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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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Dec 16, 2016 | Article

2016 Highlights: Plastics Innovations & Trends that Stood Out!

By Sreeparna Das

2016 is almost over… and it’s time to look back at how the year was for the plastics industry. Overall, we saw some key trends emerging such as 3D printing, industry 4.0, automotive...

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Dec 6, 2016 | Article

NVH Reduction in Automotives: Strategies to Use

By Edward Petrie

Government laws and regulations are among the several factors which contribute to the growth of the Global Automotive NVH Materials market. NHV regulations to date have addressed noise from the...

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Nov 16, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Processes to Watch—High Speed Coming!

By Don Rosato

Let’s start by stating that millions of traditional end use plastic parts such as automotive glove box doors, electronic entertainment consoles, or appliance mix master bases are still on the far...

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Nov 4, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: New Materials & Innovations in 3D Printing

By Sreeparna Das

Not to be ignored is the growing role of additive manufacturing i.e. 3D Printing in plastics industry. The strengths this technology has to offer are several, which include:...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Article

Solar Materials - Developments to Watch Going Forward!

By Don Rosato

Over the past fifteen years, Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) technology has progressed from a small, splintered market to a major source of electricity. After hydroelectric and wind power, solar is the...

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Dec 12, 2016 | Article

Bioplastic Application Developments Driving Forward!

By Don Rosato

In this new bioplastics era microbiologists are directly involved with material scientists in developing new bioplastic building blocks including monomers, additives, blends, alloys, and hybrid...

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Nov 24, 2016 | Article

Disruption Dominates 3D Printing: 7 Key Trends to Watch!

By Don Rosato

3D printing parts manufacturing is definitely coming of age in a highly disruptive to traditional manufacturing way. Global expenditures on desktop and...

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Nov 8, 2016 | Article

Engineering Solutions with PA66: Interview with Ascend Performance Materials at K 2016

By Sreeparna Das

  At the K show, we saw a strong focus on automotive solutions. There is a big demand for high end engineering materials for under-the-hood...

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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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