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Fitness trackers are a target market for the TPE materials
Fitness trackers are a target market for the TPE materials

US-based Teknor Apex has introduced a new series of Monoprene TPEs for colourful consumer electronic components such as in-ear headphones, computer mice, fitness trackers, and smart watches. Teknor states that at the NPE 2015 exhibition in the US in March, its consumer electronics series of compounds which are part of the Monprene family of TPEs, will be introduced. The company highlights that products in the series are resistant to skin oil, stains, household chemicals, and UV light. ...(more)
Ferro Corp has sold its North American polymer additives business to HIG Capital for $154m (€126m) in cash. Ferro's US plants make plasticizers based on benzyl phthalate, benzoate ester and polyadipate ester. HIG will rebrand the business and operate it as Valerus Specialty Chemicals. Ferro will continue to seek a buyer for its European polymer additives business, which mainly consists of a plant in Antwerp, Belgium. ... (more)

Thailand’s SCG Chemicals has announced it has acquired 51% of the shares in the independent petrochemical institute Norner Holding from the current Norwegian owners, private equity fund E&M. The company states that the remaining 49% of the shares will be acquired by September 2015. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed.
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