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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, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Develop Composite Battery Housings of Electric Vehicles

EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the...

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Nov 25, 2020 | Industry News

Audi and KIT’s New Project to Chemically Recycle Waste Automotive Plastics

Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) are launching a pilot project for chemical recycling as part of the “Industrial Resource Strategies” THINKTANK in order to feed mixed plastic...

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Nov 24, 2020 | Product News

BASF Introduces Modified PBT for Radar Sensor Applications in Vehicles

BASF launches Ultradur® RX, a modified polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), specifically for radar sensor applications in vehicles. Thanks to its good resistance against media such as splash water...

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Nov 23, 2020 | Industry News

Sinochem International to Open New Compounding Plant for ABS Production in China

Sinochem International’s Lightweight Materials BU is opening the new compounding plant located in Yangzhou (Yizheng) Chemical Industrial Park. The production is planned to start by the end of 2021...

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Nov 19, 2020 | Industry News

Eastman & Gruppo Maip Partner to Develop Sustainable Polymers for Automotives

Eastman and Gruppo Maip have announced a partnership to formulate new sustainable polymer solutions for automotive interior applications. It will enable an exclusive portfolio of formulations based...

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Nov 18, 2020 | Product News

Forward AM & Photocentric Launch Resins for Demanding 3D Printing Application

Forward AM is launching the Engineering Plastic Daylight Ultracur3D® product portfolio, as part of its strategic partnership with Photocentric. The first two materials, Ultracur3D® EPD 1006 and...

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Nov 18, 2020 | Product News

Ascend Introduces Long-chain Polyamides with Enhanced Chemical Resistance

Ascend Performance Materials has launched several new grades of its HiDura™ long-chain polyamides for engineered plastics, monofilaments and cable ties. HiDura polyamide 610 and 612 are designed to...

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Nov 13, 2020 | Product News

DSM Introduces Bio-based PA Material to 3D Print Automotive Tooling & Parts

Royal DSM has announced the introduction of EcoPaXX® AM4001 GF (G), a high-performance bio-based material for fused granulate fabrication or 3D pellet printing. This 3D printing optimized version of...

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Nov 11, 2020 | Industry News

Scientist Develops Biodegradable Plastic Foam for Industrial Applications

ETH scientist is developing a method by which green waste can be processed into biodegradable foamed plastics which can be used in the auto industry or construction, but also to manufacture shoe...

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Nov 10, 2020 | Article

Emerging Trends and Developments in Thermoplastic Elastomers

By Sarang Wadyalkar

Check out how the thermoplastic elastomers industry is finding new avenues for growth from emerging applications in the continuously transforming end-use industries...

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