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Arpro re-usable transport packaging ensures a panoramic view for Mercedes

Arpro re-usable transport packaging ensures a panoramic view for Mercedes Daimler and Webasto are using specially designed, reusable, recyclable Arpro dunnage to ensure repeatable quality-on-arrival to the assembly line for all types of Mercedes sunroofs.

Interior surface material combining PET and cotton fibers

Interior surface material combining PET and cotton fibers Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced the development of a new interior surface material, combining PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and cotton fibers as a new addition to the "Green Plastic" lineup, MMC's original plant-based material technology.

Materials are critical to reduce dependence on fossil fuels

Materials are critical to reduce dependence on fossil fuels Materials will play an increasingly important role helping the auto industry resolve fuel economy and emissions challenges, according to 95 percent of design engineers surveyed by DuPont Automotive and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

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.