Postponed, rescheduled and ultimately cancelled in 2020, Chinaplas has returned this week with an in-person event featuring 3600 exhibitors in Shenzhen.
Solvay’s Ryton PPs mono-layer extrusion grade shown to be optimized for new corrugated tubing.
Ford has collaborated with HP to reuse spent 3D printed powders and parts turning them into injection molded vehicle parts.
Compounder Polykemi and subsidiary Rondo Plast launch first of new PP-based compound and sustainable variants that boast both high scratch resistance and UV stability.
Premium automotive interior structural parts such as sunroof modules are targeted by ‘partners’ Elix Polymers and Polyscope Polymers.
Mexico’s Fynotej secures two major contracts to supply automotive trunk load floors using Fynocore continuous honeycomb panel technology licensed from EconCore
Polyplastics sees its Duranex PBT and Durafide PPS as particularly suited to sensors used in radar and camera bracket systems.
Rather than storing hydrogen in a large cylindrical tank, Noble Gas has developed a conformal system
After a sharp drop in activity at the start of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery sector has corrected with 2020 orders tracking only 3% below 2019 levels, while Austria’s Engel and Wittmann Battenfeld saw North American bright spots.
Cadillac sports sedans to use additive manufacturing for functional and appearance parts
Can you glue a car together? Frank Billotto of DuPont Transportation & Industrial discusses the major role structural adhesives can play in vehicle assembly.
SABIC expands radar absorbing LNP Stat-Kon portfolio of specialty compounds.
Hexpol TPE’s new Dryflex HiF TPS-SEBS family boast very high melt flow and scratch resistance.
In response to COVID-19, automotive Tier 1 molder and compounder CpK has developed an antiviral additive for auto interiors and other applications.
BASF’s new Ultradur RX PBT meets the high requirements of sensors for automated driving
Besides speed and quality advantages, the low-pressure iMFLUX process is said to enhance sustainability—easing use of recycled and biobased materials, saving energy, reducing scrap, and adding lightweighting potential. See what molders say about these “green” benefits.
A presentation at the Society of Automotive Analysts’ 5th Annual Mobility Innovations Summit
Minimizing electromagnetic interference is key
Eastman Partners with Compounder Gruppo Maip to Formulate Biobased and Molecular Recycled Content Plastics for Automotive Interiors
Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester and Treva Renew engineering bioplastic to play key role in new Eastman-Gruppo Maip partnership.
Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties.
Ascend’s new HiDura nylons 610 and 612 designed for automotive fuel systems, cable ties for solar power systems, battery seals and monofilaments for brush bristles.