The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Aug 31, 2017 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Thermoplastic Composites Replace Metal in Backseat System of Vehicles

LANXESS’ Tepex dynalite continuous-fiber-reinforced, semi-finished thermoplastic composites are now finding new applications in vehicle interior parts. Over 40% lighter than its steel counterpart...

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Aug 28, 2017 | Industry News

Asahi Kasei to Construct New Plastic Compounds Plant for Automotive Market in China

Asahi Kasei (China) Co., Ltd. has decided to construct a new plant for the manufacture of plastic compounds in Changshu, Jiangsu, China. Replacing metal parts with plastics in automotive industry...

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Aug 23, 2017 | Product News

Total Corbion PLA Offers Bonsucro-certified Sugarcane Derived PLA Bioplastic

Total Corbion PLA has announced that PLA resins from Bonsucro-certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. These bioplastics are used in automotive components, packaging and consumer...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Harvard Researchers Develop Transparent, Tough Self-healing Rubber

Researchers from Harvard have developed a new type of self-healing rubber that is as tough as natural rubber. The new rubber type can be used in tires, wearable electronics and medical devices...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Saint-Gobain Seals Improves Meldin® Split Piston Rings with Boston Univ. Students

Saint-Gobain Seals’ team members collaborated with Boston University students to improve the machining process for Meldin® split piston rings used in automotive, electronics, aerospace, industrial...

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Aug 29, 2017 | Industry News

Chance to See and Feel Modern Plastics Diversity: Covestro at Fakuma

At Fakuma, Covestro will give a chance to visitors to see and touch hundreds of samples of modern plastics used for automotive and LEDs. Covestro offers a broad range of transparent plastics to...

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Aug 24, 2017 | Industry News

BMW Series’ Top Column Module Made of BASF’s Engineering Plastics

French automotive supplier Valeo has developed a top column module for BMW series whose housing and levers are made of BASF’s engineering plastics Ultramid® (PA: polyamide) and Ultradur® (PBT:...

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Aug 21, 2017 | Industry News

Automotive to Lead Performance Elastomers Market from 2017-22: MarketsandMarkets™

The global performance elastomers market is estimated to grow from USD 11.69 Billion in 2017 to USD 16.75 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2017 to 2022, according to a report published by...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Mitsui Chemicals/Prime Polymer Complete PP Capacity Augmentation for Automotive

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. announced PP production augmentation has been completed. Group is reinforcing its position at three of its global PP compound hubs – United States...

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Aug 16, 2017 | Product News

High-temperature Resistant Customized PPA & New PF Resins by VELOX at Fakuma

New high-performing PF grade that can be used for cleaning resins at temperatures between 280°C to 420°C will be presented by VELOX at Fakuma. Also, metal-replacing PPA for automotive and...

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