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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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Oct 19, 2017 | Industry News

Mitsui Chemicals Increases Domestic Production Capacity of Thermoplastic Olefinic Elastomer

Mitsui Chemicals has been working on a one-line production augmentation for MILASTOMER™ at its wholly owned domestic subsidiary in response to an upswing in demand from automotive markets for...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Product News

Application Innovations Based on PA66 for Auto & E&E by Ascend at Fakuma

Ascend Performance Materials will be showcasing numerous product and application innovations for automotive and electric and electronic applications at Fakuma 2017. Ascend offers Vydyne grades...

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Oct 10, 2017 | Industry News

DowDuPont Expands Engineering Polymers Production Capacity to Meet Growing Demands

DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers announced that it will increase production capacity of engineered polymers used in the automotive, consumer and electronics markets at its Shenzhen site...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Industry News

Demand for ElectriPlast Conductive Plastics by Automotive OEMs Accelerates

Integral Technologies, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corporation, announced that production has begun for two automotive conductive plastics programs. These two orders are part...

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Oct 4, 2017 | Industry News

Michelin Unveils Customized Airless 3D Printed Tire-wheel Combination

Michelin introduces the tire of the future - a 3D printed tire-wheel combination that could be altered and customized based on driving needs. Michelin has unveiled the prototype of the MICHELIN...

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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s Composite Technology Opens Doors for Future Lightweight Construction

Covestro has developed a sophisticated composite technology that opens the door to a sustainable future for lightweight products for automotive and electronics. It is based on continuous...

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Oct 13, 2017 | Industry News

Nuna9 Made of Aliancys’ Styrene-free Resins Wins Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

The Nuon Solar Team has convincingly won the 14th edition of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world championship solar car racing in Australia. The Nuon solar team took four days and six...

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Oct 9, 2017 | Industry News

PA12 Replaces PA11 as More Superior 3D Printing Black Plastic: Sculpteo

Sculpteo has announced that 3D printing plastic, Nylon 11, available with it would be replaced by HP Multi Jet Fusion PA12. It is a perfect solution for functional parts for automotive, electronics...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Article

High Heat Plastic Materials Turning Up the Heat!

By Donald Rosato

High heat plastics have been among the fastest growing plastics products entering new & challenging applications, like: Military / aerospace, automotive, electronics... Although, it is still...

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Sep 29, 2017 | Product News

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Fluoropolymers & PI Earn API 6A Specification for Oil & Gas Materials

Saint-Gobain Seals has received API 6A specification for nine of their most used oil and gas materials. With 160 hours of working at 200°C, these thermoplastics are also used in auto, medical &...

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