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Published: 4/12/2017

Emerging Application for Tepex: Door Module Carrier
Lanxess contracts with German Tier I for use of the composite in large series automotive production.

Published: 4/5/2017

More High-Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing Emerge
Included are high-temperature formulations for 3D-printed tooling.

Published: 3/27/2017

No News Shortage on Thermoplastic Composites at JEC World 2017
Sabic enters continuous carbon-fiber reinforced tape; TxV taps Fiberforge technology; Xenia introduces materials reinforced with hybrid (glass/carbon) fillers; and more.

Published: 3/24/2017

By the Numbers: Molding 2017 Adds Up to One Can’t-Miss Event
Two-and-a-half days, seven tracks, nine breakout sessions, 50-plus presentations, 35 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.

Published: 3/22/2017

Arburg ‘Technology Days’ Host 6700 Visitors, Displays Several Novelties
The first metal-powder injection molded smartphone frame, PP-IML containers molded in under 2 sec, a new additive-manufacturing development center, and hints of innovations yet to come.

Published: 3/20/2017

Rubbery, Velvety, Silky: Haptic Properties of Coated Automotive Plastic Parts
HapticMapping is an objective approach for determining the haptic properties of PUR-coated plastics.

Published: 3/15/2017

The M&A Climate in a New Political Environment
Business owners are asking what to expect going forward and whether there is a meaningful threat to plastics company values.

Published: 3/10/2017

KraussMaffei Invests in Future Plastics Industry Professionals
KM is doing its part through machinery donations, as well as co-op and apprentice programs.

Published: 3/8/2017

Global Petrochemical Growth to be Led by China
This despite economic slowdown and overcapacity says IHS Markit.

Published: 3/6/2017

More Materials & Additives Highlights from SPE’s Polyolefins Conference 
New semi-crystalline SEBS, additives for improved discoloration resistance, plant-based antioxidants, online compounding of TPO blends and more discussed in Houston.