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Plastics & Elastomers


The automotive industry has seen a shift towards plastic parts with the ever-increasing need for light-weighting and processing ease. Parts that were once manufactured with metals are now being developed using thermoplastic composites, thermosets or fiber reinforced plastics.

These innovations provide not only weight reduction but also provide mechanical strength, noise reduction and fuel efficiency to the automotive parts.

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Nov 30, 2021 | Industry News

DOMO Introduces Material Cards for Faster Adoption of Eco-friendly Polyamides

DOMO has introduced new material cards to fast-track the adoption of its innovative line of eco-friendly polyamides, TECHNYL® 4EARTH®. This new feature in DOMO’s advanced predictive simulation...

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Nov 29, 2021 | Industry News

Asahi Kasei to Produce Sustainable Solution-polymerized SBR for Eco-friendly Tires

Asahi Kasei plans to begin producing and marketing sustainable solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) using the sustainable butadiene at its plant in Singapore by the end of fiscal...

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Nov 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Expand High-tech Engineering Plastics Production in China

LANXESS will expand its production network in China: LANXESS will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in...

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Nov 24, 2021 | Product News

Solvay Launches PPA Materials for Advanced E&E Applications

Solvay is accelerating the pace of providing the automotive industry with an entirely new generation of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) materials targeted at higher demands of performance and...

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Nov 22, 2021 | Industry News

Mitsui Chemicals to Commercialize Microwave-based Recycling of Plastic Waste

Mitsui Chemicals and Microwave Chemical have launched a new initiative aimed at commercializing the use of microwave technology in the chemical recycling of plastic waste...

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Nov 16, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches PTFE-free Material to Prevent BSR Noise in Automotive Interiors

SABIC launches LNP™ LUBRILOY™ N2000 compound, a new internally lubricated material that helps prevent buzz-squeak-rattle (BSR) noise in automotive interiors at Automotive Tech Week 2021. Showcased...

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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Convert Its High Performance Materials Business Legally Independent

LANXESS will transfer its High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit to an independent legal corporate structure. HPM is a supplier of high-performance plastics. The materials are used primarily...

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Nov 12, 2021 | Industry News

Volkswagen and ORNL to Research Materials for E-Mobility & Sustainable Transportation

Volkswagen Group of America’s Innovation Hub Knoxville, the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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Nov 11, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont Announces Strategic Actions to Streamline Portfolio for Value Creation

DuPont announces a series of actions advancing its strategy as a premier multi-industrial company focused on market-leading high-growth, high-margin businesses with complementary technology and...

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Nov 9, 2021 | Industry News

BASF Opens New R&D Facility for Engineering Plastics in Korea

BASF opened a new Research & Development (R&D) facility at Ansan, Korea’s Engineering Plastics Innovation Center (EPIC). The new facility houses the combined R&D team and competencies from its...

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