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Plastics & Elastomers
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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Sep 19, 2019 | Product News

K 2019: Ascend to Launch Specialty PA, LCPA and HTPA for Automotive Applications

At K 2019, Ascend Performance Materials will launch new specialty polyamides Vydyne® XHT, long-chain polyamides (LCPA) and high-temperature polyamides (HTPA) which can replace metal at high-heat...

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Sep 19, 2019 | Industry News

Huntsman Presented PU Foam Solutions for at Foam Expo Europe for various Applications

At Foam Expo Europe, Huntsman showcased wide range of innovative polyurethane and bio based foam solutions. The innovations will focus specifically on mobility, comfort and construction...

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Sep 17, 2019 | Industry News

Plataine’s AI-based IIoT Solution Helps Renault to Optimize Composites Manufacturing

Renault F1 Team has announced the implementation of Plataine’s AI-Based IIoT solution at its Enstone manufacturing facility in the UK to automate its composites manufacturing processes, leading to...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Industry News

BASF & BNP Brinkmann Develop Light-weight Composites to Support Future Mobility

BASF and BNP Brinkmann have developed light-weight composite based on natural fiber to support German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) transport program addressing the big questions involving the future of...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Product News

K 2019: Victrex to Present Pioneering PEEK-based Solutions for Various Industries

At the upcoming K 2019 show, Victrex will be showcasing its recent solutions under the theme “The Element of Invention”. Among several PEEK and PAEK polymer-based developments, key innovations on...

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Sep 13, 2019 | Industry News

SPE Announces 2019 ACCE Best Paper Award Winners

The organizing committee for the SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) has announced the Best Paper Award winners of the group’s 19th annual show held recently in the US. Three...

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Sep 13, 2019 | Product News

K 2019: ARLANXEO to Display Rubber & Elastomer Innovations Catering e-Mobility Needs

At K 2019, ARLANXEO will focus on the theme “future mobility”, as trends like electrification and autonomous driving are boosting new means of transportation, alternative ways of mobility sharing...

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Sep 12, 2019 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Chemical’s Subsidiary to Build New Polyester Film Unit in Indonesia

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will build a new facility to increase its polyester film production capacity to serve automotive & electronics industry demand. MFI will invest about 130 million U.S...

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Sep 11, 2019 | Product News

Hexcel’s Innovations for Automotive, Wind Energy & More at Composites Europe 2019

At Composites Europe 2019, Hexcel is promoting an array of composite technologies like prepregs, reinforcements, fiber reinforced plastics etc. that were developed to benefit design engineers...

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Sep 6, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019 – BASF to Present Super-Slim, High-Performance Insulation Materials

At K 2019, BASF will present its innovative, super-slim high-performance insulation materials - SLENTITE® and SLENTEX® - for the automotive and construction applications. They are a new generation...

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