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Automotive
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 26, 2019 | Article

Evolution of Automotive Industry Towards Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles

By SpecialChem

Today the automotive industry is going through a radical change! The rapid speed of technological change is the catalyst of evolution for an industry that has not seen massive changes since the...

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Jan 7, 2019 | Article

The 4 Mobility Trends Requiring New Materials

By SpecialChem

Robust electric and autonomous platforms will be the measure of success for car manufacturers in the future. From a materials standpoint, the accelerated path to electrification demands automotive...

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Jan 4, 2019 | Article

Staying Behind the Wheel of Mobility

By SpecialChem

In the next few decades, miles traveled will increase faster than sales of light-duty vehicles due to the as-a-service business model growing in the automotive industry at lightning speed. Consumers...

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Aug 27, 2018 | Article

Advanced Plastic Composite Solutions for Next Gen Lightweight Vehicles

By Donald Rosato

Meet the new-age performance demands in automotive industry. Find out here the innovative multi-purpose plastics & composite solutions enabling weight reduction...

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Jul 27, 2018 | Article

Electronic Applications Requiring More than Heat Dissipation: How Can You Fulfill their Need?

By Mark DeMeuse

Thermal management has always been a major concern in the design of high frequency, high power electronic devices. For example, historically, in many power amplifier designs, the vast majority...

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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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Jan 22, 2018 | Article

Driving into the World of Future Cars, New Mobility & Materials

By Sreeparna Das

With the fast progressing technology, soon you’ll most likely be reading this article while driving your car. Wait, really? Yes, because your car will drive for itself! Autonomous vehicles (AV) are...

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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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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 11, 2017 | Article

Advancing Composites - Adding Carbon Fiber to the Designer’s Palette

By Mark DeMeuse

Carbon fiber composite materials that were initially developed primarily for use in the aerospace industry are now attracting interest in new applications. Structural & performance advantages...

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