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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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Jan 11, 2019 | Industry News

JEC Group to Focus on Composites Solutions for Future Mobility at NAIAS 2019

At NAIAS, JEC Group several benefits of composits such as metal replacement, lightweighting, design freedom, hybridization etc. from automotive applications. In the new pavilion, JEC Group will...

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Jan 9, 2019 | Industry News

UK-based NCC Installs ENGEL Duo for Composites Research for Automotive & Aerospace

The National Composites Centre in Bristol has installed an integrated manufacturing cell for overmolding fiber-reinforced semi-finished products paving the way for mass production in both automotive...

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Jan 7, 2019 | Article

The 4 Mobility Trends Requiring New Materials

By SpecialChem

Robust electric and autonomous platforms will be the measure of success for car manufacturers in the future. From a materials standpoint, the accelerated path to electrification demands automotive...

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Jan 4, 2019 | Article

Staying Behind the Wheel of Mobility

By SpecialChem

In the next few decades, miles traveled will increase faster than sales of light-duty vehicles due to the as-a-service business model growing in the automotive industry at lightning speed. Consumers...

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Jan 2, 2019 | Product News

New Lightweight Bio-composite Using Date Palm Fiber Biomass for Automotive

A team of researchers have developed a bio-composite material using date palm fiber biomass. The new material can be used to produce sustainable, lightweight and low-cost applications in the...

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Dec 19, 2018 | Industry News

WACKER Expands Silicone Rubber Production Capacities to Strengthen Specialties Portfolio

WACKER has increased its global production capacities for silicone rubber responding to high demand for silicone rubber in key sectors such as automotive, electronics & medical industries. WACKER...

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Dec 18, 2018 | Product News

Chemours’ Fluoroplastic Foam Resin Earns MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award

Chemours’ Teflon™ fluoroplastic foam resin (FFR) wins 2018 MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award. Designed to fulfil requirements of autonomous vehicles or IoT applications this cable resin...

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Dec 18, 2018 | Product News

DSM’s New Thermoplastic Copolyester Allows 3D Printing of End-use Parts for Automotive

DSM’s new Arnitel® ID2060 HT Thermoplastic Copolyester allows 3D printing of end-use parts for demanding automotive applications. It also allows replacing of aluminum and rubber for light weighting...

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Dec 17, 2018 | Industry News

Borealis Upsurges PP Capacity in Europe to Meet Customers’ Need of Innovative Plastic

Borealis has increased its PP capacity in Europe & strengthening its long-term commitment to meet European customers’ needs for innovative polypropylene in the field of auto, healthcare and...

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Dec 14, 2018 | Industry News

NIO Selects INEOS Styrolution's High Heat ABS Grades for New Electric Vehicle Model

INEOS Styrolution has announced that three of its grades from their family of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) materials have been selected by NIO, an innovative automotive company dedicated to...

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