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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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Nov 10, 2017 | Product News

Solvay’s New Heat Stabilized Polyamide for Automotive with High Resistance to Road Salts

Solvay Performance Polyamides introduces the Technyl® Blue range, a heat stabilized material family for automotive thermal management combining superior hydrolysis and thermal ageing performance in...

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Nov 6, 2017 | Product News

Specialty TPU Solutions for Auto & Wire & Cable Applications - Lubrizol/Plastimagen

The Lubrizol Corporation has announced its Engineered Polymers businesses will showcase their thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) solutions for automotive and wire & cable applications at Plastimagen...

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Nov 3, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Highly Heat Stabilized Polyamide for Automotive Applications

Solvay has launched Technyl® Red S, a highly heat stabilized polyamide designed especially for automotive applications operating at a continuous temperature of 200°C. It is an ideal solution for...

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Oct 27, 2017 | Product News

New Signal Orange Colored HFFR PARA Grade from Solvay for EV Connectors

Solvay has launched Ixef® 1524 RD 001, a halogen-free flame retardant (HFFR) and 50 percent glass fiber reinforced polyarylamide (PARA) grade color matched to signal orange, for high-performance...

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Oct 16, 2017 | Product News

Application Innovations Based on PA66 for Auto & E&E by Ascend at Fakuma

Ascend Performance Materials will be showcasing numerous product and application innovations for automotive and electric and electronic applications at Fakuma 2017. Ascend offers Vydyne grades...

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Nov 6, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Launches Thermal Management Solutions (PPS & PPA) for Automotive Modules

Solvay has unveiled a significant expansion to its portfolio of thermal management solutions with the introduction of Ryton® R-4-300 polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and the new Amodel® A-89XX series of...

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Nov 3, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Launches High-performing Metal-replacing PPS Products for Auto & E&E

At Fakuma 2017, RadiciGroup has officially announced its new PPS-based products: high-performance polymers particularly suited to engineering applications at high temperatures (>200°C). New products...

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Nov 1, 2017 | Product News

New TPE Series for Excellent Adhesion in 2-component Auto Applications with EPDM

KRAIBURG TPE recently launched a new series of Thermoplastic Elastomers that were specially developed for excellent adhesion and UV resistance in two-component automotive applications with ethylene...

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Oct 24, 2017 | Product News

Solvay Unveils Reinforced PARA Grade for Superior Surface Finish of Lightweight Parts

Solvay has introduced Ixef® 3012, a 55% carbon fiber and glass fiber hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA) showing wide potential for replacing metal in delicate automotive parts. The new...

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Sep 29, 2017 | Product News

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Fluoropolymers & PI Earn API 6A Specification for Oil & Gas Materials

Saint-Gobain Seals has received API 6A specification for nine of their most used oil and gas materials. With 160 hours of working at 200°C, these thermoplastics are also used in auto, medical &...

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