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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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Sep 22, 2020 | Product News

Nexa3D Launches Photoplastic Polymer for 3DP Automotive Parts and IM Tools

Nexa3D announces the immediate availability of a new photoplastic material called xCE-White, a functional polymer for producing end-use plastic parts and injection molding tools in minutes...

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Sep 21, 2020 | Industry News

Sumitomo Chemical Establishes New PP Production Facility in China

Sumitomo Chemical has set up Zhuhai Sumika Polymer Compounds, Wuxi branch, as a new production facility for polypropylene (PP) compounds, to enhance its automotive materials business in Wuxi...

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Sep 16, 2020 | Product News

Polyplastics Launches PBT Resin with Heat-shock Resistance for Automotive Markets

Polyplastics launches a new grade of DURANEX® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin which delivers significant improvements in hydrolysis resistance and heat shock resistance for a range of...

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Sep 11, 2020 | Industry News

McLaren Develops Lightweight Composite-based Architecture for Electrified Supercars

McLaren Automotive introduces all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin its next generation of electrified supercars. The new architecture, designed specifically to...

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Sep 11, 2020 | Article

E-Mobility Performance Plastic Material Advances!

By Donald Rosato

Discover the recent developments and key features of engineering & high-performance thermoplastic materials that drive the future of electric vehicle design...

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Sep 9, 2020 | Industry News

Nissan Develops New Process to Produce CFRP-based Car Parts

Nissan has developed a new production process to speed up the development of car parts made from carbon fiber reinforced plastics, or CFRP. Lightweight yet extremely strong, the material can be used...

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Sep 8, 2020 | Product News

DSM Adds New Food Contact Approved Polypropylene Powder Grade for 3DP

Royal DSM announces the release of Arnilene® AM6002 (P), an expansion of the company’s powder portfolio for additive manufacturing. The polypropylene material is ideal for 3D printing a wide range...

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Sep 4, 2020 | Industry News

McLaren and Bcomp Co-develop Natural Fiber Composite-based Racing Car Seats

McLaren and Bcomp have developed a natural fiber racing seat for Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris – the very first F1 car part to be made of renewable textile fibers. By optimizing the mechanical...

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Sep 3, 2020 | Industry News

Covestro & FoamPartner to Develop CO2-based PU Foam for Automotive Interior

Covestro has opened a further area of application for the use of CO2 in plastics production. Foams for the automotive industry can also be produced partly using carbon dioxide instead of fossil raw...

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Sep 2, 2020 | Industry News

Volkswagen Uses Röhm’s Molding Compounds to Develop LED Light Strip for Its EV

Röhm GmbH announces that its PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds were used to develop the LED light strip for the fully electric ID Volkswagen ID.3. The car seems to awake as soon as its driver comes...

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