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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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Feb 5, 2007 | Article

An innovative process to produce soft touch automotive interior parts

A collaborative research project between four well-known firms i.e. the German materials producer BASF, the Italian group P-Group, the Swiss moldmaker Georg Kaufmann Formenbau AG and the Austrian...

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Feb 2, 2007 | Article

Innovative truck having a sandwich composite structure

So far, conventional trucks manufactured by the Dutch firm ASEP UniTruck had aluminum-skinned bodies. The firm has led a research project in order to find a more cost-effective and faster way to...

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Jan 30, 2007 | Industry News

Faurecia Increases its Involvement in the Dacia Logan Program

Faurecia has just taken over the 50% interest owned by the Portuguese automotive supplier Simoldes Plasticos in the share capital of Romanian company Euro Auto Plastic Systems (Euro APS)...

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Jan 29, 2007 | Industry News

German Innovation Award for Faurecia's Polyurethane Cast Skin Technology

Faurecia has been awarded by the German Plastic Foam Association (FSK) during the 20th Foam Plastics Conference organized in Stuttgart for the development of an innovative interior surface...

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Jan 25, 2007 | Industry News

Excel Polymers Opens Automotive Office in Michigan

Excel Polymers LLC announced the opening of an Automotive Sales and Market Development office in Novi, Michigan...

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Feb 2, 2007 | Industry News

Basell's Hostacom TKC782N TEO Selected for Energy Management Pillars of Chevy Tahoe, Yukon & Suburba

Basell's Hostacom TKC782N thermoplastic elastomeric olefin (TEO) is being used to produce new energy management pillars for General Motors' GM 900 platform vehicles...

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Jan 30, 2007 | Industry News

Charles Mick and Joseph Copeland Named to New Leadership Positions at Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company named Charles Mick to the newly created position of vice president and general manager, North American holdings and integration. Mick had previously served as vice...

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Jan 29, 2007 | Article

Electromuninescent interior light-band for automotive roof

The joint venture between Bayer MaterialScience and GE Plastics dealing with polycarbonate (PC) glazing i.e. Exatec has developed an electroluminescent interior light-band for polycarbonate roof...

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Jan 29, 2007 | Article

Plastic-rubber composite within polyamide and EPDM

The plastic producer Degussa has launched a new composite material designed especially to be used in polymer, the polyamide-6,12 from Degussa, together with rubber, an ethylene, propylene and diene...

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Jan 23, 2007 | Article

Front fenders made from ABS/PA blend

The first commercial application of the new blend of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene terpolymer and polyamide (ABS/PA), namely Triax, launched by the materials producer Lanxess has been the...

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