PT ZONE: Automotive

PT Article Italian Equipment Makers Aim For U.S. Expansion
Expansion plans by some Italian plastics equipment manufacturers are focused on North America More (+)
MATERIALS: Fluorosilicone Rubber Compounds With Higher Heat Resistance
Dow Corning's new Silastic FSR elastomer technology is aimed at extreme high-temperature automotive applications. More (+)


MATERIALS: High-Performance PLA For Durables Rival ABS

NatureWorks' new ABS replacement formulations are indicative of the continued evolution of Ingeo PLA resins.

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Wittmann Battenfeld Unveils Composite Molding System

Another injection-machine builder enters the competition in organosheet overmolding.

Engineering Thermoplastics Are Going ‘Green’

As high-performance materials follow the path taken by some commodity resins, farming could replace drilling as suppliers rely more on plants than oil or gas for feedstocks.

'Clean, Sustainable' Carbon Black Production On Our Shores

Monolith's carbon black process, which uses natural gas as feedstock, will now be applied to a full-scale manufacturing facility in Nebraska.

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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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