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Plastics & Elastomers
Automotive
The automotive industry has seen a shift towards plastic parts with the ever-increasing need for light-weighting and processing ease. Parts that were once manufactured with metals are now being developed using thermoplastic composites, thermosets or fiber reinforced plastics.

These innovations provide not only weight reduction but also provide mechanical strength, noise reduction and fuel efficiency to the automotive parts.

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Nov 24, 2020 | Product News

BASF Introduces Modified PBT for Radar Sensor Applications in Vehicles

BASF launches Ultradur® RX, a modified polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), specifically for radar sensor applications in vehicles. Thanks to its good resistance against media such as splash water...

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Nov 18, 2020 | Product News

Forward AM & Photocentric Launch Resins for Demanding 3D Printing Application

Forward AM is launching the Engineering Plastic Daylight Ultracur3D® product portfolio, as part of its strategic partnership with Photocentric. The first two materials, Ultracur3D® EPD 1006 and...

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Nov 18, 2020 | Product News

Ascend Introduces Long-chain Polyamides with Enhanced Chemical Resistance

Ascend Performance Materials has launched several new grades of its HiDura™ long-chain polyamides for engineered plastics, monofilaments and cable ties. HiDura polyamide 610 and 612 are designed to...

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Nov 13, 2020 | Product News

DSM Introduces Bio-based PA Material to 3D Print Automotive Tooling & Parts

Royal DSM has announced the introduction of EcoPaXX® AM4001 GF (G), a high-performance bio-based material for fused granulate fabrication or 3D pellet printing. This 3D printing optimized version of...

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Oct 27, 2020 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Launches Electrically Conductive Thermoplastic Elastomer Series

KRAIBURG TPE adds electrically conductive TPEs with adhesion to polyolefins or polyamides. These sophisticated products complement the THERMOLAST® K portfolio, and with the company’s usual high...

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Oct 20, 2020 | Product News

DSM Launches Stereolithographic Black Photopolymer with 50% Faster Processing

Royal DSM announces the release of Somos® WaterShed Black, a new stereolithography material based on the proven technology of Somos® WaterShed XC 11122 that processes up to 50% faster than other...

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Oct 20, 2020 | Product News

MEP to Launch Low-odor Polyacetal Series with Reduced Emission Footprints

Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corporation (MEP) introduces a new polyacetal (POM) product family that meets the rapidly-changing stringent regulatory and functional requirements of the automotive...

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Sep 29, 2020 | Product News

LANXESS Launches Hydrolysis-resistant PBT Product Range for Automotive Parts

LANXESS has launched the new PBT product range, Pocan XHR (Xtreme Hydrolysis-Resistant) that boasts outstanding resistance to hydrolytic degradation in very hot and humid conditions. In internal...

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Sep 22, 2020 | Product News

Nexa3D Launches Photoplastic Polymer for 3DP Automotive Parts and IM Tools

Nexa3D announces the immediate availability of a new photoplastic material called xCE-White, a functional polymer for producing end-use plastic parts and injection molding tools in minutes...

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Sep 16, 2020 | Product News

Polyplastics Launches PBT Resin with Heat-shock Resistance for Automotive Markets

Polyplastics launches a new grade of DURANEX® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin which delivers significant improvements in hydrolysis resistance and heat shock resistance for a range of...

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