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Plastics & Elastomers
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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Jul 17, 2019 | Industry News

BASF’s High-Performance Engineering Plastics to Support Electromobility

BASF offers a wide range of high-performance plastics to support electromobility and contributes to several sensitive electronic sensor technologies for improving the functionality of the automated...

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Jul 15, 2019 | Industry News

DSM & BAC Join Hands to Integrate Lightweight, 3D Printed Parts in Mono R Supercar

Royal DSM & Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) have announced a collaboration to co-develop innovative 3D printing applications for the new BAC Mono R. The partnership also aims to showcase the...

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Jul 15, 2019 | Industry News

HAICoPAS- A Joint Project to Optimize UD Tape Design for Composite Parts Production

HAICoPAS, a joint project of Hexcel, Arkema and their partners to optimize UD Tape Design for Composite Parts Production for the downstream aerospace, automotive and oil and gas industries has...

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Jul 10, 2019 | Industry News

Teijin Takes Over Benet to Develop Innovative Automotive Composite Solutions

Teijin Limited wholly acquires Benet Automotive s.r.o. to expand its automotive composites business and be a multi-material component supply partner of automotive OEM customers served by Teijin hubs...

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Jul 8, 2019 | Industry News

Porsche’s New Bioconcept-Car Features Natural-fiber Composite Body Parts

Automaker Porsche launches the new 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport body parts made of natural-fiber composite materials developed in the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET, which is part of...

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Jul 8, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019: LANXESS' New Polymers & Technologies to Boost Sustainable Mobility & Digitalization

LANXESS, the specialty chemicals company will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization at K 2019, the international trade fair for plastics and rubber. The six...

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Jul 4, 2019 | Industry News

Acquisition of OMNOVA by Synthomer plc - A Definitive Agreement

Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company acquires OMNOVA Solutions Inc. into a definitive agreement for $10.15 per share in cash...

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Jun 21, 2019 | Industry News

3D Printed Racecar Parts for Renault R.S.19 Competing in 2019 F1 Championship

Jabil has announced an additive manufacturing agreement with Renault F1 Team to speed the development and delivery of 3D-printed racecar parts for the Renault R.S.19, competing in the 2019 Formula...

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Jun 20, 2019 | Industry News

DSM Launches New Production Line for Arnitel® TPCs in Emmen, the Netherlands

Royal DSM has launched new production line for Arnitel® in Emmen, the Netherlands. Arnitel is increasingly being used as a lighter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers in automotive...

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Jun 13, 2019 | Industry News

Michelin & GM Develop New Generation of Airless Wheel Technology

Michelin and General Motors develop a new generation of airless wheel technology. GM intends to develop this airless wheel assembly with Michelin and aims to introduce it on passenger vehicles as...

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