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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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Apr 13, 2017 | Industry News

Hexcel to Supply Non-crimp Fabric to Mubea for New Monocoque Chassis

Hexcel has announced the award of a first time contract by Mubea. Under the terms of the agreement, Hexcel will supply Mubea Carbo Tech with HiMax™ non-crimp fabric (NCF) for the manufacture of...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

McLaren 2017 Formula 1 Car to Race Ahead with Stratasys’ 3D Printed Parts

McLaren Racing has expanded its use of Stratasys 3D printing to produce components for its 2017 Formula 1 MCL32 race car with the goal of accelerating design modifications and reducing weight to...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Product News

SABIC’s Plastic/Metal Hybrid & PP Solutions Help in Vehicle Weight Reduction

At VDI conference, SABIC presented a range of innovative solutions for vehicle weight reduction. Highlights were: metal replacing plastic/metal hybrid, lightweight PP solutions, transparent glazing...

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Jun 20-22, 2017 | Industry Event

Automotive Interiors Expo 2017
Automotive Interiors Expo exhibitors represent the A-Z of car interiors. Specialty finishes are a strong theme of the expo, with companies offering plastic compounding and master-batching, metalized...

Apr 7, 2017 | Product News

Polyplastics Releases Contents About Materials to Help your Innovation

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. has released information about its recent development of unique materials, DURANEX® PBT flame retardant grades, that can improve electrical/electronic & automotive fields’...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

Composites from LANXESS Replace Steel in Vehicle’s Door Module Carrier

Metal-replacing Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from LANXESS find new application in cost-effective light-weight designing of door module carrier for...

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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

Trinseo’s PC-based Charging Stations Support Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Trinseo has decided to provide transparent polycarbonate-based compounds and blends for vehicle charging stations needed to keep Electric Vehicles charged and ready. These compounds are durable...

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Apr 10, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik Supports Development of Innovative Virtual Cars

Driven by trends around efficiency and design, Evonik Industries offered its broad portfolio of metal- and rubber-replacing plastics for automotive industry. Evonik’s unique technologies help reduce...

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Jun 6-7, 2017 | Industry Event

Performance Polyamides 2017
The second edition of the Performance Polyamides conference will take place on June 6 & 7, 2017, at the Maritim Hotel, Cologne, Germany. The two-day conference will examine the latest advances in...

Apr 7, 2017 | Product News

RadiciGroup Widens Product Portfolio with High-heat Resistant PPA Grades for Auto

RadiciGroup has widened its product portfolio in Brazilian auto market with its new metal-replacing high-temperature resistant RADILON® Aestus T range of PPA polyamides. Overall cost reduction and...

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