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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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Jul 19, 2018 | Industry News

ALBIS Selects Nexeo Solutions to Distribute its Polyamide 6 & 6.6 Specialty Compounds

ALBIS Plastics Corporation and Nexeo Solutions have signed a distribution agreement for the USA and Canada covering an extensive range of both prime and recycled Polyamide 6 and 6.6 specialty...

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Jul 17, 2018 | Product News

ARLANXEO Formulates New TPV Using Bio-based EPDM Rubber

ARLANXEO has launched new TPVs that combine bio-based Keltan Eco EPDM Rubber. New bio-based TPV offers an excellent opportunity to replace regular thermoset rubber in automotive sealing...

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Jul 17, 2018 | Product News

SABIC Adds Two New Dedicated LDPE Grades for Cross-linked Foaming Process

SABIC has added to its growing global foam portfolio two new dedicated LDPE grades. The news grades are applicable in almost all industrial applications - automotive, packaging, consumer and...

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Jul 16, 2018 | Industry News

ARLANXEO Invests in Synthetic Rubber Sites to Reinforce its Market Position

ARLANXEO will invest EUR mid double-digit Mn to modernize its synthetic rubber production sites in Triunfo, Brazil and La Wantzenau, France. PBR and NBR rubbers are used in tires in automotive...

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Jul 16, 2018 | Industry News

HRSflow’s Hot Runner Systems Support Production of Ultra-light Center Armrests

The production of thermoplastic composite-based lightweight center armrest for automotive interior is one of the latest examples of the use of the innovative FLEXflow technology from HRSflow...

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Jul 13, 2018 | Industry News

Toray Plastics (America) Completes USD 40 Mn PEF Division Expansion in Virginia

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has completed a two-year, $40 million expansion at its PEF Division in Front Royal, Virginia. Toray’s PEF Division is one of the premier automotive suppliers of...

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Jul 6, 2018 | Product News

ARLANXEO Launches High Viscosity, Easy Processing EVM Rubber for Varied Applications

ARLANXEO has launched Levapren® PXL, a new high viscosity ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber (EVM) rubber for high-quality, oil and fuel-resistant rubber hoses for use in automotive and also suitable for...

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Jul 6, 2018 | Industry News

European Car OEM Selects INEOS Styrolution’s ABS for Blow Molded Roof Spoiler

INEOS Styrolution has announced that its Novodur HH-112 has been selected by a major European car manufacturer for the blow molded roof spoiler. Novodur HH-112 is an ABS material specifically...

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Jul 5, 2018 | Industry News

Newly Developed High Strength Rubber ― World’s First Polymer of its Kind

Bridgestone Corp. has announced that it has successfully developed world’s first polymer to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level. This next-generation material for tires is able to combine...

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Jul 5, 2018 | Industry News

Super-hydrophobic Micro-channels on Polymers Improve Water Repellency

A new manufacturing process developed by Purdue University researchers may improve the water repellency for some common products, ranging from medical equipment and sensors to vehicle engines and...

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