOL TPE

HEXPOL TPE has recently launched Dryflex DW - a special range of TPE compounds for applications that come into contact, either directly or indirectly, with drinking water. Dryflex DW TPE compounds...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

Automotive Industry Will Continue to Dominate TPE Market Till 2022: Smithers Pira

The global market for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) will grow strongly across the next five years according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira. Automotive industry is the major...

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Apr 20, 2017 | Industry News

WACKER/STC Agree on Co-branding of Ready-to-use Silicone Compounds

WACKER and STC Silicones have concluded an agreement on co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds for automotive, medical, electrical and household-product sectors. Under its terms, STC to...

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