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New materials for lighter, more efficient structures

The EU-funded INCOM project has used cellulosic nanofiber to reinforce composite sandwich structures, thus reducing their weight and increasing their sustainability.

Smart polymers market to grow 15%

The "smart polymers” polymer market is set to grow at a CAGR rate of 14.7% through 2023, according to a recent market research report.

ENGEL at the NPE2018 with reinforced industry expertise

Highest quality and highest efficiency - at NPE2018 from May 7 to 11 in Orlando, Florida, with multiple, exciting injection molding applications ENGEL will prove that this does not have to be a contradiction in terms.


HRSflow hot runner system for vehicle windows

For the two-component injection molding of the rear-quarter windows of polycarbonate (PC) for the Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir MPVs (multi-purpose vehicles), Chinese Tier 1 supplier Shentong uses two hot runner systems from HRSflow.

Plastic Omnium - the growth and innovation startegy

French plastic parts supplier Plastic Omnium has unveiled plans to invest €2.5bn in building new capacities and technology over the next four years.

From pulping byproduct to high-performance biopolymers

The BRIGIT project has produced new tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugar waste for highly-demanding fire-resistant applications

SABIC adds unique PP Ultra Melt Strength resin to its portfolio

Close collaboration with our partners in the value chain has enabled SABIC to build up a large bank of knowledge on foaming technologies, and to develop a dedicated, diverse global foam portfolio, applicable in almost all industrial applications.

Tepex from LANXESS in lightweight automotive design

Local reinforcement of injection-molded SUV front ends by using 50 percent lighter than steel inserts.

Strong adhesion from the very start

New TPE series for 2-component automotive applications with EPDM from Karaiburg TPE.

American electro-mobility contains German know-how

Kiefel's Patent pending vacuum-laminating technology is valued by Tesla

Biesterfeld Plastic to present innovative e-mobility portfolio

Biesterfeld Plastic will be presenting its products and solutions for the fast-growing e-mobility market segment at this year’s Fakuma.

CHINAPLAS 2018 will be held for the first time at NECC in Shanghai

CHINAPLAS 2018 moves to Shanghai’s new National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Focus on new forms of mobility

LANXESS at FAKUMA, October 17 – 21, 2017, will present new high-temperature-stabilized polyamides and flame-retardant thermoplastics for electric mobility.

 Lights on and full speed ahead

New types of material with further enhanced dimensional stability at the Fakuma plastics trade fair in Friedrichshafen, October 17 to 21, 2017.

Novel materials solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has introduced a material solution for high-pressure composite tanks for hydrogen storage in its continuing mission to help reduce CO2 emissions.