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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 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 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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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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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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