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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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Oct 10, 2017 | Industry News

DowDuPont Expands Engineering Polymers Production Capacity to Meet Growing Demands

DowDuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers announced that it will increase production capacity of engineered polymers used in the automotive, consumer and electronics markets at its Shenzhen site...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Industry News

Demand for ElectriPlast Conductive Plastics by Automotive OEMs Accelerates

Integral Technologies, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corporation, announced that production has begun for two automotive conductive plastics programs. These two orders are part...

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Oct 4, 2017 | Industry News

Michelin Unveils Customized Airless 3D Printed Tire-wheel Combination

Michelin introduces the tire of the future - a 3D printed tire-wheel combination that could be altered and customized based on driving needs. Michelin has unveiled the prototype of the MICHELIN...

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Sep 28, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel to Create Composite Fabrics to Replace Metal in Large Auto & Aero Structures

Hexcel launches new government-backed project to develop new carbon fiber fabric forms and resins that can be used to manufacture cost-effective large composites structures, 25-30% lighter than...

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Sep 27, 2017 | Product News

SABIC’s New PC Enables Creation of Complex Headlight Bezels with Better Aesthetics

SABIC has introduced new polycarbonate resin for automotive LED lighting. LEXAN™ HF4010SR resin can make it possible for customers to develop complex headlight bezels with enhanced aesthetics...

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Oct 9, 2017 | Industry News

PA12 Replaces PA11 as More Superior 3D Printing Black Plastic: Sculpteo

Sculpteo has announced that 3D printing plastic, Nylon 11, available with it would be replaced by HP Multi Jet Fusion PA12. It is a perfect solution for functional parts for automotive, electronics...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Article

High Heat Plastic Materials Turning Up the Heat!

By Donald Rosato

High heat plastics have been among the fastest growing plastics products entering new & challenging applications, like: Military / aerospace, automotive, electronics... Although, it is still...

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Sep 29, 2017 | Product News

Saint-Gobain Seals’ Fluoropolymers & PI Earn API 6A Specification for Oil & Gas Materials

Saint-Gobain Seals has received API 6A specification for nine of their most used oil and gas materials. With 160 hours of working at 200°C, these thermoplastics are also used in auto, medical &...

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Sep 27, 2017 | Industry News

LyondellBasell Starts PP Compounding Plant in China to Meet Growing Automotive Demands

LyondellBasell recently announced the successful startup of a new 20 kiloton per year polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Dalian, China. With China's automobile market poised for significant...

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Nov 2-3, 2017 | Industry Event

7th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase
Under the theme “Lightweighting and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies”, the 7th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase will bring together renowned industry players and experts...
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