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Published: 12/20/2016

SPE Auto Innovation Awards Winners Span Nine Categories
The 2016 interior category winner was also the grand award winner.

Published: 12/9/2016

Moderate Decline Shown in Third Quarter by CES Machinery Data
The Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) says this was the first quarterly decline since third quarter 2015.

Published: 12/2/2016

NAFTA, Plastics & President Trump
The build-up and hype around the election of a U.S. president are ultimately a bit anticlimactic given the yawning gap between the confetti and balloons of election night and the hand-on-the-Bible of an inauguration.

Published: 11/14/2016

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Published: 11/1/2016

K2016 Materials and Additives from Polyscope, A. Schulman and Dow Corning
Polyscope, A. Schulman, Dow Corning highlighted new products and applications along with soon-to-be launched materials and additives.

Published: 10/28/2016

Kurz, Engel and Lanxess Team for Decorated, Overmolded Continuous Fiber Sheet
A process to decorate a hybrid composite/thermoplastic part with a decorative film in one mold was among several new decorating technologies exhibited at K 2016 by The Kurz Group.

Published: 10/27/2016

Polyolefins Rock at K 2016
Loads of new engineering resins and compounds are being showcased at K 2016, but new and improved polyolefins and polyolefin elastomers also shined in Dusseldorf.

Published: 10/25/2016

Manifold Printed for Plastic Engine; Material Reclaimed from Airbags; High Heat Nylon Doesn’t Need Stabilizers
Several new materials are being launched and discussed a K 2016 Solvay, including some very interesting strides in additive manufacturing.

Published: 10/22/2016

New PPAs; Styrenic-Based Thermoplastic Composites; and Additive Intros
BASF and DSM have introduced all new PPAs targeting automotive applications, while a modified SAN from INEOS is thought to be the first styrenic-based thermoplastic composite and Vertellus and Addivant introduce antioxidants and chain extenders, res...

Published: 10/19/2016

K2016 Reporter’s Notebook: Materials News
Celanese to offer PEEK, TPE; SABIC eyes new Gulf Coast facility; Covestro displays automotive, electronics innovations; and Baerlocher launches heat stabilizer for recycled resins.