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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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Aug 21, 2017 | Industry News

Automotive to Lead Performance Elastomers Market from 2017-22: MarketsandMarkets™

The global performance elastomers market is estimated to grow from USD 11.69 Billion in 2017 to USD 16.75 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2017 to 2022, according to a report published by...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Mitsui Chemicals/Prime Polymer Complete PP Capacity Augmentation for Automotive

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. announced PP production augmentation has been completed. Group is reinforcing its position at three of its global PP compound hubs – United States...

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Aug 16, 2017 | Product News

High-temperature Resistant Customized PPA & New PF Resins by VELOX at Fakuma

New high-performing PF grade that can be used for cleaning resins at temperatures between 280°C to 420°C will be presented by VELOX at Fakuma. Also, metal-replacing PPA for automotive and...

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Aug 11, 2017 | Industry News

Nanosheet- & Polymer-based Composite Acts as Energy Storage for Electronics & EVs

A new, lightweight composite material for energy storage in flexible electronics, electric vehicles and aerospace applications has been experimentally shown to store energy at operating temperatures...

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Aug 10, 2017 | Industry News

Booming Automotive & Wind Energy Sectors Drive Global Composites Market

According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global composites market was valued at USD 47.3 bn in 2016 and is likely to rise to close to USD 102 bn by 2025 at a robust CAGR of 8.9% between...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Harvard Researchers Develop Transparent, Tough Self-healing Rubber

Researchers from Harvard have developed a new type of self-healing rubber that is as tough as natural rubber. The new rubber type can be used in tires, wearable electronics and medical devices...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Saint-Gobain Seals Improves Meldin® Split Piston Rings with Boston Univ. Students

Saint-Gobain Seals’ team members collaborated with Boston University students to improve the machining process for Meldin® split piston rings used in automotive, electronics, aerospace, industrial...

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Aug 14, 2017 | Industry News

Aliancys’ Styrene-free Resins Result in Compact Shape of Solar Vehicle Nuna9

Recently, Nuon Solar Team presented its new solar vehicle Nuna9. Aliancys is the innovation partner of the Nuon Solar Team. The construction and outer shell of the Nuna9 have been manufactured with...

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Aug 11, 2017 | Industry News

Shift from Metals to Plastics in Automotive Drives Nylon 6 & 66 Market Growth

The global nylon 6 & 66 market is expected to reach USD 41.13 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness growth at 6.1% CAGR. Use of...

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Aug 9, 2017 | Product News

Belgrade Polymer at Interplas 2017: To Show Thermoplastic Thermoforming Capabilities

At its Interplas 2017 debut, Belgrade Polymer Products will be showcasing its rapid prototyping and thermoforming capabilities providing bespoke products for automotive, packaging, water treatment...

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