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 Smooth steering, safe control

The French automotive supplier Valeo has now developed a top column module whose housing and levers are made of BASF’s engineering plastics Ultramid SI (PA) and Ultradur (PBT).

EU to probe Chinese tire dumping

The European Commission has started antidumping investigation proceedings concerning imports of new and retreaded truck and bus tires from China.

Industry competence in action

At the Fakuma 2017 from October 17 - October 21 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, ENGEL will be opening up new horizons for the injection moulding industry.


Composites Europe 2017: Lightweight construction propels use of fibre-reinforced plastics

Composites Europe - 12th European Trade Fair and Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications 19 - 21 September 2017, Messe Stuttgart, Germany

Henkel opens new composite test center in Asia

Henkel has opened a state-of-the-art test facility for composites in Japan.

LANXESS launches new PBT compound

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed a new compound called Pocan AF4130 for battery components in electric cars.

Over 500 participants attend ENGEL trend.scaut

More than 500 development and production managers, managing directors and market analysts attended the two-day conference at the end of June in Linz and St. Valentin, Austria, where they discussed trends and challenges, presented new technologies and shared their visions for the future.

How Lamborghini is accelerating medical device innovation

Lamborghini collaborates with the Houston Methodist Research Institute, to share knowledge in the study of carbon fibre composite materials for medical devices.

Focus on the automotive future

ENGEL trend.scaut conference at June 28 - 29, in Linz and St. Valentin, Austria

Bridgestone develops airless bicycle tires

Bridgestone Corp., together with Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd., has developed an airless bicycle tire as part of its "air free concept" technology.

Revolutionary pigments for automotive coatings

BASF and Landa Labs announced their strategic long-term partnership at the European Coatings Show.

Tepex from Lanxess in large series production

Increasing numbers of automotive manufacturers are using Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite semi-finished products from Lanxess.

Textile look of molded surfaces with PolyOne's Smartbatch Fabric FX

At the VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering congress this week, PolyOne is introducing Smartbatch Fabric FX color and additive concentrate.

SABIC at Germany's VDI Congress

Lightweight PP and plastic-metal hybrid solutions among those SABIC featuring at Germany's VDI Congress.

Lightweight composite transverse leaf springs in new Volvo models

Henkel partnership with Benteler-SGL pays off with composite leaf springs on more Volvo models.