Automotive

Automotive continues to be a key end market for plastics processors of all types for under-the-hood, body and interior applications. OEMs have turned to plastics to cut vehicle weight while also reducing cost and improving safety, performance, and fuel efficiency. These trends are likely to continue in the future, and this zone is aimed at keeping you up to date on the materials, equipment and processing best practices you’ll need to compete.

CCP Gransden uses the Engel v-duo machine for R&D as well as commercial production.
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Injection Overmolding Widens Horizons For Composites Processor

A specialist in thermoset composites since the 1960s, CCP Gransden is a relative newcomer to thermoplastic composites and to injection molding. Its exploration of organosheet overmolding has opened up new potential.

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Is a New Crop of Processors Emerging with More Materials Know-How?

Recent graduates of plastics education programs appear to be closing a longstanding gap in processors' contributions to materials selection for applications.
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