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 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 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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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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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 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 1, 2017 | Industry News

SABIC to Introduce 3D Printing Filament with High-impact Strength at Formnext 2017

At Formnext 2017, SABIC will introduce a unique 3D printing filament that delivers markedly improved impact resistance compared to currently available filaments for automotive, aerospace and...

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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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