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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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Feb 19, 2019 | Industry News

Total Buys Synova, a French Manufacturer of Recycled PP for Automotive Applications

Total has acquired Synova, a French leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector. Synova produces 20,000 tons per year of polypropylene that meets the...

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Feb 18, 2019 | Product News

Evonik Develops High Temperature-stable PA 6 Powder for 3D Printing Applications

Evonik has developed a new polymer powder for 3D printing applications in higher temperature range, for example in the automotive and electronics industries, as part of its polyamide 6 series. A...

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Feb 13, 2019 | Industry News

Novares Acquires MPC Expanding its Plastic Parts Business for Vehicle Powertrains

Novares announced the acquisition of US company Miniature Precision Components (“MPC”). MPC is an automotive sector thermoplastic company producing highly engineered plastic components and...

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Feb 5, 2019 | Product News

Trinseo Unveils New Grades of S-SBR Products for Improved Tire Properties

Trinseo has added new grades to its range of S-SBR products. These SPRINTAN™ Advanced S-SBR Rubber grades allow an optimum balance of low rolling resistance and high abrasion resistance, and, if...

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Jan 28, 2019 | Product News

ALBIS’ New ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” Reduces Unwanted Noises in Auto and E&E

ALBIS PLASTIC has developed ALCOM® MS “Anti Squeak” especially for customers in the automotive and consumer electronics industries to reduce noise. The potential areas of application range from...

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Jan 28, 2019 | Product News

Sun Chemical’s New Epoxy Resin for Increased Performance in High Temp. Applications

Sun Chemical has launched a multi-functional naphthalene epoxy resin to increase high temperature performance in the aerospace, transportation and electronics industry. EPICLON HP 4770 is well...

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Jan 25, 2019 | Industry News

Volkswagen, Ford Form Alliance to Explore EVs, Autonomous Vehicles & Mobility Services

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Company have announced the first formal agreements in a broad alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness & investigate collaboration on autonomous...

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Jan 24, 2019 | Industry News

AMRC & Prodrive Partner to Make End-of-life Recycling of Composite Parts a Reality

Prodrive and AMRC are working together to advance its processes for manufacturing recyclable composite components with potential use in automotive industry and more. The process developed is claimed...

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Jan 22, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Gets EU’s Conditional Approval to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business

BASF has announced an important milestone in BASF-Solvay polyamide acquisition deal. the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for BASF to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business. Closing is...

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Jan 21, 2019 | Product News

PolyOne Rebrands ElectriPlast Tech. as Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations

PolyOne has launched Surround™ EMI/RFI Shielding Formulations, a well preferred technology to replace metal in housings electronic components for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in...

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