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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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Oct 11, 2019 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2020: High-quality Platform for Technological Innovations

CHINAPLAS 2020 will zero in on market trends and buyer needs, provide a high-tech, high-quality and high-value platform of technology innovations amidst automotive industry slowdown...

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Oct 7, 2019 | Industry News

Toray Begins Operations at New Resin Compound Facility in India

Toray Industries has announced that Toray Industries (India) Private Limited began manufacturing PA and PBT at a new facility. Key applications of these resins include components for automotive and...

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Sep 23, 2019 | Industry News

LANXESS Opens New Production Lines for Fiber-reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

LANXESS has commissioned two new production lines for Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites at its site in Germany. Tepex has huge potential in electric vehicles and automotive...

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Sep 19, 2019 | Industry News

Huntsman Presented Polyurethane-based Foam Solutions at Foam Expo Europe

At Foam Expo Europe, Huntsman showcased wide range of innovative polyurethane and bio based foam solutions. The innovations will focus specifically on mobility, comfort and construction...

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Sep 17, 2019 | Industry News

Plataine’s AI-based IIoT Solution Helps Renault to Optimize Composites Manufacturing

Renault F1 Team has announced the implementation of Plataine’s AI-Based IIoT solution at its Enstone manufacturing facility in the UK to automate its composites manufacturing processes, leading to...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Industry News

BASF & BNP Brinkmann Develop Light-weight Composites to Support Future Mobility

BASF and BNP Brinkmann have developed light-weight composite based on natural fiber to support German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) transport program addressing the big questions involving the future of...

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Sep 13, 2019 | Industry News

SPE Announces 2019 ACCE Best Paper Award Winners

The organizing committee for the SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) has announced the Best Paper Award winners of the group’s 19th annual show held recently in the US. Three...

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Sep 12, 2019 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Chemical’s Subsidiary to Build New Polyester Film Unit in Indonesia

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will build a new facility to increase its polyester film production capacity to serve automotive & electronics industry demand. MFI will invest about 130 million U.S...

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Sep 6, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019 – BASF to Present Super-Slim, High-Performance Insulation Materials

At K 2019, BASF will present its innovative, super-slim high-performance insulation materials - SLENTITE® and SLENTEX® - for the automotive and construction applications. They are a new generation...

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Sep 5, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro’s Maezio™ Thermoplastic Composites Add New Aesthetic Direction in EV Wheels

Covestro has developed Maezio™ continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites-based wheel blades for the ES8 and ES6, the all-electric SUVs from Chinese Electric Vehicle startup NIO. Maezio™’s...

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