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Fused deposition modeling with 3D printers using thermoplastic elastomers from KRAIBURG TPE

Most of KRAIBURG TPE’s thermoplastic elastomers are perfectly suitable for being processed by 3D granule printers from Pollen AM’s P series, which can also manufacture functional multicomponent parts additively using fused deposition modeling (FDM). (Image: © 2019 Pollen AM)KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.

DOMO Chemicals completes the acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe

DOMODOMO Chemicals, a leading producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, today announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe.

Clariant achieves 100% green electricity consumption at Knapsack production site

Clariant’s additives production facility in Knapsack, Germany powers the production of its halogen-free Exolit flame retardants solely with 100% renewable electricity. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant will continue to power its BU Additives production facility in Knapsack, Germany, solely with 100% renewable electricity following the site’s successful pilot switch one year ago. This underlines Clariant’s continued efforts of shifting to the use of renewables for its electricity demand, lowering the impact on climate change.

Henkel introduces new tin replacement solution for automotive body repair

Teroson EP 5020 is easy to apply and results in a smooth substrate for subsequent filling and painting. 
(Photo: Henkel, PR073)Henkel has introduced Teroson EP 5020 TR, a two-component epoxy-based cold rebuilding material designed to replace conventional tin solder in aftermarket repairs of automotive body damages. Fast curing, easier to sand and smoother to apply than previous solutions, the material also eliminates the heat and open flame process required for tin soldered repairs.

Avery Dennison and Mactac to show ‘Where Colours Come Alive’ – from cars to interior design – at FESPA 2020

Avery Dennison and Mactac to show ‘Where Colours Come Alive’ – from cars to interior design – at FESPA 2020. (Photo: Avery Dennison, PR440)Avery Dennison and Mactac brands will be making the most of FESPA in 2020, bringing colours alive and showcasing more than 10 new innovations across automotive, architectural, interior decoration and retail applications.

KRAIBURG TPE is focusing on e-mobility market with a comprehensive TPE portfolio

KRAIBURG TPE is focusing on the new mobility market – including e-mobility – with a broad range of thermoplastic elastomers. 
(Image: © 2020 KRAIBURG TPE)
With its broad range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and specific focus on the trends and challenges of electromobility, KRAIBURG TPE is in a good position to support OEMs and system suppliers in advancing decisive innovations in this fast-growing market segment.

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