PT ZONE: Automotive

PT Article Bayer Exploring Use of CO2 to Make Plastics
With one application near commercialization, Bayer's research into CO2 as a raw material for making plastics looks promising. More (+)
Ford Recognizes Extol in SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Cited for hot-plate weld tooling used to make glove box. More (+)


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Ineos Completes Full Acquisition of Styrolution

Now fully-owned by Ineos, Styrolution will continue to operate as a stand-alone business within Ineos Industries Holdings.

MATERIALS: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PBT for Automotive Electronics and More

BASF has added the first carbon fiber-reinforced PBT to its Ultradur line with low electrostatic charge and good conductivity.

MATERIALS: Black Nylon 12 Compound Meets Strict Railway Car Standards

Evonik's new black-colored nylon 12 meets stringent requirements for fire protection for cable and conduits of railway cars and more.

DECORATING: Powerful Laser Markers for Direct Part Marking

FOBA's new CO2 laser markers offer improved productivity and more.

Italian Compounder Starts Up U.S. Production

The So.F.Ter Group has brought on line its first U.S. plant to produce a broad range of compounds.

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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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