The Universal Selection Source: 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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Nov 21, 2017 | Product News

SABIC Launches Reinforced Compounds for Large Format Additive Manufacturing in Europe

SABIC has introduced to the European market a family of high-performance THERMOCOMP™ AM compounds for demanding applications of auto, aero and defense industries to address the unique requirements...

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Nov 16, 2017 | Industry News

Polyplastics’ New Range of Low-VOC POM Grades for Automotive Interiors

Polyplastics offers the industry’s most extensive range of polyoxymethylene (POM) resin grades with low-VOC emissions for the production of automotive interiors. These DURACON® low-VOC acetal grades...

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Nov 10, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New Heat Stabilized Polyamide for Automotive with High Resistance to Road Salts

Solvay Performance Polyamides introduces the Technyl® Blue range, a heat stabilized material family for automotive thermal management combining superior hydrolysis and thermal ageing performance in...

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Nov 8, 2017 | Industry News

DSM Signs Framework Technology Partnership Agreement with Toyota Motorsport

DSM has signed a “One DSM” framework technology partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG). DSM to act as preferred material provider for auto & 3D printing industry for TMG under the...

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Nov 7, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay Reinforces Local Presence; Starts Engineering Polyamide Production in Mexico

Solvay Performance Polyamides has announced the start of production of engineering plastics for automotive and 3D printing industry in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. This new facility is dedicated to the...

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Nov 21, 2017 | Article

Automotive Thermoplastic & Natural Fiber Composites on the Move!

By Donald Rosato

Advanced material technologies are making breakthroughs in weight savings to meet increasingly tough automotive emission targets. Some of the latest thermoplastic and natural fiber composite...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Toho Tenax Develops Lightweight Multi-material Roof Cover for Toyota’s Fuel-cell Bus

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed a lightweight multi-material roof cover for a fuel-cell bus. The roof cover is adopted for the world’s first mass-produced fuel-cell bus, which...

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Nov 9, 2017 | Industry News

Victrex Opens Innovation Center to Accelerate Thermoplastic Composites Development

Proactive investment in the development of next-generation PEEK [withstanding continuous use in temperatures of up to 260°C] for automotive, medical and many other industries has now resulted in the...

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Nov 8, 2017 | Industry News

ENGEL Establishes Sub-division for the Project Planning of Composite Systems

ENGEL establishes new sub-division, ENGEL Composite Systems, for the project planning of composite systems for automobile, construction and consumer electronics market. New sub-division will support...

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Nov 6, 2017 | Industry News

LANXESS Targets More Eco-friendly Forms of Mobility for its Engineering Plastics

LANXESS sees new, more environmentally friendly forms of mobility like electric drives, autonomous driving, heavy goods vehicles and new logistics concepts as a major growth area for its engineering...

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