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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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Aug 5, 2020 | Industry News

BASF and Yutong Co-develop PU-based Bus Seats with Extended Service Life

Yutong Bus and BASF have jointly developed an advanced polyurethane (PU) based seating for high-end, new-energy buses. Optimized to provide improved flame-retardant properties, the seating made with...

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Jul 27, 2020 | Industry News

LANXESS Offers Thermoplastics for Charging Components in Electronics and Automotive

LANXESS sees great potential for its technical thermoplastics in the charging infrastructure for electric mobility. Requirements regarding the various components are derived primarily from the...

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Jul 22, 2020 | Industry News

LANXESS' Fiberglass-reinforced PA6 Finds Use in Ford SUV's Structural Components

LANXESS announces that its easy-flowing, fiberglass-reinforced Durethan BKV30H2.0EF polyamide 6, is used in the production of the highly loaded structural component for the Ford Kuga SUV...

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Jul 21, 2020 | Product News

RadiciGroup Develops Polyamide Blends to Enhance Performance of Automotive & E&E

RadiciGroup has developed new specialty range of products with the brand name Radilon® Mixloy, to maximize polymer performance in final products. The matrix material for these new innovative...

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Jul 20, 2020 | Product News

Polyplastics Offers PBT for Advanced Driver-assistance System Parts

Polyplastics sees strong potential for its innovative resin products, DURANEX® PBT materials, in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) parts that enable autonomous driving. DURANEX® PBT...

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Jul 14, 2020 | Product News

LANXESS’ New Recycled Glass Fiber-based Polyamide 6 Compounds for Automotive

LANXESS has recently developed Durethan ECOBKV30H2.0, ECOBKV35H2.0 and ECOBKV60XF as the most recent examples of products made in line with its strategy. Recycled fibers manufactured from waste...

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Jul 8, 2020 | Industry News

LANXESS to Present Thermoplastic Composites for Brake Pedals and more at PIAE

LANXESS to present lightweight solutions based on our Tepex-branded continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites for brake pedals as well as structural components of the vehicle body and...

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Jul 6, 2020 | Industry News

Plastics for Electric Vehicle Market to Reach USD 2,621 Mn by 2025: MarketsandMarkets

The plastics for electric vehicle market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 26.9% to reach a market size of USD 2,621 Mn by 2025 from 797 million in 2020. The rising trend of weight reduction in...

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Jul 3, 2020 | Product News

BASF Launches Hot Oil-resistant Polyethersulfone for Car Parts

BASF launches engineering plastic suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. The new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason® E0510 C2TR shows good tribological properties, high oil...

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Jun 26, 2020 | Article

The Future of Displays is Smart and Flexible...

By SpecialChem

Flexible & Smart Displays - Find out what are the ongoing trends and application requirements in automotive & electronics and how innovation in polymers are fulfilling the demand...

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