PT ZONE: Automotive

BASF Launches New Global Pigments Brand
The new Colors & Effects brand aligns BASF's global pigments expertise across five industries. More (+)
TESTING: Dynamic Mechanical Tester for a Range of Materials or Components
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WELDING: Laser Welder for Large-Format Parts

Branson's GLX-3 aimed at large-format plastic parts with more complex geometries for broad range of applications.

ADDITIVES: Counterfeit Detection Color Concentrates

Teknor Color's new DeTek concentrates offer counterfeit detection with no effect on color or other properties.

Long-Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyolefin Sheet for Automotive and More

Germany's Renolit is now in North America and thriving in automotive, building & construction, and furniture.

Innovation On the Agenda at TCC Auto 2016

Lots of new developments discussed including Covestro’s strategy to launch continuous reinforced PC sheet.

MATERIALS: Novel "Cool Black" PC for High-Gloss Auto Exteriors

Covestro's new Makrolon AX with high-performance coatings targeted to roof trim and pillar applications.

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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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