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Plastics & Elastomers
Automotive
The automotive industry has seen a shift towards plastic parts with the ever-increasing need for light-weighting and processing ease. Parts that were once manufactured with metals are now being developed using thermoplastic composites, thermosets or fiber reinforced plastics.

These innovations provide not only weight reduction but also provide mechanical strength, noise reduction and fuel efficiency to the automotive parts.

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Oct 27, 2020 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Launches Electrically Conductive Thermoplastic Elastomer Series

KRAIBURG TPE adds electrically conductive TPEs with adhesion to polyolefins or polyamides. These sophisticated products complement the THERMOLAST® K portfolio, and with the company’s usual high...

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Oct 21, 2020 | Industry News

BASF’s Polyphthalamide Finds Use in Nuvera’s Lightweight Fuel Cell Engines

Nuvera Fuel Cells is using BASF’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid® Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines. The fuel cell engines will be...

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Oct 20, 2020 | Product News

DSM Launches Stereolithographic Black Photopolymer with 50% Faster Processing

Royal DSM announces the release of Somos® WaterShed Black, a new stereolithography material based on the proven technology of Somos® WaterShed XC 11122 that processes up to 50% faster than other...

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Oct 20, 2020 | Product News

MEP to Launch Low-odor Polyacetal Series with Reduced Emission Footprints

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP) introduces a new polyacetal (POM) product family that meets the rapidly-changing stringent regulatory and functional requirements of the automotive...

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Oct 9, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Build Lightweight Car Based on Recycled PET Composite Material

EconCore becomes a partner in an innovative project to build a car made entirely out of recycled materials by the TU/ecomotive team at Eindhoven University of Technology...

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Oct 5, 2020 | Industry News

Jaguar Land Rover Uses Recycled Plastic for Interiors of New Car Models

Next-generation Jaguar and Land Rover models will feature floor mats and trims made with ECONYL® fiber from recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, fishing nets from...

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Sep 29, 2020 | Product News

LANXESS Launches Hydrolysis-resistant PBT Product Range for Automotive Parts

LANXESS has launched the new PBT product range, Pocan XHR (Xtreme Hydrolysis-Resistant) that boasts outstanding resistance to hydrolytic degradation in very hot and humid conditions. In internal...

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Sep 22, 2020 | Product News

Nexa3D Launches Photoplastic Polymer for 3DP Automotive Parts and IM Tools

Nexa3D announces the immediate availability of a new photoplastic material called xCE-White, a functional polymer for producing end-use plastic parts and injection molding tools in minutes...

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Sep 21, 2020 | Industry News

Sumitomo Chemical Establishes New PP Production Facility in China

Sumitomo Chemical has set up Zhuhai Sumika Polymer Compounds, Wuxi branch, as a new production facility for polypropylene (PP) compounds, to enhance its automotive materials business in Wuxi...

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Sep 16, 2020 | Product News

Polyplastics Launches PBT Resin with Heat-shock Resistance for Automotive Markets

Polyplastics launches a new grade of DURANEX® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin which delivers significant improvements in hydrolysis resistance and heat shock resistance for a range of...

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