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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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May 30, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik Launches International Campaign for Inspiring PLEXIGLAS® Molding Compounds

From high-gloss pillar covers on cars to light-guiding materials in luminaires, PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds can be found in many different fields of application. Keeping this in mind Evonik has...

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May 25, 2017 | Product News

New HFFR PBT & Highly-reinforced PA by LANXESS for Inter-industry Applications

At Plastics in E&E Applications conference, LANXESS will highlight its new halogen-free, flame-retardant PBT compounds and highly reinforced polyamide grades for automotive, appliances and E&E...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Clariant/Huntsman Merge in Equals to Create Specialty Chemical Company

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation have recently announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction...

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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

Kuraray Exhibits EVOH, Heat-resistant PA & others at CHINAPLAS 2017

Kuraray and Kuraray Trading are exhibiting jointly at CHINAPLAS 2017. Kuraray is targeting automotive, electrical and electronics, home appliances and packaging markets with high-performance EVOH...

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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

RadiciGroup Focuses on Engineering Plastics for Auto and E&E at CHINAPLAS 2017

RadiciGroup Performance Plastics is participating in CHINAPLAS, where the Group is showcasing its latest solutions to over 140,000 expected visitors. Company is focusing on engineering plastics for...

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May 29, 2017 | Industry News

Borealis Secures Position – Dedicated PP Compounding Plant for Automotive

Borealis has decided to build a dedicated automotive polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina. This decision demonstrates the continuing commitment of...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Advances Strategic Innovation Agenda with Silicone Investments in Saudi Arabia

Dow Chemical Company has recently signed agreement for silicones investments in Saudi Arabia. The proposed silicones investment will gear towards markets such as automotive, medical devices, home...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer Successfully Prints Using Plastic Polypropylene Filament

Leapfrog 3D Printers together with Verbatim have succeeded in printing polypropylene on the Bolt. Common uses of PP are in automotive, medical, packaging and household goods. Verbatim filament...

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May 19, 2017 | Industry News

Lina – Introducing World’s First Biocomposite- & Bioplastic-based Car

Lina is the world's first car made from bio composites. TU/Ecomotive uses a combination of biobased composites and bioplastics to create lightweight structural parts. The concept has the potential...

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May 16, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s Cellulosic Expertise Leads to High-performing Engineering Bioplastic

Eastman Chemical Company has introduced Eastman TRĒVA™, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics that help global automotive and electronics brands concurrently meet their sustainability and...

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