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Numerous ‘Firsts’ Among Winners of 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
The 44th annual awards competition broke new ground in almost all award categories

Ford Recognizes Extol in SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Cited for hot-plate weld tooling used to make glove box.

Mitsui Expands PP Compounding for U.S. Automotive Markets
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mitsui Chemicals’ Advanced Composites, Inc. affiliate, Sidney, Ohio, has completed the second phase of its 46.3 million lb/yr expansion of PP compounds and TPOs to meet U.S. automotive demand.

Transparent TPO Makes Its Debut
ExxonMobil Chemical, Houston, has introduced the first U.S.-made transparent TPO for grip applications in kitchenware, consumer electronics, tools, small appliances, and stationary markets. (As we reported in February, another clear TPO, called Notio, was introduced by Mitsui Chemicals of Japan last year.) ExxonMobil’s TPE F471-60 offers 82% light transmittance, haze of 11%, and yellowness index of 7.5.

There are now three suppliers of PEEK resins

Extreme Plastics New Contenders Push Limits Of Heat and Chemical Resistance
The top of the thermoplastic performance pyramid is growing more crowded and more finely differentiated due to heightened demand for lighter, tougher alternatives to metals, ceramics, and thermosets.

A novel way to precolor TPEs

What to See at NPE 2006: Materials
Fewer thermoplastic materials suppliers will make the trip to Chicago this year.

Injection molded container

New Clarifiers & Nucleators: They Make Polypropylene Run Clearer and Faster
New packaging opportunities are opening up for PP, thanks to a new crop of additives that boost clarity, stiffness, HDT, and processing rates.

NPE Newsfinder: Engineering Thermoplastics
Expect to see numerous entries in automotive engineering thermoplastics at NPE, including a totally new amorphous thermoplastic that is said to provide a breakthrough in color and gloss retention outdoors without painting. Besides exterior body panels, new automotive materials for under-hood, interior, structural, and mechanical parts like gears will also be plentiful.

Engineering Thermoplastics
Expect to see numerous entries in automotive engineering thermoplastics at NPE, including a totally new amorphous thermoplastic that is said to provide a breakthrough in color and gloss retention outdoors without painting. Besides exterior body panels, new automotive materials for under-hood, interior, structural, and mechanical parts like gears will also be plentiful.

New Cyclic Olefins
Cyclic olefin homopolymers and copolymers are engineering thermoplastics derived from the ring-shaped norbornene molecule, which is made from dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and ethylene.

Product Categories of Mitsui Chemicals America, Inc.

Cyclo-olefin Polymers
Impact Modifiers
Polymethylpentene
Processing Aids--Polymeric Type
Thermoplastic Elastomers--Olefinic Type