PT ZONE: Automotive

PT Article Lehigh Technologies Gets 2015 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer Award
Ten-year old Lehigh gets award for its engineered micronized rubber powders derived from old tires. More (+)
EXTRUSION: Multi-Layer Die For High-End Tubing
New tool aimed at automotive, medical, appliance and other applications. More (+)


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BLOW MOLDING: Tiebarless Suction Blow Machine

Molds complex 3D shapes with low flash.

New ‘Dry’ Process Puts Circuitry on Plastics

Laser ablation and plasma etching team up to apply thicker conductive layers without a ‘wet’ plating process.

High-Flow, Low-Density TPEs For Automotive Debut

Aiming at a variety of automotive applications such as cup holders, air-guide systems, window seals is Kraiburg TPE, Duluth, Ga., which launched at NPE2015 new custom high-flow TPEs.

Novel Additives Enhance Processing, Performance Of Engineering Resins

Struktol is debuting additives based on novel chemistry that enhance performance of nylons 6, 6,6 and more.

Fiber-Reinforced & Low-Volatility LSRs Unveiled

At NPE2015, Momentive launches advancements in fiber-reinforced and low-volatility LSRs.

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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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Product Announcements

EXTRUSION: Multi-Layer Die For High-End Tubing
Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. 4/14/2015
BLOW MOLDING: Tiebarless Suction Blow Machine
S.T. Soffiaggio Tecnica Srl 3/31/2015
MATERIALS: PVC Compounds For Exterior Auto Trim Yield Class A Finish
Teknor Apex Co. 3/4/2015
ADDITIVES: Process Additives for High Mineral, FR Levels
Struktol Company of America 3/2/2015
MATERIALS: TPEs For Sensory-Neutral Applications
Polymax Thermoplastic Elastomers, LLC 2/19/2015

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