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Engel and Hack Formenbau together against Covid-19

Engel and Hack Formenbau together against Covid-19

The demand for test swabs for nasal and throat swab tests will continue to grow strongly due to Covid 19. Injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel Austria and Hack Formenbau are jointly committed to ensuring the global supply of test swabs.


Arburg manufactures high-tech masks

Arburg manufactures high-tech masks

After Arburg started producing protective glasses on Allrounder injection moulding machines at its headquarters in Lossburg (Germany) in mid-April, the mechanical engineering company has now launched an additional project to combat the spread of the coronavirus.


TPEs with food contact approval

TPEs with food contact approval

From toothbrushes to teething rings – many manufacturers of products for dental and oral hygiene are today specifying materials that have been approved for food contact in order to also ensure that they are highly non-irritant for skin and oral applications.


BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

BASF and Mizuno upscale performance training shoes

In line with its strategy to fuel the future of footwear with winning material solutions, BASF introduces Elastopan polyurethane for the midsole of Mizuno’s new training footwear – TC-01 and TC-02.


Run Photon run… with compounds from Kraiburg TPE

Run Photon run… with compounds from Kraiburg TPE

Kraiburg TPE is supplying thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for several functional components of the Photon, an innovative educational robot. Two established Thermolast K compounds are being used for the running surfaces as well as the feelers and eyes of the interactive robot.