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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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Apr 1, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro to Present New PC Blends for Car Interiors at VDI Congress

At the VDI Congress “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” (PIAE) on April 3rd and 4th in Mannheim, Covestro will be focusing on a new priority topic: the car interior – in line with the motto...

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Mar 29, 2019 | Industry News

Ascend to Exhibit Vydyne Series for Automotive Lightweighting and E&E at PIAE 2019

Ascend will showcase two new grades for automotive structural inserts in downgauged metal, Vydyne® R433H and R435H. Both grades exhibit superior energy absorption over traditional glass-filled PA66...

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Mar 28, 2019 | Industry News

Saudi Aramco Inks USD 69.1 Bn Deal to Acquire 70% Majority Stake in SABIC

Saudi Aramco has announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70% majority stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, in...

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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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