PT ZONE: Automotive

APPLICATION: PC Glazing Reduces Auto's Window Weight
Advanced PC glazing used to reduce weight of rear window of Ford's multimaterial concept car. More (+)
MATERIALS: New LSR For Automotive Cooling System
Wacker adds another liquid silicone to its new portfolio of LSRs for injection-molded radiator gaskets. More (+)


MATERIALS: Injection-Moldable Thermoplastic Composites Boast To Be Strongest Yet

Piper Plastics' new thermoplastic composites are said to bridge the gap between standard reinforced thermoplastic compounds and pre-preg lay-up composites.

Nanodiamonds 'Shine' As Thermal Fillers For Plastics

Advances in nanodiamond fillers present new alternatives for boosting thermal conductivity of plastics for electronic and LED applications.

Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains.

Want To Know More About The Broad Options For Plastics Decoration and Surface Treatment?

New book analyzes recent trends in decoration and surface treatment of thermoplastics.

Washington Penn To Buy ExxonMobil's PP Compounding Business

This marks the second PP compounding business to change hands this 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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