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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.

Soaring prospects: The aerospace industry at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2017

From 19 to 21 September 2017, the exhibitors at COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart will be showcasing deployment possibilities for CFRP and other composite materials in the aerospace industry.

Over 40 percent lighter than steel counterpart

Tepex dynalite continuous-fiber-reinforced, semi-finished thermoplastic composites are now finding new applications in vehicle interiors. Tepex is used for backseat load-through of an offroad vehicle

Toyo divesting industrial products unit to Nitta and Sekisui

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. agreed to divest major portions of its chemical industrial products business unit to fellow other Japanese companies Nitta Corp. and Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd. for undisclosed sums.

 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).