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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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Jan 25, 2017 | Industry News

New-generation of Fire Resistant Panels for Trucks & Buses Made from Bioplastics

AIMPLAS-coordinated BRIGIT project obtains a new generation of fire resistant panels for trucks and buses manufactured from biodegradable biopolymers from by-products from the cellulose paste...

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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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Jan 19, 2017 | Industry News

Polypropylene Foams Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.78% from 2016 to 2021: M&M

M&M predicts global polypropylene foams market is projected to reach USD 1.27 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.78% from 2016 to 2021. Automotive is the largest application segment in the...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Product News

New Dedicated LDPE Foam Grade for MEAF and Asia by SABIC

SABIC has recently launched new dedicated LDPE foam grade SABIC LDPE HP0824NDF which results in light foam. Polymeric foams are widely used in numerous areas that encompass automotive, building &...

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Jan 11, 2017 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Rayon to Acquire SGL Group’s Carbon Fiber Plant in US

Mitsubishi Rayon has decided to acquire SGL Carbon Fibers LLC, the carbon fiber production base of the German SGL Group, in order to expand its carbon fibers business for automotive light-weight...

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Jan 23, 2017 | Industry News

SGM’s New Luxury MPVs Feature SABIC’s PC-molded Rear Quarter Windows

SAIC General Motors’ recently launched luxury multi-purpose vehicles sports one of the world’s largest glass-replacing polycarbonate rear quarter windows, molded from SABIC’s LEXAN™ resin. The new...

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Jan 19, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Solutions for Electric Vehicles to Better Optimize Energy Consumption

The Plastics Technology Centre (AIMPLAS), the Institute of Computer Technology (ITI) and the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) have collaborated during this year to face some of the main challenges...

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Jan 18, 2017 | Industry News

Polyurethane Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2021: M&M

The global polyurethane market is projected to reach USD 56.76 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2016 to 2021. The market is driven by rising demands from automotive, appliances followed by...

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Jan 11, 2017 | Industry News

Complete Acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Done: Teijin

Teijin has announced that it has completed the acquisition of all the shares of Continental Structural Plastics Holdings Corporation (CSP). Development of automotive composite products platform is...

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Jan 11, 2017 | Industry News

Multicomp Conference is Set to Analyze Hybrid Composite Solutions for Auto & Aero

Multicomp conference is set to bring together researchers, designers, manufacturers and end-users to showcase the latest developments in hybrid composite solutions within high value sectors such as...

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