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4D printing: heat shrinks printed objects

Shrinkage behavior and curvatures can be precisely adjusted

02-Nov-2021

Printed polymers that change shape once in a predefined way when heated? This is now possible thanks to a 4D printing technology developed in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Programmable Materials CPM. The extent of the change in shape of the printed objects is drastic: they can shrink by up ...

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BASF commences its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang

Milestone for BASF’s US$10 billion investment project in China

26-Nov-2019

BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first plants. It marks a milestone of the company’s US$10 billion investment project announced in July 2018. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic ...

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BASF to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethanes plants at new Verbund site in Zhanjiang

22-May-2019

BASF plans to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plant at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production (“Verbund”) site in Zhanjiang, China. These will be the first production plants to come onstream at the site. By 2022, the new ...

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BASF Venture Capital leads a $3 million Series A financing in SLIPS Technologies Inc.

03-Nov-2014

BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the financing. SLIPS Technologies develops customized, ...

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Production begins at BASF’s largest Indian investment to date

BASF inaugurates chemical complex in Dahej, India

08-Oct-2014

BASF India Limited inaugurated its large-scale chemical production complex at Dahej in Gujarat, India. With a project cost of INR 1,000 crore (approximately €150 million), the site represents BASF’s single largest investment in India. The site was jointly inaugurated by Smt. Anandiben Patel, ...

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Lubrizol and VELOX Announce New Distribution Partnership

16-Jun-2014

Lubrizol Advanced Materials M.S. S.L. (FKA Merquinsa) announced a new distribution partnership with VELOX GmbH for its Merquinsa legacy TPU technologies. VELOX is a distributor of raw material specialities for the plastics, composites, rubber, paints and coatings industries across Europe. VELOX ...

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BASF: Thermoplastic polyurethanes research lab opens in the United States

Collaboration with American customers and universities to be stepped up

11-Sep-2012

BASF has opened a new research lab for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) in Wyandotte, Michigan. A multidisciplinary team of product developers, chemists and material scientists will work to discover new products for the American automotive, construction, sports and leisure industries. “Closeness ...

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Bayer MaterialScience awards brand and distribution license to Solid Composites

11-Jul-2012

Bayer MaterialScience and Solid Composites GmbH are partnering to develop thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powders for selective laser sintering. This method for fabricating three-dimensional structures is based on the use of a laser beam to sinter powdered starting materials. The start-up ...

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A plastic that remembers

Bayer MaterialScience and BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing develop shape memory polymer from thermoplastic polyurethane

25-May-2012

A new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) developed by Bayer MaterialScience together with the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, Germany, shows that plastics can also have a memory. Parts made of such a plastic can be temporarily reshaped and fixed in this shape. ...

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Bayer MaterialScience announces price increase for thermoplastic polyurethane resins in Asia Pacific

23-Nov-2010

Bayer MaterialScience has announced a price increase of USD 0.35 per kilogram on TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) resins effective December 1, 2010. The increase will affect all TPU products in the Asia Pacific region, including Desmopan®, Texin®, U-Flex® and Utechllan®.

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