AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS

Recycled Materials

Materials: Portfolio of Novel PBT Compounds Derived from rPET

SABIC’S LNP Elcrin iQ compounds aim to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste.
#pet

Automotive

Additives: New Antioxidant Formulations for Polyolefins, Engineering Resins and Elastomers

SI Group showcasing specialty performance additives for polyolefins, engineering resins and elastomers at Chinaplas 2019.

Construction

Materials: Next-Generation TPEs for Overmolding Exhibit Superior Adhesion to Broad Range of Thermoplastics

Teknor Apex’s Monprene OM compounds boast cost and processing advantages over current TPEs.

Engineering Resins

Materials: High-Molecular-Weight POM

Polyplastics’ Duracon POM WW-09 boasts durability and good sliding performance.

Electronics

Materials: Advanced PPA for FR Connectors in E/E Devices

BASF’s new Ultramid Advanced T2000 is touted for its combination of excellent mechanical and dielectric strength at high temperatures. 

Commodity Resins

Additives: Liquid Strengthening Additive Substantially Boosts Physical Properties of Recycled Polymers

Riverdale Global’s +Restore additive has been shown to strenghten PP, PP copolymer and HDPE regrind.
#polyolefins

Construction

Materials: Glass-Reinforced PPS for Electric Vehicle Thermal Management Systems and More

DSM expands EV thermal management portfolio with new PPS grade.

Engineering Resins

Materials: Ultra-High Flow ABS and ABS/PC Blends for Automotive and Appliances

Elix Polymers is now offering three new ABS and ABS/PC blends for achieving lightweight, thin-walled long parts due to their reported ultra-high flow properties.

Engineering Resins

Materials: Nylons, PBTs for Batteries and Electromobility

Lanxess is now offering a range of nylons and polyesters for the electric powertrain. 

Post-Processing

Decorating/Finishing: New Automotive Decorative Laminating Technology Cuts Costs, Boosts Quality

Describing it as a “revolution in vacuum lamination,” Kiefel GmbH in Germany has launched Tailored Blank Lamination (TBL) technology for automotive interior components such as door and instrument panels, consoles, storage compartments, pillars, etc.