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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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Mar 26, 2019 | Industry News

COBRA Invests in Composites Technology for Automotive and Aerospace Industry

COBRA has invested in new technology to bring its composites leadership to an even wider global customer base, specifically Automotive and Aerospace...

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Mar 26, 2019 | Industry News

New PVDF-based Filament Designed for Printing Highly Technical 3D Parts

Arkema has joined the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program, bringing a very high-performance polymer to the program. The new PVDF-based filament is specifically designed for printing highly technical...

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Mar 25, 2019 | Industry News

DIC Corporation Invests in New PPS Production Facility in North America

DIC corporation will build a new production line for its superior heat-resistant polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds, used in vehicle electrical system as well as EV, at its DIC Imaging Products...

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Mar 20, 2019 | Industry News

Arkema and Hexcel to Open Joint R&D Laboratory for Thermoplastic Composite Solutions

Arkema and Hexcel have announced that they will open a joint research and development laboratory in Les Avenières (Isère), France in April. This is to form strategic alliance to develop...

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Mar 20, 2019 | Product News

ELIX Polymers to Present ABS Grades for Key Markets at Plastimagen 2019

ELIX Polymers will present its portfolio of materials and technologies at Plastimagen 2019. It will present ABS grades with a very low level of emissions and odor, in addition to high heat-resistant...

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Mar 20, 2019 | Industry News

Mitsui Chemicals & ARRK Launch Concept Car with Widespread Autonomous Driving

Mitsui Chemicals has collaborated with ARRK to produce the hour's Pod, a concept car that suggests new ways to spend one's time in a future with widespread autonomous driving. Hour’s Pod offers a...

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Mar 18, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Ultramid® GF-reinforced PA Use in Fuel Cells Pushes Electric Drive Concepts Ahead

BASF has announced that its engineering plastic Ultramid® PA grades have been successfully used to manufacture a number of fuel cell system components. This innovative solution is being used as...

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Mar 18, 2019 | Industry News

microSNAP Electric Vehicle Features PU Foam for Superior Acoustic and Thermal Insulation

FoamPartner has partnered with Rinspeed to develop advanced concepts for the mobility of tomorrow. The microSNAP concept car developed by Rinspeed illustrates the potential of innovative foam...

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Mar 15, 2019 | Industry News

Teijin Advances Highly Heat- and Impact- resistant Prepreg for Aerospace Applications

Teijin has announced its development of Japan’s first prepreg, or carbon fiber sheet pre-impregnated with bismaleimide (BMI) matrix resin that offers high resistance to both heat and impact, making...

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Mar 14, 2019 | Industry News

Bond-Laminates Presents Tepex’s New Large-scale Production Applications at JEC World 2019

Bond-Laminates is showcasing Tepex’s new large-scale production applications at 2019 JEC World. The new applications for Tepex in lightweight automotive design include door module carriers, front...

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