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.

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NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Bioplastics & PCR Engineered Compounds

New formulations target more demanding applications in automotive, electronics and more.

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NPE2018 New Technology Focus: More Customized TPEs Emerge

From satin-smooth for consumer goods to medical-grade materials, new TPEs are more targeted to customized applications. 
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