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Plastics & Elastomers
Automotive
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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Jan 25, 2019 | Industry News

Volkswagen, Ford Form Alliance to Explore EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Mobility Services

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness & investigate collaboration on autonomous...

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Jan 24, 2019 | Industry News

AMRC & Prodrive Partner to Make End-of-life Recycling of Composite Parts a Reality

Prodrive and AMRC are working together to advance its processes for manufacturing recyclable composite components with potential use in automotive industry and more. The process developed is claimed...

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Jan 22, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Gets EU’s Conditional Approval to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business

BASF has announced an important milestone in BASF-Solvay polyamide acquisition deal. the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for BASF to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business. Closing is...

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Jan 21, 2019 | Product News

PolyOne Rebrands ElectriPlast Tech. as Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations

PolyOne has launched Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations, a well preferred technology to replace metal in housings electronic components for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in...

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Jan 18, 2019 | Industry News

Carbon Uses Epoxy Material to Develop Digitally Manufactured Polymer Parts for Ford

Carbon® has recently developed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company. Carbon’s durable EPX 82 material proved ideal for these parts, passing Ford’s...

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Jan 18, 2019 | Product News

Polyplastics Launches Alkali Stress Crack Resistant PBT Resin for Automotive Applications

Polyplastics successfully brought new 30% glass fiber reinforced DURANEX 532AR PBT grade to the market after the modification of stress cracking resistance properties of PBT in alkali environments...

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Jan 17, 2019 | Industry News

Smithers Rapra Opens New Product Testing Lab for Automotive Parts in China

Smithers Rapra has announced the opening of a new product testing laboratory for automotive industry in Suzhou to support vehicle OEMs and tier suppliers with validation testing for a wide variety...

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Jan 16, 2019 | Industry News

IACMI Presents Prototype Made from Textile Carbon Fiber for Automotive Application: NAIAS 2019

IACMI – The Composites Institute is showcasing cost competitive composites innovations in lightweighting the automotive sector at NAIAS 2019. IACMI presents the first large injection molded...

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Jan 14, 2019 | Industry News

Hexcel Presents Multiple Benefits of Composites for Automotive Engineers: NAIAS 2019

Hexcel is participating in the NAIAS 2019 & demonstrating multiple benefits of composites for automotive engineers. The benefits include not only weight savings, strength and stiffness, but also...

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Jan 14, 2019 | Industry News

ARLANXEO & RDAbbott Expand HPE Distribution Territory Across US

RDAbbott has signed a new distribution agreement with ARLANXEO to expand its distribution of High Performance Elastomers (HPE), used in automotive and cable industries nationwide, to the...

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