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Published: 2/19/2018

Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles Lead Quest for Reversible Adhesives
  Promising research on reversible multi-material adhesive bonds could prove game changing in auto industry.  

Published: 1/9/2018

Long Fiber PP Compounds Drive Innovation in Automotive
Long fiber thermoplastic polypropylene ( LFT PP) is now widely used in automotive front-end carriers, instrument-panel carriers, door panels, consoles, pedals, under-body shields and more.

Published: 12/25/2017

Novel Process Assembly, Safety, Environmental Applications from 2017 SPE Auto Innovations Finalists
First application of torsional welding (spin + ultrasonic) for a 7% lighter fascia; bin and lid with overmolded hinge in one press; first all-plastic hood leveler; and more.

Published: 12/22/2017

‘Unique’ Characterizes Materials Category Finalists of SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Recycled carbon-fiber as a filler for PP; low-gloss low-squeak ABS for instrument panels; IP skin not weakened by scoring; and more.

Published: 12/21/2017

U.S. Plastics Industry Well-Positioned for Continued Growth
Interesting highlights of PLASTICS’ 2017 Size & Impact Report, including employment and shipments data. 

Published: 12/14/2017

Chassis and Powertrain Finalists from SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Judged parts cut weight and cost while adding functionality and endurance in high wear environments.

Published: 12/11/2017

Predictive Engineering Tools for Designing Lightweight Auto Composites
New technology could speed development of more economical carbon fiber materials.

Published: 12/8/2017

Body Exterior and Interior SPE Auto Innovation Awards Finalists
LED headlamps, a deployable shelf and a console carrier are some key applications from this year’s contest.

Published: 11/27/2017

DSM to Expand Reach in Materials Technology for Automotive
A partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport involves all DSM businesses supplying materials to automotive, including 3D printing.

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.