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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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Apr 15, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont Highlights Sustainable Solution for Advanced Applications at CHINAPLAS 2021

DuPont is highlighting solutions that exhibit sustainability in innovation, design, sourcing, and operations at CHINAPLAS 2021, April 13-16 at SWECC in Shenzhen, China. Featuring advancements that...

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Apr 13, 2021 | Product News

Avient Displays Sustainable Material Portfolio at CHINAPLAS 2021

Avient Corporation is featuring its portfolio of sustainable materials and colorant technologies at Chinaplas 2021. These new and existing materials, additives, and colorants help to reduce energy...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Thermally Stable PPS Replaces Metal & Rubber in New Corrugated Tubing Tech.

Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme have pioneered a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters. This advance will help meet new...

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Apr 7, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE’s New UV-resistant Thermoplastic Elastomers for Automotive Interiors

KRAIBURG TPE brings its latest THERMOLAST® K AD1/AP series with improved design advantages and solutions to the Asia Pacific automotive interior and industrial parts market. The AD1/AP series...

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Apr 6, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS and IBS Filtran Co-develop PA6-based Transmission Oil Pan for Cars

IBS Filtran has developed a transmission oil pan consisting of Durethan BKV35H2.0 from LANXESS. It is part of latest-generation automatic transmissions for vehicles from various carmakers...

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Apr 1, 2021 | Industry News

Ford and HP Collaborate to Convert 3DP Waste into IM Vehicle Parts

Ford and HP are teaming up to innovatively reuse spent 3D printed powders and parts, closing the loop and turning them into injection molded vehicle parts – an industry first. The resulting...

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Mar 30, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop High-quality Bioplastic Using Wood Byproducts

Researchers from the University of Maryland have created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve the issue of plastic pollution around the world. The study outlines...

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Mar 30, 2021 | Industry News

Bucci Composites’ Carbon Fiber Wheel Rim Passes Rigorous TÜV Test Procedure

Bucci Composites has successfully completed the testing of its 22” full carbon fiber wheel rim for cars. Bucci Composites wheel has finished the rigorous TÜV (Technischer...

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Mar 25, 2021 | Industry News

Nexa3D and Williams Racing Partner to Produce 3DP Parts for Motorsport Applications

Formula 1 racing team Williams Racing has announced a partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D to produce custom polymer parts for motorsport applications...

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Mar 17, 2021 | Article

Plastics in the Automotive Industry – Which Materials Will Be the Winners and Losers?

By Priyanka Khemka

The automotive industry is the third most important consuming sector of polymers after packaging and building & construction. Therefore, changes in the material usage can have major implications on...

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