AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

Consumer Products

SABIC's New Specialties Strategic Business Unit Set for Stand-Alone Startup

The new SABIC stand-alone SBC unit encompasses highly differentiated Ultem PEI (polyetherimide), Noryl PPE/PPO alloy resins, and LNP engineered compounds and copolymers.

Construction

Reports from PLASTICS, VDMA and Haitian Show Mixed Machinery Results

Second quarter North America sales grow, while over the first half of 2020, domestic sales were flat for Haitian in China, as German machinery makers saw sales fall 20% over same time.

Consumer Products

Ascend Acquires Italy's Poliblend and Esseti Plast

Acquisiton of the two Italian companies expands Ascent Performance Materials’ portfolio and production footprint.
#Elastomers

Engineering Resins

Conventus Now Authorized Distributor for Evonik's Vestakeep PEEK Compounds in U.S. & Canada

Evonik’s PEEK compounds expand Conventus’ already strong portfolio of high-temperature thermoplastic resins and compounds.

Electronics

GPS Online October 21–23: Pandemic Forces Changes in an Already Volatile Market

COVID-19’s adverse impact on a broad range of industries has dominated recent discussions of plastics. Against the backdrop of fragile economic conditions, ongoing trade tensions, and a lower merchandise trade forecast, what can the U.S. plastics industry expect in 2020 and beyond? Register for GPS Online to discover how you can turn these challenges into opportunities.
#economics

Automotive

BASF & Toyota Collaboration Leads to Lightweighting of the 2021 Sienna

The new-generation Toyota Sienna features first-of-its lind third row free-standing seatbacks.

Automotive

General Polymers Further Expands Thermoplastic Distribution Network in North America

Fast-growing General Polymers’ geographic reach beefed up in Western Midwest.
#polystyrene #pvc #polyolefins

Consumer Products

Sun Plastech Has Rebranded to Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas

  Company believes the new brand emphasizes the technical expertise and global product development focus for which Asahi Kasei is so well known.  

Engineering Resins

Albis Plastics Separated Distribution and Compounding Businesses

Albis’ compounding business now operating as Mocom, a separate company from Albis resin distribution.
#polyolefins #Elastomers

Commodity Resins

Materials: Glass and Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PP for Automotive

Borealis brings its Fibremod PP technology to North America which boasts flexible designs with reduced weight and cost in automotive applications, 
#polyolefins #Elastomers