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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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Dec 11, 2017 | Industry News

TenCate & SHAPE Collaborate to Show Advancing Composites Capabilities for Automotive

SHAPE have successfully demonstrated their capabilities in the field of advanced composites for automotive applications, through a collaboration with TenCate Advanced Composites. SHAPE are...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

New Predictive Engineering Tools for Designing Lightweight Automotive Composites

Researchers at the Department of Energy's PNNL, along with industry and academia experts, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new metal-replacing lightweight automotive...

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Dec 4, 2017 | Industry News

SGL/Bertrandt - Ground-breaking Tech. for Large-scale Composite Parts Production

Bertrandt and SGL, in a collaborative initiative, have developed an unprecedented integrated concept for innovative vehicle interior structures based on composite materials – the “Carbon Carrier” –...

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Nov 30, 2017 | Product News

Evonik’s New Customized PMMA Molding Compound for Cool Looking Elegant Taillights

The curved HELLA taillights dominate the sporty yet elegant design of Opel's Crossland X. The double-curve motif is the dominant design element of the LED taillight which is the result of light...

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Nov 24, 2017 | Product News

Scratch-free High-gloss Piano Black Surfaces with A. Schulman’s New Co-polyester

A. Schulman Inc. has made now scratch-free shiny black surfaces possible used in from automotive to home appliances with its new Schulablend™ M/MC 3501 co-polyester. The new product is based on...

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Dec 6, 2017 | Industry News

Daikin Chemicals Ambitions to Serve New Mobility Challenges

In a series of interviews, the top management of Daikin Chemicals shares views about the new mobility challenges that impact the whole value chain. Through its Mobility Lab, the company offers...

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Dec 5, 2017 | Industry News

LANXESS Expands High-tech Plastics Production in China for Auto and E&E Industry

LANXESS is strengthening its presence in the growth market China, building new plant for high-performance plastics in Changzhou. New compounding plant will produce metal-replacing high-performance...

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Dec 1, 2017 | Product News

SABIC's New PP Ultra-melt Strength Foaming Solution Boosts Lightweighting Gains

SABIC is adding to its global foam portfolio new SABIC® PP-UMS resin – a new generation of melt strength polypropylenes. New resin can enhance light weighting in the automotive, packaging and...

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Nov 27, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik’s PMMI Makes Touch Functioning Easy for BMW’s Air Conditioning Unit

The Preh company has developed a touchscreen using Evonik’s PLEXIMID® polymethyl methacrylimide (PMMI) that is easier to operate due to haptic localization aids. It is currently used in the 4-zone...

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Nov 22, 2017 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2018 to Facilitate Technological Innovations for Plastics & Rubber Industries

As a recognized platform to promote technological innovations in plastics & rubber industries, CHINAPLAS 2018 will address the latest needs of automotive, E&E, medical, IT & Telecom, packaging and...

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