The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Jul 6, 2017 | Industry News

Coperion Installs Complete Processing Line for Antistatic Polymers at IonPhasE Oy

Coperion has implemented a complete system for IonPhasE Oy for manufacture of inherently dissipative polymers. IDPs are suitable for a variety of applications like automotive, electrical etc. where...

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Jul 4, 2017 | Industry News

New 3D Printing Materials to Improve Automotive Fuel Efficiency: NTU/PTTGC

Nanyang Technological University and PTT Global Chemical will collaborate to develop advanced 3D printing materials for the next-generation automotive industry. New materials will improve fuel...

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Jun 30, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Corning’s New Technology for Better Plastic Adhesion in Auto Electronic Parts

Need of innovative solutions to assemble electronic components made of plastics more quickly and cost-effectively, while maintaining high quality standards in vehicles have driven OEMs towards Dow...

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Jun 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PARA Enables Development of Quieter Clutch Actuator System by FTE

Solvay has recently announced that its Ixef® 1027 polyarylamide (PARA) enabled development of a new clutch actuator system from FTE automotive Group. Ixef® 1027 PARA replaces glass-filled PA 6/6...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

World’s First PC-resin Pillar-less Auto Front Window by Teijin for Sporty EV

Teijin Limited recently announced that it has developed the world’s first transparent polycarbonate (PC)-resin pillar-less automotive front window for use in the Tommykaira ZZ, a sporty electric...

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Jul 5, 2017 | Industry News

Italian OEM & Gurit Join Hands for Carbon Fiber-based Exterior Car Body Panels

Gurit has announced that it has won a new contract for production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels to an Italian automotive OEM. Gurit will supply hoods and further exterior...

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Jul 3, 2017 | Industry News

Electric SUV Maker Picks ElectriPlast’s Conductive Plastic for High Voltage Connector

Integral Technologies, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., has recently announced that its ElectriPlast material has been chosen by a leading European electric luxury SUV maker...

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Jun 23, 2017 | Product News

New Composite Technologies for Production of Auto CFRP Hybrid Structures - Hexcel

At Multicomp 2017, Hexcel presented new composite technologies for high volume manufacture of CFRP/metal hybrid structures in automotive industry. Hexcel has developed a new fast-curing carbon...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

Top Auto Parts Molder Selects ELIX Polymers’ ABS/PC Blend for Exterior Pillar Cover

A leading supplier of interior and exterior automotive parts has selected ABS/polycarbonate blend from ELIX Polymers for the production of exterior pillar covers to be used in an upcoming premium...

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Jun 20, 2017 | Product News

Biosuccinium®-based Polyurethanes for Sustainable Auto Products: Reverdia at PSE Europe

Reverdia will join leading polyurethanes (PU) manufacturers to display a range of biomaterials at PSE Europe 2017 in Munich, Germany. These innovative Biosuccinium®-based polyurethanes have a...

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