PT ZONE: Automotive

PT Article Expanded NPE3D Pavillion Announced By SPI
Eighteen companies are already planning to exhibit in the newly-expanded NPE3D pavillion at NPE2015. More (+)
NPE2015: The Right Show at the Right Time
In recent years, plastics trade shows in North America have sometimes been written off as out of fashion and in decline. But in around 140 days, a giant plastics trade show in Orlando seems likely to quash emphatically any notions of irrelevance for such industry events. More (+)


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Clearly a Contender

LSR Vies for New Applications in Automotive, Lighting, Healthcare, and More.

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LFT looks promising in automotive, with lightweighting, balanced stiffness and toughness, and processing advances as key attractions.

MATERIALS: 'Self-Texturing' PVC Compounds For Exterior Automotive

Teknor's new PVC compounds for exterior automotive moldings and trims yield attractive surfaces.

MATERIALS: Next-Generation High-Temperature Nylons 46, 6/66

New Diablo high temperature resistant nylons from DSM unveiled.

Celanese Acquires Conductive Plastics Compounder

The acquisition of Cool Polymers includes its thermally and electrically conductive compounds, as well as electrically insulative compounds, based on a variety of engineering plastics and elastomers.

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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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