PT ZONE: Automotive

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Infrared Heating Systems Accelerate Car Production
Space and time saved thanks to infrared system’s fast, homogenous heating. More (+)
PT Article Advanced Manufacturing Has Outsized Impact U.S. Economy
But overall impact is waning, pointing to need for federal and state-local strategies to boost the sector’s growth and broaden its reach. More (+)


Best Paper Awards Dominated By LFT Thermoplastics

Three authors address this topic at the upcoming SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition 2016.

DOTP/DEHT Plasticizer Conversion Up Nine-Fold

The move away from phthalates steadily gains speed.

Americhem, LPKF Collaborate on Delivery of Colorful Laser Plastic Welding Results

Technology allows weight, time and money savings while optimizing aesthetics.

LyondellBasell to Build HDPE Plant in U.S. Gulf Coast

This will be the first commercial plant to use the company's new proprietary Hyperzone PE technology.

"Green" Carbon Black Pigments from End-of-Life Tires

The Netherlands' Black Bear Carbon has plans to build production facilities in North America next year.

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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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