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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: 2/13/2018

SABIC Weighs In On Additive Manufacturing Materials
  Overarching trend in plastics additive manufacturing: transition from a history of prototyping to a future of end-use part production.  

Published: 2/12/2018

Molding with Nylon: Tips & Tricks
Remember to consider shrinkage, gassing, and moisture when molding this versatile, but at times vexing, engineering plastic.

Published: 1/26/2018

IBM Tackles Chemical Recycling of Plastics From Post-Consumer PC (Think CDs) to a Thermoset
Jeannette Garcia, polymer chemist at IBM Research, details her research into chemical recycling of plastics for monomer recovery.

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: 12/14/2017

Chassis and Powertrain Finalists from SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Judged parts cut weight and cost while adding functionality and endurance in high wear environments.

Published: 12/8/2017

Body Exterior and Interior SPE Auto Innovation Awards Finalists
LED headlamps, a deployable shelf and a console carrier are some key applications from this year’s contest.

Published: 11/27/2017

DSM to Expand Reach in Materials Technology for Automotive
A partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport involves all DSM businesses supplying materials to automotive, including 3D printing.