Issue-581 - November 23, 2015   Recommend
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Learning To Love CO2

Lothar Mennicken proudly tugs at a badge on his lapel that states, I love CO2. Mennicken, the senior scientific officer for the German Federal Ministry of Education & Research, wants to dispel the notion that CO2 is only a problem chemical that causes global warming. He says it should also be considered an abundant, low-cost raw material.Converting...

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Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Polymer analysis: acid value, hydroxyl value, and isocyanates by titration

Potentiometric titration is ideally suited for titrating functional groups in monomers, in particular monomeric mono- and polyacids as well as polyols. Application Bulletin 200 describes the determination of the acid value, hydroxyl value, and isocyanate value by automatic potentiometric titration. The acid and hydroxyl value are determined...

Company name: Metrohm
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Development team behind CMR-free rheological additives acknowledged with the BYK Advance innovation...

At BYK Additives & Instruments, a leading supplier in the field of additives and measuring instruments for the coatings, inks and construction chemistry industry, the amended labeling for N-ethylpyrrolidone (NEP), which can be found as a solvent in additives, has also necessitated adjustments to the labeling of some rheological additives. Parallel...

Company name: BYK-Chemie
Published On: Monday November 16th, 2015

Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate(MDI)Industry in United States, 2015

United States Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate(MDI)Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. This report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Methylene Diphenyl Isocyanate (MDI) industry.The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,...

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Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

the FreeFOAM project: First industrial trial with encapsulated TDI

12th November 2015, some trials at industrial level were carried out at Essen, Germany. The aim of the trials was to synthesize PU foams by using encapsulating TDI with the previously selected formulation.

Company name: The FreeFOAM project
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Comparing Costs of High Pressure and Low Pressure Foam

For contractors starting out in polyurethane foam, the choices may seem overwhelming. What is the difference between a high pressure and low pressure tank? How do I choose the right manufacturer? What size product is needed?In addition the questions pertaining to beginning a foam business, contractors need to know how a product offering affects...

Company name: Fomo Products, Inc
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Coatings that Provide Improved Performance and Flexibility at Low Temperatures

The urgent need of low temperature coatings across different application segments is increasing as trends towards reduction of process and curing temperatures grows. The sustenance of the coatings and their ability to meet the performance requirements at low temperatures for industrial applications is the key factor that will decide the wide scale...

Company name: Milamar Coatings
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

the European Coatings Journal − November 2015 issue: A Matter of time

Only reliable tests will provide genuine results, which are crucial to convince consumers of buying a product.This is nothing new, but in the wake of the current discussion on the emission scandal of car producer VW, it is once again a hot topic. No question, the company's reputation has been globally damaged. To what extent? Time will tell. In the...

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Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Huntsman to Take Comprehensive Collection of Coating Chemistries to ChinaCoat

Coatings experts from three of Huntsman's five business divisions will be at ChinaCoat in Shanghai this November to speak to attendees about the company's comprehensive collection of chemistries.At this year's ChinaCoat, Huntsman will place special emphasis on chemistries that can enhance the processing and functionality of waterborne coatings -...

Company name: Huntsman Performance Products
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

APC Re-Appoints HUNI + Co As Its Sole Applicator Company In Europe For Tank Containers Lined With...

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), has re-appointed industry leader HUNI + CO, from Friedrichshafen, Germany as its sole ChemLINE coatings applicator in Europe for tank containers. The signing of this new contract solidifies a more than 10-year working relationship between the two companies, which began in 2004. Present at the signing were Mr. Donald...

Company name: Advanced Polymer Coatings
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Jotun opens new factory in Brazil

Jotun is pleased to announce the opening of a new marine and protective coatings factory outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new facility is the company's first in South America, and will have an annual production capacity of 10 million litres.The opening ceremony, that took place on November 17, 2015, was attended by H.R.H. Crown Prince of Norway,...

Company name: Jotun
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Michelman Introduces ChinaCoat 2015 Attendees to Powerful Coating Systems

Michelman introduced ChinaCoat 2015 attendees to its line of polymeric binder systems that are formulated to work flawlessly with the company's specialty line of surface additives. This pairing of compatible Michelman binders and additive technologies gives customers a competitive advantage by facilitating faster new product development time and...

Company name: Michelman
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Florock Expands Popular FloroCrete Cementitious Urethane Line for Concrete Floors

Florock Polymer Flooring, manufactured in Chicago by Crawford Laboratories, Inc. since 1952, is launching the most recent additions to its FloroCrete Cementitious Urethane family of products - New FloroCrete Cove Kits and the FloroCrete Powdered Colorant line. With today's compressed construction and facility renovation schedules, time is at a...

Company name: Florock Polymer Flooring
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Specialty Coating by VersaFlex Reduces Listeria and E. coli Growth By Almost 100%

VersaFlex Inc, a leading formulator and manufacturer of protective coatings, linings, and sealants is proud to announce that it has secured third-party test results on the GelFlex 1115-FR product to ensure antibacterial activity.Recent third party tests conducted under ASTM E2180 on a specially formulated pure polyurea system from VersaFlex,...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Demilec Showcases Latest Products at 2015 Greenbuild Expo

We are pleased to announce that Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of spray foam insulation and polyurea products, will showcase our newest products at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. You can visit us at booth #3542.We will be presenting our latest closed-cell spray foam insulation called Heatlok XT. This product is...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

AkzoNobel opens €2.5 million technical center for wood coatings in Sweden

AkzoNobel has opened a €2.5 million technical application center for its Wood Coatings business in Malmo, Sweden. The new facility is one of four global centers that work closely with customers to develop application systems to suit their specific manufacturing needs.As well as housing experimental application equipment, the center is also equipped...

Company name: Akzo Nobel
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Electrolube Confirm Productronica Success

Electrolube, the global manufacturer of electro-chemicals, has confirmed Productronica as their most fruitful yet, having launched the market's first two-part conformal coating series at the 4 day exhibition in Munich, alongside the company's newest coating, resin and thermal management solutions for electronics manufacturers. Additional coating...

Company name: Electrolube
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

Axalta Featured New Architectural Powder Products at FABTECH 2015

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, featured new architectural products and presented at FABTECH 2015. The show was held on November 9-12, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois."We always look forward to attending FABTECH," expressed Matthew Rush, Northern Region Industrial Sales Manager for...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Wattyl Protective Coatings give architecture a fresh coat of paint

Since acquiring the paint brand in 2010, global paint giant Valspar has managed to put the Wattyl brand back on top with a complete range of coatings available for major protective commercial/architectural projects. Protective coating systems are generally selected in order to perform two main functions. Their primary role is to provide asset...

Company name: Wattyl Industrial Coatings
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Roofing Equipment & Supplies Provider, Intech Equipment & Supply, Offers Special Year-End Pricing on...

Roofing equipment and supplies provider, Intech Equipment & Supply, announced it will offer special year-end pricing on the "Classic" Series PH/PHX hydraulic proportioners for foam and coatings manufactured by Polyurethane Machinery Corporation (PMC).On orders placed by December 31, 2015, customers will receive the special list price of $22,500 per...

Company name: Intech Equipment & Supply
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

BASF Solution for South Korea

Revetments made with BASF's solution for coastal protection, Elastocoast, now cover the shoreline of Goseong, Gyeong-nam Province, in South Korea.The solution helps manage sediment and provides protection against coastal erosion during typhoon season.Instead of paving the coastline with concrete or tar, the Elastocoast polyurethane binder bonds...

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

PU Europe: The EPBD revision offers huge opportunities - Let's use them

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is a significant step forward, but implementation on the ground needs improvement and clearer rules are required to unlock the deep renovation of our buildings.The European Commission's public consultation on the functioning and future revision of the EPBD will end on 31st October 2015. Oliver...

Company name: PU Europe
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

INOAC Corp. to Pay $2.35 Million for Fixing Prices on Auto Parts

INOAC Corp. has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $2.35 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids on certain plastic interior trim automotive parts installed in cars sold to U.S. consumers.According to the felony charge filed today in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Kentucky, INOAC, based in...

Company name: Inoac
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Voith Paper Upgrades North American Roll Cover Plants with Investments in New Equipment and...

Voith Paper, a long-time leader in roll covers and mechanical roll service for paper machines, has recently made significant investments in its North American roll cover facilities.Voith Paper, a long-time leader in roll covers and mechanical roll service for paper machines, has recently made significant investments in its North American roll cover...

Company name: Voith
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

November 2015 edition of Beltservice E-newsletter features Custom Cut Parts and perforations

November 2015 edition of Beltservice E-newsletter available on-line.

Company name: Beltservice
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

The Impact of Coefficient of Friction on Polyurethane Drive Wheels

There are always forces at work around us, whether working for us or against us. One of the predominant forces in the world of polyurethane drive wheels is the co-efficient of friction (COF).In layman's terms, the co-efficient of friction (COF) is the amount of resistance an object encounters when moving over another. For example, when a...

Company name: Sunray
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

NewAge(R) Industries Celebrates 40 Years of Polyurethane Tubing and Hose; Marks Decades of Fluid and...

Superthane(R) polyurethane tubing and Urebrade(R) reinforced polyurethane hose were both introduced in 1975. NewAge brought on the products for applications such as fuel and grease lines, oxygen transfer, control instrumentation, robotics and cable jacketing. Superthane and Urebrade are still used for these applications today, thanks to their...

Company name: NewAge Industries
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

LUC Urethanes opens first US facility in Conroe, donates $9,000 to local charities

The first and only LUC Urethanes production facility in the United States cut the big red ribbon in Conroe last night.The Netherlands-based polyurethane manufacturing company provides an alternative product to rubber that combines elasticity with the strength of plastic for a longer life span, the company said.From rollercoaster wheels to tech...

Company name: LUC Urethanes
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Dow buys DuPont spinoff Chemours plant in Beaumont

A company that formed earlier this year from a spin-off of DuPont said it would sell its Beaumont chemical plant to Dow Chemical Corp., one of its main customers.Chemours formed on July 1 as a stand-alone company trading on the New York Stock Exchange after DuPont spun off its performance chemical units, including aniline, an intermediate chemical...

Company name: The Dow Chemical Company
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Worlds Largest Urethane Precursor and Fuel Additive Operation Under Development

LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, has announced that it plans to build the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area. This project, considered to be the largest of its kind, is expected to create up to 2,500 construction jobs and approximately...

Company name: LyondellBasell
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

RAMPF and Reutlingen University enter powerful partnership for research

The RAMPF Group, an international specialist in engineering and chemical solutions for reactive resins and machine systems, has agreed a sponsorship contract with Reutlingen University. This cooperation aims to bring about an intensive knowledge and technology transfer with the faculties of Applied Chemistry and Engineering.Application- and...

Company name: RAMPF-Gruppe
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Successful participation of OSV Technologiya at PUTech Eurasia 2015

Last week in Istanbul (Turkey) there finished its work the 4-th International Specialized exhibition of polyurethane technologies PUTECH Eurasia 2015, that took place on 12-14 Novеmber in the exhibition center Istanbul Expo Center. At the exhibition our company presented the newest OSV develompent - compact mixing and dosing machine OSV Mini...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Aramco opens R&D center in Detroit area

The Aramco Research Center-Detroit was inaugurated today as one of three U.S.-based research and development (R&D) centers aimed at expanding the global research capabilities of Saudi Aramco, the leading global integrated energy and chemicals company. The new facility - located in Novi, Mich., and owned and operated by U.S. subsidiary Aramco...

Company name: Saudi Aramco
Published On: Monday November 16th, 2015

Demilec, Publix and The Recycling Partnership Awarded for Innovation in Plastics Recycling

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce that Demilec Inc., Publix, and The Recycling Partnership have been selected to receive Innovation in Plastics Recycling Awards for 2015.The awards recognize companies and nonprofits that successfully bring new technologies, products, and initiatives to communities and the marketplace that...

Company name: The American Chemistry Council
Published On: Monday November 16th, 2015

Green named president of polyurethane association

Phil Green has been named president of the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association.Green, who is employed by Anderson Development Co. in Adrian, previously served as marketing director, board member, secretary, treasurer and vice president of the group, according to a news release. The association has 150 companies in its membership.

Company name: The Polyurethane Manufacturers Association
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Andy Schultze Joins VersaFlex as Marketing Associate

VersaFlex Inc, a leading formulator and manufacturer of protective coatings, liners and sealants, proudly announces that Andy Schultze has joined them as their Marketing Associate.Andy Schultze comes to VersaFlex as a recent graduate of the University of South Dakota where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication, with a...

Company name: VersaFlex
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Urethane Supply Company hires west coast sales Rep

Urethane Supply Company announced the hiring of a new full-time company sales representative on the west coast, Jose Heded. Heded will represent the company in California, Arizona and Nevada.Heded has over 25 years of experience in the automotive collision repair industry. His career has encompassed work at major paint manufacturers, equipment...

Company name: Urethane Supply
Published On: Friday November 20th, 2015

Touch 'n Seal President Passes

Byron Lapin, president and CEO of Convenience Products and its parent company Clayton Corporation, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday, November 10.Convenience Products manufactures industrial and consumer products under the brand names Touch 'n Seal , Touch 'n Foam , and SEAL-KRETE with locations in St. Louis, Missouri, and Auburndale,...

Company name: Convenience Products
Published On: Wednesday November 18th, 2015

PPG announces executive appointments

PPG Industries today announced two executive appointments effective Nov. 1. Dave Cole, currently PPG vice president, packaging coatings, will become vice president, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada. He will report to PPG President and CEO Michael McGarry. Ken West, currently PPG director of specialty products in the company's architectural...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Non-aqueous solvent composition and its use as barrier liquid

A non-aqueous solvent composition comprising 0 to 10 wt. % of N-alkyl pyrrolidone, 0 to 5 wt. % of dimethyl sulfoxide, 10 to 50 wt. % of .gamma.-butyrolactone, 10 to 50 wt. % of at least one monoalcohol, 10 to 60 wt. % of at least one organic solvent inert towards isocyanate groups, other than .gamma.-butyrolactone, other than N-alkyl pyrrolidone,...

Company name: Axalta Coating Systems
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Hydrophilic polyisocyanates

The invention relates to water-soluble or water-dispersible, hydrophilic polyisocyanates and polyisocyanate mixtures, to a process for preparing them, and to their use as a starting component in the production of polyurethane polymers, more particularly as crosslinkers for water-soluble or water-dispersible film-forming binders, adhesives binders,...

Company name: Evonik Degussa GmbH
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Inkjet ink with self-dispersed pigment

An ink composition for inkjet printing is disclosed herein. The ink composition includes a self-dispersed carbon black pigment with alkali metal counter ions, polyurethane, and an aqueous carrier. The aqueous carrier includes water, at least one water-soluble organic solvent, and at least one surfactant. In one embodiment, the aqueous carrier...

Company name: Hewlett-Packard
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Organic resin bearing cyclic carbonate groups and aqueous dispersion for crosslinked polyurethanes

Firstly, the invention concerns an organic resin that comprises structural units in its overall composition obtained from: a) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer carrying a cyclic carbonate group, b) at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer carrying at least one carboxylic acid group, c) at least one ethylenically unsaturated...

Company name: Arkema
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Reactive composition comprising polyamines and a dispersion containing uretdione groups

A reactive composition contains A) an aqueous polyurethane-polyurea dispersion containing an uretdione group and having an internal emulsifier, the emulsifier having at least one ionogenic group which, in the case of an acidic ionogenic group, has a pK.sub.a in water of >8 at room temperature or, in the case of a basic ionogenic group, has a...

Company name: Evonik Industries AG
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Method for incorporating active agents into a hydrophilic polymer foam

The present invention consists of a novel process for the incorporation of one or more water-soluble active agents in a hydrophilic polymer foam. Said process makes it possible in particular to obtain a hydrophilic polyurethane foam exhibiting a gradient of active agents. This process is of particular use when manufacturing hydrophilic polyurethane...

Company name: Laboratoires Urgo
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Flame retardant foam formulations

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a flame retardant foam formulation. As an example, the flame retardant formulation can include a mono-phosphonate having a hydroxyl group, a polyisocyanate having a functionality in a range from 2.0 to 10.0, wherein the polyisocyanate is present in an amount to provide for an isocyanate...

Company name: Dow Global Technologies Inc
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Fire resistant coating

A fire-resistant coating composition and method that can be applied to various poles and substrates so as to substantially reduce the likelihood of fire and/or heat damage. The first-resistant coating composition having a first component and a second component. The first component may comprise isocyanate and a thickening agent, and the second...

Company name: Crosslink Technology
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Hot-sealable coating systems and method for joining surfaces

Hot-sealable coating systems and method for joining surfaces The present invention relates to a hot-sealable coating system, comprising a polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) and an olefin vinyl acetate copolymer (II). The polyurethane and/or polyurethane-polyurea polymer (I) is obtainable by the reaction of (A) at least one diol...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Method for producing a colour and/or effect-producing multi-layered coating

A method for producing a multicoat color and/or effect paint system comprising a pigmented aqueous basecoat material comprising at least one polyurethane resin (A) as binder, at least one color and/or effect pigment, and 0.05% to 10% by weight, based on the total amount of the pigmented aqueous basecoat material, of an associative thickener (B)...

Company name: BASF Coatings AG
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Polymer having polycyclic groups and coating compositions thereof

A polymer and coating composition containing the polymer are provided that are useful in coating applications such as, for example, food or beverage packaging containers. The polymer preferably includes a backbone having one or more polycyclic groups. In one embodiment, the polymer is a polyester and, more preferably, a polyester-urethane polymer....

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Digitally printable topcoat

A topcoat is described that can be applied or deposited using various printing techniques. The topcoat formulation includes solvated polyvinyl butyral, isocyanate or urethane prepolymer, and polyol.

Company name: Avery Dennison
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Curable film-forming compositions and method of mitigating dirt build-up on a substrate

The present invention is directed to curable film-forming compositions comprising: (a) a curing agent component comprising: (i) isocyanate functional groups; and (ii) polydialkylsiloxane functional groups; (b) a film-forming polymer comprising functional groups reactive with the isocyanate functional groups in (a); and (c) an acrylic polymer...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Extrudable pressure sensitive non-black adhesive composition and methods for preparing the same

A pressure-sensitive adhesive polymeric composition comprising the blend or reaction product of butyl rubber, an olefinic polymer component, filler that includes titanium dioxide, and an unfunctionalized phenolic resin, where the composition is devoid of isocyanate or isocyanate residue.

Company name: Firestone Building Products
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Construction material composition and method of forming construction materials utilizing rice hulls

Provided are a structure and a method of forming a structure that includes a core made, at least in part, of a rice hull composition. The rice hull composition including a combination of separate, unground rice hulls; ground rice hulls; and a rice hull powder, that each have a different particle size. A caustic-free polyurethane resin binds the...

Company name: Remold Products
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Process for making lithographic printing plate

It is an object of the present invention to provide a process for making a lithographic printing plate that enables a one-bath processable lithographic printing plate having excellent printing durability, ink laydown and resistance to staining during printing. A process for making a lithographic printing plate is provided that includes a step of...

Company name: Fujifilm
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Polyurethane/urea elastomer material for game ball applications

Disclosed herein is a composition for use in the preparation of a Lacrosse sport ball, the composition comprising a prepolymer, the prepolymer comprising a multifunctional polyisocyanate and one or more polyols having a molecular weight of from about 1000 Daltons to about 5000 Daltons, and a curative comprising an amine or an additional polyol or a...

Company name: The Hanson Group
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015


A toothbrush head in which oral hygiene parts, in particular toothbrush bristles, are set in a flexible pad. Typically the pad is made of a thermoplastic elastomer or a polyurethane gel material. The pad is supported on support parts which are connected to the toothbrush handle in various ways, for example arms or a web structure.

Company name: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Urea-containing silanes, process for preparation thereof and use thereof

The invention relates to urea-containing silanes of the formula I ##STR00001## which are prepared by, in a first step, reacting an aminosilane of the formula II ##STR00002## with an isocyanate of the formula III ##STR00003## and, in a second step, reacting the product from the first process step with sodium sulphide of the formula IV Na.sub.2S (IV)...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Production of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) with Schizolobium amazonicum and castor oil based...

This study aimed at evaluating the feasibility of OSB panels production with Paricá (Schizolobium amazonicum) wood particles bonded by castor oil-based polyurethane resin, through their physical and mechanical properties. Three different resin contents (8%, 10% and 12%) were evaluated. For all experimental conditions, the physical and mechanical...

Company name: Universidade de Sao Paulo
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015

Electroactive polyurethane/siloxane derived from castor oil as a versatile cardiac patch, Part I:...

Tissue-engineered cardiac patch aims at regenerating an infarcted heart by improving cardiac function and providing mechanical support to the diseased myocardium. In order to take advantages of electroactivity, a new synthetic method was developed for the introduction of an electroactive oligoaniline into the backbone of prepared patches. For this...

Company name: Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Published On: Monday November 23rd, 2015


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