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Plastics & Elastomers
Automotive
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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May 5, 2021 | Industry News

Trinseo Completes Acquisition of Arkema’s PMMA Business

Trinseo announces the closing of the previously announced transaction to acquire Arkema’s polymethyl methacrylates (PMMA) business. PMMA is a transparent and rigid resin with a wide range of end...

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Apr 30, 2021 | Product News

DOMO Launches PA66 Thermoplastic for Black Transparent Laser Welding

DOMO Chemicals has developed a new product family PA66 based black plastics suitable for laser welding, a technology that is increasingly used in joining together thermoplastic parts. DOMO’s new...

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Apr 30, 2021 | Product News

Solvay’s New Line of PPAs for Metal Replacement & e-mobility

Solvay introduces Amodel® Supreme PPA, a new line of high-performance polyphthalamide (PPA) compounds designed for demanding e-mobility and metal replacement applications...

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Apr 28, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Launches 3DP Photopolymers for VAT Polymerization Technologies

Evonik has developed two photopolymers for industrial 3D printing applications and introduces them under the brand names INFINAM® TI 3100 L and INFINAM® ST 6100 L. The two ready-to-use materials...

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Apr 21, 2021 | Industry News

EconCore Upscales Recycled PET and HPT Honeycomb Production

EconCore invests into a new industrial line for large scale development and production of recycled PET and HPT honeycombs. The company has further developed the production technology to make...

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Apr 19, 2021 | Industry News

HEXPOL Acquires Unica to Strengthen Position in Rubber Compound Market

HEXPOL has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Unión de Industrias C.A., S.A. (Unica) from Espiga Capital, a Spanish based Private Equity firm. Unica is a significant player in rubber compounds...

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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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