Automotive - news on Plastech

Workaround, Albis Plastic and BASF optimize smart glove for industrial applications

In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, Albis Plastic GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove.

Evosys Laser GmbH celebrates move to new premises

Almost three years after its founding, Evosys Laser GmbH celebrates the successful move to new premises. In addition to the increase in the number of employees, expansion areas were leased in particular.

BASF showcases variety of new products at Fakuma

The international trade fair for plastics processing will see BASF experts discussing the current market trends in the automotive, lifestyle and industrial development sectors. Many new products and innovations will be presented at Fakuma 2018.


Luran S wins prestigious automotive brand contest 2018 award

Ineos Styrolution announced today that its Luran S material was recognised as a winner in the category "Future, Mobility & Parts" in the Automotive Brand Contest 2018.

Lanxess to build new production plant for high-performance plastics

Lanxess is building another compounding facility at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site, Germany, for a mid double-digit million euro amount.

Wacker Plans to Open US Printing Lab for Silicone Rubber at Year End 2018

Wacker, the Munich-based chemical group, is currently expanding its Aceo 3D printing services for silicone rubber and announced the opening of a US-based printing lab later this year.

Borealis Daplen grades with PCR content to help develop Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle

Borealis Daplen grades with post-consumer recycled content to help develop Volvo Cars demonstrator vehicle.

PSE Europe 2019 focusses on polyurethane

At PSE Europe 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition for Polyurethane Solutions, held 26–28 March 2019 at the MOC in Munich, Germany, everything revolves around innovative PU applications.

Innovative foam for thin and light instrument panels

A new series of systems in the Elastoflex E product group now allows significant weight reductions and foam densities of around 120g/L without sacrificing any of the unique characteristics of these foams. Up to 30% of the foam weight is saved, depending on the component geometry.

Neste aiming to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining.

Materialien und Software für den 3D-Druck optimieren

BASF erweitert die Zusammenarbeit mit Materialise, einem führenden Anbieter von 3D-Druck-Technologien. Gleichzeitig hat BASF eine Investition von 25 Millionen US$ in das belgische Unternehmen mit Sitz in Leuven vereinbart.

Vertical competence - proven for many years

The German Witte Automotive Group manufactures in its Czech production plants in Nejdek and Ostrov large quantities of mechatronic lock modules for passenger car doors and trunk lids. To make these components, Witte has been relying on Wittmann Battenfeld injection molding machines with vertical rotary table clamping units for more than 15 years.

Kraiburg TPE portfolio for automotive applications expanded

Kraiburg TPE is highlighting its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise at the 26th International Trade Fair Fakuma held from October 16 to 20, 2018 at Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center.

Servo-electric hot runner systems support of ultra-light armrests

In the production of an ultra-light center armrest for the automotive interior, the thermoforming of the carrier is followed by encapsulation with PP and finally overmolding with a flexible TPV with good grip properties.

Ultimate vehicle visibility solutions from Avery Dennison

Among the materials science innovations Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions premiered at FESPA 2018 was a full range of reflective films designed to provide the highest possible vehicle visibility.