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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 2, 2017 | Article

Self-Reinforced Polyolefin: Material of the Future

By Mark DeMeuse

Self-reinforced plastics (SRPs) are a much talked about materials in plastics industry these days. Few key attributes noted for these SRPs include high strength, same level of recyclability and...

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Dec 6, 2016 | Article

NVH Reduction in Automotives: Strategies to Use

By Edward Petrie

Government laws and regulations are among the several factors which contribute to the growth of the Global Automotive NVH Materials market. NHV regulations to date have addressed noise from the...

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Nov 8, 2016 | Article

Engineering Solutions with PA66: Interview with Ascend Performance Materials at K 2016

By Sreeparna Das

  At the K show, we saw a strong focus on automotive solutions. There is a big demand for high end engineering materials for under-the-hood...

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Jun 30, 2016 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting and What it Means for Plastics

By Alan Dubin

It has been estimated that for every 100 kg weight saved in a car, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 8.5-10 g/km. Under currently pending EU norms, the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars...

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Apr 4, 2016 | Article

Tracking Thermoplastic Composites Trends with A. Schulman

By SpecialChem

Thermoplastic composites address needs in a multitude of key markets such as automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, and electrical. We caught up with Frank Roederer, Senior Vice President and General...

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Jan 20, 2017 | Article

Impact of China’s Auto Industry Boom on Plastics

By Dr. Kai Pflug

China has become a hub for automotive developments. According to recent stats, about 24.5 million motor vehicles were produced in China, accounting for about 27% of global vehicle production, and...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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Aug 19, 2016 | Article

6 Big Partnerships Between OEMs & Chemical Co.s in 2016

By Sreeparna Das

Similar to other industries, for the plastics industry too, actions of big brands and OEMs have an impact down the full value chain. Things get highly interesting when they decide to join hands...

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Jun 7, 2016 | Article

Self-Reinforced PP: A Rising Star for New-age Cars

By Mark DeMeuse

There has been a rise in interest within the automotive industry for self-reinforced polypropylene (PP). One of the main reasons has been low cost of the raw material, which sets it apart from other...

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Feb 5, 2016 | Article

Automotive Weight Saving: Current Strategies & Future Trends

By Mayur Mhapankar

Increasing pollution from the transportation sector has led to strict regulations on automobile manufacturers to curb harmful emissions. With stringent regulations and heavy penalties to contend...

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