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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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Aug 2, 2017 | Industry News

New Process to Form Interwoven Polymer with Blue Light: UD Researchers

University of Delaware researchers have developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks using blue light. These polymer networks can be used from dental composites, automobile bumpers to...

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Jul 31, 2017 | Industry News

BASF Expands Business in 3D Printing; Establishes New Group Company in Germany

BASF plans to establish new Group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH. The new company will focus on establishing and expanding the business in the field of 3D printing targeting automotive...

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Jul 26, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro Renews Partnership for Distribution of High-performance Plastics in Italy

Covestro has renewed its partnership with Mito Polimeri and Plastotecnica for distribution of high-performance plastics for markets like automotive and electronics in Italy. Covestro considers...

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Jul 21, 2017 | Industry News

New Composites Lab in Asia by Henkel to Work on Vehicle Weight Reduction

Henkel recently opened state-of-the-art test facility for composites in Japan. The new Composite Lab is in Isogo-ku, Yokohama. New lab will allow automotive customers from across Asia to team up...

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Jul 17, 2017 | Industry News

Arkema’s Acrylic Resin-based SUV Earns “Car of the Year” Title

Peugeot 3008 consisting of Arkema’s Altuglas® Acrylic Glass has received over twenty prizes and awards. Altuglas® is indeed unrivaled in terms of color, transparency and brightness. Altuglas®...

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Aug 1, 2017 | Product News

Toyota Earns Altair Enlighten Award for Lightweight CFRP Inner Panels

Toyota wins Altair Enlighten Award for its metal-replacing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) inner panels on Prius Prime, Lexus LC 500. With this new lightweighting technology, OEMs could save...

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Jul 28, 2017 | Industry News

Rolls-Royce Extends Composite Components Partnership with FACC

FACC AG has signed a new contract with Rolls-Royce for the supply of composite components for a new engine platform. The contract underlines the strong long-lasting partnership between FACC and...

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Jul 21, 2017 | Industry News

AMAC/MaruHachi Strategic Partnership for Business Opportunities in Europe

MaruHachi Group expands its activities into the European market in cooperation AMAC. Cooperation aims to advance thermoplastic composites business in E&E, automotive, transportation, sports...

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Jul 20, 2017 | Industry News

Rising Demand from Auto and E&E Sectors Propels Heat Resistant Polymers Market

The increase in demand for heat resistant polymers from the transportation and electronics & electrical industries in developing economies is propelling the growth of this market. Heat resistant...

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Jul 14, 2017 | Product News

LANXESS’ New PBT/ASA Blend with Extremely Low Warpage for Vehicle Battery Systems

LANXESS in collaboration with HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co. has developed a new compound called Pocan AF4130. It is a blend of PBT and ASA and serves as a housing material for a battery management unit...

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