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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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May 17, 2019 | Industry News

ExxonMobil Expands Santoprene™ TPE Production Capacity at Newport, Wales Plant

ExxonMobil has expanded its specialty Santoprene™ thermoplastic elastomers manufacturing capacity in Wales. These elastomers perform like vulcanized rubber & help make automotive and consumer...

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May 13, 2019 | Industry News

DSM to Acquire SRF’s Engineering Plastics Business in India

DSM has reached agreement with SRF to acquire its Engineering Plastics business in India for about €38 million. Fueled by increasing domestic demand from a growing middle class and weight...

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May 10, 2019 | Industry News

Arkema to Build World-scale Plant for Bio-sourced Polyamide Production in Singapore

Arkema has chosen the location of Jurong Island in Singapore to build its new world-scale plant dedicated to the manufacture of the amino 11 monomer and its flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 resins...

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May 10, 2019 | Industry News

MCC Completes Acquisition of Welset Plast Extrusions' PVC Business in India

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation has announced that it has completed its acquisition of the PVC compound business of Welset Plast Extrusions Private Limited in India (refer to the press release...

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May 8, 2019 | Industry News

UBE to Acquire Repol, a Spanish Compound Manufacturer

Ube has announced that its consolidated subsidiary, UBE Corporation Europe, has decided to acquire Spanish compound manufacturer Repol and has entered into an agreement for the transfer of shares...

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May 3, 2019 | Industry News

SGL Carbon Develops Prototype of CF-based Battery Enclosure for EVs of NIO

In collaboration with SGL Carbon, NIO has developed prototypes for battery enclosures made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for its NIO high performance electric vehicles. Thanks to CFRP...

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May 2, 2019 | Industry News

Autometal Selects INEOS Styrolution’s Specialty ABS for Automotive Industry

INEOS Styrolution has announced that Autometal has selected the company’s specialty ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) Novodur® Ultra 4255 for a range of interior and exterior high-end...

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Apr 25, 2019 | Industry News

INEOS Styrolution at Feiplastic: Highlights Styrenic Solutions Range

INEOS Styrolution is exhibiting at Feiplastic International Plastics Trade Fair. Visitors can expect to learn about a range of new applications for industries such as automotive, healthcare...

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Apr 25, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC Features Thermoplastic and Polymer Technologies at Feiplastic 2019

SABIC is featuring a range of thermoplastic and polymer technologies to support customers in Latin America as they respond to changing demands in their industries. SABIC has invested in...

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Apr 25, 2019 | Industry News

New Cost-effective Approach to Manufacture High Strength Composites for Automotive

Williams Advanced Engineering has published a White Paper to showcase its proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and...

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