Plastics Newsletter – Automotive Edition – Oct 23, 2014

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SPE Automotive Award 2014 (Hall of Fame Winner): blow-moulded TPE CVJ drive-axle boot

  • In continuous use on GM vehicles for 30 years
  • Cooperation between Nexteer Automotive, ABC Group & DuPont

 

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BMW i3 employs new joining technology for CFRP parts

  • Combination of bonding & screwing, based on stud welding
  • Adhesive cures within 4 seconds

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Infotainment carrier in Audi A6 weighs nearly 50% less than steel counterpart

  • Hybrid technology with fiber-reinforced polyamide composites
  • Forming and overmolding in a single mould

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The European GRP (glass fibre reinforced plastics) market in 2014

  • Detailed GRP market study by German AVK
  • Growth of 2% in 2014

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DSM raises the bar again: high temperature resistant polyamides

  • New high temperature resistant polyamide grades
  • Polyamide 46 withstands 230?C (and peaks up to 267?C)

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Metyx Composites Summit: 22-24 Oct 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
SPE Automotive Awards Gala: 12 Nov 2014, Detroit, USA
EuroMold 2014: 25-28 Nov 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
Injection Moulding Conference 2014: 02-03 Dec 2014, Aachen, Germany
Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2014: 18-19 Mar 2015, Mannheim, Germany
Feiplastic: 04-08 May 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

 

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