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 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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Jan 31, 2017 | Product News

Axion’s New 100% Recycled ABS Offers Both Cost & Carbon Savings in Auto and B&C

Axion Polymers has recently launched a new range of strong and durable 100% recycled ABS grades suitable for a range of injection molding applications – particularly in the construction and...

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Jan 25, 2017 | Industry News

Cost-effective Mass-production of Complex Molded Composites Parts: New Technology

Evonik has developed new technology for mass-production of complex molded composite parts for automotive industry at reasonable price. These parts are around 75% lighter than traditional steel...

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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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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 1, 2017 | Industry News

Silicones for Thermal Management of Automotive Batteries: Dow Corning's Paper

Dow Corning is presenting a poster at the 2017 Advanced Automotive Battery Conference in Mainz, Germany highlighting the thermal management benefits that high-performance silicones offer to...

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Jan 26, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printing Solution Partnership for Formula 1: Stratasys & McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing and Stratasys has announced a new four-year partnership under which Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with a suite of 3D printing solutions, as the Official Supplier of 3D Printing...

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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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