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Faurecia invests in Poland

Faurecia invests in Poland Global automotive plastics parts manufacturer Faurecia announced it intends to invest almost €10m to expand its interior systems complex in Poland to produce components for Volkswagen.

PolyOne enables automakers to improve production

PolyOne enables automakers to improve production PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions launched targeted solutions for the automotive industry.

Audi selects high-performance Softell PP for its new Audi A 1

Audi selects high-performance Softell PP for its new Audi A 1 Audi has selected a new Softell polypropylene (PP) compound from LyondellBasell to manufacture the rear door panel of its new A1 model.

Opel selects high-performance Softell PP for its new Astra model

Opel selects high-performance Softell PP for its new Astra model A new Softell polypropylene (PP) compound from LyondellBasell is being used to manufacture a variety of large, visible interior applications such as the instrument panel and the door panels of the new Opel Astra model.

Hot air: metal replacement very close to the engine

Hot air: metal replacement very close to the engine BASF launched new type of polyamide.

A Schulman awarded

A Schulman awarded European automotive awards, including the highly prestigious Innovation Award for the seat belt microphone manufactured for Audi.The award-winning seat belt microphone for the Audi R8 Spyder allows drivers to make and receive clear and undisturbed hands-free cell phone calls while driving with the roof down.

New Mono-material PA6 solution enables thin-wall molding for lower system costs

New Mono-material PA6 solution enables thin-wall molding for lower system costs Akulon fuel lock from Dsm Engineering Plastics promotes cleaner air by minimizing evaporative emissions from fuel tanks.

Sarlink delivers new solution for the automotive industry

Sarlink delivers new solution for the automotive industry Sarlink TPV saves weight and cost of roof seal in new ‘M6’ multi-purpose vehicle from Chinese automaker Byd.

General Motors uses plastics from DuPont

General Motors uses plastics from DuPont General Motors’ use of DuPont Zytel PLUS nylon for its Ecotec 2.0-liter Turbo powering Cadillac CTS vehicles captured the ‘Most Innovative Use of Plastics” Award in the Materials category from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Division last night. The award-winning engine-appearance and acoustic cover is molded by Camoplast Polymer Solutions, Richmond, Quebec, Canada.

Ford to use bio TPU from Merquinsa

Ford to use bio TPU from Merquinsa Merquinsa, The TPU Specialty Company, announced that FordMotor Company, Inc. has chosen to collaborate with Merquinsa and its Pearlthane ECO thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) for an automotive industry first in its use of bio-based thermoplastic polyurethanes.