PT ZONE: Automotive

PT Article PP Prices Drop About Twice More From Last Month
Further major decline in PP prices possible for first month of 2015. More (+)
RTP Completes Acquisition Of Alloy Polymers
RTP strengthens position in high-volume contract manufacturing sector with new wholly-owned subsidiary. More (+)


DECORATING: High-Throughput Laser Marking Stations For Complex Parts

FOBA's new laser marking workstations feature two-position rotary tables for high-throughput and ergonomic processing.

TESTING: Appearance Measuring Instrument For Curved Surfaces and Small Parts

Established instrument for measuring reflective appearance now available for measuring curved surfaces and small parts.

APPLICATION: Polyester TPE Used In Novel Wave Protection System

Energy-damping bellow made from DuPont's Hytrel TPC acts like a shock absorber in a unique wave protection system.

WittmannBattenfeld Expands Mexican Operations

WittmannBattenfeld’s Mexican subsidiary is undergoing its second expansion in two years, boosting warehouse and office space at its Querétaro subsidiary.

Global PEI Shortage To Last Until Second Half Of 2015

With SABIC's Ultem PEI supply tightness expected to continue, RTP is hosting a webinar to discuss alternative compounds it is offering.

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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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