PT ZONE: Automotive

MATERIALS: 'Self-Texturing' PVC Compounds For Exterior Automotive
Teknor's new PVC compounds for exterior automotive moldings and trims yield attractive surfaces. More (+)
MATERIALS: Next-Generation High-Temperature Nylons 46, 6/66
New Diablo high temperature resistant nylons from DSM unveiled. More (+)


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Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder

The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers.

Some Highlights From Global Plastics Summit 2014

GPS 2014 zeroed-in on the industry's challenges and opportunities.

Bloomer Expands to Barrier Blown Film

Custom processor of cast embossed film buy barrier blown film leader Optimum.

Braskem Breaks Ground On New UHMWPE Plant

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on schedule for the construction of Braskem first North American UHMWPE plant.

APPLICATION: Tiger-Stripe-Free PP, TPOs Featured On New Citroen C4

The Citroen C4 Cactus features Borealis' new tiger stripe-free PP in both exterior rocker panels and interior trims, central console and dashboard.

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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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