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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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Oct 18, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC Opens New PP Compounding Line for Automotive & Appliances Industries

SABIC has announced the start-up of its new polypropylene (PP) compounding line in Genk, Belgium with a virtual inauguration event. The new line is an addition to the company’s existing production...

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Oct 15, 2021 | Industry News

E-mobility Products Based on Solvay’s Polymers Receive SPE Automotive Awards

Solvay announces that three e-mobility applications using its specialty polymers are among the winners of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) prestigious Automotive Awards in 2021. First place...

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Oct 13, 2021 | Product News

DuPont Showcases Thermoplastic Innovations and more at Fakuma 2021

At the Fakuma trade show, technical experts from DuPont are available to discuss how recently introduced solutions and services from the company support EV battery and thermal management...

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Oct 13, 2021 | Product News

Ascend Showcases Long-chain Polyamides and more at Fakuma 2021

Ascend Performance Materials is present with a larger global manufacturing footprint, a broader product portfolio and technical resources committed to bringing their customers’ innovations to market...

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Oct 12, 2021 | Industry News

Hexcel and HP Composites Develop Carbon Fiber-based Body Panels for Supercars

Hexcel has collaborated with HP Composites to develop carbon fiber Class A body panels. Hexcel HexPly® XF surfacing technology is being extensively used by the Italian component producer to...

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Oct 8, 2021 | Product News

Asahi Kasei Introduces Flame Retardant PA66 with Superior Surface Quality

Asahi Kasei introduces the halogen and red-phosphorous free flame retardant Polyamide 66 LEONA™ SN to the European market. This semi-aromatic material combines high levels of safety, surface quality...

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Oct 7, 2021 | Product News

Arkema to Spotlight High-performing Polymers at Fakuma 2021

Arkema will showcase its high performance and sustainable polymers at Fakuma 2021 (booth #B2-2312) from October 12 to 16, 2021...

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Oct 7, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE to Highlight Several TPE Innovations at Fakuma 2021

At Fakuma 2021 (Booth B5-5303) from October 12 to 16 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center, Germany, KRAIBURG TPE will put the spot on several TPE developments targeting critical challenges in the...

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Oct 1, 2021 | Product News

ELIX Polymers to Exhibit Sustainable Products at Fakuma 2021

ELIX Polymers to exhibit its new sustainable E-LOOP products and services at Fakuma 2021 to be held in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, on October 12-16 (stand 5002 in Hall B5)...

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Sep 30, 2021 | Industry News

Five Organizations Rebrand to Form Teijin Automotive Technologies

Five organizations – Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), Inapal Plásticos, Benet Automotive, CSP Victall and Teijin Automotive Center Europe (TACE) – have come together under a single brand to...

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