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Automotive

BASF and Toray in Supply Agreement for Production of CFRT Tapes for Automotive & Industrial Applications

Toray Advanced Composites (U.S. office in Morgan Hill, Calif.) and BASF, Florham Park, N.J., signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.
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Automotive

INEOS Styrolution Celebrates Groundbreaking of New ASA Plant

The new ASA plant further strenghthens INEOS Styrolution’s global lead % increases local supplies.

Automotive

Injection Molding: Solve Two Problems at Once With Autonomous Optimization

Automated “virtual DOE” software can optimize mold design for one or more variables in injection molding.

Engineering Resins

Covestro Steps Up Investment in Thermoplastic Composites

Covestro, Pittsburgh, Penn., is further developing its offerings and capabilities in continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites in response to market trends and a growing demand from customers.
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Medical

Chemours Acquires Mining Operations of Southern Ionics Minerals

The acquisition provides Chemours with tremendous scalability and flexibiltiy to internally source ore, nearly doubling its capacity, particularly of Ti-Pure TiO2.

Consumer Products

RTP Acquires Zeotherm TPV Technology

New acquisition expands RTP’s already diverse portfolio of TPEs.

Additives

SABIC Defers Discussions with Clariant on Merger with its Specialties Business

Continuation of discussions welcome by SABIC when market conditions improve.

Blow Molding

Lanxess Intensifies Blow Molding Support

A new development team, a new suction blow molder, and process simulation capability add to Lanxess’ new emphasis on blow molded nylon in automotive fueltrain applications.

Consumer Products

Dukane Expands and Strengthens Laser Plastic Welding Offerings Through Acquisition

Acquisition of Oregon Laser Welding Equipment Company’s Blackhawk Technology Group finalized by Dukane.

Construction

DSM Further Strengthens Position in High-Performance Specialty TPEs

DSM is expanding capacity of Arnitel copolyesters by 20%.