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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Nov 17, 2016 | Industry News

Next-generation Polypropylene Plant by SABIC to Meet Key Industry Needs

SABIC to set up new pilot plant for development of next-generation polypropylene in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands to meet needs of automotive, appliances, pipes and advanced packaging industries...

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Nov 17, 2016 | Product News

Semi-crystalline High-heat Performance PPS by DimeLika Plast for Vehicles & E&E

DimeLika Plast has expanded its portfolio with another high-strength material, the semi-crystalline high-performance plastic PPS. CompaFid® compounds are well suited to mechanical, electrical...

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Nov 11, 2016 | Product News

BMW’s Body Interior Part Made of TPE from KRAIBURG TPE Wins SPE Award

In the category “Body Interior” the BMW Group has received the SPE Automotive Award 2016 for a glove compartment cover using thin-film technology with a soft touch texture that was achieved with...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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Nov 8, 2016 | Product News

Expansion of Cost-effective Foamable Polymers Portfolio by SABIC for Auto & more

SABIC regards polymer foam technologies as essential to meet growing needs for improvements in sustainability/efficiencies along global production & supply chains. SABIC is expanding portfolio to...

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Nov 17, 2016 | Industry News

Ready-to-fit Composite Parts Production in One Step by ENGEL at Composites Europe

With a wealth of injection molding experience and automation expertise, ENGEL Austria develops highly cost-effective production concepts for manufacture of composite parts for automobile...

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Nov 16, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay Shapes Future of 3D Printed Functional Automotive Parts with PA6

For the first time ever, Solvay applied its predictive simulation solution MMI Technyl® Design to a functional 3D printed automotive part in Sinterline® – the plenum chamber for the breakthrough...

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Nov 10, 2016 | Industry News

Borealis Reinforces Recyclable PP Foam Provider Position via Taiwanese Firm Partnership

Borealis strengthens its recyclable, light-weighting PP foam provider position for automotive, building & construction as well as packaging and food service sectors by entering into a formal...

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Nov 9, 2016 | Product News

Innovative PVDF Electrode Binders from Solvay Enhance Li-ion Batteries’ Performance

Solvay has featured at K 2016 a new Solef® PVDF electrode binders for hybrid as well as pure Electric Vehicles’ (xEV) high-energy lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion). These are designed to boost...

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Nov 8, 2016 | Industry News

Expansion with New Sheet Molding Compound Production Line by A. Schulman

A. Schulman has recently announced that it will expand compounding capacity with addition of a new sheet molding compound production line in Germany for auto, aero and energy sectors. New line will...

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