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Published: 11/22/2017

Winners of SPE Auto Innovation Awards Wow with Many ‘Firsts’
Innovative, transferable, and intelligent use of  plastics shine in nine categories.

Published: 11/13/2017

Lifetime Achievement Awardee Honored For Over 30 Years of Advances in Automotive Molding
Technical specialist Dr. Suresh Shah, who holds more than 45 Intellectual Properties including patents and trade secrets, was recognized at SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.

Published: 11/7/2017

Everything Is Bigger in China
Where can you find a molder who buys 100 injection machines over five years, and then another 100 machines in 18 months? In China, that’s where.

Published: 11/1/2017

Highlights from Global Plastics Summit 2017
Sustainability, resin supply/demand and pricing among highlights for the fifth GPS event.

Published: 10/16/2017

Novel Materials for High-Pressure Composite Hydrogen Storage Tanks
DSM is aiming its technology for CNG tanks to hydrogen storage tanks for transportation and more.

Published: 10/9/2017

Strong Growth for High-Sliding Polyacetal Grades for Gears, Bearings
Polyplastics says its Duracon noise-reduction grades are getting a lot of play at the same time that DuPont seems ready to back away from its engineering thermoplastics.

Published: 10/6/2017

SABIC Gets Two European Plastics Innovation Awards
FDM produced aircraft seat and in-mold structural electronics highlighted.

Published: 8/21/2017

‘Engineering’ Plastic Structure for Thermal Conductivity
U. of Michigan researchers’ process is a major departure from past approaches to rendering thermal conductivity to plastics.

Published: 8/18/2017

First Thermoplastic Composite Gearbox Housing: 30% Lighter Than Aluminum
ARRK’s lightweight injection molded construction is made with layer-optimized organic sheeting.

Published: 8/3/2017

“Yellow Chemistry”: Waste Sulfur Turned into New Plastic
University of Arizona scientists have invented a new plastic they say is ideal for lenses in infrared devices like heat-sensing cameras.