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 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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Mar 2, 2017 | Article

Self-Reinforced Polyolefin: Material of the Future

By Mark DeMeuse

Self-reinforced plastics (SRPs) are a much talked about materials in plastics industry these days. Few key attributes noted for these SRPs include high strength, same level of recyclability and...

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Mar 1, 2017 | Product News

New Light-weight Composite with Superior Surface Appearance: A. Schulman at JEC'17

At JEC 2017, A. Schulman, Inc. will introduce composite material - Forged Preg™- a light-weight material with superior surface appearance for automotive applications. In line with this, A. Schulman...

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Feb 27, 2017 | Product News

Lubrizol at PU TECH 2017: To Highlight Innovative TPU Solutions for Automotive & more

At PU TECH 2017, Lubrizol's Engineered Polymers business will highlight its latest innovative polymer solutions for design of transparent or light-colored molded parts in wearables and automotive...

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Feb 21, 2017 | Industry News

New Composites Center to Develop Carbon Fiber Chassis for Super Cars: McLaren

McLaren Automotive has launched a pioneering partnership with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The company has created a new composites center where advanced...

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Mar 2, 2017 | Product News

Teknor Apex Launches GF-reinforced High-temp Nylons for Automotive Under-hood Parts

Teknor Apex’s two new glass fiber-reinforced polyamide compounds exhibit outstanding flame retardance and exceptional thermal stability [heat deflection temperature of 245 °C] for injection molded...

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Mar 1, 2017 | Industry News

Intertek, Now Approved Materials Testing Supplier by Volkswagen

Intertek has announced its certification by the Volkswagen AG as an approved global provider for professional materials testing and validation for automotive...

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Feb 28, 2017 | Industry News

New R&D Facility to Support Customer Alliance & Growth - Soon Operational by ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil has recently announced start of construction on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Shanghai Technology Center. The expansion will help in creating innovations for automobiles...

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Feb 22, 2017 | Industry News

Light-weight 3D Printed Parts Optimization: Stratasys/Dassault Systèmes Partnership

Stratasys has collaborated with Dassault Systèmes' SIMULIA to enable final part designs that are optimized for weight and strength for aerospace and automotive applications. The companies have...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Product News

Metal-replacing Composites & 3D Printing Technology by Solvay at JEC World 2017

At JEC World 2017, Solvay will present its technologically advanced light-weighting material solutions for manufacture of high-performance structures for auto & aero. Solvay’s PPSU foams used as a...

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