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components based on the continuous
fibre-reinforced composites
of the Tepex brand for
passenger car batteries, as well
as Tepex composites based on
recyclates or bio-based raw materials.
Another focus is on tailored
solutions for the stringent
requirements in, for example,
the powertrain or charging infrastructure
of electric vehicles.
The Urethane Systems business
unit is presenting products
designed to increase sustainability
along the entire value chain,
from Low Free (LF) monomer
technology and innovative Adiprene
Green brand prepolymers
with a high bio-based content to
novel hot-cast and cold-cure systems
that can be processed with
reduced energy input.
UniteChem Group (hall 8a,
stand E33), the world's leading
supplier of light stabilizers
for plastics in a broad range of
high-end industrial applications,
will be showcasing the expanded
service and product off ering
following from the company's
ongoing expansion plans and investments
both in global production
capacity (new plants in China)
and local customer support
in Europe, where the company
is seeking to grow its presence.
After establishing a major warehouse
in Antwerp, Belgium, and
opening a Sales off ice in D├╝sseldorf,
the next steps will be to
double its workforce, bringing its
technical support even closer to
local customers and expansion
into another European country.
UniteChem is expanding its
Chinese plants.
DuPont Mobility & Materials
will showcase new Hytrel foam
and other novel solutions and
technology innovations in hall
6, stand C43, including the new
Hytrel Eco grades. Based on
a biomass balance approach,
these newest Hytrel TPC-ET
thermoplastic elastomer grades
are true drop-in replacements
with no need to requalify products
or retool. One customer
recently launched patented,
foldable swim fins to consumers,
thanks to an upgrade from Hytrel
ECO B.
Also on display will be a
3-in-1 solution for EV batteries:
a patent-pending concept
to increase energy density that
combines three elements into
one modular unit to decrease
range anxiety, increase passenger
room, improve cooling,
and integrate components; a
sustainable polymer portfolio
for E-bike applications; as well
as the company's patented
Chemical Bonding technology
enabling direct polyamide-aluminium
joining that produces
higher bond strength. In addition,
the M&M stand will feature
numerous commercial applications
in the consumer space,
from running shoes to espresso
machines; developments in the
industrial & electrical space and
what might be the only thermoplastic
solution that can pass
requirements for the high-temperature
dip soldering process:
a Zytel grade able to replace
phenolic parts that is bio-based,
recyclable, and NHFR at V0.
From Ascend (hall 6, stand
A07) came the news of its pubAscend's
plant at
Chocolate Bayou
Dupont materials find
application in a wide
range of applications.
lic commitment across a broad
range of sustainability goals,
including the reduction of its
greenhouse gas emissions by
80% by 2030. The company
will also begin using bio-based
feedstock and by 2023, will off er
bio-based acrylonitrile, hexamethylene
diamine and polyamides.
At K 2022, the company will
be showcasing a new technology
platform of high-temperature,
high-ductile PA66 for fasteners
called Vydyne Thermaplus,
which has been designed as a
smarter replacement for PA46.
Also on display: Vydyne AVS,
a new engineered material effective
at dampening high-frequency
vibrations at the motor,
which translates into an 80% reduction
in cabin sound pressure.
EV motors produce vibrations at
10 times the frequency of internal
combustion engines, making
standard automotive underthe-hood
dampening materials
less eff ective. Other highlights
include the company's Starflam
flame-retardant polyamides designed
to meet a variety of performance
requirements; and its
HiDura portfolio of long-chain
polyamides for consumer goods
and connectors, as well as copolymers
for films that make packaging
more durable.
At K 2022, in hall 6, stand
A75, Covestro will present
new products and materials
for many key areas that support
the circular economy and
climate neutrality. The company
has developed the 'CQ'
brand suff ix, which stands for
'Circular Intelligence'. Products
so tagged have at least a 25%
alternative raw material base.
One of the first is Desmodur
CQ, a polyurethane foam used
in upholstered furniture, mattresses
and thermal insulation.
Covestro is increasingly moving
away from fossil resources,
in the direction of mass-balanced,
renewable precursors
and plastic waste as alternative
raw materials. Renewable energy
- green electricity - is another
focus, while the company
is also looking at the future
supply of " green " hydrogen and
the development of innovative
recycling technologies. In the
long term, Covestro aims to
off er all its products in a climate-neutral
version. By 2030,
the company plans to invest
around one billion euros in circular
economy projects.
Br├╝ggemann (hall 8a stand
D08) is presenting a range of
performance-enhancing additive
solutions at the K fair
this year. These run the gamut
from electrically neutral heat
stabilisers for polyamides in
electrical and electronic applications,
including e-mobility,
that do not corrode metallic
components - such as overmoulded
sensors - and have no
impact on the polymer's electrical
properties, to high-perCovestro
headquarters
in
Leverkusen.
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