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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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Mar 7, 2019 | Industry News

Teijin Uses Multi-material Composites in Light & Tough Automotive Side-Door Module

Teijin Limited has developed a multi-material composite automotive door concept that maintains required crash specification and is cost efficient equal to that of an aluminum door module. Designers...

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Mar 5, 2019 | Industry News

Intelligent Materials & Green Solutions for Automotive to Debut at Chinaplas 2019

CHINAPLAS 2019, with the theme of “Innovation is Key to the Future”, is going to present a series of high-tech application solutions for that ever-evolving automotive sector. To address users’...

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Feb 25, 2019 | Industry News

Green & Light and BASF Develop Trunk Cover Using Elastoskin® PU Skin Technology

Green & Light Automotive Components (Green & Light) has introduced an easy-to-clean surface covering for car trunk floors, using polyurethane paper honeycomb technology (Elastoskin®) from BASF...

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Feb 22, 2019 | Product News

Renolit Develops Recyclable Glass Fiber Composite for Automotive Interior Applications

German plastic films manufacturer Renolit has developed a 100% recyclable glass fibre reinforced polypropylene for applications in automotive interiors with lower costs of the production process...

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Feb 19, 2019 | Industry News

Total Buys Synova, a French Manufacturer of Recycled PP for Automotive Applications

Total has acquired Synova, a French leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector. Synova produces 20,000 tons per year of polypropylene that meets the...

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Feb 18, 2019 | Product News

Evonik Develops High Temperature-stable PA 6 Powder for 3D Printing Applications

Evonik has developed a new polymer powder for 3D printing applications in higher temperature range, for example in the automotive and electronics industries, as part of its polyamide 6 series. A...

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Feb 13, 2019 | Industry News

Novares Acquires MPC Expanding its Plastic Parts Business for Vehicle Powertrains

Novares announced the acquisition of US company Miniature Precision Components (“MPC”). MPC is an automotive sector thermoplastic company producing highly engineered plastic components and...

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Feb 5, 2019 | Product News

Trinseo Unveils New Grades of S-SBR Products for Improved Tire Properties

Trinseo has added new grades to its range of S-SBR products. These SPRINTAN™ Advanced S-SBR Rubber grades allow an optimum balance of low rolling resistance and high abrasion resistance, and, if...

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Jan 28, 2019 | Product News

ALBIS’ New ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” Reduces Unwanted Noises in Auto and E&E

ALBIS PLASTIC has developed ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” especially for customers in the automotive and consumer electronics industries to reduce noise. The potential areas of application range from...

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Jan 28, 2019 | Product News

Sun Chemical’s New Epoxy Resin for Increased Performance in High Temp. Applications

Sun Chemical has launched a multi-functional naphthalene epoxy resin to increase high temperature performance in the aerospace, transportation and electronics industry. EPICLON HP 4770 is well...

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