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May 17-18, 2018 | Industry Event

3rd Annual Automotive Plastics Summit
This third annual B2B event will enable the participants to learn about the latest market trends, applications, and technologies in automotive plastics. This Summit brings together experts from...

Mar 22, 2018 | Industry News

Covestro Starts Commercial Production of Lightweight Thermoplastic Composites

Covestro begins commercial production of a novel lightweight, high-strength and aesthetically powerful thermoplastic composite material. CFRT are in demand in E&E, automotive, medical technology...

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Mar 19, 2018 | Industry News

LANXESS Commissions New Production Line for Engineering Thermoplastics in Germany

LANXESS has now commissioned a new production line for manufacture of specialty compounds at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site. With this expansion LANXESS in responding to electromobility and new trends...

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Mar 14, 2018 | Product News

Padanaplast to Unveil HFFR Technology-based Compounds for Wire 2018

Padanaplast will introduce several new flame-retardant grades at Wire Düsseldorf 2018. These rubber-replacing compounds targeting automotive and building & construction sector are designed for...

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Mar 13, 2018 | Article

How this Japanese Company Answers the Industries’ Needs Thanks to Innovative Advanced Materials

By SpecialChem

Read the latest interview with Masahiko Yokokita, New Business Development Manager at UBE Exsymo sgaring company's latest focus is the mobility industry and how UBE Exsymo’s technology can...

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Mar 8, 2018 | Industry News

Trinseo Marks New Pilot Plant Opening & S-SBR Capacity Expansion Targeting Tire Market

Trinseo has marked the opening of its new pilot plant and solution-styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) capacity expansion at Schkopau, Germany. The decision to open the new facility is triggered by the...

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Mar 7, 2018 | Product News

Evonik at JEC World 2018: Debuts New Acrylic-based Foam Core for Composites

A new development in core material technology from Evonik is making its debut at JEC World 2018. The newcomer to the Performance Foam family has use in automotive, electronics, medical, aerospace...

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Mar 7, 2018 | Product News

SABIC at JEC World 2018: Showcasing Breakthrough Innovations in Thermoplastic Composites

At JEC World 2018, SABIC is showcasing breakthrough innovations in thermoplastic composite materials which can replace metals to drive broader adoption in automotive, aerospace, electronics and...

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Mar 6, 2018 | Product News

New Copolymer with Optimized Scratch-resistance by INEOS Styrolution for Auto Exterior

INEOS Styrolution has announced the introduction of an enhanced AMSAN copolymer grade, a high-heat transparent base material, which is expected to become specifically attractive for automotive...

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Mar 5, 2018 | Product News

Sumitomo Chemical Launches Engineering Plastic for Auto Parts in American Market

Sumitomo Chemical Advanced Technologies is set to offer high performance, competitive Sumiploy engineering plastics, efficient to replace aluminum in the American market. It is used in production of...

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