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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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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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Jan 19, 2017 | Industry News

Innovative Solutions for Electric Vehicles to Better Optimize Energy Consumption

The Plastics Technology Centre (AIMPLAS), the Institute of Computer Technology (ITI) and the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV) have collaborated during this year to face some of the main challenges...

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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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Jan 19, 2017 | Industry News

Polypropylene Foams Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.78% from 2016 to 2021: M&M

M&M predicts global polypropylene foams market is projected to reach USD 1.27 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.78% from 2016 to 2021. Automotive is the largest application segment in the...

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