PT ZONE: Automotive

Materials at NPE: New Solutions to Enhance Processing, Performance, Sustainability & Cost
There was no shortage of new thermoplastics and additives covering the full range of end-use applications. More (+)
PT Article Will BASF's Nylon 66 Force Majeure Impact the Domestic Market?
Duration of force majeure at BASF's nylon 66 UK production facility uncertain at moment. More (+)


Huber Broadens Halogen-Free FR Portfolio

Through its new acquisition of the Safire phosphorus and nitrogen flame-retardant technology, Huber further diversifies its already broad portfolio of halogen-free flame retardants.

Continued Optimism, Job Satisfaction Shown by Plastics Salary & Industry Survey

Latest plastics salary survey by SPE and Gros Executive Recruiters shows continued uptick in both salaries and job satisfaction.

Solvay Launches New Thermoplastic Lightweighting Materials for Aerospace

'Tegralite' is the name of a new family of thermoplastic composites developed by Solvay and three alliance partners.

DSM & Ascend In Global Strategic Nylon 66 Supply Alliance

Full portfolio of nylon 66 compounds now globally available through supply alliance.

MATERIALS: Wear-Resistant PESU For Auto Powertrain Components

Solvay's advanced PESU is targeted to replace metal in components such as oil pumps and exhaust gas recirculation systems.

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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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