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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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Jun 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PARA Enables Development of Quieter Clutch Actuator System by FTE

Solvay has recently announced that its Ixef® 1027 polyarylamide (PARA) enabled development of a new clutch actuator system from FTE automotive Group. Ixef® 1027 PARA replaces glass-filled PA 6/6...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

World’s First PC-resin Pillar-less Auto Front Window by Teijin for Sporty EV

Teijin Limited recently announced that it has developed the world’s first transparent polycarbonate (PC)-resin pillar-less automotive front window for use in the Tommykaira ZZ, a sporty electric...

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Jun 12, 2017 | Industry News

Recycling Plastics from End-of-life Vehicles into Foams with Coconut Oil

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering team reports that the plastic components in end-of-life vehicles can be recycled with coconut oil and re-used as foams for the automotive, construction and...

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Jun 8, 2017 | Industry News

BASF’s First Heat-resistant Polyamide Application - Alfa Romeo Turbocharger System

BASF has introduced its heat-resistant [up to 220°C] polyamide Ultramid® Endure in two new powertrain applications on the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: the air intake manifold with integrated charge air...

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Jun 5, 2017 | Industry News

Ensinger Enhances Technology with Acquisition of “next composites”

Ensinger has taken over plastics processing company next composites. Acquisition will enhance Ensinger’s range of technologies for manufacturing components used in automotive, medical technology and...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

Top Auto Parts Molder Selects ELIX Polymers’ ABS/PC Blend for Exterior Pillar Cover

A leading supplier of interior and exterior automotive parts has selected ABS/polycarbonate blend from ELIX Polymers for the production of exterior pillar covers to be used in an upcoming premium...

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Jun 15, 2017 | Industry News

Celanese Confirms Commercial Production Testing of Ibn Sina JV’s Polyacetal Facility

Celanese has announced an update with respect to Ibn Sina JV and its construction of a 50,000 metric ton polyacetal manufacturing facility, used ideally in automobile and electronics industries, in...

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Jun 9, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight Carbon Fiber Composite Parts for Auto Serial Production - SGL Group

SGL Group is leading a consortium of eight UK companies in a Research and Development project to produce lightweight carbon fiber composite components for automotive industry. The project aims to...

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Jun 6, 2017 | Industry News

Kraton Opens HSBC Plant in Mailiao to Effectively Serve Growing Asian Market

Kraton has announced opening of 30 kiloton hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) plant for automotive, medical and film applications in Mailiao. New plant will enable Kraton to serve growing...

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Jun 5, 2017 | Industry News

Quicker Refueling for EVs with Composite Fuel Cell Tanks Developed by Faurecia

Faurecia with the support of STELIA Aerospace Composites will now be able to design, industrialize and commercialize high pressure hydrogen tanks made of carbon fiber composites for fuel cell...

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