Plastics Newsletter – Automotive Edition – Mar 05, 2015



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Graphene-like carbon makes polyolefin foam stiff as steel

  • Sekisui Chemical develops high stiff resin sheet
  • Same stiffness at 1/3 the weight of a steel plate


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Continuous process for polypropylene honeycomb cores

  • International patented process
  • Production of honeycomb cores with a thickness between 3 and 30 mm

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3D Printing – 3 different materials in a single run

  • Stratasys to demonstrate new Objet500 Connex1 multi-material 3D Printer
  • NPE expands special section dedicated to 3D printing technology

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Binder allows use of 75% natural fibers in automotive composites

  • Low emission alternative to formaldehyde-based reactive resins
  • Higher share of natural fibers possible

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Roctool signs license agreement with Volvo

  • Production of IntelliSafe body part
  • Technology changes optical properties of the plastic surface


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Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2014: 18-19 Mar 2015, Mannheim, Germany

UTECH Europe 2015: 14–16 Apr 2015, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Feiplastic: 04-08 May 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Automotive Thermoplastic Composites: 07-09 May 2015, Stuttgart, Germany

Chinaplas 2015: 20-23 May 2015, Guangzhou, China




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