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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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Aug 4, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches Glass Fiber-reinforced PBTs for Next-generation Radar Units

SABIC is launching two new materials, LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WFC06I and WFC06IXP compounds, developed for the front and back enclosure covers (respectively) of next-generation radar units. The new glass...

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Aug 3, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro Displayed PU Elastomer-based Materials at PU China 2021

Covestro showcased a range of innovative solutions using polyurethane (PU) elastomers for various industries as well as to help customers achieve their sustainability goals at PU China 2021. This is...

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Jul 30, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel’s Prepreg System Finds Use in Rassini’s Vehicle Suspension Systems

Hexcel announces that its HexPly® M901 prepreg system has been selected by Rassini, a Mexico-based producer of composite vehicle suspension systems, to speed up prototype and new product development...

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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Solvay Introduces Metal-replacement PEEK for Precision Brake System

Solvay has announced the launch of a new grade of KetaSpire® PEEK, KT-850 SCF 30, designed for precision brake system and e-mobility electronic pump components...

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Jul 21, 2021 | Industry News

Eastman & Partners to Recycle Automotive Plastic Waste into New Sustainable Materials

Eastman has announced a collaboration with the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP) and automotive recycler PADNOS for a concept feasibility study to demonstrate a closed-loop...

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Jul 20, 2021 | Product News

Toray Develops Low Dielectric-loss PBT for 5G Communications and more

Toray Industries has developed a high-performance polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) whose dielectric losses in the high-frequency millimeter wave band are around 40% lower than those of conventional...

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Jul 20, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont Retains ISCC PLUS Certification for Its POM Production Facility in Netherlands

DuPont Mobility & Materials announces that its Dordrecht production facility in the Netherlands has been recertified to retain its International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS)...

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Jul 16, 2021 | Industry News

NISSEI PLASTIC Merges Its US Sales and Production Bases in Texas

NISSEI PLASTIC has merged its US sales subsidiary NISSEI AMERICA (California) and production subsidiary NISSEI PLASTIC MACHINERY AMERICA (Texas) to enhance their global production and sales...

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Jul 15, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema & Verkor Partner to Strengthen Sustainable Battery Development in Europe

Arkema becomes a shareholder and technological partner of Verkor, a French start-up specialized in the production of high-performance batteries. Arkema, thanks to its cutting-edge materials and...

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Jul 13, 2021 | Product News

DOMO’s Glass-filled PA6 Grade Receives UL Yellow Card Certification

DOMO Chemicals has announced that its DOMAMID® 6B30, a polyamide 6 based 30% glass beads filled solution has been recently certified with UL yellow card. The certification was required by Prevost...

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