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Automotive

PPS Replaces Metal and Rubber in Automotive Thermal Management Systems

Solvay’s Ryton PPs mono-layer extrusion grade shown to be optimized for new corrugated tubing.  
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Additive Manufacturing

Ford Converts 3D Printing Scrap into New, Molded Parts

Ford has collaborated with HP to reuse spent 3D printed powders and parts turning them into injection molded vehicle parts.

Automotive

Elix and Polyscope Cooperate in Specialty Materials for Automotive Interior Applications

Premium automotive interior structural parts such as sunroof modules are targeted by ‘partners’ Elix Polymers and Polyscope Polymers. 
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Recycled Materials

Licensee of EconCore's Thermoplastic Honeycomb Technology Gets Two New Automotive Contracts

Mexico’s Fynotej secures two major contracts to supply automotive trunk load floors using Fynocore continuous honeycomb panel technology licensed from EconCore  
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Automotive

Polyplastics' PBT and PPS Targeted to Autonomous Driving Applications

Polyplastics sees its Duranex PBT and Durafide PPS as particularly suited to sensors used in radar and camera bracket systems.
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Electronics

European Machinery Suppliers See Steadying Markets

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.

Recycled Materials

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.
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Automotive

Evonik Completes First Plant of New Nylon 12 Complex

Evonik appears to be on track with bringing its major new nylon 12 production complex to fruition.  
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Electronics

Protolabs Addresses How to Survive a Pandemic with Digital Manufacturing

Protolabs survey results examine product development and the supply chain.

Recycled Materials

Elix Polymers and Repsol Forge Circular Economy Styrenic Partnership

Styrenics compounder Elix Polymers and oil & gas company Repsol agree to incorporate chemically-recycled styrene into the production of ABS/SAN, in compliance with the ISCC PLUS certification.
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