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Published: 10/18/2018

SPE Automotive Division's 2018 Hall of Fame Winner
The 2003 Honda Element compact SUV featured the first injection molded thermoplastic (PC/PBT) rear energy absorber for a vehicle bumper system.

Published: 10/12/2018

Upward Pricing for Commodity Resins with Exception of PP; Flat Pricing Underway?
Higher feedstock prices, strong demand, and tariffs drive price hikes upwards for now.

Published: 10/8/2018

Global Engineering Plastics Market to Grow by Over Seven Percent
New study projects strong growth for PC, nylon, ABS, PET & PBT, acetal, and fluoropolymers.

Published: 10/5/2018

Taiwan Taps Into Market Opportunities Beyond China
Still inextricably linked with the plastics behemoth due west, Taiwan’s machinery industry is increasingly looking to the south for opportunities.

Published: 10/2/2018

Extruded PP Foam Market to Grow Annually at Nearly Seven Percent
New study projects the low-density segment to lead the XPP foam market.

Published: 9/24/2018

Covestro Develops Design Concept for New Auto Front Module
Functional solutions made of PC film and glazing in the most confined spaces.

Published: 9/20/2018

Covestro to Showcase Novel 3D-Printed Shock Absorber
Printed in three materials using three different processes, this part also boasts a high degree of functionality. 

Published: 9/17/2018

Biobased PLA Composite Used in World's First 'Circular' Car
Total Corbion’s high-heat PLA and natural flax fiber sandwich panels were used for the car’s structural parts.

Published: 9/13/2018

NIST Looks at Big Picture of Nanoparticle Manufacturing
New paper aims to identify problems that are common for different materials, processes and applications.

Published: 9/12/2018

LyondellBasell's Advanced Polymer Solutions Business to Focus on Diverse Market Applications
New business combines LyondellBasell's PP compounding assets with A. Schulman’s product portfolio.