The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

The automotive industry uses engineered polymer composites and plastics in a wide range of applications. Leading experts say there are four areas that require highest-priority research and development with plastics: interior, body and exterior, powertrain and chassis, light weighting.

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printing via Diode Lasers Could Pave Way for Faster Plastic Parts Production

Researchers at University of Sheffield have invented a new 3D printing technology using DAM process that they believe is set to change the way plastic parts are produced for automotive and aerospace...

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

Trinseo Underscores ABS Growth for Automotive and Expansion at VDI Conf.

Trinseo has commenced production of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins for automotive sector in China. A key development and reinforcing Trinseo’s position as a sustainable partner for global product supply are...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New High-performance PA Replaces Metal in Permanent Load Parts

Solvay has expanded its portfolio of specialty polymers to overcome demanding metal replacement challenges for automotive and appliance parts submitted to severe operating environments with two new...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

Toyota's Navigation System Screen Bezels Made with DENSO’s Bioplastics

DENSO Corporation has announced that it is using bio-polycarbonate (PC) made from starch and urethane resin extracted from castor oil for automotive components. DENSO’s starch-derived bio-PC, which...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Rayon Enhances Composite Engineered Solutions Capability

Mitsubishi Rayon has announced the acquisition of Gemini Composites. The acquisition will greatly enhance the capability of MRC to develop engineered solutions for automotive, aerospace and sporting...

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

Pultruded Composites for Automobile Weight-reduction by Teijin’s Subsidiary DSC

Diversified Structural Composites Inc., a Teijin Group subsidiary offers pultruded composite profiles, commonly referred to as pultrusions that can help to reduce automobile body and structure...

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Mar 28, 2017 | Industry News

Demonstrator That Eases Polycarbonate Film Selection for Cars: Covestro at VDI Conf.

Covestro has constructed a display and surface demonstrator for explaining the various aspects of its current film developments for cars. The demonstrator will be showcased at the VDI congress on...

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Mar 27, 2017 | Industry News

Toyota Adds Strength to Car Door Frame with Mitsubishi Rayon's Compound

Mitsubishi Rayon Co. has announced that its carbon fiber sheet molding compound has been adopted for rear door frame of Toyota’s new Prius PHV. The carbon fiber SMC offers substantial reduction in...

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Mar 22, 2017 | Product News

DSM Launches Durable SLA Material for Elevated Temperature 3D Printed Parts

Royal DSM has announced the introduction of Somos® Taurus at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group. New Material has applications in automotive, electronics and aerospace markets where high...

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Mar 20, 2017 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2017: Strong Focus on Hi-tech Plastics & Green Packaging Solutions

CHINAPLAS 2017 is an end-user-oriented trade fair focusing on "Intelligent Manufacturing, High-tech Materials and Green Solutions". Automotive, E&E, medical, B&C, packaging, information technology...

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