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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Feb 14, 2017 | Product News

New SSBR Grades for Reduced Rolling Resistance: ARLANXEO at Tire Technology Expo 2017

ARLANXEO is highlighting its two new commercialized Solution SSBR featuring generation functionalization technologies. The new grades are designed to interact with silica fillers in order to reduce...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Fibers and Glass Fibers Reinforced Polymers: Steady Growth Expected

The present study examines the global market for carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP).Metal-replacing composites revolutionizes auto & aero market and...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

ElectriPlas Conductive Resin Used for Making of Karma Revero's High Voltage Connector

ElectriPlast Corp. has recently announced that they have been selected and supplied ElectriPlast™ conductive plastics for use in the Karma Revero plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. ElectriPlast...

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Feb 10, 2017 | Industry News

BASF at CHINAPLAS 2017: To Highlight Range of Innovations for Smarter Living

At CHINAPLAS 2017, BASF will showcase extraordinary prototypes for products that improve smarter living. The innovations to be showcased include the RN30, a new concept vehicle jointly developed by...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

Celanese Builds Stronger Position in Nylon by Acquiring Nilit Plastics

Celanese has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nilit Plastics, the nylon compounding division of Nilit. Nylon continues to be a material of choice in automotive, E&E, consumer and industrial...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Fiber Composites Make an Entry into Chinese Cars: ELG/Adesso Partnership

ELG Carbon Fibre and Adesso Advanced Materials have concluded MoU regarding cooperation to develop metal-replacing recycled carbon fiber composite components for the automotive industry based on...

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Oct 12-13, 2017 | Industry Event

UTECH Congress 2017
UTECH Congress will now take place on the October 12-13, 2017 at the Hotel Novotel, Amsterdam City, The Netherlands and will focus on 'Urethanes in the Automotive Industry'...

Feb 10, 2017 | Product News

Appealing Automotive Interiors with Teknor Apex’s New UV-stable TPV

Low-fogging Sarlink® 6700 Series of TPV compounds from Teknor Apex provide consumer appeal in automotive interiors and can also be used in custom color-matched exterior parts. The new series of TPV...

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Feb 8, 2017 | Industry News

ARLANXEO Strengthens Competitive Position in EPDM Market with New Q-Lab

ARLANXEO has opened a state-of-the-art Manufacturing Quality Control Laboratory of EPDM testing in Geleen, The Netherlands. Keltan® EPDM is suitable for automotive, B&C, plastics modification...

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Feb 2, 2017 | Industry News

MCC’s Bio-based Engineering Plastic for Exterior Design Parts of Mazda’s Roadstar RF

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. has announced that Mazda Corp. has adopted MCC’s DURABIO™ bio-based engineering plastic for exterior design parts of Mazda’s Roadstar RF. DURABIO™ is a bio-based...

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