Plastics Newsletter – Automotive Edition – Mar 27, 2015



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Hybrid polymers: Evonik does the chemical trick

  • Special Diels-Alder reaction as chemical switch
  • First potential customers have already received samples

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Worlds first multitouch 3D shaped panel for automotive

  • In-Mold Film features special stretch properties
  • Film first patterned, then formed, then back-molded

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Polyphthalamide (PPA) replaces aluminium in complex automotive components

  • PPA replaces die-cast aluminium in central clutch operator
  • Polyamide used in Opel’s AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting) system

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Sekisui Plastics introduces heat-resistant foam grade

  • Proprietary polystyrene/polyolefin hybrid foam technology
  • Part weight reduction of 20-40%

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Solar powered electric scooter weighs only 12 kg

  • Electric scooter made from more than 80% composite & plastic materials
  • Impact modified polyamide for structural parts that have to resist crash-loads

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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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