The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Sep 20, 2017 | Industry News

Polyurethanes Production Increases in All Major Product Segments from 2014-16: CPI Survey

CPI survey reports that the 2016 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry shows that polyurethane production rose in all major product segments, mainly automotive and construction between...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Industry News

Global Expansion – SABIC Continues Growth with Polypropylene Ventures in Europe

SABIC invests in European sites: inaugurated a new PP pilot plant and announced new investment in PP extrusion facility. Automotive, healthcare, appliance and packaging will be the targeted markets...

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Sep 18, 2017 | Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Headlamp Optical Elements Made of Evonik's Molding Compounds

Mercedes-Benz installs Evonik’s PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® transparent molding compounds-based LED Intelligent Light System from Automotive Lighting in its C-Class. Materials used as optical elements...

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Sep 15, 2017 | Product News

Eastman Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for TRĒVA Engineering Bioplastic

Eastman secures USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its TRĒVA engineering bioplastic. Due to it high biobased content TRĒVA is the better choice for electronics, automotive interior...

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Sep 11, 2017 | Article

Advancing Composites - Adding Carbon Fiber to the Designer’s Palette

By Mark DeMeuse

Carbon fiber composite materials that were initially developed primarily for use in the aerospace industry are now attracting interest in new applications. Structural & performance advantages...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Product News

DSM to Highlight Extensive Range of High-performance ForTii® PPA at Fakuma

At Fakuma 2017, DSM will present its extensive range of high performance materials used in metal-to-plastic conversion in automotive, electronics and water management. DSM will be also be showcasing...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay to Sell its Polyamides Business to BASF; Enters into a Binding Agreement

Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a multi-specialty chemicals...

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Sep 15, 2017 | Industry News

DIC Corp. Plans to Expand Komaki Plant’s PPS Compound Production Capacity

DIC Corporation announced that it has resolved to expand the production capacity for PPS compounds. Widely used as an alternative to metals in automotive and electrical parts, PPS are a class of...

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Sep 13, 2017 | Industry News

Polyplastics Reports Strong Growth for DURACON® POM for Gear/Bearing Markets

Especially designed of gears and bearings used in automotive parts, home appliances, office automation systems and audiovisual devices, Polyplastics reports strong global demand for DURACON® POM...

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Sep 8, 2017 | Product News

ELIX Polymers’ New ABS & PC/ABS Grades Can Reduce Undesirable Noises in Auto Parts

ELIX Polymers has developed a range of specialty grades of ABS and PC/ABS to reduce the squeak. Offering possibility for significant cost savings, these new grades reduces undesirable noises that...

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