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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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Jun 27, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PEEK Eases Processing of Ultra-thin, High-performance Film by Shin-Etsu Polymer

Solvay has supplied KetaSpire® PEEK to Shin-Etsu Polymer for easy manufacture of its ultra-thin, high-performance Shin-Etsu Sepla Film® for use in automotive, electronics & medical sectors...

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Jun 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PARA Enables Development of Quieter Clutch Actuator System by FTE

Solvay has recently announced that its Ixef® 1027 polyarylamide (PARA) enabled development of a new clutch actuator system from FTE automotive Group. Ixef® 1027 PARA replaces glass-filled PA 6/6...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

World’s First PC-resin Pillar-less Auto Front Window by Teijin for Sporty EV

Teijin Limited recently announced that it has developed the world’s first transparent polycarbonate (PC)-resin pillar-less automotive front window for use in the Tommykaira ZZ, a sporty electric...

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Jun 15, 2017 | Industry News

Celanese Confirms Commercial Production Testing of Ibn Sina JV’s Polyacetal Facility

Celanese has announced an update with respect to Ibn Sina JV and its construction of a 50,000 metric ton polyacetal manufacturing facility, used ideally in automobile and electronics industries, in...

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Jun 12, 2017 | Industry News

Recycling Plastics from End-of-life Vehicles into Foams with Coconut Oil

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering team reports that the plastic components in end-of-life vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the automotive, construction and...

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Jun 23, 2017 | Product News

New Composite Technologies for Production of Auto CFRP Hybrid Structures - Hexcel

At Multicomp 2017, Hexcel presented new composite technologies for high volume manufacture of CFRP/metal hybrid structures in automotive industry. Hexcel has developed a new fast-curing carbon...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

Top Auto Parts Molder Selects ELIX Polymers’ ABS/PC Blend for Exterior Pillar Cover

A leading supplier of interior and exterior automotive parts has selected ABS/polycarbonate blend from ELIX Polymers for the production of exterior pillar covers to be used in an upcoming premium...

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Jun 20, 2017 | Product News

Biosuccinium®-based Polyurethanes for Sustainable Auto Products: Reverdia at PSE Europe

Reverdia will join leading polyurethanes (PU) manufacturers to display a range of biomaterials at PSE Europe 2017 in Munich, Germany. These innovative Biosuccinium®-based polyurethanes have a...

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Jun 14, 2017 | Product News

New Long-chain Bio-polyamides for High Technical Applications by RadiciGroup

At Performance Polyamides 2017, RadiciGroup specialists focused on long-chain bio-polyamides for automotive sector, which not only meet the market’s high technical performance needs, but also...

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Jun 9, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight Carbon Fiber Composite Parts for Auto Serial Production - SGL Group

SGL Group is leading a consortium of eight UK companies in a Research and Development project to produce lightweight carbon fiber composite components for automotive industry. The project aims to...

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