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Published: 5/21/2018

Chinaplas 2018 Sets Attendance, Space Records at New Venue
More than 180,000 attendees turned out for the four days of Chinaplas 2018 at its new show venue, with more than 26% of those coming from outside China.

Published: 5/18/2018

Automotive Tooling Keeps Foot on the Accelerator
The tooling industry looks to remain strong throughout 2018 as key indicators—sentiment, back logs and utilization—all register positive.

Published: 4/27/2018

PolyOne Emphasizes its Materials & Services in Future Mobility Innovations
At its Investors Day at NPE2018, PolyOne will present details about transportation solutions as one of several high-growth focus areas.

Published: 3/28/2018

EconCore Expands Continuous Production of Thermoplastic Honeycombs for Composites
ThermHex technology has been used successfully to produce honeycombs from several high-performance thermoplastics.

Published: 2/23/2018

Polycarbonate to Play Key Role in E-Mobility and Autonomous Driving
  Seamless integration of LED lighting, insulation properties, strong optics, good haptics and more lend PC to new mobility applications.  

Published: 2/19/2018

Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles Lead Quest for Reversible Adhesives
  Promising research on reversible multi-material adhesive bonds could prove game changing in auto industry.  

Published: 1/9/2018

Long Fiber PP Compounds Drive Innovation in Automotive
Long fiber thermoplastic polypropylene ( LFT PP) is now widely used in automotive front-end carriers, instrument-panel carriers, door panels, consoles, pedals, under-body shields and more.

Published: 12/25/2017

Novel Process Assembly, Safety, Environmental Applications from 2017 SPE Auto Innovations Finalists
First application of torsional welding (spin + ultrasonic) for a 7% lighter fascia; bin and lid with overmolded hinge in one press; first all-plastic hood leveler; and more.

Published: 12/22/2017

‘Unique’ Characterizes Materials Category Finalists of SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Recycled carbon-fiber as a filler for PP; low-gloss low-squeak ABS for instrument panels; IP skin not weakened by scoring; and more.

Published: 12/21/2017

U.S. Plastics Industry Well-Positioned for Continued Growth
Interesting highlights of PLASTICS’ 2017 Size & Impact Report, including employment and shipments data.