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Published: 7/13/2016

Expanding Global Middle Class Equals Growing Energy Demand
There is a clear correlation between economic growth and energy use, or put more mathematically—total people times higher living standards equals greater energy needs.

Published: 7/6/2016

New Group Gets Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Composites Ready
New team to support partners though all stages of Tepex component development.

Published: 7/6/2016

North American Auto Sales Will Tap On the Brakes in 2017
After spiking thanks to pent-up demand following the Great Recession of 2009, automotive sales will slow in coming years.

Published: 6/23/2016

Innovation On the Agenda at TCC Auto 2016
Lots of new developments discussed including Covestro’s strategy to launch continuous reinforced PC sheet.

Published: 6/22/2016

Japanese Automaker Joins Stratasys to 3D Print Custom Parts
More stories are emerging that take 3D printing beyond just the prototyping phase to factory tooling and even short-run production, exploiting the technology for mass customization of consumer products.

Published: 6/15/2016

Transitioning From World’s Factory to World’s Designer
China has long since aggregated the means and materials of production, but increasingly it’s seeking to lay claim to the creative origins of products—the design.

Published: 5/27/2016

1st Vehicle With a Thermoplastic Composite Primary Suspension Spring
Springs and upper control arms of the Polystrand GT-Lite racecar are made from nylon 6 with continuous glass reinforcement.

Published: 5/16/2016

LSR Developments in LEDs for Automotive and Street Lighting
LSR’s resistance to UV light and high temperatures allow direct contact to LED, while low injection pressure allows overmolding of sensitive parts.

Published: 5/9/2016

The Latest on Materials & Applications for Auto Thermoplastics Composites
Ford, BASF, Borealis, PlastiComp, Asahi Kasei, Arkema, Covestro, Sigmatex, and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada will present on traditional and ‘hybrid’ carbon-, glass- and natural-fiber reinforced composites, including syst...

Published: 5/3/2016

Recycling of Plastic Auto Parts Gains Attention in Early Stages
SPI launches automotive recycling report; separation process key to German start-up’s patented recycling technology.