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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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Mar 16, 2017 | Industry News

Henkel’s Lightweight Metal-replacing Composite Tech. Used in Volvo Models

Volvo is adopting Henkel’s high performance, lightweight composite transverse leaf springs for more models. Produce by Benteler-SGL, Henkel’s transverse leaf spring helps in reducing significant...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Product News

DSM at JEC World 2017: Presents Innovative Composite & 3D Printing Solutions

DSM makes its return to JEC World 2017. Company is showcasing its vision and in-depth knowledge to develop a growing portfolio of high-performance composites for automotive industry, along with a...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Product News

SABIC at JEC World 2017: Unveils Expanded Fiber-reinforced Thermoplastics Tape Portfolio

At JEC world 2017, SABIC is presenting its expanded UDMAX™ range of continuous fiber thermoplastic composites with the addition of carbon fiber-reinforced tapes, targeting automotive...

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Mar 13, 2017 | Product News

Teijin at JEC World 2017: To Exhibit Wide Range of Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Teijin to showcase a wide range of high-performance composite products at JEC World 2017. Highlights include: CFRP auto parts production, PEEK Composites, metal-replacing solutions, high-strength...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Lightweight Composites for Automotive: Evonik/Forward Engineering Form JV

Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering have established joint venture VESTARO GmbH. The two companies intend to drive forward the implementation of composite solutions for the industrial mass...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Product News

Arkema at JEC World 2017: Unveils Next-Gen Composites for Auto & Wind Power

At JEC World 2017, Arkema showcases recyclable, innovative composite solutions to reduce weight and replace metal in transportation, automotive and wind power sectors. Saving weight in order to...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Product News

Henkel at JEC World 2017: Highlights Lightweight Composites for Automotive Applications

At JEC World 2017, Henkel is putting the spotlight on high performance composites that provide car makers with new ways to design innovative cost-effective lightweight solutions into their vehicles...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Product News

Solvay at JEC World 2017: Launches Thermoset Prepreg Resin System for Automotive

Solvay announces at JEC World 2017 (March 14-16) the launch of its new innovative thermoset prepreg resin system SolvaLite™ 730, a next-generation sub 60 seconds cure technology, specifically...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Ford Explores 3D Printed Large-scale Auto Parts: Breakthrough for Vehicle Manufacturing

Ford has explored how large-scale one-piece auto parts, like spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles which are lighter than their metal counterparts, as the first...

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Mar 8, 2017 | Industry News

Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Market Shows Competitive Landscape

TMR finds that with the presence of a large pool of established automobile manufacturers, such as Tata, BMW, Audi, General Motors, and Ford, the worldwide market for automotive lightweight materials...

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