PT ZONE: Automotive

MATERIALS: High-Refractive-Index LSRs for LEDs
Wacker has developed new highly-transparent LSRs for LEDs and optical components. More (+)
BLOW MOLDING: Novel Industrial System Now Has Calibration, Trimming
Reciprocating-screw extrusion machine for larger parts has indexing mold stations. More (+)


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Engineering Plastics Growth Led by Nylon and ABS

New Aranca market study projects significant growth for engineering plastics, generated by metal replacement, 3D printing and photovoltaics.

EXTRUSION: Laser Micrometer for Pipe, Tubing

High-speed gauge is for very small-diameter extrusions.

TESTING: Spectrophotometers with True-Close Tolerance for Reflectance & Transmission

Datacolor's latest color measurement instruments boast exceptional performance and ease-of-use.

New Compounds, Conference for Automotive Thermoplastic Composites

Borealis expands its Fibremod technology portfolio and Thermoplastic Composites Conference for Automotive 2016 calls for papers.

MATERIALS: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PP Compounds for Automotive

Borealis augments its Fibremod technology portfolio.

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OVERVIEW:
Automotive

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Automotive continues to be a key end market for plastics processors of all types for under-the-hood, body and interior applications. OEMs have turned to plastics to cut vehicle weight while also reducing cost and improving safety, performance, and fuel efficiency. These trends are likely to continue in the future, and this zone is aimed at keeping you up to date on the materials, equipment and processing best practices you’ll need to compete.


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