Automotive - news on Plastech

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.

Huntsman TPU protects auto parts in transit

Major Polymers helps PolyFlex Products pick abrasion resistant TPU for specialist dunnage.

Borealis' lightweight materials for automotive parts

Borealis embraces the new era of electric vehicles with innovative, lightweight Fibremod and Daplen solutions.

New developments in SSBR

At the Tire Technology Expo 2017 in Hannover Arlanxeo will highlight its latest products and technologies.

UV-stable, high-flow TPVs for automotive parts

Low-fogging Sarlink 6700 series compounds from Teknor Apex provide consumer appeal in auto interiors and can also be used in custom color-matched exterior parts.

World's largest polycarbonate rear quarter window

Largest-ever rear quarter window in SABIC's LEXAN resin sebuts on Buick's new-generation GL8 MPVs.

Kiefel increases automotive business in the USA

In order to increase Kiefel's automotive business in the USA, the Brueckner Group USA acquires the business of Paragon Molds Corporation on January 1, 2017.

Synthetic leather made with TPU Elastollan

Synthetic leather made with TPU Elastollan makes car seats more comfortable.

DSM's next generation of high performance polyamides

At K 2016 DSM launches new polyphthalamide (PPA) - ForTii Ace.