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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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Nov 26, 2018 | Industry News

Self-sensing Composites with Structural Health Monitoring for Transportation Uses

ORNL researchers have invented a roll-to-roll process to coat electrically conductive carbon fibers with semi-conducting nanoparticles. This nanomaterial-embedded composite is stronger than other...

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Nov 22, 2018 | Industry News

McLaren Automotive Opens New Targeted Composite Innovation & Production Center

McLaren Automotive opens news 50 Mn pound production facility in Yorkshire, England. McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) will focus on innovating lightweight carbon fiber and composites for...

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Nov 21, 2018 | Industry News

BASF Develops Electric Concept Cars for Future Mobility with GAC R&D Center

BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd. (GAC R&D Center) have recently introduced three co-developed electric concept cars, featuring futuristic designs...

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Nov 16, 2018 | Product News

BASF Launches Metal-replacing Reinforced PPA for Heat Challenging Applications in Auto

BASF has introduced polyphthalamide (PPA): Ultramid® Advanced T1000 – a new group of compounds based on polyamide 6T/6I. Within the Ultramid® family, Ultramid® Advanced T1000 is the product group...

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Nov 15, 2018 | Industry News

Hexagon Composites to Supply Compressed Hydrogen Tanks for FCEV Serial Production

Hexagon Composites will supply compressed hydrogen tanks for serial production of fuel cell electric vehicles to be launched by an automotive OEM. By receiving third serial production commitment...

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Nov 12, 2018 | Industry News

DuPont to Build New Facility for Compounded High-end Engineering Plastics in East China

DuPont has announced that it is investing more than USD 80 Mn to build new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China to serve customers in automotive, electronics...

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Nov 12, 2018 | Industry News

Minghua Selects ELIX Polymers’ PC-modified ABS for Spoiler Projects in New BMW Cars

Automotive exterior parts supplier Minghua selects ELIX Polymers ABS H801 for spoiler and aeroblade parts for the new BMW X5, X7, and X6M cars. The ABS grade modified with polycarbonate has a number...

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Nov 9, 2018 | Product News

Sicomin Launches Bio-foaming Epoxy Resin for Electric Vehicles, Marine Market & Others

Sicomin launches its new bio foaming epoxy, PB 360 GS, the fifth product in the GreenPoxy® offering. Sicomin’s GreenPoxy® bio-based epoxy systems have created a wide following and are used in a...

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Nov 8, 2018 | Product News

New TPE from KRAIBURG TPE for Soft-touch Surfaces Inside Motor Vehicles’ Cabin

KRAIBURG TPE has presented new thermoplastic elastomers series especially developed for decorated surfaces that appeal to the touch and for functional parts inside motor vehicles’ cabins. The...

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Nov 6, 2018 | Industry News

Closing the Loop on Automotive Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturing Scrap: IACMI Project

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in collaboration with others has announced a project to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing scrap...

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