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 15, 2017 | Product News

Solvay at JEC World 2017: Launches Thermoset Prepreg Resin System for Automotive

Solvay announces at JEC World 2017 (March 14-16) the launch of its new innovative thermoset prepreg resin system SolvaLite™ 730, a next-generation sub 60 seconds cure technology, specifically...

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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...

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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...

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Mar 6, 2017 | Industry News

Growing Sustainable Packaging Demand Drives Bio-based PET Market

The global bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate market is expected to reach USD 6.73 billion by 2025, according to a new research conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. Automotive, Electronics...

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Mar 3, 2017 | Product News

ELIX Polymers Develops Optimized ABS Grades for 3D Printing

ELIX Polymers has developed additional specialty grades of ABS optimized for 3D printing. The portfolio includes tailored ABS grades for automotive, aerospace, E&E, healthcare and food contact...

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Mar 13, 2017 | Product News

Teijin at JEC World 2017: To Exhibit Wide Range of Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Teijin to showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017. Highlights include: CFRP auto parts production, PEEK Composites, metal-replacing solutions, high-strength...

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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...

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Mar 6, 2017 | Product News

Composites for Cost-effective Lightweight Construction: Covestro at JEC World 2017

Covestro will present metal-replacing material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors and for the generation of renewable energies at the JEC World...

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Mar 3, 2017 | Industry News

Cabot Expands Elastomer Composites Line, Strategic Investment for New Set of Customers

Cabot Corporation has announced a strategic investment to expand its manufacturing capabilities for natural rubber-based elastomer composites to drive application innovation for tire and industrial...

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Mar 2, 2017 | Industry News

Team Penske Announces 3D Printing Partnership with Stratasys to Get Competitive Edge

Team Penske has recently announced that it has formed a technical partnership with Stratasys. As part of a multi-year agreement, Stratasys will provide equipment and support services to assist Team...

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