Plastics News of the Week – Nov 28, 2014



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Polyamide replaces metal in automotive gear shift module

A long glass fibre reinforced polyamide replaces metal in the new 7-gear dual clutch transmission of Audi.
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First glass-filled polyamide 6 powder for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

The fairing parts of a new scooter are made using the industry’s first glass-filled polyamide 6 powder, featuring weight and cost savings over competing aluminum. »» read more

Close Contour Casting paves the way for Volvo Concept XC Coupé

The cast polyurethane material features a fine surface structure and very high dimensional stability. Application: mold construction. »» read more

First commercially available silicone film for electroactive polymers (EAP)

A patent pending production process allows the production of silicone film with a thickness down to 20 microns.  »» read more

Plastic syringe manufacturer installs its own heat and power plant

Gerresheimer Bünde installs combined heat and power plant (CHP). The gas operated 570 HP truck engine generates 400 kWh of electricity. »» read more


EuroMold 2014: 25-28 Nov 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
Injection Moulding Conference 2014: 02-03 Dec 2014, Aachen, Germany
Feiplastic: 04-08 May 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chinaplas 2015: 20-23 May 2015, Guangzhou, China




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