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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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Jan 20, 2021 | Product News

Polyplastics Offers PBT & PPS Resins for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems Parts

Polyplastics has positioned its innovative resin products for use in Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) parts that enable autonomous driving. The company’s DURANEX® PBT and DURAFIDE® PPS...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Product News

ExxonMobil’s New PCR-based Thermoplastic Vulcanizate Grades for GRC Weatherseals

ExxonMobil has introduced new Santoprene™ integrated thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) system solutions which have the potential to extend the frontiers of performance and recyclability while...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Industry News

Celanese to Build Multi-phase Liquid Crystal Polymer Polymerization Plant in China

Celanese Corporation has announced its intent to build a world-scale, multi-phase liquid crystal polymer (LCP) polymerization plant in China to support the significant growth in its high-value...

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Jan 14, 2021 | Article

European Regulation Driving Flame Retarded Plastics Development

By Donald Rosato

Discover the new European regulation driving flame retarded (FR) plastics development focusing on new sustainable solutions in consumer plastics like automotive, building, and construction...

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Jan 13, 2021 | Industry News

Eastman Presents Interlayer Portfolio for Laminating Automotive Glass at CES 2021

Eastman is exhibiting at CES 2021, with the latest Saflex® Advanced Interlayers for automotive laminated glass. Eastman’s interlayer solutions for automotive glazing applications possess a...

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Jan 5, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE to Present Thermoplastic Elastomer Solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021

KRAIBURG TPE will be showcasing the latest developments in TPE compounds and material solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021, to be held 13-16 April 2021 at Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conventional Center...

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Dec 21, 2020 | Industry News

INEOS Styrolution & Indaver Partner to Develop ABS Based on Recycled Feedstock

Indaver and INEOS Styrolution have teamed up as technology partners in a project funded by the EU LIFE program, the European Union’s funding instrument for the environment and resource efficiency...

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Dec 17, 2020 | Industry News

New Process to Develop Polyolefin-based Smart Electronic Surfaces for Automotives

Repsol and TactoTek seek to expand the use of polyolefins in high-performance parts, such as smart surfaces, which have only been made using other plastic materials...

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Dec 8, 2020 | Product News

SABIC Introduces PBT Resin-based Compounds for Automotive Radar Sensors

SABIC introduces two new radar absorbing LNP™ STAT-KON™ compounds for automotive radar sensors, significantly expanding its portfolio of these specialty materials. The new grades, based on...

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Dec 1, 2020 | Industry News

Motherson to Use UBQ’s Carbon-negative Thermoplastic in Auto Parts Manufacturing

Motherson Group announces its collaboration with UBQ Materials. The companies are joining efforts to implement the carbon-negative UBQ™ thermoplastic into auto parts manufactured by Motherson Group...

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