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Plastics & Elastomers


The automotive industry has seen a shift towards plastic parts with the ever-increasing need for light-weighting and processing ease. Parts that were once manufactured with metals are now being developed using thermoplastic composites, thermosets or fiber reinforced plastics.

These innovations provide not only weight reduction but also provide mechanical strength, noise reduction and fuel efficiency to the automotive parts.

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Jul 15, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema & Verkor Partner to Strengthen Sustainable Battery Development in Europe

Arkema becomes a shareholder and technological partner of Verkor, a French start-up specialized in the production of high-performance batteries. Arkema, thanks to its cutting-edge materials and...

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Jul 13, 2021 | Product News

DOMO’s Glass-filled PA6 Grade Receives UL Yellow Card Certification

DOMO Chemicals has announced that its DOMAMID® 6B30, a polyamide 6 based 30% glass beads filled solution has been recently certified with UL yellow card. The certification was required by Prevost...

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Jul 13, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Nylon-based Thermoplastic Composites for Moisture-rich Environments

Avient announces availability of a new series of nylon-based Complēt™ long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites with enhanced moisture resistance and smooth surface aesthetics. These...

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Jul 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Project to Recover Contaminated Plastics from Industrial Waste

AIMPLAS is participating in the European NONTOX Project which aims to eliminate hazardous and unpleasant substances from plastic waste and thus convert non-recyclable plastics and recycling waste...

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Jul 7, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS Designs EV Charging Inlets with Heat-resistant Properties

LANXESS has demonstrated a new design concept for charging inlets based on its Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters. These are installed in battery electric vehicles and accommodate the charging...

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Jun 30, 2021 | Industry News

Celanese to Acquire ExxonMobil’s TPV Elastomers Brand

Celanese announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire the Santoprene™ TPV elastomers business of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Celanese will acquire the Santoprene™ brand as part of a...

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Jun 28, 2021 | Industry News

LCY Chemical to Acquire 100% Shares of ESBR Producer Bridgestone

LCY Chemical Corp. has signed an agreement to acquire 100% shares of Bridgestone (Huizhou) Synthetic Rubber under Bridgestone Corporation and will integrate the business into LCY's Rubber Business...

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Jun 21, 2021 | Industry News

Audi and KIT Successfully Recycle Automotive Plastic Waste into New Components

As part of the THINKTANK Industrial Resource Strategies, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have been working with Audi for a good six months on the pilot project “Chemical...

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Jun 14, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC & Local Motors Conduct Feasibility Study on Waste 3DP Thermoplastic Parts

SABIC and Local Motors have completed a joint study on the feasibility of recycling scrap thermoplastic parts and shavings from the 3D printing process. The study explored more sustainable...

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Jun 9, 2021 | Industry News

Rassini Uses Hexion’s Epoxy Resins for Composite Leaf Spring Application

Rassini has specified an EPIKOTE™ epoxy resin system from Hexion for an innovative rear suspension system found in Ford Motor Company’s new 2021 model of the F-150 pickup truck...

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