Automotive

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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New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016

A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
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K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power

K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.
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ADDITIVES: Heat and UV Stabilizer for Automotive TPOs

Clariant's new additive masterbatch aimed at next-generation auto interiors.