PT ZONE: Automotive

PT Article Progress Continues on Novel Truck Fairing Concept Design
SABIC's newest thermoplastic truck fairing design concept set to outperform earlier commercial designs. More (+)
PT Article "Game-Changing" Adhesive Nominated for Prestigious R&D Award
Dow Corning's unique silicone adhesive significantly expands design options for automotive electronics. More (+)


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Growth in Auto Production to Slow in 2016

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Two new families of PAEK offer combination of economy and performance for demanding automotive applications.

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Plasticating system tailored for optical-grade polycarbonate.

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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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