The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

Automotive
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.

5140 subscribers 3668 documents
Subscribe to this channel

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Henkel’s Lightweight Metal-replacing Composite Tech. Used in Volvo Models

Volvo is adopting Henkel’s high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models. Produce by Benteler-SGL, Henkel’s transverse leaf spring helps in reducing significant...

Read more

Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight Composites for Automotive: Evonik/Forward Engineering Form JV

Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering have established joint venture VESTARO GmbH. The two companies intend to drive forward the implementation of composite solutions for the industrial mass...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Ford, Magna Develop Weight-saving Composite Subframe Prototype

In pursuit of lower vehicle weight by getting rid from metallic parts to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International , in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, has developed a...

Read more

Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Ford Explores 3D Printed Large-scale Auto Parts: Breakthrough for Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford has explored how large-scale one-piece auto parts, like spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles which are lighter than their metal counterparts, as the first...

Read more

Mar 8, 2017 | Industry News

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Shows Competitive Landscape

TMR finds that with the presence of a large pool of established automobile manufacturers, such as Tata, BMW, Audi, General Motors, and Ford, the worldwide market for automotive lightweight materials...

Read more

Showing 1 - 10 of 2,577 documents matching your search
Back to Top