The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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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Apr 25, 2017 | Industry News

Rising Demand from Automotive Industry to Drive Global Sulfone Polymers Market: TMR

Transparency Market Research states that the global market for sulfone polymers will exhibit a healthy 6.4% CAGR over the period between 2016 and 2024. The automotive industry is presently the...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

Sumitomo Uses Amyris/Kuraray’s Liquid Farnesene Rubber in Dunlop Tires

Amyris has announced that Sumitomo has adopted Amyris/Kuraray’s developed biologically-derived liquid farnesene rubber (LFR) as a performance enhancing additive for use in the production of its...

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Apr 19, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay Joins Bentley, Penso to Develop Automotive Composite Technologies

Solvay has announced that it has become a part of a consortium partnership with Bentley and Penso that has been awarded a multi-million pound grant by UK government for Flexible Lightweight...

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Apr 17, 2017 | Industry News

HRSflow Offers Innovative Solution for Injection Molding of Automotive Parts

With its FLEXflow technology, HRSflow has developed an innovative solution for injection molding of high-quality parts primarily for the automotive industry. FLEXflow will help in producing...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

Composites from LANXESS Replace Steel in Vehicle’s Door Module Carrier

Metal-replacing Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS find new application in cost-effective light-weight designing of door module carrier for...

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Apr 21, 2017 | Industry News

Automotive Industry Will Continue to Dominate TPE Market Till 2022: Smithers Pira

The global market for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) will grow strongly across the next five years according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira. Automotive industry is the major...

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Apr 20, 2017 | Industry News

WACKER/STC Agree on Co-branding of Ready-to-use Silicone Compounds

WACKER and STC Silicones have concluded an agreement on co-branding of ready-to-use silicone compounds for automotive, medical, electrical and household-product sectors. Under its terms, STC to...

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Apr 19, 2017 | Industry News

Toho Tenax Manufacturers Carbon Fiber Composite Part for Porsche

Toho Tenax Europe manufactures the assembly carrier for the Porsche GT3 Cup II. It is the first automotive part being produced in serial production with Tenax® Part via Preform (PvP) technology in...

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Apr 13, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel to Supply Non-crimp Fabric to Mubea for New Monocoque Chassis

Hexcel has announced the award of a first time contract by Mubea. Under the terms of the agreement, Hexcel will supply Mubea Carbo Tech with HiMax™ non-crimp fabric (NCF) for the manufacture of...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

McLaren 2017 Formula 1 Car to Race Ahead with Stratasys’ 3D Printed Parts

McLaren Racing has expanded its use of Stratasys 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car with the goal of accelerating design modifications and reducing weight to...

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