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The material selection platform
Plastics & Elastomers
The material selection platform
Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Automotive Plastics: 2021 Material Innovations for Light-weight ICEs & Emerging EVs

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Tuesday Aug 31, 2021

Ease your automotive plastic material selection for ICEs and EVs by gaining insights on the latest plastics resins, composites, additives… innovations in EVs as well as internal combustion engine vehicles. Understand the current challenges as well as opportunities for OEMs by reviewing the changing landscape of consumer attitudes, product availability, electronic vehicles economics, and regulatory tailwinds.


Dr. Donald will share latest key automotive plastics materials innovations. To name a few:


  • Lanxess’ Pocan XHR (Xtreme Hydrolysis-Resistant) product, offering outstanding hydrolysis resistance in hot and humid conditions.
  • Radici has developed a Nylon 66 grade specifically for application in EV charging system infrastructure i.e. plugs and sockets.
  • Polyplastics that are developing and commercializing various PBT grades for diverse electrical components and situations.

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Don Rosato Presented By:
Donald Rosato

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Innovation
Level: Advanced

Next Session: Aug 31, 2021
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Faced with stringent fuel-economy and emissions policies, OEMs are adopting the use of lighter weight materials in automotive components and parts, along with part optimization/consolidation & the use of innovative processes.


Additionally, regulations in major car markets like China, the European Union, and the United States… compel OEMs to produce more EVs with rising interests in consumers as well.


However, the challenge is to achieve vehicle innovation goals without loss of performance or aesthetics as well as reduce cost. Moreover, material selection is affected by number of factors like formability, assembly methods, paint technologies, corrosion protection requirements, cost per unit of weight saved…


Join this course and:


  • Speed up your R&D decisions with an understanding of the latest EV & ICEs automotive materials innovations (Fiber reinforced plastic composites, ultra-low-density SMC advances, plastic-metal and organic hybrid technology…) and applications landscape.
  • Better select automotive materials (plastics / composites) by understanding the analysis of how energy, design & interior challenges translate into difficulty in addressing materials.
  • Improve profitability by learning about strategies to reduce cost such as decontenting, optimizing urban range, battery leasing etc.

Who should attend?

Plastic resin manufacturers, additive suppliers intending to understand the latest automotive materials innovations & realize how their materials fit into that landscape.


Compounders, OEM looking to better select resins/ additives… to reach latest automotive innovation goals without losing on performance as well as reduce overall costs.


Brand Owners who wish to get a holistic view of major players, market drivers, current challenges & technology advances.


Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:


  1. Automotive Innovation Overview
    • Market Drivers
    • Technology Trends
    • Electric Vehicle Market Technology Advances

  2. Electric Vehicle Advances
    • Materials
      • Thermoplastic Resins
      • Additive Options
      • Advanced Composites
      • Bioplastics & Biocomposites
      • Competing Metal Material
    • Technologies
    • Applications (Interior/Exterior, Under-the-hood...)

  3. Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicle Advances
    • Materials
      • Thermoplastic Resins
      • Additive Options
      • Advanced Composites
      • Bioplastics & Biocomposites
      • Competing Metal Material
    • Technologies
    • Applications (Interior/Exterior, Under-the-hood...)

  4. The Future of Automotive Innovations

  5. Major Automotive Innovations Players/References,/b>

  6. 30 mins Q&A - Ask your question directly from the expert!


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