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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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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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Jun 11, 2019 | Industry News

JMC Allies with CSP VICTALL to Introduce Composite Pickup Box in China

CSP VICTALL has announced that Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) will use advanced composites for the pickup boxes of its new Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks, the first such use of composites in...

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Jun 10, 2019 | Industry News

WACKER Inaugurates Production Line for Silicone Elastomers in China

WACKER has inaugurated a new production line for silicone elastomers at its Zhangjiagang site in China. HCR grades are used in various industry sectors such as the automotive, medical, electrical...

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Jun 3, 2019 | Industry News

Henkel, RLE to Present Hybrid Structural Body Parts for Auto Lightweighting at AEE 2019

Henkel and RLE International will highlight the lightweighting potential of high-performance structural foam, replacing traditional steel reinforcement, established in comprehensive engineering...

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May 30, 2019 | Industry News

General Motors Selects Teijin's Sereebo® CFRTP for High-volume Vehicles

Teijin Limited announced that its Sereebo carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) has been selected by General Motors (GM) for use in select pickup box applications. This is the world's first...

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May 29, 2019 | Industry News

Fiat Chrysler Proposes 50/50 Merger with French Carmaker Renault

FCA has delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault proposing a combination as a 50/50 merger. Under the terms of the proposal, shareholders in each company would receive an...

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May 29, 2019 | Industry News

Sicomin’s SR1700 Epoxy System Selected for Antelope Flying Car

ENATA choses Sicomin’s advanced epoxy laminating systems for the structure of the Antelope, combining excellent mechanical performance with optimized processing characteristics. Epoxy resin is...

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May 23, 2019 | Industry News

BASF to Construct Engineering Plastics and TPU Plants at New Verbund Site

BASF plans to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plant at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production (“Verbund”) site in Zhanjiang...

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May 23, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC to Expand ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ High-heat Resin Production Capacity

SABIC is making significant investments in expanding the capacity of its ULTEM™ and EXTEM™ high heat resin production in order to meet growing demand. The new production plant in Singapore is due to...

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May 21, 2019 | Product News

BASF Unveils PPA Grade with Excellent Mechanical & Dielectric Strength at CHINAPLAS 2019

BASF is further extending its PPA portfolio: At CHINAPLAS 2019, the new PPA Ultramid® Advanced T2000 has been introduced to the market. The compound group based on PA 6T/66 combines excellent...

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