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 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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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 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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